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A podcast for authors and self-publishers. Hosts Alexa Whitten, author, typesetter and independent book publisher, and Alexa Tewkesbury, author, editor and proofreader, talk you through the entire self-publishing process, from initial book idea to ultimate published product.

The Pen to Published Podcast Alexa Whitten and Alexa Tewkesbury

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A podcast for authors and self-publishers. Hosts Alexa Whitten, author, typesetter and independent book publisher, and Alexa Tewkesbury, author, editor and proofreader, talk you through the entire self-publishing process, from initial book idea to ultimate published product.

    Interview with actor and writer Joseph Millson

    Interview with actor and writer Joseph Millson

    In the series 2 finale, the two Alexas chat to actor and writer, Joseph Millson, whose first book, 'Work ... and other four-letter words' (a memoir about his first ten years in the acting profession), hit the Amazon #1 best-seller list. Joseph talks about his new-found passion for writing, and about his first experience of the editing process and how it helped him. An episode packed full of fantastic tips for writers! 

    Please be aware that there is some mild swearing in this episode.

    • 46 min
    Five editing myths to rethink

    Five editing myths to rethink

    Throughout series 2 of the podcast, the two Alexas have emphasised the importance of having your book professionally edited and proofread, and what those services can do for your final product. But if you still need convincing, in this episode, they run through five editing myths in need of a serious debunk.

    • 17 min
    Writing and editing rhyming books for children

    Writing and editing rhyming books for children

    Rhyming books aren't an easy option for authors wanting to write for children, but used well, rhymes can create beautiful, memorable books. In this episode, the two Alexas talk about the pros and cons of writing in rhyme, and what to look out for to make sure your manuscript is the best it can be before submitting it to an editor. 

    • 15 min
    Finding the right editor for your book and for you

    Finding the right editor for your book and for you

    Editing may seem all much of a muchness, but to get the most out of the editing process, authors do need to find the right editor for their book. In this episode of The Pen to Published Podcast, the two Alexas give tips and advice on finding the best-fit editor for a project.

    • 14 min
    Style sheets and why writers need them

    Style sheets and why writers need them

    So what is a style sheet and what's it got to do with writing a book? This episode explains all, from why style sheets are so important for writers to the details you can include on them. Do join the two Alexas for more lively editing and writing chat.

    • 12 min
    Proofreading matters

    Proofreading matters

    After the editing of a book comes the all-important proofreading. The two Alexas explain what proofreading involves and why it's a vital stage in the production of a polished publication. 

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

4 Ratings

MHazard ,

Excellent & Informative

The podcast every budding author needs to listen to. Full of excellent information, hints & tips.

DickoTITS ,

Every budding author needs to listen

This is a very informative podcast for authors who have nowhere to turn for the right answers. With expert hints & tips about anything from picture book layout to finding your right audience. I have just binged the entire first series to make sure I’m doing everything right. Both Alexa’s are absolute fountains of knowledge

minerva501 ,

Want to get write a book? Listen to this!

Great podcast from two experts in the field of publishing. They are taking each step of the process of publishing, from starting to write the book all the way through to how to get your book edited and finally published and on people’s bookshelves!!

They also talk to authors they have worked with which gives useful insight of the process.

If you have already written something and want to take it to the next level or just always dreamed of becoming a (published) author then these quick listen episodes will give you everything you need.

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