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Posted by on August 24, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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Huge Special Book Promo on Smashwords!

Huge Special Book Promo on Smashwords!

If you are a book lover and an avid reader, you will certainly enjoy it: Smashwords is doing a big Special Promotion that lasts the whole month of July.

Plenty of awesome books are there free of charge or at a discounted price.

I am participating in this Special Summer Promo. My book “Raven Boy” is available there FREE of charge! Go and grab it : https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/439364

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Kateryna Kei, Author of Raven Boy, adventure and romance young-adult saga

 
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Posted by on July 2, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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I Am My Own Rescue!

I Am My Own Rescue!

I Am My Own Rescue.

This was the name of a challenge organized by Lisa Nichols in December 2015. The challenge was awesome, it was a pleasure to participate in it.

However, now I would like to focus just on this sentence.

I Am My Own Rescue!

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Posted by on January 8, 2016 in Some wisdom

 

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How to Grow Your Business as a Published Author… and Impact More Lives With Your Message – By Christine Kloser

Have you dreamed of writing a book or becoming a successful published author? Do you have a valuable message that – if put in print – will help grow your business and transform more lives? If you answered yes, but don’t have your book written yet… keep reading!

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Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Author Resources

 

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“What to do to Keep Writing Even if You Think You Don’t Feel Like Writing”: Guest Post by John Howell #Amwriting #author

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Suffer from writer’s block (which today’s guest blogger declares NON-EXISTENT)? Lack inspiration? Find it difficult to keep to a schedule, a word count goal, a deadline?

One of my guests on CHANGES conversations between authors (see below for more info about our Episode), John Howell, offer tips, advice, humor and more to help you out of your slump! Welcome to my “Guest Bloggers Hall of Fame”, John!


“What to do to Keep Writing Even if You Think You Don’t Feel Like Writing”:
Guest Post by John Howell
#Amwriting #author

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I am very grateful for the guest spot on Sally Ember’s blog. Thank you, Sally, for having me today. I had originally wanted to do some humorous stuff about life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

However, as I thought about being a guest of Sally Ember, Ed.D, I had some second thoughts. After…

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Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Book description: a quick word

When I pick a book to read, my choice is influenced by the following elements:

  1. The cover
  2. The title
  3. The description

More precisely, the book cover gets (or not) the book in my hands, or grabs my attention enough to make me read the description. As for the book title, sometimes it is as important as the book cover – it can easily accomplish the same. But sometimes, when the cover is very good, I can ignore the title and still read the description.

But the description is the element that determines my buying decision.

This is why I want to share some advice for creating an enticing book description.

  • Imagine yourself in your reader’s shoes. What would a person who knows nothing of your book feel while reading the description? The secret is to give some elements that will fascinate and make longing for more.
  • For fiction books it is often better to show a piece of your story or to write what it is about instead of only saying something like “This is a great fantasy book. It will entertain both children and adults”.
  • Keep it short and simple. Avoid giving away too much detail: too much text looks scary for some people, you can’t believe how many of them just don’t want to read even a short piece of text and would rather hear it from someone. And then, the aim of the description is only to give them a foretaste of the story, to tell them what it is about.
  • It can be a great idea to simply put a short but juicy piece of a chapter into your book description – not only it perfectly captures the attention (if the piece is well-chosen, which is a tricky part as well), but also it gives a reader a glimpse of the author’s writing style.
  • Some authors like putting a reader’s or reviewer’s quote that describes the book. It works well, but it can backfire if overdone.
  • If you have a chance to sell your physical book at a fair or a convention, your potential readers will give you the elements they want in the description, just listen to what they are asking you about your book.
  • The description is the first impression of your book, so be very careful with spelling and grammar mistakes.

If you have some more advice on the matter, please share ;-)

 

Kateryna Kei, Author of Raven Boy, adventure and romance young-adult saga

 
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Posted by on December 26, 2014 in Author Resources

 

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Hero Festival: my experience

On November 7th and 8th I have participated with my book Raven Boy at the first edition of the Hero Festival in Marseille.

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Posted by on December 15, 2014 in Author Resources

 

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