A Tip for Authors

Today we have a guest blog from Karina Kantas of Author Assist.

Karina is an indie author, and an Electric Eclectic author. As the principle of Author Assist, Karina has been helping indie authors and writers improve there working methods and successfully promote their books since 2015.

Here, Karina gives us a quick but extremely useful method for organising our often confused and untidy working methods.

This was first posted on Karina's own blog, Karina's Korner

As author’s we have links coming out of our ears.

Links to books, SMP (social media platforms) mailing list sign up, all the FaceBook groups etc.  So, how do you remember them all?

Do you have a book with them all in, then go hunting every time you need to find a book link?

No, you keep them all in one place, where you and the public can find them.

You need to utilize every part of your FaceBook page, so let’s start with the banner on your private FaceBook page.

Click on your banner and you have a single place where you can add all your links and can add and add and edit anytime.

NOTE TO REMEMBER: Ensure you copy and paste all of your links into a post on your page a change the setting from ‘public’ to ‘only me’. See below. Then save the post BEFORE you change your banner.

Karina Kantas has been assisting authors and writers through Author Assist since 2015, from where she offers affordable assist services

Contact her at, kkantasauthorassist@gmail.com for a service and price list.

View the menu of services, see samples of Karina’s work and read testimonials at, https://kkauthorassist.wordpress.com/


How would you like to become an Electric Eclectic author?

Electric Eclectic is a book marketing brand, we are NOT publishers, we do take authors royalties. Electric Eclectic authors retain full rights to their works.

Electric Eclectic authors chose which of their books they wish to promote under the Electric Eclectic brand.

Each year Electric Eclectic welcome a small number of authors into the fold. This year, 2020, we have space to welcome six lucky people, are you one of those?

Want to find out more? email us, EEbookbranding@mail.com

Two books ALL authors NEED

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Whether you are writing your first book, consider yourself an emerging writer or are an established author, there is always something more, something new to learn about our business.

We may be well versed regarding grammar or have a literary doctorate under our belt; it does not mean we know what Etherpad or Zoho are. Trim sizes and paper weight may confuse us and we may never decipher the difference between the Frontispiece and a Colophon.

If you are looking to publish small press or mainstream it is good to know the accepted word counts of various genres. It also makes sense to understand publishers and agent’s jargon, such as Boilerplate, Permissions and Blues.

What does 4/0/0/4 mean to you? Or Casewrap? Are you familiar with Endsheets?… I’m just asking.

Who should write your books Foreword and who should write your Preface? Do you need either one if you include an Introduction?

Do you understand Copyright and why you might need a Disclaimer? Is it a legal requirement to have an ISBN… and where do you get them anyway?

How would you like some clear advice regarding the difference in formatting eBooks and Print books (Paperback and Hardcover) along with font style advice and free downloads?

How about some samples to help you write your back cover ‘blurb‘ and getting to know how literary agents work and what is it they do… exactly?

All these questions and more are answered, many with examples you may copy and use; along with links, site addresses and downloads to make your life a whole lot easier, to save you money, time, and ton of wasted effort and frustration.

EEnewLogoPaul White, the founder of Electric Eclectic, has two books designed to aid authors and writers to understand the publishing world and what you need to know to be a successful indie author.

Paul’s books are not about the writing process, neither do they offer advice on promotion or marketing… there are a plethora of publications, blogs, vlogs and podcasts which portend to do that.

Do not expect his books to be ‘self-help’ handbooks or a ‘step-by-step’ instruction manuals… they are not.

‘The Frugal Author’ focusses on the cost of self-publishing, giving detailed information Publication1on reducing expenses while maintaining, if not increasing, quality.

Paul says’ “No one needs a large ‘book debt’ before publishing. I advise how authors can be in profit from their first few book sales.”

Following the success of The Frugal Author, (revised edition now published), Paul received many questions about publishing and writing. This encouraged him to write a second book on ‘being indie’ where he addresses, in detail, the most frequent questions asked.

AuthorStuffThe result is ‘Lots of Author Stuff you Need to Know’, a weighty tome of understanding, knowledge and experience of the printing and publishing world. It is a book every author needs to have to hand regardless of experience.

“These books are full of the distilled results, the acquired knowledge and personal practice of being a successful, award-winning, Amazon bestselling indie author.” Says Paul.

The Frugal Author: https://mybook.to/FrugalAuthor

Lots of Author Stuff you Need to Know: https://mybook.to/Authorstuff

Prices on hold until the corvid 19 crisis is over. So, now is the perfect time to download both.

 

An update…

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This is a short post to let you know what is happening with this, Electric Eclectic’s blog, right now.

As part of Electric Eclectics re-organisation and streamlining we are moving more information about Electric Eclectic to this site.

Regular visitors may notice the increase in the number of pages and there are more to come, along with links to relevant online pages, information and services.

Of course, we will still keep blogging so you are entertained with short stories, book excerpts and we will notify you when the latest edition of Electric Press magazine is ready for you to read. We shall continue recommending and reviewing books, hosting new book launches and, maybe, even indulge in the odd giveaway?

During the transition, we may not post as many times as we normally do, but please keep dropping by to see the changes we are making and feel free to browse the archives, which you can do by scrolling, selecting a date from the left-hand menu, or by selecting on the ‘archives page‘ from the top menu. Whichever way suits will lead you to a plethora of exciting and informative material.

Thank you for reading this and please come back soon.

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