The Daily Port of Call: August 15, 2014

 Photo by Alexander Lvov/

Photo by Alexander Lvov/

In today’s Daily Port of Call, you’ll find preorders to KDP Select authors, a look at how fiction is created and sold, and what makes an awesome book blurb.

Amazon allows preorders for KDP Select authors!

Check out the “Copyblogger for authors”: Sterling & Stone. Find out how the sausage is made.

Learn what makes an awesome book blurb. “The only purpose of the back blurb is to raise a question that can ONLY BE ANSWERED when the reader BUYS and FINISHES the book.”

Discover the five keys to book cover success.

Find out why it’s hard to catch your own typos.

One author describes how he writes around his day job.