If you do not know Amazon allows you to use some html tags to make your descriptions look better! And here's the kicker. I found an author who wrote a great program to help fellow authors out. What an amazing guy! For those of you who know what I am talking about. Skip the rest of my babble and head over there now! For the rest, hang on and I'll do a little more explaining right below:
Here's his site:
Okay, so when you publish a book through kindle or create space there is a spot for you to write in a description of the book you are about to publish. It is located in the same area that you put in your key words and such. don't worry, if you have never published yet, you'll run right into it when you publish because Amazon walks you through the process step by step.
Anyway, here's the deal. You ever wonder how the heck some of the book descriptions look more professional than the others? Well it is because the writer of the description is using coding language: HTML to be exact. Don't know what that is? Its those little <p> and <I> markups that you see when you look up a website's properties (right click and hit properties on any online webpage and you'll get it).
Anyway, this author I gave you a link to, went out and made the process easier! All you have to do is write the description the way you want it on his program (highlight the text you want italicized, bold, or whatever and hit the right buttons above your work box). the spaces that you put in or want in will already show up below! Anyway, then copy the mark up (in the box below your writing area) and then simply paste it into your description box in kdp. And don't forget to hit save in kdp when done!
Bonus: He said that it was written for kindle books, but I was able to use it in Create space as well!
If you use his site, spread the word of his books! It's only right, yeah?
His books look great! I bet if he knows how to do this stuff, he's got some writing tricks that I could learn from if I take the time to read some of his works...I am going to go purchase one now.
R.K. Howard's "The Aparting" looks like the genre I am working in right now (my current project. I think that will be the one I read first.