The Pros and Cons of Publishing Posthumously
Part 12: Editing from Beyond the Grave
One of the enduring dilemmas for the posthumous author is editing. Should you or shouldn’t you? Even for the living, the task can be an onerous one. Having sons or daughters, (or even distant cousins) do the work for you is one option. Editing before you pass to the great beyond or oblivion is another, even better choice. Be sure to time the release of your new editions with care: 10 years, 25 years, 50 and 100 are tried and true strategies. Plan in advance if possible, if not; seek help from others in the afterlife. (please see part 18, Necropolis here I come). Deathless prose always comes at a cost.