Free Authors Tools: Blurb Preview & Yasiv

Author Nicholas Rossis provides us with an excellent post about Free Author’s Tools, Blurb Preview and Yasiv. Thank you for this helpful information, Nicholas. We appreciate your efforts!

Nicholas C. Rossis

I have two useful (and free) author tools to share with you today, courtesy of authors John Logsdon and MM Jaye respectively.

Amazon blurb preview

Author tools: Amazon blurb preview | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books Author Central’s formatting toolbar

I’ve often shared on this blog my support of Amazon. Despite its occasional missteps, the company has leveled the playing field for Indie authors and is busy changing the publishing industry on a daily basis. It is consistently client-centric in its approach and has invested heavily in making the shopping experience as pleasant and flawless as possible.

Which is why I can’t fathom why it’s so hard for it to build a proper, user-friendly blurb builder.

In effect, there are two separate ways of posting your blurb: the first is to do it through your book details on KDP. This has the benefit of allowing you to use some basic html tags; namely: <b><br><em><font><h1><h2><h3><h4><h5><h6><hr><i><li><ol><p><pre><s><strike><strong><sub><sup><u> and <ul>. However, it lacks any…

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4 thoughts on “Free Authors Tools: Blurb Preview & Yasiv

  1. What a great post and share, thanks Aurora! And thanks to Nicholas for sharing those tools. I’ve also struggled with formatting the blurb – every time I republish the book, any formatting I added in Author Central to the blurb is lost, and I hadn’t realized I could use htm tags in the KDP set-up. Lifesaver tips!

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