Traffic Is King For Self Publishers

Traffic Is King For Self Publishers

There is no doubt that earning money from self publishing will become increasingly difficult. The enormous number of books, and especially ebooks, which are now published each and every day are flooding the market and making it extremely difficult for a self published author to get noticed and by extension, to sell books and make money. However, as self publishing is by definition simply a new way of trying to sell a digital Internet product, perhaps it is time to go back

The WordPress Panic Button

The WordPress Panic Button

If you are one of the millions of bloggers who use self-hosted WordPress as your blogging platform, you will know the sense of dread and fear that runs down your spine when the little update icon turns red and warns you with a number of how many possible disasters await you. Unfortunately, by the very nature of the Internet, updates are a necessity for a number of reasons, which include security most importantly, but also for aesthetics as well as

Amazon Exploits Authors – Again

Amazon Exploits Authors – Again

For self published authors, Amazon has the annoying habit of giving a little with one hand, and then very soon after, taking away an awful lot more with the other. In the very early days of Kindle Direct Publishing, Amazon gave self published authors a wonderful new platform to expose and sell their work. Yet soon after this initial period of ‘absolute bliss‘, when authors made some money, and Amazon filled up their coffers with mountains of ebook content to

Sneaky Bastards!

Sneaky Bastards!

As many do I suppose, I check Google News once a day or so. It’s not my favourite news source, as I have a long list of news and newspaper sites I check most days, but it covers a lot of territory. However, in the last few days I have noticed something that is really starting to irk me about Google News. Well, not just irk really. More like annoy me greatly. It is something that proves that Google is purely

The Social Media Imperative

The Social Media Imperative

I don’t know about you, but I hate being given orders. Yet, it seems like this is becoming the order of the day on social media. LIKE my Facebook Page! RETWEET this! BUY my book! FOLLOW me! SUBSCRIBE now! VISIT my blog! ADD me! JOIN our mailing list! ACT now! DONATE! FIND me on Amazon! GET it for free! Using the Imperative mood in English, which is to say, using the bare infinitive to begin a sentence or clause, can imply

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