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Crowd-editing Publisher Invites Readers to Make Good Books Better

Advance Editions has this month launched a new approach to both publishing and crowd-sourcing by drawing on the experience and knowledge of readers worldwide in their editing process.

Using the website, readers are invited to contribute to a final crowd-edit of two pilot books – ‘Rogue Elements’, a fictional spy thriller by Hector Macdonald, and ‘Dispatches from the Kabul Café’, a non-fiction memoir by Canadian journalist Heidi Kingstone.

Readers have 90 days to give feedback to the authors and suggest ways to refine their books. They may spot errors, bring unique expertise or put forward ideas which they feel should be considered. The authors will then have the opportunity to incorporate suggestions before publication, crediting the most helpful contributors in the final book.

Find out more about the project at

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