Fantasy is more than dragons
" I really can't think of another series that tied the world of fantasy and sci-fi together so well since Pern... a truly original viewpoint of fantasy, and I loved it."
~ Riley Westbrook
Thank you for visiting the Nicholas C. Rossis author blog! Before becoming an author, I had no idea just how much work book marketing entails: it’s never been easier to publish your work, but it’s never been harder to get people to read it. So, my blog is mostly aimed at helping authors with their book marketing efforts and at sharing every trick of the trade I pick along the way.
You may also be interested in my web design services aimed at authors. I also post writing tips and free stories. For some fun reading, visit the Entertainment section. If you like what you see here, check out my books on Amazon. And if you leave a comment or contact me, I’ll keep you up-to-date with my news and send you exclusive short stories as a ‘thank-you’. Oh, and please feel free to reblog and share. I’ll be grateful to you if you do! For an easy way to do so, or for those who have trouble viewing this blog, I have set up a mirror blog on nicholasrossis.wordpress.com.
Detective Mika Pensive has a new partner. He’s hot. Smart. Funny. And an android.
Set in the near future, A Heaven for Toasters is more than a sci-fi crime adventure with plenty of romance and wit. It’s the book that will make you look at your toaster in a whole new way.
In other news:
- My Short SSF Stories series is the perfect read for your commuting. Read it on Amazon for only $3.99 or read my short stories for free on this blog.
- Shortly after its release, Emotional Beats, my writing aid, reached #1 in its subgenre. It has since remained in the top 10.
- Musiville was an award-winning finalist in the Book Excellence Awards. If you haven’t read it yet, check it out on Amazon.
- You can now read all of my fantasy/science fiction work in a single volume! Get your copy on Amazon, or sign up for my newsletter and read for free the first part of my celebrated sci-fi/fantasy series, Pearseus… and more!
In my previous post, How Amazon Destroyed Barnes & Noble, I explained how Amazon (alone) could not be held responsible for the bookstore's troubles. This post addresses another common complaint, that Amazon has destroyed publishing. Again, things are not as black and...read more
Learn the basics behind Amazon Advertising, including overviews on the ad campaigns, key performance metrics, and much more!read more
This Fall, fall in love with some great romance books, FREE or 99c! Accent on Romance Giveaway Accent on Romance and Great Books Great Deals are running a collaborative promo until September 20th. Three lucky winners will go home with one Fire HD 8 Tablet, plus two...read more
In my book, A Heaven for Toasters (which, by the way, is FREE until the 20th), a zoomer (flying car) is hacked and made to crash. As with all things futuristic, I based this on current trends. One of these is the so-called Internet of Things: a common language that...read more
I was sending some files using WeTransfer the other day, and I saw a link to their blog. Turns out, WeTransfer has a surprisingly interesting blog with many posts related to writing! I found the excerpt below in a recent post titled New Rules of Storytelling. It is by...read more
I am part of that power which eternally wills evil and eternally works good. Mephistopheles, Faust Remembering...read more
Back in April, I reviewed an online video creation tool, Flexclip. I have now discovered a second tool that allows you to create a video in mere minutes: Lumen5. Lumen5 takes video creation one step further: it can read a web or blog page and create a video on its...read more
The world has known many languages; some 7,000 are currently spoken. And we use language to inform others. So, are some languages better than others when it comes to how fast we convey information? A group of intrepid linguists set out to find out. How many bits per...read more