One of the things my partner, D.T. Conklin, and I have been talking about as we develop Evolved Publishing, is the need for “gatekeepers” in the eBook realm.  Indeed, we have chosen to be, along with our various team members, gatekeepers.

Of whose work?  Well, of our team’s work, to start with.  However, we can easily imagine going on to offer reviewing services for works outside our core group.

We’ve talked about this before, but the issue is simple: How can a reader be reasonably assured that a particular piece meets professional standards?  Well, one will be the appearance somewhere on the book’s cover of these simple words: An Evolved Publishing Recommendation.

And why is that important?  For answers, visit Joe Konrath’s website, A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing, and read this article by a writer I’ve long admired: Guest Post by Stephen Leather

‘Til next time, and as always, remember: To write well, you must work hard.  To succeed in this tough gig, you mustn’t be lazy (or discouraged).