Pinterest – Buyable Pins (Selling from Pinterest)

No doubt, like the writer, many independent (indie) authors will have noted Pinterest’s introduction of ‘Buyable Pins’ (Pins from which a user may directly purchase an item) with interest. After all, most authors, whether indie self-publishers or traditionally published, are constantly looking for additional ways to engage with their fans and readers. And, if there … More Pinterest – Buyable Pins (Selling from Pinterest)

Wattpad

The majority of ‘book orientated’ internet users will more than likely have heard of Wattpad even though they may not have used the site. What is Wattpad? Originating in 2006, it is a free online storytelling community where writers of all sorts may submit their works: essays, articles, novels, short stories, etc. The site has … More Wattpad

Protocols

Depending upon a person’s background the word ‘protocol’ will conjure up different considerations. Historically it refers to, and still does in the right context, social and diplomatic behaviour: ‘The official procedure or system of rules governing affairs of state or diplomatic occasions.’ (English Oxford Dictionaries) ‘The accepted or established code of procedure or behaviour in … More Protocols

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 (#)

Priorities – Values

From time to time, everyone should, needs, to evaluate or re-evaluate their life. It may simply be a matter of confirming they are where they want to be or it may be a matter of making decisions for altering the future. Whichever it is, to effectively identify their existing position, they will need to consider … More Priorities – Values

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