Good Subtitles for Your Videos

I’m building a YouTube channel for my readers, and I was intrigued by VideoRobot, but the marketing bothered me. It’s another one of those products where the sales page leads you to think you’ll get features that only come with the upsell. (That always annoys me, so I’m a careful shopper.) However, while researching VideoRobot, I …

Free 3D Book Cover Graphics!

Derek Murphy just created a free tool that will save you money, if you’ve been paying someone at Fiverr (etc.) for this service. It turns your book cover (print or digital) into a graphic that looks like a three-dimensional book cover. Derek’s tool is in the cloud, which means you can use it with both …

Video Robot…? Maybe Not.

I fell in love with the features I saw on the VideoRobot sales page. I thought I could combine it with videos I’m making in Movavi, and add cool text effects. Maybe even some text-to-speech, especially in other languages. Then, browsing related YouTube tutorials, I discovered that VideoRobot is designed for short sales videos. Really …

Blogs v Books

This week, I watched Jaron Lanier’s TED talk about remaking the Internet. It’s grim but also points to some logical/better ideas. https://www.ted.com/talks/jaron_lanier_how_we_need_to_remake_the_internet Then, I re-read “Kill Your Blog” by Buck Flogging (Matt Stone), from the perspective of Lanier’s talk. Yes, I ran Stone’s numbers with KDSpy. I know his numbers look grim, but that doesn’t mean …

Free Fonts Weekly

Every week, FontBundles.com offers a free font. This week, it’s Rich Stout, which would work well on retro covers, sci-fi covers, and Westerns. See it at https://fontbundles.net/free-font-of-the-week/ Join their mailing list so you’re always reminded of the free font of the week.

An Old Marketing Book Worth Reading

When Jack Duncan shares his advice, I listen. That includes his article, My Favorite Marketing Book. I read it and promptly ordered the book he recommended. (I snagged a “Very Good” used copy for a little over $5, including shipping.) But, even if all you do is read Jack’s article, I think you’ll see some …

Is Foster on Your Cover?

Romance writers, if you’re using cover photos from Period Images, and Foster (one of their models) is on one of your book covers, you can get some great, free promotion! https://mailchi.mp/periodimages.com/new-book-cover-stock-photos-take-10-off-50-purchase-1313309 (If that link doesn’t work, go to his Facebook page and look for the info/link: https://www.facebook.com/Reaction2Romance/ ) I hope more cover models & designers offer this kind …

Britt Malka’s “1K Words a Day” eBooks / Productive Flourishing

Britt Malka sent me both of her “1k Words a Day” ebooks. One is for fiction, the other for nonfiction. The content of both is very similar, so you only need one of them. But, if you’ve been stalled – or couldn’t even get started – writing your next book, she offers good, gentle advice …

New Site – Cool Links

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