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.
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A souvlaki and some sun. That is all Detective Mika Pensive wanted from her fun weekend away on the Greek island of Hydra. Instead, she finds herself caught up in a sinister plot, hatched by a reclusive billionaire with a penchant for illegal genetic engineering. As if that wasn’t bad enough, she has to put up with her new partner, Leo. Leo is an android—or toaster, as people scornfully call his kind. The only thing that could make things even worse would be for the headstrong Mika to fall for Leo. But people don’t fall for toasters—do they?
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.
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Author J. Scott Coatsworth recently shared on his blog a post titled Writing is Hard, which struck a chord with me. I'm sharing here a lightly edited version of his original post (with his permission, of course) and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did 🙂 Writing is...read more
This is a post originally written for AzureFirePublishing. The Audiobook's Oral Past In ancient times, minstrels used to travel the known world to recite the epic adventures of Ulysses and his companions. In the Dark Ages, troubadours would sing the adventures of...read more
WordPress 5.0 was released on Thursday, and many people (those who are self-hosting, for example) were in for a nasty surprise: their entire way of adding a new post will have changed dramatically. The new release replaces TinyMCE with Gutenberg; a completely new way...read more
It was my nameday yesterday and I had a lovely gift. You may remember how Patakis, a Greek publisher, has bought the rights to three of my children's books. The first one, Valiant Smile, is now available in bookstores and I was tickled pink to see it on the shelf. The...read more
I was recently interviewed by Ron Yates on #RRBC Rave Waves and it was an amazing experience--the time just flew. Many thanks to the Rave Reviews Book Club for the honor, to my great host, Ron, and to everyone who helped with the interview! I hope you enjoy listening...read more
I came across this post from the Maltese Tiger via Don Massenzio's blog. At first, I wanted to reblog the original post. However, there was no obvious way of doing so, and reblogging Don's post would make you jump through hoops. After some head-scratching, I decided...read more