Writer’s Tips – Scams, Video Marketing, Book Selling, Photo Library

Welcome to this month’s edition of Writing Tips. Learn about why Amazon isn’t the only game in town from 111 Publishing. Hugh Roberts is back with more great blogging tips. Two great posts from Nicholas Rossis on email video marketing and how to get our digital signatures for documents. And I took the liberty of sharing an important scam alert in these times of Coronavirus where many dirtbags take advantage of ripping off people by email.


Doris Heilmann of 111 Publishing with information on diversifying when it comes to selling books.

Are You Still Selling Books Only Via Amazon?



Nicholas Rossis shares the value in Video Email Marketing. Is it the next best thing?



Hugh Roberts, blogging guru, offers up 21 Great Ways to spruce up our blogs!



Hugh Roberts with blogging tips on how to access a secret photo library right in your WordPress dashboard.




Another great find from Nicholas Rossis is Wondershare Sign X. Ever have a document that requires a digital signature and wish you didn’t have to print, sign and scan back? Nicholas shares a helpful app.



And last of all. I came across this informative article from Norton Antivirus, informing and alerting about the new Corona cyber scams going on with emails. Get informed so you don’t get caught!





43 thoughts on “Writer’s Tips – Scams, Video Marketing, Book Selling, Photo Library

    1. My pleasure Nicholas. You always offer such great tips for writers. Yes, it doesn’t take long for vultures to find something new to latch onto people’s vulnerabilities. πŸ™‚


  1. Thank you for including links to two of my recent posts, Debby. I love how you called it a secret photo library. I wish I’d thought of that.

    I have a post scheduled to come out next week about blog security, so the article from Norton Antivirus was very beneficial. I’ll be including a link to it in the post.

    Thanks again.


    1. My pleasure Hugh. And lol, I just felt that it was like a secret behind the mysterious WordPress wall LOL. Glad you found the Norton article handy too. I look forward to your next post. ❀


  2. Another great collection, thanks Deb.
    I’m particularly interested in that free photo library. I’m still using the old editor most of the time, so I haven’t seen this – now I’ll know where to look ❀


  3. Thanks for sharing these tips, Debby. Hugh is a blogging guru, indeed! I have a β€œdigital print” (image) of my signature in a file on my computer and copy and paste that into documents that need filling out. It has worked so far. πŸ™‚


      1. No app. It’s an image. We use our computer. We just took a photo of our signature on a piece of paper, opened the photo in Paint.net (or any photo manipulation program), made sure it was black and white, and created a transparent background.

        Then, this file (the signature) was saved. I copy and paste the image into documents that need my signature. The important part is that the background is transparent, so just the signature shows up when adding it. Hope that makes sense. πŸ™‚


      2. I think it has to do with the “opacity”, and turning it all the way down to get rid of the background, but I’m not sure. Mark did this for both our signatures many years ago, in Paint.net. I’ll ask him whether he remembers. πŸ™‚


      3. OK. I asked Mark. Apparently, it’s more complicated than I thought – you need a computer, photo editor (Paint.net is our go-to and it’s free), and a scanner. Or a camera to take a photo of the signature on white paper.

        Here is an excellent tutorial to do this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PRJd-_iVqQ

        To make the signature smaller or move it around a document (at the end of the video), you could just make the frame smaller and move it with your mouse.


      4. Oh thanks to you and Mark. I’ll give it a whirl! Yes, I figured you must use an editing app to do so. I’ll let you know! Thanks again! πŸ™‚ x


  4. Those scammers don’t take long to jump on a sure thing, do they? It’s disgraceful. Thanks for helping to get the word about about them.

    What a lot of great stuff this week! I’m bookmarking the post so I can return to it again and again. Enjoy the rest of your week, Debby!



    1. Hi Amy. Thanks for dropping by and glad you found these helpful, I try to collect from articles I’ve come across myself that I know would be of interest to others here. ❀


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