Word Counts for Books

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

What is an Affiliate?

  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?

What Does T. R. Robinson Publications Have to Offer?

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?

Book & Writing Competition Notifications

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

Preferred Reading Method(s) – Survey Results

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

Poll – Usefulness of Competition Notifications

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

Online Insecurities

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