All Posts by Michael Hanrahan

What do editors really think?

Q&A with MHP freelance editor Vanessa Battersby   Vanessa Battersby is a member of our crack team of editors and typesetters. We thought we’d throw a few questions at Vanessa so you can learn a bit more about her and the editing process. Why did you choose to work in publishing? It was a bit […]

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Build your profile. Promote your business. Stand out from the crowd.

One of the never-ending problems of being a small business owner is setting yourself apart from your competitors in a crowded marketplace. You’ve probably tried advertising, social media, publicity, and many of the other usual suspects. But there is one option that is more accessible today than ever before that not many business owners consider: […]

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Book design: Where does my book belong?

Guest blog from book cover designer Peter Reardon   Fitting a square peg into a round hole? This is how it feel sometimes when I’m discussing book design with authors. The one critical error I find most self publishing authors, and some of the bigger publishing houses make, is that they find it difficult establishing […]

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Print vs Electronic

Can I just do an ebook? Doing an ebook alone is usually seen as a way to reduce costs, but if you’re using your book as a marketing tool for your business, you should see it as an investment. You can do an ebook only, but when self-publishing for your business it’s not a great […]

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