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Patrick Jones:

Great pictures and captions from Chris The Story Reading Ape :)

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:

The photography is amazing, but the captions are priceless !!!!!

I hate it when he plays ” Mount Everest …”

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Menopause sucks.

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Who the heck is “Sugar Lips?”

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Those brownies were Far Out!!

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NO! We Don’t want any Magazine Subscriptions!

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There’s a ringer competing in the Hogtown Olympics.

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I’m not Over-Weight, I’m Under-Height!!

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You do have an odd perspective on things.

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Lunchtime at the Corncob Cafe.

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Okay, I caught him, now what do I do with him?

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I hate this game.

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Hi, I’m Celeste, I’ll be your Aura-Concierge today.

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Just act natural and blend in.

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Where’s my Coffee?

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Whoo -o loves ya, Baby?

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Useful KENP Tips

Patrick Jones:

Great information from MMJaye!

Originally posted on MM Jaye writes...:

Those of you who interact with me often know that I’ve been revising Fate Accompli, my one published book, after attending online writing courses. During this time, I haven’t been promoting the book at all. After shedding 8,000 words, I re-uploaded the spicy version manuscript and started tweeting about it effectively, but that’s material for a subsequent post.

After promoting for a single day on Twitter, I saw a 14 and then a 438 KENP hit on my KDP Reports’ blue graph.

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Naturally, I was thrilled, but when I got a big fat zero the next couple of days, you can guess the questions running in my mind:

  1. what percentage of my book does 438 represent?
  2. can I find how many KENP pages Amazon has my book down for?
  3. did 10 people borrow the book and read 43 pages each, hated it and dropped it, or
  4. did one…

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Fun with Visuals and Book Promo Images Part 2

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:

Yesterday I showed how to make images a little more interesting, like this:

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But today, I’d like to show you how Book Promo Images can be made a little more interesting.

You could use Google to find the various programmes and online sites where you can make 3D versions of your book covers, or, use Google / Amazon / Apple to find some free programmes / apps that will enable you to make your own, e.g.:

Take this cover I made,

(Since this is already pre-made, it could be YOURS for £10 / $15 excluding Title, etc, Text)

(Contact Details HERE)

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Doesn’t it look a little more interesting like this?

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Even better doing this?

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Here are some more Spoof Covers I made :D

(these are NOT for sale)

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So now you know what I get up to (sometimes :D )

Tomorrow, I’ll reveal some more pre-made covers :D

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Fun with Visuals and Book Promo Images Part 1

Patrick Jones:

An excellent choice for book cover design! Check it out!!

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:

When I have a little time to spare I like to play with the images I make using the various software I have on my devices, so I thought I’d share some of them with you.

For example:

What many people think an author’s life is like…

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But why stop there?

I found a nice Billboard image,

converted it into a PNG format,

deleted whatever picture was there

to leave a nice transparent layer:

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Then combined the two to make it more interesting:

Billboard 01

Another example:

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But I thought it might be nice to make it appear in an Art Gallery :D

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Here are more:

Art Gallery 01 PNG Original

Back to scenes:

Bottle-Beach-road-4 with trio

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I tried to add a bit more interest using sketches:

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But why stick with Billboards and Photos?

So I put some onto computer screens :D

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Tomorrow, I’ll show you how to spice up

your book promo cover images

and some Spoof Book Covers I made

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Saltee Islands – treasure bigger than money -part 1

Patrick Jones:

Absolutely beautiful puffins!! Gorgeous pictures from Inese Photography!!

Originally posted on inesemjphotography:

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“All people young and old, are welcome to come, see and enjoy the islands, and leave them as they found them for the unborn generations to come see and enjoy.”      –  Michael the First

Even after I shared two posts on my Saltee experiences I still have a lot to say. I love this place.

When we arrived to Kilmore Quay to catch our motor boat, the sea looked rough. In the days of sail, the area around the Islands was known as “the graveyard of a thousand ships”.  I cannot tell that I have a brilliant memory, but this sort of information somehow always gets stuck in my head.

We boarded our boats – twelve in each – and off we went.  Not wanting to get soaked in salty wate, I went inside the boat, and it was a grave mistake. The waves were rolling over the boat; a few times…

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