Thursday, March 28, 2013

Our Numbers are Growing

Hello, good people of the page! I'm proud to introduce you to the newest IBGW editor, Estrella Merrill (who prefers to be called Star)! Please take a moment and drop in a comment to welcome Star to the IBGW team. We're excited to have her and her edits are some of the best I've seen. You'll be very satisfied if you choose her to work with you on your manuscript!
My name is Estrella Merrill, but I go by Star. An Arizona resident, I was transplanted from New Jersey. I attended ASU, and graduated with a BS in Nursing. I worked at Gateway Medical Center in Gilbert AZ, as a Clinical Nurse Manager, overseeing  65 beds on two floors and about 45 nurses and nurses aides. Needless to say, the stress got to me, and I'm now doing what I enjoy: writing, and editing works for other writers. I currently have penned 45 stories, all fanfiction, but hope to turn one into the real deal, as it is very personal to me.

I was introduced to fanfiction by my youngest daughter and decided to write some stories myself. It's become an obsession. Along with my own writing, I've had other authors who requested my help with editing. I like to encourage writers, not tear them down. I point out the good features of the story and fold in my opinions on how to make it better; grammatically, and character-wise. I have an eye for dialogue, and can help greatly in that department.

I enjoy most genres especially humor and romance. Mystery is not my cuppa, nor is erotica. Anything else is fair game. Bring it on.

There you have it! Keep your eyes on the blog because I'll be running some awesome contests over the next few weeks!

Until next time, WRITE ON!


Monday, March 25, 2013

New Editors on Staff

Hello, good people of the page!

This week, I'll be adding a couple of new editors to the staff here at IBGW. I hope you'll pop on by to help me give them a very warm welcome! I can't wait to introduce you.

We have only the best editors here at INDIE Books Gone Wild and we strive to keep it that way. When you see our logo on a page, that means we've vetted that person and you can hire them with a clean mind and the guarantee you'll get a great edit on your manuscript.

Look for the IBGW logo whenever you consider hiring someone to edit your book.

This logo means quality.

Well, that's all for today, folks! Until next time, WRITE ON!


Sunday, March 17, 2013

Bogged Down by Social Media

Hello, good people of the page!

As an impromptu surprise, I've created a rather helpful post over on my Jo Michaels blog to help you manage your social media and book advertising.

Since this is a site where we help Indie authors in every way possible, I found it relevant to share here.

Without further ado:

Social Networking Schedule

I hope you all enjoy it! Until next time, WRITE ON!


Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Dark Premonitions Second Sight Book Three

I'm pretty excited about what I have for you today. Some great screenshots of the book I formatted for Ms. Heather Topham Wood. She won the formatting in a giveaway I did on my author blog not too long ago. With her permission, I'm showing you the front matter of her book and a chapter opener.

You can buy the Kindle version of Dark Premonitions over on Amazon (as of today!) for just $3.49. Cover design isn't mine, but it sure is pretty. Check it out! When the print version goes live, I'll be linking it from the sidebars here on the site.

Now, that's something to write home to mama about! If you're interested in this service, you can find prices on our Print Book Formatting page. If you're ready to contact us, fill out our Contact Form.

Wouldn't you love a book that looks like this?

Well, that's all for today, folks! Until next time, WRITE ON!


Sunday, March 3, 2013

Welcome our New Editor!

Please help me welcome our new editor to the team: Crystal Lee. She's edited all my books and I can't say enough about how wonderful she is! Never one to mince words, she lets me know when I've repeated something too often, mixed up my words, or made my sentences too difficult to follow (she also rocks at chasing commas).

Visit the About Us page and read more!

Before long, you'll be enjoying posts from her, too!

Also, I may have a new client this week. After the contract is signed, I'll be back to tell you about the amazing author I'll be working with! She's written a Young Adult Paranormal novel and from what I've seen so far, it's rockin'!

I can't wait to share more news about it!

Until next time, WRITE ON!