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KRISTEN HAMILTON, FICTION BOOK EDITOR

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KRISTEN HAMILTON, FICTION BOOK EDITOR

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6 Critical Things Authors Should Bring to a Book Fest

Posted by Kristen Hamilton on July 13, 2018 at 7:00 AM Comments comments (0)

One of the best ways to get the word out about your book is to do a book signing event or attend a book festival. Here in Boise, for example, I attend the Boise Book Fest every year—where admittedly, I stand out like a sore thumb as an editor among writers!

Having experienced the feel and cl...
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Why You Should Get Your Book Reviewed

Posted by Kristen Hamilton on June 21, 2018 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Being a book editor means I have edited some incredible books over the years. Unfortunately, not all of the books I have edited have done well in terms of sales, mostly because authors incorrectly assume that if they publish a book, people will immediately know about it and buy it. Sorry to burst your bubble, but this just isn’t the case. Since
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How to Write a Smashing Author Bio

Posted by Kristen Hamilton on June 15, 2018 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

If you’ve written a great book, chances are readers will turn to the very last page to see who, exactly, is this masterful writer. Your author bio should tell a story about you that your readers can connect with.

There are two places where your readers can connect with you: through your books, and through your social media pages, including your website. Since thes...
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Preface, Introduction, or Foreword: What's the Difference?

Posted by Kristen Hamilton on June 6, 2018 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

The preface, the introduction, and the foreword of a book are introductory pieces that belong in a book’s front matter—before Chapter 1. Many authors think that these are all interchangeable terms, but this is a common misconception.

So what’s the difference between a preface, introduction, and foreword? When should you use one in your book, and how l...
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3 Reasons Why Writing A Book Series Will Make You A More Successful Author: Pt. 3

Posted by Kristen Hamilton on May 23, 2018 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

In parts 1 and 2 of this mini blog series, I spoke with Greystone series author Lou Paduano about what makes a series author more successful than an author who will publish a one-off book.

First, we learned ...
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3 Reasons Why Writing A Book Series Will Make You A More Successful Author: Pt. 2

Posted by Kristen Hamilton on May 18, 2018 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

In last week’s blog, I shared with you why series authors like Lou Paduano (known for his Greystone series) are generally more successful than authors who write a single book. The self-publishing industry is so saturated. If you're a self-publishing author, you need to ...
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3 Reasons Why Writing A Book Series Will Make You A More Successful Author: Pt. 1

Posted by Kristen Hamilton on May 8, 2018 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)


I’ve often written about how the most prolific authors are those who have written many books. In the world of self-publishing, this is especially true. Almost all authors who have risen to the top of Amazon bestsellers lists have one thing in common: they’ve built up a massive following by publishing many, many books

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Choosing a Pen Name: What You Need To Know Before Using A Pseudonym

Posted by Kristen Hamilton on April 27, 2018 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Pen names are becoming more popular than ever for a variety of reasons: they can help your author name be unique and memorable, protect your privacy, or differentiate you from other writers in your genre.

But pseudonyms aren't for every author—there are some things to remember when choosing a pen name. Let's talk about the most important things to keep in mind bef...
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The Ultimate

Posted by Kristen Hamilton on April 26, 2018 at 12:40 PM Comments comments (0)


The Ultimate is my most in-depth, no holds barred editing service—designed to transform your manuscript into the absolute best book it can be for publication. This editing package features four passes through the manuscript: two on the developmental editing (first reading the manuscript from beginning to end while making notes for areas of improvement, then going through a second round to make those big-picture improvements), one pas...

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The Standard

Posted by Kristen Hamilton on April 26, 2018 at 12:35 PM Comments comments (0)


The Standard editing service is my middle-ground package designed to teach you how to improve as an author and to get your book ready for publication. If you're looking to improve your writing skills and get behind-the-scenes information on how to make your book successful in terms of story pacing, character and plot development, writing tone and voice, and narrative style—and you aren't afraid to make improvements yourself based on my suggestions—then T...

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Editing Packages

Posted by Kristen Hamilton on April 26, 2018 at 8:00 AM

The Basic

Posted by Kristen Hamilton on April 26, 2018 at 1:25 AM Comments comments (0)

The Basic is—you guessed it—my basic editing service to get your book ready for publication. If your book has been through a developmental edit and/or you are comfortable in your manuscript’s pacing, tone, narrative style, and overall structure, The Basic is a great next step for your book.



What's Included
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How to Write Off the Cost of Editing Services

Posted by Kristen Hamilton on April 20, 2018 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Before I even begin, I’m going to include a legal disclaimer: I’m NOT an accountant. But in working with my accountant for the six years I’ve been in business, I’ve slowly started to understand how my clients, who can pay anywhere in the range of $1,500 to $5,000 for my editing services, can write off ...
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Traditional Publishing Packages

Posted by Kristen Hamilton on April 4, 2018 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)


Query Letter Writing

A query letter is the first contact between the author and a potential publisher or agent. As agents and publishers can receive upwards of hundreds of query letters and book pitches each week, it's important that your first contact with an agent is one that will make you stand out from the rest. An effective query letter boosts your chances of snagging agent interest, mov...

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Self-Publishing Packages

Posted by Kristen Hamilton on April 4, 2018 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)


Blurb Writing

The blurb, also known as the “back cover description” of any book, is essentially a sales pitch to the potential reader. When picking up a book for the first time, people read this description to understand more of what the book is about. This important summary should have the correct amount of information and intrigue to get the reader to purchase the book. An effective back c...

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3 Important Rules for Using Real Names in Memoirs

Posted by Kristen Hamilton on April 4, 2018 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Ready to pull back the curtain on your life? Write a memoir. I have edited my fair share of memoirs, and I’ve always respected an author who has written about a painful or memorable part of their life. Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction, after all—and when reading memoirs, you’ll find that the limits of the human body and mind are incredible.

In a memoir, an author pr...
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What to Expect When Working with Kristen Corrects, Inc.

Posted by Kristen Hamilton on March 30, 2018 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

There are thousands of book editors out there. Reading books has been a passion—hey, I started reaching for books before I could even walk—and therefore editing and polishing an author's prose comes naturally to me. Still, having a passion alone doesn't pay the bills...which means that in a market this competitive, there must be something to set me apart from the others.
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About the Editor's Report...

Posted by Kristen Hamilton on March 23, 2018 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

The essence of my role as a book editor is to improve authors’ manuscripts. When I take out my red pen, nothing is safe: I might make changes to your book’s big picture (such as pacing, plot and character development, story structure and loose ends), issues at the paragraph and sentence level (like improving the flow and rhythm of sentences, breaking up too-long paragraphs, fi...
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8 Secrets of the Book Editing Process

Posted by Kristen Hamilton on March 16, 2018 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Believe me when I say that being a book editor isn’t all that complex. Still, clients regularly approach me with questions, sometimes admitting they are mystified with the editing process.

Let’s clear some things up! Here are 8 secrets of the book editing process.

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How to Use Song Lyrics in Your Book

Posted by Kristen Hamilton on March 9, 2018 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

When using song lyrics in your book, it’s important to do your homework. If you’re not careful about obtaining permissions where necessary, you can be sued for copyright infringement (yikes).

To obtain permission on using song lyrics in your book, you must first determine who is the copyright holder. In some cases, you may need to pay the owner a fee in orde...
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