Sunday, June 9, 2013

Author Resources

By Michelle Lee
BWL Art Director

Came across a couple of good posts (in my opinion anyways) that might be helpful for authors out there.

I have already shared these with the BWL authors, but I wanted to make sure BWL readers (who are also authors) get the info too.

First up are two about the dreaded book description. : )

http://www.thecreativepenn.com/2010/11/16/how-to-write-back-blurb-for-your-book/

http://catherineryanhoward.com/2012/10/05/the-11-ingredients-of-a-sizzling-book-\description/

If you are looking to do a print run of your elf-published releases, or of a release with a strictly electronic publisher, then this post about CreateSpace might be helpful to you.

Or not ... ; )

Mileage can and does vary. LOL

http://www.thecreativepenn.com/2013/03/12/tips-self-publishing-createspace/

A while back, I posted on the Inside Books We Love blog my Top 5 website suggestions.  If you haven’t read it, you can check it out here:  http://bwlauthors.blogspot.com/2012/03/website-suggestion-top-5.html

One of the posts I found is a really good bit of information about Author Websites, and whether an author's website is hurting their sales.

http://www.thecreativepenn.com/2012/01/06/is-your-website-hurting-your-writing/

Might be interesting reading. And for those of you who are reading it and
thinking, I can't do anything fancy, it isn't saying that. Just that it fits
your writings, and that it is, well, professional looking.

For example, Jamie Hill has a simple website (http://www.jamiehill.biz/) but it FITS her writings.

Victoria Chatham is another BWL author who has a simple, yet elegant website.   http://victoriachathamauthor.com/

So it isn't anything that requires a lot of money and time.

BWL author Janet Lane Walters shared this link on her blog, and I thought some others might also find it interesting. I know I did.

Evidently there is something called a LOGLINE that we should also have for books. I've only ever been using a TAGLINE.

http://rwasd.wordpress.com/2013/06/06/loglines-and-taglines-are-different-and-yo\u-need-both-for-your-novel-by-r-ann-siracusa/

Hope you find it informative.

Another post I did was on some Bio suggestions.  I hope I have provided some tricks and tips that you will find useful.

http://bwlauthors.blogspot.com/2013/05/whats-in-biography.html

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