I use Twitter every day and am finding it to be a useful marketing tool. However, I’m not addicted to it and still find that my blog is the best way to reach out to an audience. But, even at my fairly low level or usage – I have around 500 followers and followees altogether… Continue reading Are you a Twitter Twit or a Twitter Wit? Basic Twitter Management
I hadn’t paid much attention to book trailers until very recently. I imagined they consisted of authors either beaming at the camera or looking painfully self-conscious saying how wonderful their book was. But then I actually started looking at some and saw how wrong I’d been. The ones that converted me were some of the… Continue reading Animoto – Awesome for Book Trailers
I’ve been noticing that more and more authors are showing word meters on their websites. Word meters are these are those little guys (this one is from Writertopia): I’m starting to think that they’re rather a good idea. I’m not sure the information is that valuable for visitors to the website, although it’s interesting, but… Continue reading Word Meters
To only use “said” alongside the dialogue in your book is uninspiring and, let’s be honest, lazy. There are literally hundreds of alternatives lying idle in the dictionary. Go ahead and make their day by using them! I’ve come up with over 2,000 substitutes in my latest eBook offering, and my list is just a… Continue reading You Need Never Say “Said” Again!
This New Year saw all books being made equal in France. Previously ebooks suffered from a much higher level (19.6%) of TVA (= value added tax), whereas dead tree books were taxed at 5.5%. Now both types of book are taxed at 7%. The fall for ebooks is very welcome, although the overall rise to… Continue reading All Books Are Equal, Ben Oui !
You probably know by now that I like blovels and serials. I’ve written several posts about this interesting type of fiction. I’m sure we see a lot more coming out in 2012. First a few words about a new blovel on the block. Check out http://www.somethingfishy.fr for what’s shaping up to be a fun novel… Continue reading Blovels Set to Grow in 2012
This wonderful new age of indie authors means that there are many first-time book writers out there who aren’t sure what they should do once they’ve finished creating their work of fiction or non-fiction. Here’s a suggested course of action. I’m assuming you’ve reached the stage where you’re happy with what you’ve written and, as… Continue reading So What is Ebook Editing All About?
Kindle 3 vs Kindle 4, comparison between Kindle 3 and Kindle 4, Kindles, ereaders compared
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I’m delighted to be hosting my second virtual book tour today. I’ll begin with my review of Scorpio Rising by Monique Domovitch, which is the book in question. I was feeling poetic when I wrote it, as you’ll see! Scorpio Alex, tough, go-getting, Paris and New York as the setting, Add beautiful, abused Brigitte… Continue reading Scorpio Rising Virtual Book Tour