Author Tips

I tend to read a lot of the new books on the market. Keeps with my small budget and I stick to free books. One thing I would like to stress to new authors is the importance of proofreading. I cannot underline the need for it enough. Some say, don’t just get an English teacher to read the book, pay for a real proofreader. Well, that might be if you can afford it, but definitely having a half decent proofreader is a must.

One thing I can tell you is that multiple grammatical or spelling errors or misuse of words will result in less positive feedback and lower levels of scores on recommendations. I’ve seen some books not get read at all due to the fact that they have misused words or have grammatical or spelling errors throughout.

I’ve read books that sound reasonably well thought out, but the sheer number of errors and misuse of words ends up giving a poor viewing of the book. I’ve seen feedback on a book that the person refused to read it because they couldn’t get past the errors. I’m a little more tolerant of this. But, I still find it unappealing to find a host of errors in a book.

So, be realistically unrealistic and if you can find someone with a good command of the English language, please have them go over it. Even if all they do is just remove the poor spelling, poor grammar and misuse of words before putting it up on whatever forum you intend to use. It will make for a better book over all and better reviews. Remember, you have to do what it takes to give your work of art the best chance to be read and understood. You want to have a best seller, not a cautionary tale πŸ™‚

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Published by A & J PEI Treasures/E Jean Simpson, BEd, BA, MA

E Jean Simpson, is the author, blogger, podcaster and one of the photographers of A & J PEI Treasures. A & J PEI Treasures is located on Prince Edward Island, Canada. All opinions stated in the Blog Post are my opinions and may not be that of A & J PEI Treasures. We are made up of a husband and wife team and our companion animals. There are a number of things that drew us to the Island…one of which was the natural beauty of the area. We enjoy constructing things and renovations to our place, upcycling, photography, writing, and a simpler lifestyle. Thank you for your interest. E Jean Simpson/Andrew Simpson of A & J PEI Treasures (2019). I can't get links to work in Gravatar, so links are below: ​​​​​You can find us at Social Media: ​​​​​​​Pinterest - Twitter - YouTube - (YouTube) LinkedIn: - Blog Posts: WordPress - Goodreads - E-Books Available on: Amazon - Smashwords - you can also see us on... BookBub - ​​​​​​​ We have podcasts started on Anchor FM and can be found on the following: Anchor FM: Google Podcasts: Pocket Casts: RadioPublic: Spotify: Apple: iHeart Radio: Podchaser: Amazon: ​​​​​​​ Some of our e-books are winners of the Canada Book Awards ( -​​​​​​​Quotes, Poems and Thoughts: With Pictures from Prince Edward Island, Canada -​​​​​​​Rocky Mountain Memories (Accepted for the 2020 Reader's Choice General Nonfiction- *(Canada Book Award winner​​​​​​​) -​​​​​​​Floral Photography: Hope of Life and for the Future *(Canada Book Award winner ​​​​​​​-From the Lens of my Camera: This and That and a Big Black Cat. *(Canada Book Award winner -How to Publish an E-book on a Budget of $0: Making your Dreams a Reality -The Big Kid’s Magical Path to Numbers (The Big Kid's Magical Path Book 1) (Canada Book Award 2020 winner -The Big Kid’s Magical Path to The Alphabet (The Big Kid's Magical Path Book 2) (Canada Book Award 2020 winner -The Big Kid's Magical Path to Shapes in Nature (The Big Kid's Magical Path Book 3) -The Big Kid's Magical Path to Colours in Nature (The Big Kid's Magical Path Book 4) -The Big Kid's Magical Path to Insects in Nature (The Big Kid's Magical Path Book 5) More to follow! ​​​​​​​ *(Canada Book Award winner​​​​​​​) is noted on books that won

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