12 12 2012

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A Jane Austen DaydreamThis is a part of getting my book published I was not expecting and it’s kind of fun. My publisher is giving away items related to my new book!

This month two lucky readers can win A Jane Austen Daydream poster. I think it is a great cover and would be a neat addition in any classroom or nearby bookshelves (or, dare I dream, in a Jane Austen museum???)

To enter, please visit the Facebook page for the book here (https://www.facebook.com/AJaneAustenDaydream?ref=ts&fref=ts) and click on the giveaway button after clicking on the like button. It is as easy as that.

If you haven’t picked up the eBook yet for A Jane Austen Daydream, you can find it here:

The paperback is coming in a few weeks. I hope everyone is enjoying the daydream… Cheers! And, as always, thanks for reading!

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How Can Goodreads Help Your Book Take-Off?

4 12 2012

Reblog Week: How Goodreads Can Help Promote Your Book!

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GoodreadsGoodreads  is a kind of Facebook for people who love to read books. A free website for book lovers. Imagine it as a large library that you can wander through and see everyone’s bookshelves, their reviews, and their ratings. You can certainly post your own reviews and catalog what you have read, currently reading, and plan to read in the future. There is more offered on their website: join a discussion group, start a book club, contact an author, and even post your own writing. More tips about the benefits of joining Goodreads and how you can use Goodreads to promote your blog.
How can friends recommend your book?
Or how can you recommend books from your writer friends?
To send out a book recommendation, go to the book’s page and click on the “recommend it” link at the top right side of the page. A new site…

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A Payment Plan Is Now Available for Book Editing Packages!

2 12 2012


For all book editing packages Charles Henry Editing is now offering an installment package, available upon request for clients who pay with PayPal.


A 10% deposit will be due with the signing of the Independent Contractor Agreement. You must pay the deposit with 24 hours of signing the Independent Contractor Agreement. This is the date the contract will begin.

Installment One: (20% of Book).

After editing, a payment of ten percent will be due. You will have 10 days to pay this fee.

Installment Two: (20% of Book).

After editing, a payment of twenty percent is due. You will have 10 days to pay this fee.

Installment Three: (20% of Book).

After editing, a payment of twenty percent: is due. You will have 10 days to pay this fee.

Installment Four: (20% of Book).

After editing, a payment of twenty percent is due. You will have 10 days to pay this fee.

Installment Five: (20% of Book).

After editing, a payment of twenty percent is due. You will have 10 days to pay this fee.

You can have up to 12 months for the whole project. Each installment will take seven days to complete. Charles Henry Editing will not begin the next installment until the previous payment has cleared. A shorter billing period is available upon request.

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Book Review Promotional: The Dawn Herald

29 11 2012

On Saturday, November 30th, Charles Henry Editing will be reviewing The Dawn Herald by LB Mara.

From Amazon.com

“Charis is a solitary child. Everyone suspects that her mother, Isolde, is a witch. Both have magical powers they hide from their ordinary, stuffy neighbours. But when Charis begins to glow brightly at night, Isolde has no choice but to tell her that they hail from another world entirely – and that without Charis’s powers their world will vanish from existence.
The Dawn Herald is a tale of fantastical creatures, broadswords and battles, princesses and angels, ancient evil and extraordinary bravery.”


You can buy LB Mara’s book: The Dawn Herald here:


Learn more about LB Mara here:


Happy reading and we’ll see you Saturday, December 1st for the full review.

Professional Book Editing Services Starting at $199.99

28 11 2012

Every writer needs a professional editor. Charles Henry Editing is offering professional book editing starting at $199.99!

Book Copy Editing:  $199.99

Copy Editing makes the copy clear, concise, comprehensible and consistent. It involves correcting spelling, terminology, punctuation, grammatical, semantic, and factual errors

Book Content Editing (substantive editing):  $199.99

Content Editing analyzes the broader story elements such as organization, plot, character development, and structure.

Book Proofreading: $199.99.

Proofreading includes checking for typographical, spelling, and formatting errors using standard proof marks set forth by the Chicago Manual of Style 16th Edition.

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Promotional: Cristina Martin, Author Interview

28 11 2012

Cristina Martin, the author of The Automat is stopping by this week to do an author interview at http://www.charleshenryeditingblog.com.

Cristina Martin was born in Miami, Florida in 1978. When she was 10 years old, her goals were to write a book, show her art in a gallery, and move out of Miami. She accomplished all three goals by the age of 32, and then some!

Cristina spent 5 long and arduous years living in New York City, where she showed her artwork and began writing “The Automat.” She moved to Los Angeles, where she currently resides with her husband and son.  Her hopes are to one day become a writer for a sitcom with a memorable theme song featuring a strong bass guitar.

The Automat is a fictional story exploring the dark side of human nature and the innate desire of being loved. It is a story of unexpected change in the routine of one’s simple life, of obsession, guilt, and the consequences of betrayal. The Automat will appeal to readers of literary fiction with dark undertones.
The Automat is a story of Horace Gray, a dispirited introvert, who takes notice of a mysterious set of eyes that stare at him from behind the Automat wall. Horace sets out on his own adventure to meet the woman behind the automat wall, and ultimately understand her motives. He soon finds himself obsessed with his new pursuit as everything else around him becomes inconsequential.

You can buy her book here:

Amazon for Kindle and paperback.

Createspace.com (paperback)

Barnes and Nobles for Nook

Sony eReader


Apple Bookstore

You can also download it directly from Smashwords.com.

Learn more about Cristina Martin here:

Website: www.cristinamartin.co.uk

Blog: www.adrylong.tumblr.com

Twitter: hornandhardart

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheAutomat

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16081228-the-automat

Upcoming Book Reviews Calendar

27 11 2012

Since so many readers are loving the book review posts on http://www.charleshenryeditingblog.com We decided to post a calendar of upcoming book reviews and hopefully you will read the books along with us!

December 1st- LB Mara, The Dawn Herald, which is available for purchase at smashwords.com and amazon.com

December 8th- Dante Craddock, A Love Beyond Time, which is available at amazon.com

December 15th- Sally Bellerose, The Girls Club, which is available at http://www.bywaterbooks.com

December 22nd- Chris Martin, The Stranger, which is available at amazon.com

December 29th- T.W. Dittmer, The Valley Walker, which is available at amazon.com.

January 5th- Nate Perkins.

January 12th, Gretchen Elhassani.

Want to have your book reviewed? Email Carolyn Elias at carolyn@charleshenryediting.com to schedule a date for your book review!

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