Reactivation

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

Protocols

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

Why Amazon?

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?

Vanity Presses

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

Publishing with Smashwords

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

SEO – Keywords

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