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 (#)

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

BISAC (Book Industry Standards and Communications)

  What are BISACs? BISACs are a classification system for physical and digital products that: Determine where a book will be shelved in a bricks-and-mortar shop. Identify the genre and subject under which a book can be searched in on-line databases. Provide an industry approved list of subject descriptions. Provide a standard subject code list … More BISAC (Book Industry Standards and Communications)

Readers Selection Processes

Authors, especially indie (independent) ones, need some comprehension of how readers select a book. Publicity and marketing for all authors, no matter how published, is a challenge, especially in these days when hundreds of thousands of books are being independently published. Consequently, any information that may help target readers is invaluable. Before continuing there is … More Readers Selection Processes