A reminder: I need this mugshot to add a bit of variety to the images I have of myself when posing as Toby Zara.
At the considerable risk of tautology, an ebook cover image must be bold, strong, dramatic and catch the eye.
Hi. Welcome to my blog. This is ‘photo of a ‘photo of me 50+ years ago.
I Googled ‘what to write in about me in a blog’ and it came back with over half a million million hits. Amazing: if each were a penny I’d be a zillionaire. I skimmed through a couple: the first said make it feel like a warm hug and the second informed me it should be the soul of my blog.
So here’s a hug. I’ll have to come back to you about the soul.
‘Abigail Saltminder’ is the central character in a series of short children’s books I have started writing and intend self-publishing on Amazon and other platforms. There will be 6 books, each of about 20,000 words. I have written the first two and am about a third of the way through the third. Together, the books form one continuous redemptive tale.
OK. Marketing is a huge topic. You can get a degree in it. There are high paid, prestigious jobs. So what am I doing, writing about it? Well, I may not know much about marketing but what the heck: as far as I can see, it’s not so much science as art. And, being art, is open to just about anyone to pitch in.
so here I go …
Yep, OK: this is more of a place holder for the moment and ‘doing it with Amazon’ is possibly the last thing in this immediate process.
Originally this post was titled: ‘Some does and don’ts‘. But I’ve just changed it to: ‘Perhaps some does and don’ts‘ because the more I get into this stuff, the more I know I don’t know, and writing a set of rules is a tad arrogant.
I have just had a look at what other writers do with their blogs.
Stuff I didn’t even dream was possible! Huge, convoluted websites with dozens of different ways to show you the data.
I have an analogue for you, which is how I think of the various bits ‘n bobs you need when starting a blog, or indeed any website, as a blog is no more than a particular form of website.