7 Things to Do Before Your Book Is Released

Nicholas C. Rossis

You may remember Kurt Walker from his recent post, 9 Ways To Market Your Book With No Money. Kurt is a digital marketer and a college paper help writer at Easyessay.org. Besides that, Kurt is a guest blogger at AustralianWritingsUK.bestessays.com, and Superior Paper writing service. Kurt specializes in email and social media marketing. He is the father of three kids and a passionate New York Knicks fan.

Today, he’s sharing with us some ideas, both offline and online, to help make your book’s launch an event to remember!

7 Things to Do Before Your Book Is Released

Book launch | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books

A book takes a lot of time and dedication to create. From drafting to the actual writing of the book – grueling. The revision bit is also tiresome.

Thankfully, there are several things you can do before releasing your book to increase the odds of your book’s…

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Authors-Readers International

This is a very generous offer by my fellow writer Susan Toy.

Books: Publishing, Reading, Writing

Authors-Readers International is the name of a new means of online promotion I have developed to help the many great authors I’ve met, previously promoted, have worked with online, or whose books I’ve published, to reach a wider audience – worldwide, I’m hoping! – and receive more attention for their published books.

I’m going to begin this promotion (which will run as a series of blog posts here on my main blog, reblogged on Reading Recommendations, and shared on social media) with a daily post on individual authors, beginning on
Dec. 1 and ending with Dec. 31. Then any further promotions will be less frequent, maybe one a week. Inclusion of authors promoted here will be by invitation only. I want to present the authors I’ve met in person or who I’ve had a connection with online, but also, and more importantly, authors whose books I have enjoyed reading…

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Why Your Book Isn’t Selling

Excellent tips for writers!

Nicholas C. Rossis

Linda Cartwright | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's bookThis is a guest post by Linda Cartwright. You may remember her from her recent post, Self-Publishing Basics. Linda is an author and a freelance writer with a background in education. She lives in Seattle, teaches creative writing classes online and supports e-learning initiatives. Her darkest secret is that writing is only her second favorite thing to do… after reading. You can follow Linda on Twitter.

Linda has been studying self-publishing basics. She’s sharing here what she’s discovered so far.

Why Your Book Isn’t Selling

Books for sale | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books

You were excited with the idea, you wrote with passion, you edited meticulously, you worked and worked, you published… and nothing. Your book isn’t selling.

If anything can dampen creative spirit – that’s the thing. We all depend on feedback and appreciation just to keep going. This situation is even more frustrating for self-publishing authors who invest their time and money into the endeavor…

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7 Psychological Tricks For Book Promotion

Great Ideas!

Nicholas C. Rossis

Book marketing psychology | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's booksImage: Gerd Altmann, Pixabay

Book marketing has come a long way since Medieval scribes advertised their services in the Middle Ages. For one thing, there is an entire branch of psychology that deals specifically with marketing. I recently came across a great post by a marketing student with 7 psychological tricks you can use in marketing. That post formed the basis of this one, only this one deals with book promotion in particular instead of marketing in general. I hope you find it useful!

1. Your Book Needs To Fit Your Genre

It’s important to understand your readers and what they expect from you. Every genre has some common traits. And you need to respect that.

Everything about your book, from your title to the book cover, needs to fit your genre.

Let’s take YA fiction, for example. Your readers will probably be 15-to-25-years-old. The most…

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Online Design Editors Comparison

Nicholas C. Rossis

This is the last post in a 4-part series that explored three online photo editing sites — websites that can help you create stunning visuals. These were DesignCap, EDIT, and Fotor (click on each of the links for the detailed respective post).

I really enjoyed working with all three of them, but then some of you asked me, “which one would you recommend?”

This is when I decided to make a comparative table. I cannot recommend any single tool, because each of them addresses slightly different needs or preferences. A beginner might go for quick and easy, while someone more experienced might choose the app that gives more functionalities even if it is more complex to use.

So, here is a comparative table to help you make your choice, based on the criteria that are most important to you:

Online design editors comparison | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books

Happy designs!

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EDIT Online Graphics Editor Review

Looks interesting.

Nicholas C. Rossis

Today’s post is the second of a 4-part series that started with DesignCap’s review. The series explores three sites that can help you create stunning visuals and offer a free version.

As a bonus, some of them will give away free subscriptions to the first five of my readers to click on the links at the end!

How EDIT can help you

EDIT is an online graphics editor service. It promises to simplify your design experience by offering you a bunch of templates to choose from.

EDIT helps you create design material for your social media and web pages, but also lots of printable material, like flyers, business cards, or posters.

EDIT seems to be targeting people who have already some knowledge on creating design material, as it includes quite a few tools for you to work with.  There are of course templates that you can follow. However…

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