The question of whether someone is an author or writer frequently crops up even though, due to modern day usage, it tends to be a superfluous enquiry. It is often posed by people new to publishing though, occasionally, it may also be raised by those who have already published something but remain confused about the … More Author or Writer?
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)
Naturally, any author will be gratified if someone invites them to participate in an interview. Nevertheless, do these interviews really serve any purpose beside satisfying an interviewee’s narcissistic nature? If so, who will be interested? In answer to the first question most will agree these interviews do have a purpose, as will become evident in … More The Purpose of Author Interviews
Back in 2011-2012, when self-publishing was in its infancy, there was considerable interest in the new medium. Consequently, it was not difficult for new authors to gain attention for themselves and their books. Of course, the fact of it being a new product also meant there were fewer self-published books. Readers therefore had little difficulty … More Has Book Marketing become a Lottery?
How Do You Prefer to Read? In these innovative days when there are multiple technological devises available it has been inevitable many reader’s habits will change. Though the everlasting popularity of physical books does not appear to have diminished excessively, there is no denying the advent of smartphones, tablets and e-readers have had an impact. … More Survey – Preferred Reading Method(s)
Of course, it may be authors reading this will already have thought about writing short stories, nevertheless, there remain many who do not or have never considered the idea. This article will consider some of the benefits of the short story form. To prevent this becoming too unwieldy we will launch straight in. The following … More Why Authors Should Consider Short Stories
Naturally, anyone who delights in the written word; a good tale; or instructive dissertation will read many books throughout a year and perhaps more while on holiday. Whether the book has proven a pleasure or not, it is hoped (at least by authors and perhaps also other potential readers) the reader will leave a review. … More How To Rate a Book
This is for anyone who enjoys a true story. The following are some of the memoirs which have been reviewed in this website. This is not a complete list. The order in which these are shown implies no preference, it simply reflects the chronology of the memoir reviews, commencing with the earliest review date. A … More Memoir Short List
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?
The large number of independent (indie) author books being published each day are making it more and more difficult for authors, especially unknown indie authors, to gain public exposure. Consequently, it is worth their while to consider other opportunities for getting their works published and/or reviewed. One primary aim for this website and blog is … More Writing/Review Opportunity – BookLife Fiction Contest – 31 August 2019