James, what a great question! A lot of writers—both nonfiction and fiction—wonder what to do when their book is finished.
First, congratulations on all you’ve accomplished. You’re tackling the hardest part right now—finishing your book. Your breadth of work shows your dedication. Seriously, that’s the hardest part.
Now what to do?
STEP 1: HIRE AN EDITOR
First, we highly recommend having your book edited by a professional editor. This is a necessary step to make sure you produce a strong piece.
STEP 2: FIND BETA READERS
Then, to ensure that you release your best work, secure a few beta readers, volunteers who are willing to read your book closely and help you identify any weak points. You’ll find that different beta readers—and editors—have unique strengths.
In the case of fiction, beta readers can help you with various (read more)