FLM BLOG Monday 21 September
KEEP YOUR READER HAPPY
With my publisher's hat on, I entered a writers' group discussion today on the (very) small matter of using nine-point type in a print-on-demand novel. My advice: be professional, do your book and readers a favour, and never go below ten-point type, whatever the font. Don't try to save on costs when it will hurt your sales! Put readability and your readers first. Join me at fb Cheryl Hingley for FLM advice.
Welcome to Free Literary Mentor
In a fresh phase of my long career as both publisher and published novelist, I turned to writing full-time. And I found that I missed assessing brand-new fiction. So I’ve set up Free Literary Mentor as a completely free manuscript appraisal service to début novelists and their readers. During my professional life in books I’ve assessed, edited, published and reviewed prize-winning fiction and non-fiction, I’ve tutored in literature and novel writing, and was fiction publisher for an international company for twelve years—yet I’ve never lost the excitement of seeing new work. If you’re a novelist seeking constructive critiques, look below and see how Free Literary Mentor might work for you. Readers, check out the latest extract from a new novel—you may be peeking at a forthcoming bestseller. To share an opinion, click on the extract below, or go to the Free Literary Mentor archive, select another and add your comment.