Writer’s Tips – All about Making our Books Stand Out

This week’s edition of Writer’s Tips, I’m sharing some great articles I came across for authors and their books. Learn about eye-catching blurbs, the role of beta readers, how to use Amazon author central to spruce up our blurbs, and what makes a book great.

 

 

All about making our blurbs for our books be the best from Sacha Black

Book hooks and blurbs – Can you catch a reader? #Mondayblogs

 

 

 

 

 

 

The importance of using beta readers for our books

https://edmcreatingperfection.com/2018/10/23/betareaders-what-to-look-for-and-how-to-get-the-best-from-them-authoradvice-amwriting-amreading-amediting-creatingperfection/

 

 

Great help article on how to add to your book’s product description (blurb) by using author central on Amazon, not your KDP dashboard.

Source: Making Your Book’s Description POP on Amazon | Celebrating Independent Authors

 

 

 

 

Excellent article on Joanna Penn’s (Creative Penn) blog on how to write our books with ‘greatness’

 

https://www.thecreativepenn.com/2019/04/12/writing-tips-8-ways-to-take-your-book-from-good-to-great/

 

 

 

 

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#BetaReaders | Lit World Interviews

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How important is it to have beta readers for our books before sending them off to the editor?

I can say from my own experience that I’ve never put out a book without at least another few pair of eyes on it to gain feedback from someone who’s opinion I highly value as a reader, be it a fellow author or an avid book reader. It’s nice to receive some objectivity, which we as writers often tend to lose after reading our own work many times over. This helps to prepare our manuscripts, ready for editing. But Jo Robinson’s article below that she wrote for LitWorldInterviews will explain the value of beta readers in greater detail.

 

“Not all writers use beta readers, and not all writers offer their services as beta readers, but both of these things can serve as a huge help in our writing. Looking at it from the writer’s side first, it’s important to know what it is that you’d like your beta reader to do for your story, if there is anything in particular that you do want. Don’t be shy to ask if you suspect a weakness in any area.

 

In general, as well as glaring plot holes and so on, your beta reader will spot things like continuity problems, or hair that started out blonde and suddenly changed to auburn half way through the story. These are big deal issues for your future readers and often things that we miss because of our closeness to the story. . . Continue Reading

 

Source: Beta Readers | Lit World Interviews