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Tome IV teaser cover released

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I’ve had my graphic designer Damonza create a new shadow teaser book cover for the fourth-and final-Tome of my Leopard King Saga series, which I hope to release in 2020.

Why would I want a cover in place now for a book that’s almost 4 years away? Well, simple: there are folks who may want to add it to their to-read list on goodreads. Also I think it’s great to build some excitement ahead of the release of Tome III which is due out in late 2017.

Anyways, it features the trademark Leopard Door Knocker style which has been in place since Tome I, but under a veil of secrecy I hope to lift in the near future.

Hope everyone enjoys it.

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Exclusive Author interview with T.A. Uner, plus, career advice for new Writers

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Click HERE to read the interview, which includes helpful advice for writers.

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Author Interview coming soon!

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I’ve been asked to be interviewed by literary blogger L.M. Durand. This should prove interesting as I discuss writing and other helpful tips for writers. More information on the interview release date coming soon!

Meanwhile, you can check out L.M.Durand’s twitter profile HERE.

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The truth about editing

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If you’ve ever published a book, or have considered publishing a book. Then remember these five words: editing is an ongoing process.

You’re probably wondering what I mean by that. Well, it’s simple, don’t think for a moment when you’re published that the work is done. Let me explain.

When I first embarked on my independent writing career I knew nothing about producing the best book possible. I thought that writing the book itself was enough.

Sadly. I was wrong.

A lot of editing goes into a book. First you self-edit it when it’s done, then you turn it over to a skilled editor and he/she tackles it before you confirm or reject their edits.

Then the beta-reader stage begins. Trust me. You should have at least half a dozen beta-readers. The reason for this is the more eyes, the better their chances of catching manuscript errors. But trust me, it doesn’t end there. Then you give the beta-read manuscript another look before handing it back to your editor before it is published.

But wait. You’re still not done. After you’ve published your work, typos, grammatical errors and other unwelcome guests will pop up. Sometimes, you’ll spot em on your own, other times, readers will notify you.

It is your lifelong duty as an author to always update your books when errors are spotted. Books are like people, they’re constantly growing and needing corrections to be better.

Will your work ever be perfect? Never. But then again, who is?