It's no April Fool - The Secret Notebook Of Sherlock Holmes is one year old today! *plays slightly out-of-tune chord on violin* (it's been a while) To celebrate, the ebook is 99c/99p/equivalent on Amazon today (Saturday 1 April) - plus I'm running a paperback giveaway! So if you fancy a signed copy, all you have to do for … Continue reading Book birthday – and a giveaway!
Today's blog will be a short one - appropriate, as I'm talking about creating shortlinks for books. It's also directed towards people who have books in the Amazon store, or plan to in the future. If that isn't you, look away now. If you already know about global shortlinks, I apologise in advance. If you … Continue reading Tech Tip Tuesday: Connect to local Amazon stores with global shortlinks
I'm sure I said last year that I wasn't going to do a resolutions or year in review post, and then I did one anyway. So this time I'm doing it without apology, a bit later than everyone else. It would be dull if we were all the same. Every year, instead of making new … Continue reading Resolute
'Vaguebooking - an intentionally vague status update that prompts friends to ask what's going on, or is possibly a cry for help' (Urban Dictionary) I hope I'm not, as a rule, a vaguebooker. When people post things like 'Ugh, why do I even BOTHER?', or 'Some people just aren't worth it...', or 'Frustrated 😦 !!!', … Continue reading Vaguebooking
Purdah (noun): 1. The practice in certain Muslim and Hindu societies of screening women from men or strangers, especially by means of a curtain. 1.3 British The period leading up to an election, during which government departments generally refrain from making any new announcements. (Oxford Dictionaries) Tomorrow, March 30, the organisation where I now work will enter purdah. … Continue reading Countdown to purdah