Five Great Quotations about Books

“Books always speak of other books, and every story tells a story that has already been told.” – Umberto Eco

“Books are for nothing but to inspire.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“It had been startling and disappointing to me to find out that story books had been written by people, that books were not natural wonders, coming up of themselves like grass.” – Eudora Welty

“…books should be like a prime rib steak – good and thick.” – E.A. Bucchianeri

“The sacred-souls of authors are displayed in the beauty of their books.” – Lailah Gifty Akita


My name is Rob Bignell. I’m an affordable, professional editor who runs Inventing Reality Editing Service, which meets the manuscript needs of writers both new and published. I also offer a variety of self-publishing services. During the past decade, I’ve helped more than 300 novelists and nonfiction authors obtain their publishing dreams at reasonable prices. I’m also the author of the 7 Minutes a Day… writing guidebooks, four nonfiction hiking guidebook series, and the literary novel Windmill. Several of my short stories in the literary and science fiction genres also have been published.