Blog Tours – What They Are and How to Set One Up

In traditional publishing it used to be normal, and expected, authors would tour their home country and perhaps others, with news of their latest release. These tours comprised various public engagements in which the author would speak on: some topic from the book; their writing habits; where their inspiration came from; the writing life; etc. … More Blog Tours – What They Are and How to Set One Up

Smashwords Book Marketing Guide by Mark Coker

Marketing, no matter the business or person, is always a challenge. This is even more so for independent (indie) authors who, initially at least, have never been exposed to such a world. Consequently, anything that provides quality insight into it is very welcome. The author, Mark Coker, is the founder of Smashwords, a publishing and … More Smashwords Book Marketing Guide by Mark Coker

Amazon Anti-Manipulation Policy for Customer Reviews – Update

  !!! IMPORTANT!!! This should be read in conjunction with the previous article Why Amazon is Removing Reviews the content of which remains relevant.     Undoubtedly, though it remains a topic of discussion for some, product reviews can be influential in shopper decisions. As a result, many producers, including authors, are, and have been … More Amazon Anti-Manipulation Policy for Customer Reviews – Update

Authors! – Do Not Lose Heart

The advent of free, or minimal cost, ‘self-publishing’ services, just a few years ago, was exciting. Budding authors who had previously been frustrated by the intransigence of traditional publishers, now had free-reign. Many jumped upon the wagon with expectations of finding immediate success. Of course, everyone now appreciates the naivety of that. Nevertheless, it cannot … More Authors! – Do Not Lose Heart

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?