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After a longer than expected period of inactivity, it is intended, hoped, to recompense regular updates in the coming week (commencing 9 October 2017). Author related: book writing; publishing; technical; etc. articles and posts on Tuesdays. Reader orientated: articles; reviews; interviews; etc. on Fridays. Apologies are extended to regular readers of, and visitors to, the … More Reactivation
Owing to a number of factors it is necessary to temporarily suspend further activity in this website for a short period. At present it is not possible to state how long this will be for but the intent and hope is it will be of short duration; a matter of weeks (hopefully). Apologies are extend … More Temporary Suspension of Activity
What is a Book Subscription Service? A service that, for a small monthly fee, provides subscribers with access to a variety of products. As this website and integrated blog are primarily dedicated to authors and readers, this article will focus upon books though some services also provide access to films, music and games. Reader Benefits … More Authors & Book Subscription Services
Depending upon a person’s background the word ‘protocol’ will conjure up different considerations. Historically it refers to, and still does in the right context, social and diplomatic behaviour: ‘The official procedure or system of rules governing affairs of state or diplomatic occasions.’ (English Oxford Dictionaries) ‘The accepted or established code of procedure or behaviour in … More Protocols
There is no denying Amazon has become the world’s largest on-line retailer. Nevertheless, they are NOT the only one. Despite this fact, many of Amazon’s customers appear reluctant to purchase from other retailers. Why? To simplify the discussion, it has been separated into two distinct parts: Positive and Negative aspects. As this website is primarily … More Why Amazon?
What is a Vanity Press? ‘Publishing house in which authors pay to have their books published.’ (Alan A. Glatthorn) ‘A printing house that specializes in publishing books for which the authors pay all or most of the costs.’ (Dictionary.com) Most used terms: Vanity Press; Vanity Publisher; Subsidy Publisher. Some, rather than identify themselves as ‘Vanity’ … More Vanity Presses
Disclaimer: Other than utilising their systems for the publication of books, neither T. R. Robinson nor T. R. Robinson Publications are employed by, personally connected with or affiliated to, Smashwords. Note: The information contained below is primarily intended for new and inexperienced authors. Those familiar with self-publishing will probably not find anything they do not … More Publishing with Smashwords
Definitions ‘A significant word mentioned in an index.’ (Little Oxford English Dictionary) ‘A word used in a computer system to indicate a document’s content.’ (Little Oxford English Dictionary) ‘A term used as a keyword to retrieve documents in an information system such as a catalogue or search engine’. (Unknown) ‘An index term, subject term, subject … More SEO – Keywords
Please note: In this post the term ‘Website’ is used to define websites, web pages and blogs as appropriate and relevant. What is SEO? Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is a process that affects the visibility of websites. Visible to who? Search Engines and Search Engine users. Website owners naturally want people to … More SEO (Search Engine Optimisation)