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Use your graphics effectively

Posted by keerthi Jul 14, 2018

Pictures and images of a book have the strength to draw the interests of a reader, giving the reader an idea of what the text would revolve. Apart from enticing the reader to get engaged with the text, they also help the reader to gather complex ideas instantly. It is therefore important for authors to use the right pictures in their publications, in the right way.


Pictures can be used to highlight important concepts to gain attraction, as readers skip pages by only reading headlines and captions. A picture and a brief description would help in getting the required attention. Pictures used should merge with the publication, and therefore a sense of consistency should be evident throughout the pictures. The use of a single accent color or a small palette or a distinct graphic style can contribute to it. Using a common model for the story at a similar camera angle, with a consistent lightning adds to the consistency.


Animated images whenever used should be used wisely. This is because animation strikes big and grabs all attention, thus distracting readers from the point made. A For online publications, as far as possible use animations only when necessary like demonstrating a product use.


Now comes the size of the image. It is important for you to know the size and resolution of the image to be used, beforehand. Although you can change these, it is not always possible and at times you don’t get good results. Enlarging a picture decreases its resolution, reducing its pixels per inch or its dpi and reducing an image increases its resolution or its dpi.


Pictures with a low resolution will have a blurred appearance. However those with a high resolution tend to have a big file size, which makes it difficult to open, edit and print. If the color pictures are to be printed by a commercial printer, the resolution of these should be between 200 to 300 dpi. Higher resolution of up to 800 dpi should be okay but a lower resolution isn’t suitable. However, if the pictures are intended to be used online, then a resolution of about 96 dpi is sufficient, which is compatible to computer monitors.


Choosing an appropriate image file format is important too. This is again based on the way the image is to be used like whether it is a line art, animation or photo.




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Twitter Basics for New Authors

Posted by keerthi Jul 13, 2018

Building readership is one of the biggest challenges that all new authors face, and book marketing is  a long process that can be confusing and overwhelming. So where do you  start? What?s the first path you can take to reach readers? How do you  continue to grow fans? Is there a simple step for beginning authors?  Yes, there is!


For new authors, social media can be  an effective way to not only generate new fans and engage readers, but  also form valuable industry connections. Twitter is particularly good at  this. It allows authors to form real connections with passionate  readers and build relationships with fellow writers. In this post,  you?ll learn about the Twitter basics to discover how this interactive  social media outlet can help you thrive amongst readers!


Using Twitter Basics to Establish Your Author Presence


So what is Twitter, exactly? To put  it simply, Twitter is a social network where users interact with one  another through short messages, or tweets. This online outlet allows  users to stay updated on topics that interest them, essentially making  it a personalized news source. This makes it a great avenue for authors  to reach readers with the latest news on their writing projects. But  how? By using Twitter?s features to your advantage!

Profile Picture


Set your profile picture to an image  of you holding a copy of your book. Show off your hard work and make  your book recognizable by your Twitter followers.

Here are a couple more  quick tips from eBooks2go?s Twitter Guide:


Header Image


Your book cover is an excellent  option for the banner image that runs across the top of your Twitter  profile. Authors can take this a step further and feature images of  upcoming promotional events, such as a book signing or book launch.


Page Bio


Focus your bio description around  yourself as an author. Include any relevant links such as your author  website, blog, or retailers selling your book. If you?re just starting  out, your bio is a great opportunity to explain your writing inspiration  and aspirations!


Building Your Author Presence on Twitter


With each tweet, retweet, and  interaction on Twitter, think of how your efforts could make valuable  connections. How can you help readers get to know you as an author? How  can you connect with other writers, both established and aspiring? What  can you do to capture the interest of your desired readership? Check out  some of our suggestions to make build your author presence on Twitter ? 


Use Hashtags


A hashtag is created by putting a #  symbol in front of keywords or phrases in a post. The post is then  grouped with other posts using the same hashtag and appears in searches  on Twitter for other users to discover. With this in mind, authors can  search hashtags and keywords to connect with other aspiring authors and  fans by liking their posts, joining conversations, and follow users to  spark interactions! Here are just a few of many well-known writing  hashtags circulating the Twitter world:







#WIP (Work in Progress)


Short & Sweet


Each tweet is limited to 240  characters, so tweets should be kept short and sweet. Think of the  average user as they quickly scroll through their Twitter feed. Long  posts are more likely to be skipped over, while clear and concise  messages are more easily recognized and understood. Aiming for less than  240 characters is ideal, but while you focus on brevity be sure not to  skimp on quality! Avoid choppy sentences or misspellings, as these will  hurt the writing credibility you?re trying to build.


Rule of Thirds


It?s important to post often to  engage with your followers and gain new ones. However, it?s also  important not to flood your followers? feeds and drive them away. When  posting on Twitter, a recommended strategy to follow is the Rule of  Thirds. Meaning, a third of your posted content should be promotional, a  third should be book or industry related, and another third should be  personal interests. The Rule of Thirds helps authors maintain a good  balance with their posts to create and capture the interests of Twitter  users.


Encourage a Response


By tweeting an open-ended question on  your Twitter page, you are encouraging others to engage and reply. You  can also create a poll directly on Twitter, allowing you to ask for your  followers? opinions and provide them a few choices to gauge the most  popular choice. For example, you can have readers weigh in on a new  character?s name. Questions and polls are great ways to start  conversations and generate interactions about your book and other  writing projects.


Understanding Twitter basics allows  you to utilize the platform to your advantage. Learn even more Twitter  tips and tricks from eBooks2go?s Twitter Guide! Download the guide for  free today and learn not only Twitter basics but also discover how to  find your Twitter voice, connect with followers, establish your Twitter  audience, and utilize Twitter promotion options!




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What Genre do you write?

Posted by keerthi Jul 9, 2018

Books are classified into genres or types depending on what its theme is. The word genre is a French term used to denote kinds of any particular thing.


A book genre is actually a broad logical way to categorize books, contributing to a sense of community or class. Today books are available across a multitude of genres and people choose their books depending on the criteria of genre. With the advent of online sales, book stores too began to separate their books based on genres, so that it would be easy for prospective buyers to look for them, on their browsers.


Today it has become a common practice for books to be grouped based on genre, right from libraries to institutions and homes.


The genre of a book is often indicated on the front flap of the book to make it convenient for the readers to know the theme it belongs to.


The two broadest genres are fiction and nonfiction, which are very fundamental. The genres are classified further into sub genres, each of which has several categories. For instance fiction can be classified into several sub genres like mystery, science fiction, literary fiction, suspense etc. Children?s fiction is classified by many as a separate sub genre too.


The categories can be divided to further sub-categories which could then be classified further. As these distinctions go further, the level of sophistication and specialization is increased. For instance cooking books could be categorized to cooking books on non-vegetarian dishes, which could further be classified as books on cooking chicken dishes etc.


Book genre is an important criterion in book buying decisions, for many people. Someone who loves mystery novels would not be interested in romance literary fiction. Just like fiction, non-fiction too includes several genres, which can be further classified into sub genres, categories and sub categories.


An interesting aspect of genre is the concept of multi genre, which means that the theme of the book fits into more than one genre. For instance when the content of a book easily qualifies to be a science fiction or romance or mystery, the book is of a multi genre type.



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Posted by Happy2018 Jul 1, 2018

Latley, I have found myself repeating the same words writing my poetry. I then will try to use big words. anyone have suggestions? I have been trying to keep it simple and write from the heart.

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