BookBaby Offers Big Discount on Professional Editing Services for Authors

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BookBaby, the world’s largest eBook distribution service company for independent authors, partners with FirstEditing, a global editing firm with two decades of experience helping writers improve their manuscripts.

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Editing is one of the final frontiers for independent authors.

BookBaby’s new partnership with FirstEditing gives BookBaby clients affordable access to the professional editing process that can greatly increase a book’s chances for success, both in terms of sales and critical reception.

"Editing can make all the difference,” says BookBaby president Brian Felsen. “Will your book connect emotionally with readers and keep them turning the pages? Or will it fall flat? Editing is one of the final frontiers for independent authors. Today you can write, design, publish, distribute, and promote your book, all without the help of the traditional publishing industry. But it’s been difficult for authors to get a reputable editor to look at their manuscripts if they don’t have connections or a big budget."

This partnership gives BookBaby clients a 17% discount on any of the editing services offered by FirstEditing, a global firm with over 30 professional editors on their team. Since 1994, FirstEditing has collaborated with authors around the world on over 250,000 manuscripts—offering technical editing, developmental editing, reduction editing, proofreading, and more.

“The copy editor with whom I worked was insightful, professional, meticulous, and just plain good,” says BookBaby author Shelly Reuben, whose books have been nominated for Edgar, Prometheus, and Falcon awards. “He was in tune with the style and theme of my book, and while not trying to impose his own sensibility, was able to point out places where I had undermined the writing by being repetitious or stylistically inconsistent.“
For writers who have uncertainty about the service, FirstEditing will edit a sample from their manuscript for free—and within 24 hours!

“I’m thrilled about this partnership,” says Felsen. “FirstEditing’s prices are already among the lowest quotes in the business for such top-rate service. Now, BookBaby authors will get an additional 17% off, allowing them to get their book edited in less than two weeks, without having to blow through their production or marketing budgets before the book even comes out!”

For more details about BookBaby’s partnership with FirstEditing, visit

“Working with FirstEditing was an easy, rewarding, and reassuring experience,” says Shelly Reuben. “And knowing that I can submit my manuscript for publication without worrying about undiscovered typos or inconsistent punctuation is also a huge relief.”

About BookBaby: BookBaby is the sister company of online music powerhouse CD Baby. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, CD Baby is the world's largest online distributor of independent music. Since 1999 the company has helped almost a million indie musicians sell their music, paying over $240 million back to artists in the process. In launching BookBaby in early 2011, the company is taking those same services and powerful resources to the digital publishing world to help independent authors and publishers accomplish their goals.

About FirstEditing: Since 1994, FirstEditing’s writers and editors have created and proofread more than 250,000 documents for clients worldwide. Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, and internationally in Stockholm, Sweden, FirstEditing is noted for offering swift, personalized, and professional editing services at affordable prices with a satisfaction guarantee. Recognizing that many writers have tight deadline, FIRM price quotes are generated instantly with no hidden-costs and free samples are provided within 24 hours. FirstEditing serves new and upcoming authors and their publishers, ensuring their stories are conveyed clearly without embarrassing mistakes.

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