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The title of this book really says it all. This is a realistic and practical guide upon the subject of authors getting reviews for their books. Some may even consider it brutal. But it is a fact that truth is often merciless nevertheless, if an author honestly wants to get the best they can for … More Naked Truths About Getting Book Reviews 2018 by Gisela Hausmann.
Regrettably online security threats continue to grow in various ways. Back in 2016 scams on social media (Twitter; Facebook; LinkedIn; etc.) grew by an estimated 150%. How much more must it be these days when hackers and cyber criminals are even more prevalent? All online and internet users need to be aware of the increasing … More Infograph – Staying Safe Online
Note: In some legislations ‘Fair Use’ is known as ‘Fair Dealing’. A recent article Creative Commons outlined how copyright holders may grant open permission for others to copy, edit, build upon, etc., their copyrighted works. Though there are fundamental differences, ’Fair Use’ is, in a sense, an extension of this facility. … More What is Fair Use?
Though the term tends to be used loosely Creative Commons (CC) is in reality an organisation that grants licences. What is a CC licence? Founded in 2001 the organisation has defined an alternative to standard copyright by filling the gap between full copyright, where use is not permitted without permission, and … More Creative Commons
Any author would be pleased to receive an award for their book(s) and no doubt eye with some degree of envy those who are fortunate enough to be recipients of one or more. But how does the award system operate? To answer the question author Lucinda E Clarke, who has received multiple awards for several … More Book Awards – The Why and How
Naturally, any author will be gratified if someone invites them to participate in an interview. Nevertheless, do these interviews really serve any purpose beside satisfying an interviewee’s narcissistic nature? If so, who will be interested? In answer to the first question most will agree these interviews do have a purpose, as will become evident in … More The Purpose of Author Interviews
The term ‘antitrust’ is primarily used within the United States of America but has worldwide implications. ‘In the United States, antitrust laws are intended to stop large firms taking over their competitors, fixing prices with their competitors, or interfering with free competition in any way.’ (Collins Dictionary) ‘Preventing or controlling trusts or … More Antitrust Investigations and Authors
Back in 2011-2012, when self-publishing was in its infancy, there was considerable interest in the new medium. Consequently, it was not difficult for new authors to gain attention for themselves and their books. Of course, the fact of it being a new product also meant there were fewer self-published books. Readers therefore had little difficulty … More Has Book Marketing become a Lottery?
Understandably, the title of this article will initially and principally attract authors based within the United Kingdom (UK), nevertheless, it may help those based in other territories to also take note. Obviously Brexit impacts upon all aspects of UK life and business including the book industry. Even if the decision to bow out … More Brexit And Authors