A Blind Man’s Journey to Publishing a Print Book

Leading you out of the Darkness Book Cover

Today The Blind Blogger shares how he overcame the struggles he had with making his book available in print to the world.

Please welcome Maxwell Ivey to center stage as he shares his story of how he became an independently published author in 2015.

It’s quite inspirational, and leads me to wonder why more people aren’t becoming authors nowadays!

The Writing Journey Ends – or Begins?

Imagine this scenario:

You have written your first book. You have fought through writer’s block, endured many sleepless nights, overlooked the criticism of friends and family, and overcome questions about whether or not you are good enough or have a story worth telling. Now you are asking yourself, “What do I do next?”

I was at that place a few months ago. I had responded to a challenge from a friend to create an online product, and started a book, Leading You Out of the Darkness Into the Light: A Blind Man’s Inspirational Guide to Success.

We’ve all heard how selling our own e-books, and audio or video courses on our websites can be great for our businesses, right? So, in addition to this challenge providing a chance to share my story, I saw it as an opportunity to bring in some much-needed income. Oh, and maybe become famous! (“wink wink”)

After I finished the e-book, the question remained: What do I do next? I knew I had to edit it, but I wanted to publish it, too. Read More

Getting Recognition as an Editor

Getting Recognition as an Editor

Today I want to tell you about one of the gifts I’ve received last year. I also have a video for you to watch.

To set the stage, let me first tell you that in mid-February of 2014, Wording Well, my main website, was born. In addition to being a blogger and a freelance writer, I began to offer editing services as well. (I’ve since added blogging coaching/consultation services to my list.)

It’s amazing what can happen in two years of blogging! Not only did I receive recognition for my editing skills, but… Read More

My Editing Recommendations from BookVetter

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I am pleased to announce that I’ve been included as a recommended editor in the private pages of BookVetter.

A huge shout out to Melissa Bowersock and Karen Dodd for these testimonials!

Karen, coincidentally, also credited me as her Canadian editor in Deadly Switch.

screenshot of some editing recommendations

To get there, go to Bookvetter and log in. Once you have logged in, go to Tools, select Author Resources, and click Editing (under the Results for author recommended services).

I have to thank Marc Brackett for the invite to be included. Thanks, Marc! (FYI, you can connect with Marc on Twitter and/or follow the Bookvetter blog.)

I also have to give thanks to authors Melissa Bowersock and Karen Dodd for these recommendations! Thanks, ladies!

Learn more about this site, and join it if you want. 🙂

You might also want to read about BookVetter in my post on my author site, Lorraine Reguly: Laying It Out There.

YOUR TURN:

Have you ever heard of this site before? (I first heard of it months ago, in this post about BookVetter on Indies Unlimited.)

Would you recommend me as an editor?

Share your thoughts in the comments.