Marketing has always been a challenge for independent (indie) authors, no matter which era they, have lived, or do live, in. In some measure the advent of social media has helped but as many will attest things have markedly changed and it looks like they will continue to do so. Organic … More The Future of Book Marketing for Independent Authors
Three of T. R. Robinson’s books are currently on special offer at 60% off the normal purchase price. Note1: This is a LIMITED TIME offer for e-book editions of the three books. Note 2: Offer only available from one retailer but in formats suitable for all device types: E-Reader (including Kindle); Tablet; Smartphone (iPhone and … More LIMITED TIME OFFER – 60% OFF!
Over the last couple of years, Twitter’s product managers have been looking at ways to improve customer experience. In particular, how to enable users to see more of what they are interested in. The two areas currently under development are: 1. A new Topics feature and 2. Enhancing the existing lists feature. … More Twitter Enhancements – Topics & Lists
A few years ago click farms where a regular topic of discussion but not so much now. Nevertheless, these nefarious organisations still exist, and operate, and are something all online users need to be aware of. This article will consider what click farms are; how they operate; their purpose; the consequences; and possible solutions. … More Click Farms
Since this website was established the article Assessing Book Review Ratings (one of the first to be published) has been utilised as a guide for informing readers, authors, website/blog visitors and followers, and anyone else interested, of how ratings are applied to the books reviewed in this website blog. Several years have passed since the … More Book Review Ratings
Authors regularly encounter discussions regarding how many words an average book should comprise. This can be distracting; pressurising; and confusing nevertheless, it is an issue authors should at least consider. The predominant questions are: Does it really matter how many words a book contains? Does it make any difference to the reader? The answer demands … More Word Counts for Books
Increasingly references to affiliation are seen online but what does it mean to be an affiliate? Definition ‘To bring or receive into close connection as a member or branch.’ (Merriam-Webster) ‘To associate as a member.’ (Merriam-Webster) ‘To bring into close association or connection.’ (Dictionary.com) ‘To adopt or accept as a member, subordinate, … More What is an Affiliate?
The conclusion regarding viability reached in a previous article Are Facebook Pages Worth the Effort?, raised the question of what this website and associated accounts have to offer. Regular followers, visitors, and readers will know, though over the years there have been occasional breaks, as far as possible articles are posted on a reasonably frequent … More What Does T. R. Robinson Publications Have to Offer?
As is usual in this website, this topic is being considered from an author’s perspective. In the past, with traditional publishing, an author’s primary responsibility was to write and to occasionally turn up at social, promotional, events and book signings. However, the world has changed and publishing companies are no exception. In modern days the … More Social Media Business Accounts
In a recent post Poll – Usefulness of Competition Notifications followers and readers of this website blog where requested to indicate whether they found notifications of book and writing competitions useful. There has been minimal response therefore, unless there is any dramatic indication to the contrary (the poll remains open), the decision has been taken … More Book & Writing Competition Notifications