Hashtags (#)

‘A word or phrase preceded by a hash sign (#), used on social media websites and applications, especially Twitter, to identify messages on a specific topic.’ (Oxford Dictionary) ‘Used in social media to identify messages on a specific topic/theme.’ (Unknown) Social media users will undoubtedly have come across the hashtag (#) symbol, especially if they … More Hashtags (#)

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?

IP Addresses

  Note: This topic is very much a technical matter. However, this discussion is only intended to be an overview that also highlights some dangers.   What is an IP Address? IP Address = Internet Protocol Address. (URL (Uniform Resource Locator) contains some information regarding ‘Protocols’.) An IP Address is a unique number that defines … More IP Addresses

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

Stress and Creativity

Though the following is primarily intended for authors most will apply to all walks-of-life and professions. In modern society ‘stress’ is a much used word; some may consider it overused. Nevertheless, it is a recognised psychological/medical condition that a majority will suffer or have suffered with at some stage in their life. The following is … More Stress and Creativity

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

Search Engines

Please note: This is only intended to be an overview. Though more information and details are available they are not considered relevant to readers of this post. What is a Search Engine? These are software systems designed to search both the World Wide Web (www) and their own databases for information. How they actual work … More Search Engines