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Add Spark to Your Amazon Blurb
One thing you, and I, didn't realize we needed to know as Indie Authors, but will add a special touch to our blurb: computer coding! No, no, don't run away. I know, it sounds like numbers and math, I stay as far away from those as possible. Html text codes are not that awful, at least the four codes I've learned this week in my quest to strength my publishing career path. That's it four: Heading, strong, paragraph, and italics. There's more of course. If any of you are programming people, or had computer classes, I'm sure you're well ahead of me on the html knowledge ladder. Yes, in this I'm a noob.
This first screen shot is from a html test site I found through google, Tryit Editor, it was the first one I clicked on, so I'm sure there's others, but it shows you exactly what your codes are, or aren't, doing, before you go through the steps of uploading to the 'zon and waiting days for approvals to see the coding results.
(Look at it! I wrote that! And it made sense! Lmao)
The image below is a screenshot I grabbed of a Youtuber breaking down some of the basics codes for us, they list more than I've needed to use yet. Seriously, all I've done to figure any of this out was our dear friend google, once I learned that it was even a thing. My friend offered to do it for me, but she's hammering out books full time--at least one a month, I believe-- and I didn't want to dump work of mine onto her if I could figure it out, so I did! Felt down right accomplished for it too!
You can see the blurb in live action on Midnight Sands!
I'm still weaving the web of my writing career, but I'll share tidbits as I learn them. It's one of my primary focuses in life right now. ;) That and writing the third and final book in the Nightvision trilogy. It's taking proper shape.
Oh, and did you know that rss blog feeds are a thing? I still don't totally get them, but yesterday I did figure out that there's one here (orange kinda wifi button on the right side over there) Anyway, the point I liked about it was the rss feed link attaches to my Author Central on the 'zon, one more strand in the web. I'd tried to link my blog in before, but it has to be rss link. I was confused, but again google was my friend. Sometimes you just gotta know it's there to be found.
I hope this helps my writer peeps! If ya'll have any tips, I'm always happy to learn! Questions, if I know, I'll try to help! But I did mention I'm a bit of a noob right?
Still, as humans, we can always learn and grow!
Ps. part of my learning corners are insisting that blogging is a part of the thing, so I'm going to try and be a little more consistent. (Pintrest is a font of knowledge, I have loads of writer and art boards over there, give them a follow!) They also say to pick your favorite social media corners, I'm still fluffing my feathers around to pick my nesting zones.
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C. H. Knyght. author of fantasy and paranormal tales. Magic is creation.