Working with Self-Publishing Authors

Date: Thursday, March 17, 2022

Time: 4-5 p.m. EST


Self-publishing’s popularity is skyrocketing, along with its legitimacy in the marketplace. More than one million books are self-published every year (with each one needing an editor). Now that these books more often have the same professionalism and processes as their traditionally published peers, the stigma around them is decreasing, and self-published books go on to win awards, be bestsellers, and even become major motion pictures.

Choosing a career as an editor for self-published authors is gaining momentum as a strategic and wise path in the industry. Both authors and editors are drawn to self-publishing for the freedom and control it allows—along with the ability to make more money than many publishers provide. For editors, there’s no one between you and the client, and you can focus on the projects and writers you prefer. Plus, you can finally set the rates you want and need.

Shifting your client base to self-publishing authors can help you dive deeper into this growing sector of the publishing world while you gain more independence as an editor and become more of a businessperson along the way. 

In this webcast, you’ll learn how to:

  • Know what makes a self-publishing client’s goals and priorities different
  • Adjust your editing style and process to better accommodate and satisfy self-publishing authors
  • Foster positive working relationships to keep clients coming back
  • Start and grow your client list

Cost: Free for ACES members/$30 for nonmembers

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About the presenters:

Brenna Bailey-Davies is the owner and lead editor of Bookmarten Editorial, where she provides copyediting and proofreading services for indie authors of fantasy and romance. She is also a co-chair of Editors Calgary and she works with the editing team at Dot and Dash LLC. She is an avid reader, a starry-eyed traveler, and a home baker, and she lives in Calgary, Alberta, with her game-loving husband and her cuddly fur-baby.
Twitter: @EditorBrenna
Instagram: @bookmarteneditorial


Erin Servais is a book editor, author coach, educator, and founder of Dot and Dash, LLC, an author-services company empowering women writers. She specializes in the genres of romance, women’s fiction, and fantasy and has taught webinars and workshops across the country (virtually, at least) to both authors and editors. Erin also runs a Meetup and Facebook group for authors and the Editors’ Tea Club. She lives in Minnesota with her hockey-playing husband, her odd-shaped dog, and her gaggle of plants.

Twitter: @GrammarParty

Instagram: @dot_and_dash_llc

Facebook Group: /groups/dotanddashllc

Website: Dot and Dash, LLC

Course Details

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