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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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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, News

 

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The importance of free preview chapters

Preview chapters are a great way to captivate attention, to spark curiosity, to give the desire of wanting more of it.
Having on your website a free chapter or two available and well visible can be that last drop that makes your visitor push the Buy button.
A free chapter can also be a cool way to make people subscribe to your mail list. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on September 16, 2014 in Author Resources

 

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Getting your book reviewed – strategy 2

Is it really that bad to buy a review for your book? I believe as far as this review is honest, it’s totally OK and can even be very effective. It’s just that when you pay for something, you are 90% sure to have the job done and on time. And there is quite a lot of recognized amazon reviewers who actually earn money for writing their reviews. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 11, 2014 in Author Resources

 

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How to get a lot of book reviews – strategy 1

Getting your book reviewed requires some work and research. It is obviously a lot less expensive if you are dealing with an ebook, but still just as tricky. The fact is that very few of those who have downloaded your ebook from Amazon during the free promotion are going to write a review. Most of the people wouldn’t bother.

I’d like to talk about one awesome way to get reviews that I discovered recently by pure chance. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 28, 2014 in Author Resources

 

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