Nicholas Rossis is sharing some excellent info about two handy author tools he gained insight about using italics and bolding our blurbs when entering them onto Amazon, and a site where we can check what other books Amazon links our books to. I highly recommend to bookmark this very interesting article for future reference when you will be venturing to publish another book.
Free Author Tools
“I have two useful (and free) author tools to share with you today, courtesy of authors John Logsdon and MM Jaye respectively.
Amazon blurb preview
I’ve often shared on this blog my support of Amazon. Despite its occasional missteps, the company has leveled the playing field for Indie authors and is busy changing the publishing industry on a daily basis. It is consistently client-centric in its approach and has invested heavily in making the shopping experience as pleasant and flawless as possible.
Which is why I can’t fathom why it’s so hard for it to build a proper, user-friendly blurb builder.
In effect, there are two separate ways of posting your blurb: the first is to do it through your book details on KDP. This has the benefit of allowing you to use some basic . . .” Continue Reading
Reblog: Sunday Lunch with Sally Cronin of SmorgasbordInvitation.com
Come join Sally’s blog post today in her Sunday Lunch Series with guest authors. Today I was delighted to be in the company of Nicholas Rossis and his lovely wife Electra.
‘Welcome to Sunday Lunch invitation and today I am delighted to welcome four wonderful guests to join us in the sunshine on our balcony.
We have two main courses and a fabulous dessert so there is no shortage of food today. Since the sun is shining we will have Cava and some tapas in the garden before sitting down at the table where we will have a choice of a full-bodied red wine we have recently discovered or a chilled Chardonnay. So please join us and pick up a glass of wine and relax while I introduce my guests.’
D.G. Kaye ©2015
Writing the Blurb for our books, as small as the task may seem, involves a lot of components. I have shared a link here to an article posted by Nicholas Rossis, who shares some terrific information on what it takes to write a good blurb.
Writing a Book Blurb
“By far, the weakest part of many self-published books is the synopsis*. Writing a decent blurb is an art form totally separate from writing a book.” Read more below:
Authors are often caught in a quandary about how to promote their books. There is much discussion about the value of promoting our books for free to gain readership.
My author friend Nicholas Rossis writes a lot about the writing process and offers up some wonderful marketing advice based on his own findings.
In the article below, you can read Nicholas’ take on the ‘giving our books away for free’ option.
I found another one of Nicholas Rossis’ gems on his blog and I’m sharing it in the link below. Nicholas often posts great information on writing and publishing and I try not to miss any of his posts.
This post is a detailed report on his findings to help self-publish successfully. He talks about platform building, writing engaging content, choosing the correct categories for our books, and of course he gives us helpful tips on promoting.
Today I’m sharing a very informative post I came across on my friend and author Nicholas Rossis’ blog. He reposted this post from Cindy Bates’ website. Cindy is a freelance writer and blogger who has written this post identifying issues new writers might come across. She covers the top ten mistakes writers make from writing, to proofreading to publishing.
Here’s an interesting post on the many uses for the #Hashtag on Nicholas Rossis blog. Lots of helpful hashtags to help show our links and tweets to the intended parties.