In a previous article Understanding Gmail the differences between traditional e-mail systems and Google’s Gmail and how each operates were considered. That gave rise to some additional reader questions and enquiries. Naturally, there is a lot more to the subject than may be concisely discussed in a single article, unless the reader wishes to be … More Gmail: Confirmation Messages; Wrongly Sent; Recovery; Snooze
In October (2018) Google announced the ‘consumer’ version of Google Plus (G+) would be closing in August 2019. ‘Consumer version’ is the one used by individual, non-business, users i.e. generally the private individual. However, the closure date has now been brought forward. Most G+ users should have seen the latest notification (contained in yellow … More Google Plus (G+) is Closing
A couple of recent articles discussed: What is an Author Platform? and What is Author Brand? One element common to both is the suggestion for authors to have a dedicated website. Why? Before listing benefits it may help those authors who have not already established a website to understand, in the current social media dominated … More The Why and How of a Website
Definition ‘A type of product manufactured by a particular company under a particular name.’ (Oxford Dictionary) ‘An identifying symbol, mark, logo, name, word and/or sentence that companies use to distinguish their product from others.’ (Investopedia) Brand creates an awareness, recognition and appreciation. It is the way people are made to feel about the person/company … More What is Author Brand?
Upon reading or hearing the word ‘platform’, most people will immediately think of a railway station or the raised area upon which a speaker stands. It is the latter concept that holds most relevance for this discussion. Though this is primarily aimed toward new, inexperienced, authors those already upon their author career path may find … More What is an Author Platform?
New Year Resolutions are to all intents and purposes gimmicks which, as many will attest, tend to fail within a month or two. Nevertheless, this does not decry the reality of such a time of year focusing the mind upon the future. Authors may well find the season an appropriate occasion for considering their schedules … More The Way Ahead (2019)
Though Google’s Gmail is a popular e-mail service it is probable many users do not really comprehend how fundamentally different the system is to other well known ones such as Yahoo, Outlook (Hotmail); AOL, etc. The differences need to be understood to avoid errors that could have serious impact. Much of the confusion comes from … More Understanding Gmail
In a previous article Landing Pages the overall concept of such pages was considered and discussed. One primary conclusion reached was ‘Overall, considering the costs involved, landing pages are most appropriate for those who run regular marketing campaigns and, of course, have the resources to do so. For indie authors, who usually just wish to … More Free Landing Pages
Internet, website, blog and social media users frequently like to share content with their readers; followers; friends; fans; etc. by linking to an article, post, news item; etc. They do this by including the source URL (Uniform Resource Locator) within their own post. URLs are sometimes exceedingly long and consequently, not only look ungainly but … More Short Links
Regular readers and visitors will know there is an ongoing survey respecting readers take on prologues within books. To enhance the results of the survey readers are asked to also complete this simple poll. Several people have mentioned they found the survey limiting in that it does not provide for clarifying comments: As with most … More Poll – Supporting Prologue Survey