Monthly Archives: April 2014

How to Self Publish, Chap. 2: eBook or Dead Tree?

Should you bother to self-publish in print as well as in eBook form? After all, it adds time and effort to the process, and many authors find that they sell very few copies in print, anyway. Like everything else when … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers (Paul Kennedy)

Paul Kennedy’s exegesis on the intersection of economic capacity, extraterritorial ambition and political reality is what Monty Python might refer to as “a bloody big book.” Indeed weighing in at 677 pages, it is more than up to the task … Continue reading

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How to Self-Publish: a Step by Step Guide

Something over three years ago I completed the first draft of a thriller called The Alexandria Project. I’d had a great time writing and posting it chapter by chapter at another blog, one I’ve maintained for a decade now. After … Continue reading

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More on Google’s Search Algorithm (what’s going on here?)

A week ago I wrote a piece here called Google Search Winners and Losers (and what does it mean for you?) The primary point I was making was that seeking to play SEO games (search engine optimization) with an author … Continue reading

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Blog Branding Blues: Can a Blog Divided Against Itself Long Stand?

Yes, I have another blog (you can find it here), and that blog came first. If you go there now, you’ll find the following entry, but remember when you read it that “here” is there and “there” is here, and … Continue reading

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Review – Elixir: A History of Water and Humankind (Brian Fagan; 2011)

Brian Fagan is an astonishingly prolific producer, for a non-fiction writer, having produced more than three dozen research-based books (at the rate of more than one a year!) focusing mainly on the areas of archaeology, anthropology and the impact of … Continue reading

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Google Search Winners and Losers (and what does it mean for you?)

Are you one of those bloggers that always has a nagging thought in the back of her mind that goes something like this: “I really need to do something about optimizing my site so search engines can find it”?  And … Continue reading

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