Ads and common sense

| September 15, 2014

I saw this article today, even though its from last Tuesday: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/sep/09/blocking-adverts-napster-for-the-publishing-industryAdsense is like Napster, says the Guardian. Adsense is a necessary anti-malware tool, says I.Their main comparison is that people accept ads in print media and don’t find them annoying so why can’t they do the same online? Probably because it is an apples […]

End of an era – blogspot

| September 5, 2014

Following Squidoo’s closure, I took a look at my other online properties. You might remember the original green blogspot blog that I started with – tirial.blogspot.com.I tried it again. I still find the new blogspot interface nearly unusable, and now google wants to link everything to the One account.  I’m not on Facebook, I’m not […]

A manuscript request

| April 9, 2010

And finally we seem to have progress on the writing front!Yesterday I got a request for a full manuscript from the publisher looking at one of my novels. After a few moments of complete shock, I sat down to write back. This proved harder than I thought, since the instinctive response is to agree to […]

Completely calm (honest)

| February 6, 2010

Well, you can tell how unruffled and stress-free I am by the fact I’m posting at 6:00 on a Saturday morning.Still heard nothing from the agents, which is slightly disappointing for at least one of them. However I have had an author acquantaince point me in the direction of her publishing house, which raises the […]

Mixed feelings

| January 23, 2010

Well, I suppose this is the definition of mixed feelings. I just got an email from someone who liked the Lens Companions I did. In fact, they liked them enough to download the free version, print it out, staple through to make a spine and make little books for their history class – about forty copies of each…Why is […]