As a book publicist and consultant, I shouldn’t have to edit your book while reading it, and I definitely shouldn’t take your money without informing you of my concerns.
Many authors rush to get their manuscripts out jeopardizing its quality. If your book sucks, you’ll have a difficult time positioning yourself as an expert, building an audience, getting great reviews or profiting from sales.
Here’s my advice – don’t neglect the editorial process before sending your manuscript to print. Below, I’ve briefly outlined the process that’s followed by traditional publishing houses; however, self-published authors should incorporate some of these.