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 […]

Q&A My books have gone from Calibre, how do I get them back?

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Jan 252015
 
Q&A My books have gone from Calibre, how do I get them back?

My books have gone, how do I get them back? A quick tip from A Simpler Guide to Calibre. It can happen that when you first load Calibre your books all seemed to have disappeared. This is usually because the software has been told your e-books library has moved to a different folder and is […]

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 […]

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 […]

A day in the life of a busy School Librarian

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May 252012
 
A day in the life of a busy School Librarian

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 […]

It just warms the cockles of my heart…

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May 112012
 
It just warms the cockles of my heart...

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 […]

Classic Collections

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May 042012
 
Classic Collections

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 […]

eww public libraries – just kidding!

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Apr 132012
 
eww public libraries - just kidding!

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. May be edited from the original post. So this is part of a series from my old Batty Librarian […]

Jan 252012
 
Lending ebooks through Amazon - oh the unfairness of it all!

In the US, (and I am not sure where else), if you buy a book from Amazon there is every reason to believe that you can lend it to a deserving friend., what other kind of friend would you lend your books too? Unfortunately this is not the case in the UK and possible South […]

Crash Course for making print book cover designs for CreateSpace

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Dec 232011
 
Crash Course for making print book cover designs for CreateSpace

If you are a budding self-publisher you’ve probably heard of CreateSpace. They do have cover creators in their book making process but it is nice to have something original that you have made yourself. This is a crash course which by it’s very nature can’t give you the ins and outs but does give you […]

The Woodcutter by Kate Danley

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Nov 072011
 
The Woodcutter by Kate Danley

I read this book while holidaying in Cypress. I finished it in two days which is a reflection of how good it is. I can spend months reading a book I’m not keen on and have been known to cheekily take a sneak peak at Wikipedia for the synopsis to bluff my way through a […]

Oct 172011
 
Samsung Galaxy Tab for Writing

I’ve recently bought the Galaxy Tab 10.1. I primarily bought this as a reading device but I wanted something that wasn’t too heavy but which I could write on. Hardware: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (running Android with ADW) Samsung bluetooth keyboard case (the official one) I can’t praise the tablet enough. I wanted something that was […]

Add books to your Author Central Profile

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Apr 172011
 
Add books to your Author Central Profile

I was asked by a friend how to add their books to their Amazon Author Profile. I thought possibly there may be others who may not know how to do this so I am giving back to the community with this blog post. To add books to your Author Central profile (works on both .com […]