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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 Fun Historical Facts and the Entertainment sections. 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

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Fotor Design Editor Review

Today's post is the third of a 4-part series that started with DesignCap's review. The series explores three online photo editing sites -- websites that can help you create stunning visuals and offer a free version. How Fotor can help you Fotor is an online...

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EDIT Online Graphics Editor Review

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DesignCap Review

As indie authors, we not only write but also market our books. This means being active on social media, having a webpage and a blog, sending out newsletters or advertising on Bookbub, etc. As if this wasn't hard enough, we also have to create the visuals to support...

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The Bet: a Halloween Story

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How to Create the Perfect Email Opt-in Form

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Proven Email List-Building Techniques

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The Fire That Sunk The Titanic

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Write About Your Passions

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Amazon Kindle Matchbook Is Retiring

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Amazon Ads Now Available For UK and Germany

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Amazon Giveaways Are Retiring

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How To Βe A Good Content Marketer In 2019

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Help Me Help You

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