Is Instagram a useful tool for authors? It does have its advantages but it also has limitations and drawbacks. Authors, especially independent (indie) ones, consistently look for ways to get news of their books out to readers. The usual route, beside large paid for publicity campaigns that most indie author cannot afford and author websites … More Instagram and Authors
In a recent interview Pamela King asked author T. R. Robinson some probing questions which solicited responses that may well help and interest both independent (indie) authors and readers alike: Indie authors to help understand what motivates, challenges, hinders and helps the author in their authoring journeys. Readers to comprehend how a book comes into … More T. R. Interview
Owing to a number of factors the regularity and frequency of activity in this website and integrated blog have, for the foreseeable future, to be reduced. This does not mean activity will cease entirely. Information, articles, reviews, interviews, etc. will continue to be shared but, as stated, on a less frequent and regular basis though … More April 2018 – Reduced Activity
Regular visitors to, and readers of, this website and integrated blog will have noted several computer virus (malware) related articles have been published over the last couple of months. The overall intention was to provide fellow users of electronic devices (computer, tablet, e-readers, smartphones, etc.) with some insight into the topic and to try and … More Computer Viruses – Summary
Some statistics Note: It is understood the following information has been obtained through the medium of surveys. In the United Kingdom (UK) the percentage of people who read went down over a four year period from 79% to 72%. In the United States of America (USA) 27% of those surveyed stated they had … More Are You A Reader?
Within each of the recent Computer Viruses series of articles there is consistent advice and recommendations upon preventative actions users may take to protect their systems from infection and attack. Among these is the sensible requirement to have appropriate, valid, antivirus software incorporated. In this article not only will reference be made to some of … More Computer Viruses – Antivirus & Cleaner Software
This is a guest post from Pamela King. Introduction Most people would agree research is essential for non-fiction work. It is obvious you must have your facts straight. How much research is necessary? Is it enough to simply check facts? Is it necessary for fictional work? Non-fiction stories must also hold the reader’s interest. That … More The Importance of Research for Writers
What do authors tell people when they ask what their book is about, (what is in it)? What should authors say about their book’s content when marketing/publicising? To some the above may appear to be odd questions; Of course, they know what they should be saying – can there be any doubt? Well … More What In Book?
Trojan The terms ‘Trojan’ and ‘Trojan Horse’ tend to be used interchangeably. There is no difference: they refer to the same thing. A Trojan is a form of malware. Note: As will be mentioned a number of times ‘Malware’ is the correct ‘umbrella’ term when referring to computer viruses. However, as, colloquially, the term virus … More Computer Viruses – Trojan & Worm
Goodreads Just in case there is anyone who does not know what Goodreads is: In their own words: ‘Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. Our mission is to help people find and share books they love. Goodreads launched in January 2007.’ Some statistics – Goodreads currently has: Sixty-Five (65) million … More Goodreads – Ask the Author