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

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)

Publishing with Kindle

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, Kindle or its parent company Amazon. Note: The information contained below is primarily intended for new and inexperienced authors. Those familiar with self-publishing will probably not … More Publishing with Kindle

Copyright

What is copyright? ‘The exclusive right to publish or record a work.’ (Little Oxford English Dictionary) ‘The exclusive and assignable legal right, given to the originator for a fixed number of years, to print, publish, perform, film, or record literary, artistic, or musical material.’ (Unknown) Copyright applies to ‘intellectual property’. This encompasses such things as: … More Copyright

Publishing with CreateSpace

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, CreateSpace or its parent company Amazon. Note: The information contained below is primarily intended for new and inexperienced authors. Those familiar with self-publishing will probably not … More Publishing with CreateSpace