Twitter Algorithm

Social Media users will have heard a lot about Facebook’s algorithm in recent times but how many know Twitter also utilises similar processes? Twitter’s adoption of an algorithm has been a fairly recent enhancement and one some did not take kindly to however, with the speed at which the site operates and the number of … More Twitter Algorithm

What is Fair Use?

    Note: In some legislations ‘Fair Use’ is known as ‘Fair Dealing’.     A recent article Creative Commons outlined how copyright holders may grant open permission for others to copy, edit, build upon, etc., their copyrighted works. Though there are fundamental differences, ’Fair Use’ is, in a sense, an extension of this facility. … More What is Fair Use?

Creative Commons

  Though the term tends to be used loosely Creative Commons (CC) is in reality an organisation that grants licences.       What is a CC licence? Founded in 2001 the organisation has defined an alternative to standard copyright by filling the gap between full copyright, where use is not permitted without permission, and … More Creative Commons

Beyond Frontiers: US Taxes for International Self-Published Authors by Marcela Martinez Millan

  The issue of United States of America (USA) tax withholding has been previously discussed, the latest under USA Taxes & Authors. In that and a previous article this book was mentioned as being a helpful resource.   The author is a qualified tax advisor and a US Enrolled Agent. This allows her to represent … More Beyond Frontiers: US Taxes for International Self-Published Authors by Marcela Martinez Millan

The Business of Being a Writer by Jane Friedman

It is difficult to do this book justice in a short review. It is indeed a remarkable and comprehensive aid, especially for those new to the writing world. Note ‘writing world’ rather than authoring because this covers far more than just authoring books though it does of course also deal with that. To clarify it … More The Business of Being a Writer by Jane Friedman

Update to Survey – Preferred Reading Method(s)

  It has only just come to light that a question has been omitted from the original survey requesting feedback on which formats readers prefer. The original survey was published 6 September 2019. The omitted question relates to whether, when utilising a digital device, readers prefer text, audio, or both.   The updated survey may … More Update to Survey – Preferred Reading Method(s)