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R.K. Blessing — The Solution Package + Developmental Editing

R.K. Blessing put a lot of work into writing his romantic-comedy, Clare R., and he wanted clare r coverthe finished book to reflect that. While a lot of first-time authors are tempted to publish immediately, Blessing contacted Columbus Publishing Lab to see what he needed to do to produce a professional debut novel. He chose to publish with The Solution Package, and added developmental editing.

Find Clare R. on Amazon.com here. 

The first step to producing a professional book is developmental editing. In a developmental edit, an experienced editor thoroughly examines elements of the book like narrative arc, character development and plot structure, and provides a detailed report with recommendations to improve areas of concern. Clare R. was subjected to a rigorous developmental edit before the rest of the publishing process took place. As a result, Blessing was able to make changes to improve his book before it was released.

From there, a copy editor read through Clare R. line by line, correcting any grammar and spelling mistakes, and standardizing elements of the book to a style guide. The interior of the book was then professionally formatted for both print and e-book markets, and a final proofread was done before the book went to the printer.

The Solution Package includes basic cover design, but Blessing wanted to take the exterior of his book to the next level with our premium cover design service. Our team of designers and illustrators created a cover with custom artwork to incorporate elements of the Clare R. story line.

Clare R. is available through all major online print and e-book retailers through our distribution services. We handle the printing, shipping and fulfillment, and Blessing collects the check.

Throughout the publishing process, Blessing always had a dedicated point of contact. When he had a question, or wanted an update, there was always someone ready to take his call. We’re committed to making the publishing process simple, professional and enjoyable for our authors.

If you’re thinking about self-publishing, contact us here. We’d love to discuss your project.

Jeanne A. Gioia — Chaos

“Mean Jeanne” Gioia has led an interesting life, and she’s lived to write about it. Chaos: Anchaos_webhalf_sm Unauthorized Autobiography tells the (often humorous) story of this spirited woman who has lived her life with no regrets. We were pleased to take Jeanne’s manuscript and turn it into a professional book.

Chaos was published under our Proving Press imprint and is now available on Amazon.com, as well as all other major e-book markets.

Find Chaos: An Unauthorized Autobiography here. 

Jeanne chose The Solution package, and we got started on her book right away. Chaos was professionally edited, and our team of designers got to work creating a great-looking book cover with the artwork she provided. We formatted the interior text of the book for both print and e-book markets, while incorporating some of Jeanne’s photographs into the design. When the book was ready, we uploaded it to all major print and e-book retailers. Since we’re handling the book distribution,  all Jeanne has to worry about is writing the sequel!

“Thank you so much for all of this. I couldn’t be happier about choosing CPL!”

Along the way, Jeanne had a dedicated point of contact. When she had a question, or wanted an update, there was always someone ready to take her call. We’re committed to making the publishing process simple, professional and enjoyable for our authors.

If you’re thinking about self-publishing, contact us here. We’d love to discuss your project.

Win a Complete Self-Publishing Package – Valued at $1,749

In honor of Columbus Publishing Lab’s official launch, we will be giving away The Solution – a complete self-publishing package (valued at $1,749).  This package includes full interior design, cover design, print and E-book distribution, ISBN, Library of Congress Number and more

We created this contest because we need your help to spread the word about our professional self-publishing services. 

There are three simple ways to win-

1. Like us on Facebook

2. Follow us on Twitter @CbusPubLab

3. Tweet about our giveaway

Each of these items will earn you one entry into our raffle.  You can enter all three ways and triple your chance of winning!

You must enter the contest below or through the “Enter Our Contest Here” box on Facebook.

 This contest opens at 12:00 a.m. on Jan. 20th and closes at 12:00 a.m. on Jan. 24. There is no cost to participate.

Questions? Email Emily@columbuspublishinglab.com

Good luck!

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