Animoto – Awesome for Book Trailers

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

Word Meters

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

You Need Never Say “Said” Again!

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!

Blovels Set to Grow in 2012

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

So What is Ebook Editing All About?

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?

Scorpio Rising Virtual Book Tour

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