Books & Writing

Home library: Storing books with no shelf space

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Feb 292016
 
Home library: Storing books with no shelf space

Question about a home library. Answer based on the Quora question: What is the best way to organize books if I don’t have a bookshelf? If there is no shelf space available in your home librasry then sometimes the only way books can be stored is in a box hidden in a cupboard, the garage or […]

Entering the world of picture puzzle books

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Jul 182016
 
Entering the world of picture puzzle books

I’ve reached, gulp, that age where most of my friends have children, This is actually great as three years ago my own little boy was born and my friends all seemed to have babies at the same time. He’s now three and a little too energetic for me but we get along. He runs around […]

Q&A: Organising hard and paperbacks in the home.

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Oct 212015
 
Q&A: Organising hard and paperbacks in the home.

Question:  Home Design: What is the best way to organize books if I don’t have a bookshelf? I don’t have money to invest in a bookshelf, but would like to better organize my books! I have perhaps 3 bookshelf worth of books, and would like to be able to browse them. You could always box […]

Q&A Is it allowed to use articles one finds on the internet and use them for ebooks that one later sell online?

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Oct 122015
 
Q&A Is it allowed to use articles one finds on the internet and use them for ebooks that one later sell online?

Question: Is it allowed to use articles one finds on the internet and use them for ebooks that one later sell online? The short answer is no, but there may be a couple of circumstances where it may be possible. The articles are public domain You have permission Public domain The articles will say on them […]

Q&A Why would anyone want to work as a librarian?

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Oct 112015
 
Q&A Why would anyone want to work as a librarian?

Question: Why would anyone want to work as a librarian? I worked as a librarian for many years, culminating in a library manager job in a nationwide public sector organization with satellite offices. I have worked in a patent agents in their information department,  a parliamentary library,  a school library and the then the Audit Commission […]

Email Management using Gmail gets a 5* Review

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Oct 092015
 
Email Management using Gmail gets a 5* Review

Readers’ Favorite Review Email Management using Gmail by Ceri Clark shows ways to automate one’s email organization, specifically aimed at users of Gmail. It helps one in doing more productive work, rather than fighting the monster of email overload. It begins with a general discussion on the use of Gmail, a quick start guide where […]

Q&A What is the best font for email signatures? Why?

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Oct 092015
 
Q&A What is the best font for email signatures? Why?

The question: What is the best font for email signatures? Why? Email signatures need to be clear and easy to read. Readers need to get pertinent information quickly and easily. Sans serif fonts are best like Arial and Verdana because they are clear and also because most if not all people will have them on their […]

Accidental Immortal Update

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Jul 022015
 
Accidental Immortal Update

Accidental Immortal was my entry for the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in November last year. For those unfamiliar with the event, writers have to create a first draft of a book during November of no less than 50,000 words. It wasn’t easy but my ‘vomit’ draft was completed in time. This year has seen me trying […]

Darkness Rising: the fifth cover from the awesome epic fantasy series

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Feb 032015
 
Darkness Rising: the fifth cover from the awesome epic fantasy series

I don’t make a lot of covers for other people, I tend to do just my own but there are sometimes books so good that I can’t resist helping to make those books come alive. I’ve made five book covers for the Darkness Rising Series, you can see them above but my favourite by far […]

Why students should use Calibre to organize their ebooks, papers and other documents: A Simpler Guide to Calibre – the perfect gift for students

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Oct 242014
 
Why students should use Calibre to organize their ebooks, papers and other documents: A Simpler Guide to Calibre - the perfect gift for students

It is not so long ago that I don’t remember what it was like as a student. Ahhh the life, drinking to the early hours while philosophizing about life, the universe and everything. Rocking up to the occasional lecture or watching daytime TV with a tin of baked beans in one hand and a spoon […]

Top 10 of the greatest books to read before you die – and they are free…

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Mar 022014
 
Top 10 of the greatest books to read before you die – and they are free…

I’ve got my librarian’s hat on for this post. To celebrate the publication of my A Simpler Guide to Finding Free eBooks, I decided at 1 in the morning to write a post about the top 10 books to read before you die that are available for free. Little did I know it would take […]

Carlie Cullen’s Heartsearch Blog Tour – Book One: Lost

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Oct 312012
 
Carlie Cullen's Heartsearch Blog Tour – Book One: Lost

It is my great pleasure to be part of Carlie Cullen’s blog tour. The first part of a paranormal romance trilogy, this debut novel will blow you away. Giveaways to celebrate the launch will run from 8-31 October. It’s still not too late to enter! For further details, please visit http://carliemacullen.com Excerpt of Heart Search […]

Alison DeLuca’s Crown Phoenix Series Blog Tour – The Lamplighter’s Special

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Oct 272012
 
Alison DeLuca’s Crown Phoenix Series Blog Tour – The Lamplighter’s Special

This is the third and final stop on our blog tour of Alison DeLuca’s fabulous Crown Phoenix Series. There are three books in the series, all available on Kindle and Nook. The Lamplighter’s Special The Manor where Squire Bisselthwaite lived was in the center of Grimstead Compound. The thirteen farms that made up the rest […]

Alison DeLuca’s Crown Phoenix Series Blog Tour – Devil’s Kitchen

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Oct 262012
 
Alison DeLuca’s Crown Phoenix Series Blog Tour – Devil's Kitchen

This is the second stop on our blog tour of Alison DeLuca’s fabulous Crown Phoenix Series. There are three books in the series, all available on Kindle and Nook. Devil’s Kitchen The Headmistress entered the cell and looked down at her. It seemed as though the woman never stood in full light. From that angle, […]

Alison DeLuca’s Crown Phoenix Series Blog Tour – The Night Watchman Express

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Oct 192012
 
Alison DeLuca's Crown Phoenix Series Blog Tour - The Night Watchman Express

Alison DeLuca’s fabulous Crown Phoenix Series books have now launched with a bang. If you haven’t heard about them yet, where have you been? There are three books in the series, all available on Kindle and Nook. Set in a Steampunk world , they are an original and riveting read. To get your appetite running […]

Designing the Myrddin Publishing website

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Oct 192012
 
Designing the Myrddin Publishing website

After leaving my previous publisher, I joined a group of authors who decided to group together to create our own ‘true’ cooperative. We were all very excited to do this. We would all be Indie authors but have the support and combined experience of the group. We all have talents we could share and with […]

Aug 102012
 
THE Carnegie Event

I have decided to repost some of my old blog posts from the distant past when I was working as a School Librarian. Kids do the funniest things and I really enjoyed working in a school. Posts may be edited from the original blog. So this is part of a series from my old Batty […]

Just another school book fair

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Jul 132012
 
Just another school book fair

I have decided to repost some of my old blog posts from the distant past when I was working as a School Librarian. Kids do the funniest things and I really enjoyed working in a school. Posts may be edited from the original blog. So this is part of a series from my old Batty […]