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  1. There’s a writer I follow on WordPress who got a copy-edit for about $2,000 from Author Solutions (iUniverse to be specific, I think). That’s just the flipping copy edit! She paid money to have them assess the book before she got the copy-edit, twice I think.

    I’m getting a professional cover for $60 because I’m happy with only one concept, and sometimes BSing on Reddit pays off ‘cuz you make friends. Community is so important if you’re a self-published author. You can get recommendations for editors, find beta-readers, and someone to share both the good and bad moments with.

    1. Agreed! Good copy-editing may be very expensive, but why not hire a recommended freelancer – and keep all profits to yourself!

      1. Actually, I know someone who’s pretty cheap. The thing I’ve found with self-pubbing, is you need to find someone who’s better at it than you, and then bug them if you can. I’m lucky, I do have someone to harass and recommend copy-editors. Beta-readers you click with are invaluable as well.

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