Thursday, March 31, 2016

Amazon, #Autism, an Aneurysm, and Author James Ross #AtoZChallenge

We’re starting off the 2016 A to Z blogging challenge and I’m already at a crossroads. What topic would best serve the letter A? Probably the best way to answer that question is to dodge it. All four subjects – Amazon, autism, an aneurysm, and Author James Ross - will be discussed.

Amazon has been a godsend for me. I finally made the effort the past year and a half to understand their dedicated methods of support that are provided to indie authors. Author Central is a wonderful way for an unknown writer to gain exposure. I would strongly suggest any book writer to create a profile and add accompanying links. The publicity tool gains a lot of search engine notice.

The book wholesaler has recently bought Goodreads and Shelfari. The cross linking brings dividends to authors. With the explosion of the Kindle tablet, eBook sales have skyrocketed. Authors that take advantage of the promotional programs have a decided edge in being noticed. The extra Amazon benefits have provided a mind-numbing boost to my sales and number of readers. I’d strongly suggest authors learn their giveaway and countdown offers.

Secondly, autism in the form of two special needs teenagers, is a main topic of my 5th book - Pabby's Score. Those familiar with my writing know that the creation of unique and memorable characters is what I enjoy most. In this story Pabby and Shae arrive at Prairie Winds Golf Course in an orientation program designed to introduce them to mainstream society.

Next, the aneurysm subject drives the plot in my 4th book – Opur’s Blade. This deadly killer strikes the unsuspecting victims suddenly. A young mother pushes her son to escape a lower middle class way of life. The story provides much more golf than any of my other novels, but the underlying theme revolves around the aneurysm issue.

Finally, after embarking on a writing career I had to choose a pen name. Since I settled on James Ross a marketing guru wisely suggested that I place Author in front of it to immediately broadcast what my online identity should become. So Author James Ross came into existence before any of the other writers named James Ross could lay rights to it. I staked claim to the web domain and it has forever provided instant individuality. Visit my Author James Ross website.

James Ross has penned several novels from the Prairie Winds Golf Course setting. The stories are character-based, cross many genres, and have become Kindle favorites. Visit his website for detailed information, reader comments, and contact links.

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