Why have a Website?

There is no question social media and blogging are, in these internet orientated days, the most popular avenues of communication. It has to be said, probably to the detriment of face to face interaction. As a result many do not bother with, or question the need for, a website. They do not consider there is … More Why have a Website?

Facebook – Profile or Page?

The decision primarily depends upon intended purposes, aims and goals for the account. The topic will be principally considered from the perspective of an independent (indie) author and their use of Facebook for promotional/marketing purposes. Nevertheless, there will be elements that would apply equally to entrepreneurs of any type of business. Principle difference Profile: Essentially … More Facebook – Profile or Page?

Reactivation

After a longer than expected period of inactivity, it is intended, hoped, to recompense regular updates in the coming week (commencing 9 October 2017). Author related: book writing; publishing; technical; etc. articles and posts on Tuesdays. Reader orientated: articles; reviews; interviews; etc. on Fridays. Apologies are extended to regular readers of, and visitors to, the … More Reactivation

Pinterest – Buyable Pins (Selling from Pinterest)

No doubt, like the writer, many independent (indie) authors will have noted Pinterest’s introduction of ‘Buyable Pins’ (Pins from which a user may directly purchase an item) with interest. After all, most authors, whether indie self-publishers or traditionally published, are constantly looking for additional ways to engage with their fans and readers. And, if there … More Pinterest – Buyable Pins (Selling from Pinterest)

Wattpad

The majority of ‘book orientated’ internet users will more than likely have heard of Wattpad even though they may not have used the site. What is Wattpad? Originating in 2006, it is a free online storytelling community where writers of all sorts may submit their works: essays, articles, novels, short stories, etc. The site has … More Wattpad

Domain Names

This article is not intended to decry the knowledge or abilities of readers. As with other semi-‘technical’ information published in this website , the intention is to inform readers of some matters that lie behind what is often taken for granted or even not considered. Nevertheless, it seems wise to have some knowledge of how … More Domain Names