When Science Meets Book Marketing

In this post, author Nicholas C. Rossis summarises an article in The Economist about how arbitrary advantages given to start-up projects can be beneficial. (The results may surprise you.)



“I love it when science meets book marketing!  If you wonder what I’m talking about, just read on. I am an avid Economist reader.  Every issue has a small section about Science and Technology …”

Source: When Science Meets Book Marketing

Emotional Beats Launch

I’ve shared several helpful posts by bestselling author Nicholas C. Rossis, and not without reason. Not only is he an excellent author of both speculative (sci-fi) fiction and children’s books, but he’s also always been magnanimous in sharing what he’s learned about writing and self-publishing with other authors on his website. His latest book, Emotional Beats: How to Easily Convert your Writing into Palpable Feelings, is another generous endeavour to provide advice for his fellow authors. Not being an author myself, I bought the Kindle edition; however, for serious authors, the paperback edition may be useful for flipping back and forth to useful advice. Read a sample on his site about portraying anger, or check out the preview on Amazon.com.


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Exciting news! My latest book, Emotional Beats: How to Easily Convert your Writing into Palpable Feelings, is finally available on Amazon. You may remember the book from my poll back when I was cho…

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10 Trends in Publishing You Need to Know

Here is an interesting and well worth reading article about publishing trends posted by author Nicholas Rossis:

Chloe of the Written Word Media published recently 10 trends in publishing that are of interest to every author – particularly Indie ones…”

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The Writer’s 2016 Guide to Better Writing


Don’t just write. Write better! And this list of 20 websites can help.

Source: The Writer’s 2016 Guide to Better Writing

Make a Difference in the Writing Community

This is an excellent post by Tricia Drammeh with advice about how to conduct yourself online as an author.

For those of you who don’t know Tricia, she’s an author, blogger, and unsurpassed bibliophile. In my interactions with her, she’s followed all of her own tips about interacting with others online. Her Webpage is a great resource for authors, so check it out!

Thank you, Tricia, for sharing your wealth of information with the rest of us.

Tricia Drammeh

Most authors at one time or another have dreamed of taking the writing world by storm with a breakout bestselling novel. I’m sure most of us still harbor hope this will happen. Regardless of sales or monetary success, we can still make a difference in the writing community. Whether you’re published or still writing your first novel, you can make a huge impact. Here’s how:

  1. Make connections. I recently read an excellent blog post by Susan Toy that discusses online connections and engagement. When it comes to Twitter and blog followers, some people mistake quantity for quality. Would you rather have 100 followers who regularly visit and comment on your blog, or 1000 followers you never hear from again? A huge number of Twitter followers or Facebook Page likes might look good on paper, but what does it really mean if you aren’t making connections with people? Visit blogs and leave…

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Avoiding Trouble: A Checklist for Authors

This article from iUniverse contains a handy checklist that is particularly useful for new authors. It contains items for avoiding legal issues when publishing your book. A downloadable PDF version of the checklist is included.

Avoiding Trouble, new author, self publishing.

What Happens To Your Online Presence When You Die?

This is an important article for authors and bloggers. There are different rules for various social media, and you need to know what they are. Most importantly: “…passwords should not be included in the will itself, because its contents are made public after it passes probate.”


A firm of lawyers are recommending that people attach a list of their social media passwords to wills in order to make it easier for relatives to access them after the user dies. In this digital age when most people have some form of online presence the issue of what happens to accounts on the demise of the user is of growing significance. For all you bloggers out there (including myself) this article raises important albeit uncomfortable issues as few of us like to be reminded of our own mortality, (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2939685/Lawyers-urge-people-leave-social-media-details-including-Facebook-passwords-wills-alongside-family-heirlooms-savings-house-deeds.html).

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