Writers want to write. But writing is about communicating. So it’s not a matter of “writing vs. marketing” it’s a matter of writing and marketing.
You should know going in that if Bowker didn’t have a monopoly, there is no way it would stay in business. The interface is that bad. But if you’re intrepid, you can get the ISBN and barcodes you need for your book, and be the “publisher of record”.
Understanding the steps in the editing and publication process can improve your book, and may save you a bit of money!
I transitioned from software development to technical writing because, after an hour of coding, I was super fatigued. So I was looking for an easier way to make a living — and, like all programmers, I thought that writing was “easy”.
There are two kinds of review processes, the “Critical Comment” review and “Overall Evaluation” review. This essay gives you options you can use for each kind of review.
Words of wisdom for writers.