If you use the Notes app on an Apple device like an iPad, and wish to access your notes from an Android device, such as an HTC smartphone, here's a work-around.Read More
How might writers make use of maps to convey information (besides geographical information)?Read More
What's a special writing day? And what's so special about them?Read More
I've never really understood why Amazon has two self-publishing systems: one for e-books, and another for printed books. Having two systems doesn't exactly double the workload, but it doubles the amount to think about, and adds to the number of hoops you have to leap through.
Well, those days could be over soon because Amazon has launched a trial version of a paperback publishing tool within KDP, its e-book publishing tool.
There's some more information on this initiative here: Amazon paperback printing.
If you're a writer, and you travel a lot on buses and trains, Jotterpad is just the phone app for you. It;s so easy to use, and has great functionality. No more excuses!Read More
This second article in my micro-series "Why I like Amazon". This time, from the point of view of being an author.Read More
As a reader, I love Amazon Kindle. Here's why.Read More
Why the term 'self-publishing' is no longer an accurate description of, erm, self-publishers.Read More
Booklinker is a brilliant url shortener for your Amazon books and Amazon author page.Read More
The registration desks for the London Book Fair 2017 are now open! In this article I discuss what I get out of it, and why I go every year -- and how that relates to my recent foray into Kindle self-publishing. And details of the Fair itself of course!Read More
I've just published my first Kindle book. Here are a few brief reflections.Read More
A handy hint for writing on the move.Read More
Being able to produce chunks of text very quickly is useful to see what the appearance of the finished piece of writing will look like, or to test how many words you can get on the page with a particular font. It's easy enough to generate random text in Word, but what if you don't use Word?Read More
For those who edit and proofread texts in Word, here are details of a free book of macros -- built-in programs -- that can make many of the tasks much quicker and easier.Read More
I've been trying out a free utility for Word that cleans up a load of formatting errors in one go. It's pretty good!Read More
Here's a great utility for Windows users. It enables you to rename loads of files at once, in various ways.Read More
I love my Kindle, and there are 7 features of it that I find exceedingly useful. Here they are.Read More
A quick heads-up about a newsletter I find quite useful, and mention of a couple of books.Read More
If you have an ebook reader or app, especially the Kindle, then you're in luck. Here are 5 free and low-cost services from which you can obtain new books every day!Read More
It's hard enough writing for money, but writing for nothing, on your own blog? It sounds silly, but it can actually be a very worthwhile investment of time.Read More