A review of a book of the best cartoons which were rejected by The New Yorker – they’re probably funnier than those which were published. Have a look and see!Read article
If you’re a creative kind of person and would like to sell your creations online, very likely the first question you’ll ask is: How do I do it?
The problem for many creative types is that they don’t have the time, technical skills or inclination to build themselves a website of any kind—let alone an eCommerce website, which is a notoriously complicated process.Read article
From time to time you may find that you want or need to update an eBook that you’ve already published in the Kindle Store, whether it’s to update information or correct a typo, or something more radical like a brand new edition.
On the face of it, it’s a simple process.Read article
In my earlier blog posting, I wrote about how artists can use Gumroad to make money online. But it’s not just useful for artists, it can be used by all sorts of people to sell all sorts of things.
Gumroad is for independent writers, designers, game developers, musicians, artists, filmmakers, and anyone in-between. Simply, if you’re a creator — Gumroad is for you.
A quick search of the Web will turn up thousands of different websites, all promising to show you how you can make incredible amounts of money online, with very little required from you – little or no expertise, little or no effort, and just a few dollars to unlock the door to limitless wealth.
Sound too good to be true? Sadly, there are a lot of people out there who don’t realise that these propositions are often exactly that.Read article
I’ve just relaunched the first of our trivia books, It’s all Greek to them! 101 amazing facts about Greece and the Greeks by Theodore Koukouvitis, to bring it into line with our others in the Facts Lab series.
It’s now called The Facts Lab Book of Greece (imaginative, huh?) and has a shiny new cover modelled on the other books in the series, The Facts Lab Book of Brazil and The Facts Lab Book of Insects. (The old cover was driving me mental – just a lot of boring text that did absolutely nothing to catch the eye.)Read article
I first reviewed this book in October 2013, and was surprised by the amount of interest my review received. Several people commented to say that a new edition had been published since then which had removed a lot of the problems I’d outlined in my original review of the first edition.
I endeavour to provide useful reviews on this blog, so in the interests of setting the record straight I bought the new edition of the book on Amazon today. Let’s see how I got on.Read article