Creative Minds interview – Abigail Burdess

My latest ‘Creative Minds’ interview is with the super-talented comedian, writer, actor, playwright, etc, etc, Abigail Burdess!

You can read it here!

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Free Amazon Book Description Generator

OK, I’ve found a free thing that’s actually good.

(I know, I was surprised too…)

Basically, I’ve had problems formatting my Amazon description for, well, ever and trying to learn HTML on top of everything else I do is just impossible (without resulting in me having some kind of actual breakdown).

So I’d resigned myself to just writing plain text descriptions without any frills and, I guess, just hoping that people would add their own flourishes mentally.

Until last week, that is.

(Or is it, ‘That is, until last week’?  The way I wrote it above sounds like Yoda.)

Anyway, last week I stumbled upon a free Amazon Book Description Generator.  I genuinely can’t remember how, someone must have linked to it from a forum or something.

Basically, all you do is paste your text into it, format it using the bold/italic/header/etc buttons, and then click ‘generate my code’.

That is literally it.

From there you just copy and paste the code into your Amazon KDP account and it’s done! Look at how pretty it looks:

The guy running the site is called Dave Chesson and he hosts a website called Kindlepreneur, which has loads of other useful information about selling books on Amazon (some paid, some free).  It’s definitely worth a look for any fellow authors.

Let me just say at this point, I have no affiliation with Dave Chesson or the Kindlepreneur website, so this isn’t me trying to ‘sell’ anything.  (I mean, the Amazon Description thing is free anyway so you couldn’t pay for it even if you wanted to…)

Just thought I’d share this in case anyone else has been having Amazon/HTML problems too.

See?  Free things can be good too!

My standup gig on YouTube

So, I used to do stand-up quite a lot, but in recent years got a bit sidetracked by novel and short story writing, blogging, Creative Minds interviews, non-comedy talks and, well, life.

Long-story-short, I’ve started gigging again, and the video below is from a stand-up competition* I did last week at the Cavendish Arms in South London.

Feel free to share the video/let me know what you think in the comments…

And be nice, innit.

 

*I won the competition, by the way.  Yay, me!