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
Recently in Survey – Preferred Reading Method(s) readers were requested to identify in which format they primarily choose to read. A number of options were presented including the combination of some methods i.e. Paperback + E-Reader; Smartphone + Tablet; etc. The intent for the survey was to gain grassroots insight and to help authors identify, … More Preferred Reading Method(s) – Survey Results
In the previous article Online Insecurities the concerns online users generally have and the results of such concerns were highlighted and briefly discussed. This article now looks at how to deal with such insecurities by suggesting some work rounds. Work Rounds The fact someone has chosen to be active online means they DO … More How to Deal with Online Insecurities
Over recent months occasional notifications of writing and book competitions have been published in this website blog. However, in the absence of any feedback, it has not been possible to judge whether readers and followers have found these useful or if publishing such notifications is a good use of resource. Consequently, it would be appreciated … More Poll – Usefulness of Competition Notifications
Ideas on how users may protect themselves while sharing on social media have been previously shared in How to Stay Safe on Social Media however, the issue extends far beyond social media. It is suggested, most digital users, whether active on computer, tablet, e-reader, smartphone, etc., suffer some degree of insecurity in their online activity. … More Online Insecurities
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