A delicious read…and maybe a tonic for your soul

The Little Paris BookshopThe Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The premise of the book — the idea of literature as tonic and remedy — is powerful indeed. George does a masterful job creating a flowing story in which this idea can come to life, without being heavy handed. There were moments when I would just sigh, put the book down, close my eyes and let it resonate. And there were moments when I found myself in tears. Worth the time to read…but give it the time it needs to be savored.

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Nifty Free Keyword Tool for Authors

When you’re writing and marketing a book, choosing the right keywords to get in front of the right audience is key. There are lots of keyword tools out there, but I just ran across a video from Suzanne Doyle-Ingram in her post “New Free Keyword Tool Helps Authors.” (And thank you Suzanne! She has a ton of resources on her Suzanne Doyle-Ingram resources for authors.)

Check it out. I’m using it now to help Ed Hyde get his new science fiction novel to market. Will keep you posted as it goes!

Do I Need a Separate ISBN for Print and Digital?

how many isbns do I needNew authors ask this question quite a lot. The short answer is yes; you need a separate ISBN for each different format of your book — paperback, hardbound, ePub, iTunes, etc. The exception is when you submit a book to Amazon/KDP; they use .mobi format, and assign their own numbering system to it, so a separate ISBN is not needed there.

For details, check out this really good article from Bookcoaching.com; it references the specific guidelines from Bowker (the authority and place you go to buy ISBNs) and explains it all pretty well.