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Janey Burton

PUBLISHING CONSULTANT

Editor & Contracts Negotiator

‘Everyone’ Isn’t a Realistic Book Audience

‘Everyone’ Isn’t a Realistic Book Audience

‘Who’s the audience for this book?’ One of the most important questions a publisher asks when considering whether to publish a book is about its intended audience. Who is it for? Which people will need, or at least want, this book? The answer helps a publisher see...
Everything You Need to Know About My Editing Services

Everything You Need to Know About My Editing Services

What types of editing do you provide? What is structural editing? What is line editing and copy editing? What is proofreading? Which book categories do you work with? Do I need to book in advance? How long will the edit take? What file format should the manuscript be...
Literary Fiction & Commercial Fiction: What’s the Difference?

Literary Fiction & Commercial Fiction: What’s the Difference?

This is the kind of question that can create confusion, because there’s crossover between the categories of literary fiction and commercial fiction, and the definitions are not at all fixed. Some say the distinction is to do with the accessibility of the prose and...
Everything You Need to Know About Manuscript Assessment

Everything You Need to Know About Manuscript Assessment

What is a manuscript assessment? Who is the manuscript assessment service for? Which book categories do you work with? What additional information do you need? How long will the manuscript assessment report be? What will be in the report? Do you follow a manuscript...
Will a Traditional Publisher Republish my Self-Published Book?

Will a Traditional Publisher Republish my Self-Published Book?

Make sure you have retained your publishing rights Can you show strong sales of your self-published work? But a traditional publisher would be able to market the book better! But 50 Shades of Grey was self-published and then republished, and it wasn’t good! Can a case...
Interpreting 3 Kinds of Rejection by Agents and Publishers

Interpreting 3 Kinds of Rejection by Agents and Publishers

Don’t take it personally when it isn’t personal What to do if you receive a form rejection Try and put yourself in their shoes What to do if you receive a semi-personal rejection Recognise encouragement where you find it What to do if you receive a personal rejection...
Everything You Need to Know About Mini Consultations

Everything You Need to Know About Mini Consultations

What is a mini consultation? How is a mini consultation different from a consultation? Is a mini consultation like a ‘power hour’ or a ‘1-2-1’? Why have I created a mini consultation service? Who is the mini consultation for? Who is the mini consultation NOT for? How...