For Fantasy and Sci-Fi fans… ;-)
March 27, 2017
Attention, book lovers! If you love Fantasy and/or Science Fiction, this is definitely for you.
A bunch of really cool Fantasy and Sci-Fi authors are releasing a box
set of 22 brand new full length novels only available in this particular
box set collection. It is called
Happy Read an E-Book Week
March 5, 2017
Some years ago, when the ebooks just appeared, many unrecognized
writers saw them as a brilliant opportunity to get their work into
the hands of the readers. ...
To Inspire You
November 4, 2016
Have you ever stopped in admiration in front of
a magnificent stained-glass window of a cathedral? Do you remember
how it turns the light into breathtakingly marvelous patterns and
Huge Special Book Promo on Smashwords!
July 2, 2016
If you are a book lover and an avid reader, you will certainly
enjoy it: Smashwords is doing a big Special Promotion that lasts the
whole month of July...
I Am My Own Rescue!
January 8, 2016
No one can rescue yourself but you! So simple and so true. Being
your own rescue means taking action. Being your own rescue means...
Book description: a quick word
December 26, 2014
When I pick a book to read, my choice is influenced by the
1. The cover 2. The title 3. The description
Hero Festival: my experience
December 15, 2014
On November 7th and 8th I have participated with my book Raven Boy at the first edition of the Hero Festival in Marseille.
It was a very refreshing and inspiring experience.
Hero Festival – The First Edition
October 24, 2014
I’m super excited because I will be participating for the very
first time in my life in the HeroFestival ® in Marseille, France!
The importance of free preview chapters
September 16, 2014
Preview chapters are a great way to captivate attention, to spark
curiosity, to give the desire of wanting more of it.
Having on your website a free chapter or two available and well visible can be that last drop that makes your visitor push the Buy button.
A free chapter can also be a cool way to make people subscribe to your mail list.
Author website optimization tips
September 10, 2014
Following my previous post, here is more on do’s and don’ts for the
The importance of your website
August 27, 2014
Every author needs social media. It’s a great way to connect and
stay in touch with your fans, to announce your events and new
releases etc. However, no social media equals your own website.
Consider it being your own virtual home. It’s a proof that you are
serious about your book.
Getting your book reviewed – strategy 2
August 11, 2014
Is it really that bad to buy a review for your book? I believe as
far as this review is honest, it’s totally OK and can even be very
effective. It’s just that when you pay for something, you are 90%
sure to have the job done and on time. And there is quite a lot of
recognized amazon reviewers who actually earn money for writing
How to get a lot of book reviews – strategy 1
July 28, 2014
Getting your book reviewed requires some work and research. I’d
like to talk about one awesome way to get reviews that I discovered
recently by pure chance.
About negative book reviews
July 22, 2014
There is no author who has never received a bad review. Even better
– the more popular the book is, the more negative reviews you can
find for it.
Happy International Authors’ Day!
July 14, 2014
Happy International Authors' Day everyone!
How to optimize your KDP book cover
July 10, 2014
Most people won’t read your book description if the book cover
didn’t attract their attention.
I am not a designer and when I was publishing my first book I had no budget to hire one, so I had to figure out on my own how to deal with the book cover issue.
So, here is my advice on the matter:
How to optimize images inside your Kindle ebook
July 3, 2014
Images are the tricky part in your Kindle book formatting. First of
all, some restrictions are to be respected when you are creating and
formatting your book. And, most importantly, as far as your ebook
will be read on different devices (iPad, Kindle, Kindle Fire…), you
want your pictures to look good in every single one of them.
Amazon KDP: How to put your book into a category that is not listed
June 29, 2014
On Amazon, you are allowed to pick only 2 category. And your choice
matters a lot, because the wider is the category you pick up, the
harder it will be to get on top of it and to get some extra
promotion from Amazon.
How to optimize your fiction book’s metadata on Amazon
June 19, 2014
The metadata of your book is important because it helps the search
engines to find it.
On Amazon, it consists of 8 components:
How to do an HTML book description on Amazon
June 12, 2014
Every author would like his or her book description to look sharp,
enticing and professional. And the only way to do it on Amazon is to
add to it the appropriate HTML tags.
Amazon Author Central: Claim Your Author Page On Foreign Platforms
June 5, 2014
My y/a fiction book
has been published on Amazon for over a year, and the Amazon store
links for it are different for different countries. So I thought
that it would be great to have author profiles for each and everyone
of these stores.
A very useful resource for authors ;-)
May 14, 2014
As an indie author, I am discovering everything on this path on my
own, through guesses and mistakes. So, I think it would be only fair
to share the things that I’ve learned and discovered so that it
would make it easier for somebody else.
May 11, 2014
For the very first time in my life, I actually saw a real peacock
displaying its tail… The sight is truly breathtaking:
April in Marseille
April 22, 2014
Spring is always fascinating. The nature wakes up and flourishes,
and the returning warmth is not only very pleasant, but also greatly
lifts up the mood.
How it feels to hold a printed copy of your own book
January 31, 2014
I’ve always wondered how it felt for the author to hold a printed copy of his/her own book.
Well, finally I know…
Chocolate – the everdelicious!..
December 25, 2013
Being a huuuuuuuge fan of chocolate, I figured it would be wrong
not to have at least one post related to it ;-) So, here we go…
More on author resources ;-)
November 24, 2013
When you are an indie writer, you absolutely need a little help
with reviews, interviews… or just some advice.
Why I read
November 16, 2013
Some stories are drawing like magnets, making us dive into the
wonderful and miraculous world of the author’s imagination, and,
personally, it inspires me and stimulates my own fantasy.I
hated learning to read. However, my grand-ma figured a remedy to
Paris : Shooting a video clip for Alexander – R
October 18, 2013
The best thing about being an interpreter is that you get an
insider glance into more things and domains that your curiosity
could yearn for.
A huge book and ebook giveaway by BookGoodies
October 14, 2013
Book Goodies is a website where you can find a lot of free books,
author’s info, interviews and so on. For all those who love reading,
it’s definitely a place to stop by.
“Raven Boy” free on Amazon
October 1st, 2013
From October 2nd to October 6th midnight, my ebook Raven Boy is going free on Amazon.
Here is the link : https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HY4O7BM
The Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde
August 26, 2013
The main purpose of my coming was visiting the
Viking Ship Museum to gather some new information and to verify
some of my guesses that I used in my book
Raven Boy and in my drafts of the sequel to it,
An Upcoming trip: the Viking ship museum
August 3rd, 2013
Every writer does some research while working on his/her book.
Mostly, it's done through books and internet. But nothing can
compare to the excitement of actually living the experience in real
Abandoned & Angel
July 30, 2013
(A short story by K. Kei)
All he ever wanted was love...
The Dream of Parachutes
20 June 2013Yesterday evening I stumbled by pure chance upon an e-book by Sadie Mills “Parachutes and Peppermints“. The mere magical word “parachutes” made me do a u-turn and grab the book – who in the whole world has never dreamed of flying?.. ;-)
Well, I have dreamed of it ever since I remember myself, and as far as the planes could not provide me with a satisfactory sensations (I had not have a chance yet to pilot them…), parachutes and skydiving were for a long time a constant part of my dreams.
Until finally, two years ago, I actually took the decision and in just two weeks did first the para-sailing, and then the paragliding. I was doing it with a friend of mine, ’cause I guess I would have never dared to do it alone, but together seemed like a good way to go. Read more...