Understanding an author

Understanding a writer is not always easy. I say this because I’ve lost a lot in some terms. After researching this, I have brought you a summary of the terms that you, as an aspiring writer or a regular reader, need to know. I will illustrate some of these terms with my experience. This is a Tips and questions are always welcome!

PHASE ONE – Writing History

Writing a book is a somewhat complicated task. So during or at the end of writing you can count on someone’s help. This “someone” is called the Beta Reader.

The beta reader is the person who will read your work firsthand, that is, the first person to read your story before it actually becomes a book. It is the one who will give you suggestions, stoning the plot, correcting mistakes and telling you if you can understand the message and the purpose of the plot or not.

Example: For the writing of The Reverse Face of Love I had two beta readers: One helped me through writing, maturing context and the other helped me now, well at the end, in my last review.


Choose someone you trust, after all, you will deliver something unheard of to that person, so she has to be aware of that responsibility. Also, choose someone who likes to read; it’s no use wanting to force someone to do something just because they are your friend or have some connection with you, because in doing so, you run the risk of having a bad job or a response just to please you.

PHASE TWO: Publishing the story

 Getting here is not easy! So if you came, congratulations! But if it did not come, do not give up! Only a book can be published with persistence. And, if you are going to publish, it is important that you know some concepts:

The diagramming is the service that the editor / publisher does to apply in the core of the book a graphic project that makes reading pleasant. That is, it is a set of editing techniques that transform your text into a book, ready for printing, taking into consideration elements such as the header, footer, titles and subtitles. We have this option among our services.

Registration in the International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is the identity of your book. In short, it’s like his RG. It is a code that individualizes the book according to the title, the author, the country, edition, publisher etc. In practice, it’s the bar code you see on the back cover of books. It is important to know that the ISBN is required for the commercialization of your work and is a paid service, directly on the website of the ISBN Agency. We offer this service, making life easier for many authors. To know about our option, just click here.

The cataloging slip is another requirement. It is that picture that comes in the first pages of the book with the specifications of the work and codes for identification by the libraries and the like.

The book doll is, in a simplified way, the impression of how your book will look. That is, it is a rough draft or outline of how the text will be arranged in the pages of your book after it has been printed.

The copyright registration is what ensures the author regarding the right to its creation and is carried out on the National Library site. This record serves to protect the patrimonial and moral rights of the author, is not obligatory for the commercialization and is a paid service as well.

This was a summary of important terms for an author. Let’s delve into each of them in other posts here on the blog, just follow us. Anything to add? Just comment!