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?
Latest book in Bitches series now available from all major retail sites. Despite the job being in a city she did not like, the suggested possible salary caused Tara to ignore her usual caution, if only just to have a look. But she will come to regret it. The people and circumstance were hardly what … More Manipulation – Bitches Series #6
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
The issue of United States of America (USA) tax withholding has been previously discussed, the latest under USA Taxes & Authors. In that and a previous article this book was mentioned as being a helpful resource. The author is a qualified tax advisor and a US Enrolled Agent. This allows her to represent … More Beyond Frontiers: US Taxes for International Self-Published Authors by Marcela Martinez Millan
Though United States of America (USA) citizens may find the topic interesting this article is primarily for NON-USA based authors. A large proportion of independent (indie) authors publish books through the utilisation of free software provided by USA based companies such as Amazon, Google Play, Smashwords, etc. Under USA tax legislation these companies are obliged … More USA Taxes & Authors
This is a reminder that the deadline for entry to the Screencraft Cinematic Short Story Competition is: Saturday 30 November 2019 Details of the competition and how to enter may be found in the previous notification: Book to Screen Opportunity – Screencraft Cinematic Short Story Competition All those who choose to enter are … More Screencraft Cinematic Short Story Competition- Deadline Approaching
The question of whether someone is an author or writer frequently crops up even though, due to modern day usage, it tends to be a superfluous enquiry. It is often posed by people new to publishing though, occasionally, it may also be raised by those who have already published something but remain confused about the … More Author or Writer?
Aspiring authors frequently, and occasionally even those who have already published, seek advice about which self-publishing site(s) they should consider using. Consequently, a survey Which E-Book Publishing Site? was recently conducted by this website, in which more established authors were asked to share their experience and preferences. The results follow: Question 1: Authors! If you have … More Preferred E-Book Publishing Site – Survey Results
It is difficult to do this book justice in a short review. It is indeed a remarkable and comprehensive aid, especially for those new to the writing world. Note ‘writing world’ rather than authoring because this covers far more than just authoring books though it does of course also deal with that. To clarify it … More The Business of Being a Writer by Jane Friedman