Apologies are extend to regular readers for the continued inactivity in this website and integrated blog as well as in social media accounts. It is anticipated this inactivity will continue for a while yet but please be assured the aim is to recommence sharing author and reader related articles and information once circumstances permit.
Is Instagram a useful tool for authors? It does have its advantages but it also has limitations and drawbacks. Authors, especially independent (indie) ones, consistently look for ways to get news of their books out to readers. The usual route, beside large paid for publicity campaigns that most indie author cannot afford and author websites … More Instagram and Authors
Owing to a number of factors the regularity and frequency of activity in this website and integrated blog have, for the foreseeable future, to be reduced. This does not mean activity will cease entirely. Information, articles, reviews, interviews, etc. will continue to be shared but, as stated, on a less frequent and regular basis though … More April 2018 – Reduced Activity
What do authors tell people when they ask what their book is about, (what is in it)? What should authors say about their book’s content when marketing/publicising? To some the above may appear to be odd questions; Of course, they know what they should be saying – can there be any doubt? Well … More What In Book?
Goodreads Just in case there is anyone who does not know what Goodreads is: In their own words: ‘Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. Our mission is to help people find and share books they love. Goodreads launched in January 2007.’ Some statistics – Goodreads currently has: Sixty-Five (65) million … More Goodreads – Ask the Author
As most users will know, Facebook has faced considerable criticism regarding the spread of misinformation as well as the prevalence of fake news items on the site. In an attempt to counteract and correct these the CEO (Chief Executive Officer – Mark Zuckerberg) announced changes are to be made to the newsfeed algorithm utilised … More Facebook – News Trust Survey
Spyware and Keylogger malware have different aims to the usual computer virus. The intent, with both, is to illegally gain user information. Adware, usually, has an alternative primary purpose as discussed within the appropriate section below. Note: As will be mentioned a number of times ‘Malware’ is the correct ‘umbrella’ term when referring to computer … More Computer Viruses – Spyware, Keylogger, Adware
An e-mail list, as the title implies, is simply a collection of e-mail addresses a user may utilise to send information/material to multiple recipients. Note 1: As usual, the topic will be considered from the perspective of an independent (indie) author though much would also apply to other online entrepreneurs and small businesses. Note 2: … More E-Mail Lists
This topic, as is often the case considering the overall intent for this website, will be approached from the perspective of an independent (indie) author. Nevertheless, much will also be of interest to other on-line entrepreneurs; small business users; etc. Note: The original intent for this article was to combine the topic of newsletters with … More Newsletters
To coin an old phrase the following may appear to be ‘teaching grandma to suck eggs.’ In other words telling people something they already know and perhaps better than the writer. Nevertheless, a few, especially those new to the topic, may find some of the following information helpful. Note: The origins of the above phrase … More Finding Books to Read