Writer’s Tips, April Edition – Book Blurbs, Trailers, BookBub, Canva, Formatting, More!

Welcome to my first post of the year of my collaborated Writer’s Tips. I’ve collected and saved a few of these posts as I came across them while I was away, and I know many of you will find something helpful here for writing, publishing, and/or marketing. From advice on writing the blurb, through some wonderful Canva tutorials to publshing updates and more, there’s something helpful for all writers here.

D.L. Finn at the Story Empire on Writing the Blurb Source:


Creating an Instagram story, How to Edit PDF docs in Canva, and how to Creat Page Turn Animation by Natalie Ducey Smith

How to edit PDF documents in Canva

Page turn animation in Canva

The Bookdesigner on making Book Trailers

Four ways the publishing business is changing on Amazon

7 Steps to formatting your books by Deborah Jay

Jan Sikes shares some great Marketing with BookBub Ads info

Great Punctuation Guide by The Bookdesigner


81 thoughts on “Writer’s Tips, April Edition – Book Blurbs, Trailers, BookBub, Canva, Formatting, More!

  1. Have a great Easter, Debby! I thought of you yesterday as the airline worker put my 50-pound bag onto the plane. o We’re in Montana spending Easter with our son and his fiancee.


  2. I love to see a list of helpful information for authors, Debby πŸ™‚ Thank you for including one of my posts. I see some I will have to read!


  3. Thanks for the links, Debby. Lately I’ve been playing around with Canva, so I found the Canva links very interesting. So many possibilities with Canva, from logos to banners and editing documents. Hope you’ve been well 😊❀

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    1. Thank you Mabel. And so glad you found these useful. Yes, Natalie is great at sharing all kinds of Canva tutorials, more at her blog. Hugs and Happy Easter ❀


      1. Your blog and writing is always very helpful, Debby. Thanks for encouraging all of us. It was a good Easter here. Hope you had a good one ❀


  4. Plenty of info here, Debby . . . and I could use all of these pointers. It’s just going to take me a bit to get to them all. Thank you so much for this post and in advance to these talented authors for the info.


  5. Another great collection, Deb, and thanks for including mine.
    I got really excited when I saw the ‘edit a PDF in Canva’, but sadly it won’t upload the one I want to edit because it’s too big 😦
    Great for the future for other projects though, I’m sure.


    1. Thanks Deb, and glad you found the others helpful as yours surely is. Sorry for the hiccup with Canva, but like you said, great for future projects. I hope you’re on the mend! xx


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