Undoubtedly responses to this question will be varied. Summer holidays are a period when people like to take a break from their normal run-of-the-mill daily lives, or at least that is the theory. The principal aim is to relax and have fun: with family, where they have one; with friends; or sometimes alone (‘Getting away … More Are Summer Holidays a Time to Promote Books?
Regrettably, in modern society there appear to be numerous people whose only aim is to abuse and take advantage of the innocent, unsuspecting, online user. This is across the whole spectrum of online activity no matter where and when. How to remain safe in such circumstances is an issue for many. This article will specifically … More How to Stay Safe on Social Media
Like it or not, book covers DO matter. In truth it really should be more the blurb and other descriptions that catch potential readers attentions however, it is a fact many are initially persuaded by the cover image. This is even to the extent that if the cover does not appeal to them straight away … More Top Selling Book Covers
Before going on to discuss this topic it will help readers to understand what a Facebook Page is: Anyone who has interacted in any manner with Facebook will have encountered Facebook Profiles, which are the ‘personal’ pages for individuals. These are commonly, simply referred to as a ‘Facebook Profile’ and may be set to be … More Are Facebook Pages Worth the Effort?
Marketing, for many authors, is an evil and sometimes terrifying concept. They would rather be left to get on with their writing and to live the quiet life of an introvert. However, like it or not, marketing is a necessary component in an author’s toolbox. How else will readers know their book(s) exist unless they … More Seasonal Marketing
Authors and readers frequently refer to a book as falling within a specific genre but does everyone truly understand what a genre is? Do they understand what type of work each genre encompasses? Prior to considering a variety of genre it is worth understanding what the word itself means. ‘Style of art or literature.’ (Oxford … More Genre – Defined
This topic was originally intended to form part of an overall article within which the variances between blurb and synopsis would be considered. However, it quickly became evident the eventual length of such an article would be unwelcome. The decision was therefore taken to consider synopsis’ and blurbs’ separately. What is a Synopsis? has already … More What is a Blurb?
The following text is based upon a guest post contributed by T. R. Robinson to the Library of Erana blog. Just to clarify: Character interviews are interviews with the primarily fictional protagonists and characters in a story. Of course, these may also be conducted with ‘real’ characters but where a book has … More Character Interviews
Most will have heard by now Google has brought their closure of Google Plus (G+) personal accounts forward from August 2019 to Tuesday 2 April 2019 (just over one week away). Google have provided the means for users to save a record of their G+ data (posts etc.) prior to that date: Once an account … More Google Plus (G+) Closing – Are you ready?
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