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It was only once the book was in print that I realized what a huge mistake I had made. They set the sales price at the ridiculous sum of $27.00 and told me to contact all my friends and get them to buy the book. Also, I had not had any professional editing offered to me and when I read the book through I found several errors. To say I was mortified would be an understatement. I was too embarrassed to ask anyone to pay so much for a poorly finished book, so I never promoted it.
The happy ending is that after seven years I reclaimed my rights and my publisher Uncial Press agreed to publish Way Out of Line. My wonderful editor, Jude Glad helped me to get it into shape and it's still available.
I've been lucky enough to have my other fiction novels accepted by publishers who have provided comprehensive editing services. Jude had taught me a million gazillion things about writing I never would have learned anywhere else.
I try to support Indie authors and often buy their self-published books, but I find it difficult to complete so many of them because they need editing. They don't have typos or spelling mistakes, but they are often verbose and the author has never learned about tight writing, strong verb usage or even point of view.
I am so thankful for my editors that I want to pay it forward and help other independent authors by making my services affordable.
I've written a series called the Redneck Series, which is romantic suspense/comedy about Twila Taunton, a redneck woman who becomes a private investigator.
In my next series, the Zodiac Series, each heroine belongs to a different star sign.
I've also self-published two non-fiction books, and I am extremely happy with the outcome. Self-publishing is a learning experience. I am very computer savvy, but I know it would be difficult for anyone who is not very knowledgeable about computers and the Internet. Here again, I hope to be able to help others publish their books.
Here's my website: www.trishjackson.com