Unfortunately, it is no longer uncommon to hear of cyber criminals and hackers whose aims are malicious and cruel and the illegal profiting from unsuspecting individuals. There are variety of ways they are able to accomplish these goals. One of the most common is to gain access to, and to control, a user’s computing device … More 5 Do’s & 5 Don’t’s for Computer Security
Undoubtedly responses to this question will be varied. Summer holidays are a period when people like to take a break from their normal run-of-the-mill daily lives, or at least that is the theory. The principal aim is to relax and have fun: with family, where they have one; with friends; or sometimes alone (‘Getting away … More Are Summer Holidays a Time to Promote Books?
Regrettably, in modern society there appear to be numerous people whose only aim is to abuse and take advantage of the innocent, unsuspecting, online user. This is across the whole spectrum of online activity no matter where and when. How to remain safe in such circumstances is an issue for many. This article will specifically … More How to Stay Safe on Social Media
New authors constantly seek advice about which self-publishing site(s) they should consider using. All authors have been there at some stage and no doubt many have benefited from the freely given suggestions and advice provided by those more seasoned in the craft. It is only right for those authors, who are no longer newbies, to … More Which E-Book Publishing Site?
No, it is not mobile libraries that are being referred to, though for rural communities where there is no, or a very weak, signal, these are an excellent resource. The ready convenience of mobile technology, primarily smartphones, tablets and e-reading devices, appears to be changing many readers habits. Many, or so it seems, now prefer … More Mobile Reading – Apps and Sources
In a previous article Understanding Gmail the differences between traditional e-mail systems and Google’s Gmail and how each operates were considered. That gave rise to some additional reader questions and enquiries. Naturally, there is a lot more to the subject than may be concisely discussed in a single article, unless the reader wishes to be … More Gmail: Confirmation Messages; Wrongly Sent; Recovery; Snooze
A couple of recent articles discussed: What is an Author Platform? and What is Author Brand? One element common to both is the suggestion for authors to have a dedicated website. Why? Before listing benefits it may help those authors who have not already established a website to understand, in the current social media dominated … More The Why and How of a Website
Though Google’s Gmail is a popular e-mail service it is probable many users do not really comprehend how fundamentally different the system is to other well known ones such as Yahoo, Outlook (Hotmail); AOL, etc. The differences need to be understood to avoid errors that could have serious impact. Much of the confusion comes from … More Understanding Gmail
In a previous article Landing Pages the overall concept of such pages was considered and discussed. One primary conclusion reached was ‘Overall, considering the costs involved, landing pages are most appropriate for those who run regular marketing campaigns and, of course, have the resources to do so. For indie authors, who usually just wish to … More Free Landing Pages
Research; Keeping up-to-date with latest news; Finding blog topics; etc. are activities many online users regularly undertake, frequently daily. Authors are no exception. Sources for such information are naturally varied and, in these days of virtually unlimited availability, vast. Users may soon find themselves overwhelmed and distracted. There is a lot of very interesting and … More Feedly – A NewsFeed Tool