How Can I Know If My Book Is Good Enough?

by | Jan 31, 2020 | Author Success

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You’re 100% right for asking whether your book is good enough! Knowing whether your manuscript is ready for prime time is an important thing to be certain of. There would be nothing more embarrassing than to be the laughingstock of your town or field. More reputations have been ruined by people who have published books of little value.

Friends and family will either be all too kind or unsupportive of your book. (Time to get new friends.)

You, of course, think it’s great. After all, you wrote it as best as ever possible.

Your intentions are true; you want to bring the best information to others and create positive effects. But just because you like it doesn’t mean others will see any need for its existence.

Without question, having certainty of whether your book is ready for publishing is paramount. Knowing the good, the bad and the ugly about your book lets you leave the strong points alone and fix the less-than-desirable areas of your book.

Knowing about your manuscript’s condition is vital! It is empowering, to say the least.

So, how can you know for sure whether your book is something others would want to buy and read? And here’s the perfect answer . . .

Getting A Professional Book Critique

Most aspiring-author clients, if they’ve already written their manuscripts, first request a Book Critique in order to clarify the condition of their written work.

A Book Critique is a quick and inexpensive process that gives you the knowledge you need about your book.

You can have as many critiques as you desire. In other words, you can have 3 people read your manuscript and give detailed reports on the condition of things, or you can have 1 reader. It’s completely up to you in what you would prefer.

No matter how many book critiques you request, in most cases, they will be done concurrently, each by a different reader who is specially trained for giving the pertinent information that allows you to move forward with your book with confidence in knowing what to have done to make it ready for publishing.

We give you a written report with the details of your book’s condition. Included are recommendations on how to resolve issues and suggestions on how to make certain things even better than they are, if appropriate.

We agree with you completely that you need to know whether your book is good enough to be published! The solution is to work with professionals who will give it to you straight with no candy-coated social niceness.

Call it “tough love,” call it what you want. In any case, having a book critique will make it possible for you to develop the best book ever possible! Writer Services will supply you with the information you need to know about your book.
Contact us today about getting your book critiqued!

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How to Develop Characters

Key Takeaways

– Discover the secrets to crafting compelling character backstories.
– Learn how to balance personality traits and flaws for dynamic characters.
– Explore effective character development techniques to enhance your writing.
– Understand the importance of dialogue and showing versus telling in storytelling.
– Gain insights into creating deep, complex characters through internal conflicts and interactions.

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Ultimate Guide to Writing An Effective Book Proposal

Key Takeaways
– Understand what a book proposal is and its critical role in the publishing process.
– Learn how to identify and make your book’s unique angle and main argument stand out.
– Discover the key components of crafting a compelling book proposal overview.
– Get insights into developing detailed chapter outlines that pique interest.
– Find out how to establish your book’s market viability and define your target audience.

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Professional Book Editing Services: How to Get Started For Your Book

Key Points You Will Learn About Professional Book Editing Services and How to Get Started:


– Identify the type of editing your manuscript requires: developmental, line editing, copy editing, or proofreading.
– Before approaching an editor, refine your manuscript with self-assessment and feedback from beta readers.
– Understand the importance of clear communication and setting expectations with your editor.
– Be aware of the costs involved in professional book editing services and budget accordingly . . .

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Getting Reviews For Your Book

Key Takeaways
– Understanding the power of book reviews can significantly boost your book’s visibility and credibility.
– Advance Reader Copies (ARCs) are a strategic tool for gathering early reviews and creating buzz.
– Engaging directly with your audience on social media and through reader communities can lead to more reviews.
– Knowing how to ask for reviews respectfully and effectively is crucial for increasing your review count.
– Consider paid review services with caution, focusing on reputable sources that offer honest feedback.