Category Tools and tips

How to add categories to your book on Amazon

Have you ever noticed that some books seem to be in lots of Amazon categories, and not just the two KDP allows you to choose when you publish your book? [If you’re not even sure about those two, take a look at this article: https://selfpublishing.com/how-to-publish-a-book/ ] Did you know you can add your book to more […]

#Amazon amalgamates US & UK reviews?

This week, while checking something on my Amazon UK book page for THE PRINCE’S MAN, I got a shock. Instead of the 49 reviews it’s had for some time now, suddenly it was showing 77! I know it’s selling steadily, but that’s a lot of new reviews all of a sudden, and I was eager […]

HONORING HONORIFICS

Originally posted on Fantasy Author's Handbook:
Let’s take this week to go after a certain copy editing bugaboo that I have found extremely common in both fantasy and science fiction. It’s another of those seemingly impenetrable rules governing the proper use of an initial cap. An initial cap is when the first letter of…

How to write attention grabbing sentences: active vs passive construction #amwriting

With the huge number of novels available these days, it’s important to grab your readers’ attention immediately or they may never read past the sample pages Amazon offers. There’s lots of advice out there on writing those all-important opening lines – start with action, suggest something unusual, be controversial etc. – but I want to […]

Listening to Your WIP – #WritingTip #amwriting

Using MS Word to read your writing aloud – great way to catch mistakes and clunky sentences. Marcia shares clear instructions on how to turn on this nifty little tool.

How the Seven-Point Story Structure Can Help Your Writing

Do WOMEN write better than MEN? Survey by grammerly.com, #grammar checker #writing

Men versus Women Who are the better writers? And the survey says: This survey was conducted by grammarly.com As well as their service, check out their many educational sites: Grammarly on Facebook Grammarly on Twitter Grammarly on Google+ Grammarly on Pinterest Grammarly on LinkedIn Grammarly on Wikipedia   And remember these important writing rules:

Have you tried collaboration as a means of marketing?

MULTI-AUTHOR COLLABORATION Authors, if all your marketing efforts so far have been an isolated, individual slog, how about giving the multi-author approach a try? I did this last month (June 2014) in two different ways, and thought I’d share with you both the benefits and the results – not to mention how much fun it […]

Why not join me in The Book Marketing Challenge?

The Book Marketing Challenge One of the biggest challenges to authors is that of MARKETING. We can write the greatest book, have a fabulous cover, and yet still not find readers. Even when our work is traditionally published, as my equestrian books are, unless the author is a household name, there is little or no marketing budget, […]