Tuesday, December 18

Kindle Blogging With NewJaxWitty

Like any author, I want my words to get out there. Kindle allows me to sell my books online. The Amazon Author page allows me to post my blog content to my profile. This can be useful in order to show that I know how to write, but it's also a nice cross-promotional tool. People might show up on my website and read more there, whether or not they ever buy a book. The problem is that my blogs have mostly disappeared from my author profile. Luckily, this blog seems to work.

Most of my other websites are Joomla and https. There seems to be a problem with getting the feed in that configuration, at least for Kindle and Feedburner. I get an error when trying to validate my feed:  
Server returned [Errno 1] _ssl.c:510: error:14077410:SSL routines:SSL23_GET_SERVER_HELLO:sslv3 alert handshake failure

Actually, this might also have to do with using one of those CDNs to host my websites. I don't really know, and I don't think feeds are so important to most people for me to care. I'm probably better off just having the website I update the most getting the most attention from my author page, and a Blogger page like this works. 

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the good people of England and Australia for continuing to purchase my Kindle books. It's not easy for me to see which ones you are buying, but I get a little bit of money each month from you, so Cheers! I hope you decide to purchase my new book called Wild West Allis, available as soon as Amazon makes sure it has not been written by someone else. Don't worry, it hasn't. 

Mostly, I guess the people of Jacksonville are lucky that a local author will now be spreading the good word about this city both here and via Amazon.