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Images, Resolution, and DPI

If you’re an author, you should be comfortable with words, but you’re probably less familiar with images, especially technical issues such as resolution and DPI (dots per inch). For most authors, this isn’t a...

Two WordPress Plugins For Authors

I’ve written two plugins for WordPress. They’re both free, designed primarily for authors, and available from the WordPress plugin repository. Mobile Banner The Mobile Banner plugin was written to address a client requirement. It...

Easy Backups With Dropbox

Backups will save you from all sorts of problems such as ransomware, burglary, computer failure, and simple human error like mistakenly deleting files or chapters. Dropbox provides an easy way to make an off-site...

Introduction to Book Marketing

If you want to sell books, you will need to market them. This post will give you a head start on book marketing. It is not intended to be a comprehensive guide, but just...

Setting up HTTPS and SSL on WordPress

There are several good reasons to set up HTTPS and SSL on your website. It gives your site a small SEO boost. You may need it for GDPR compliance, because the GDPR introduces a...

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Large Print Editions

At the time of writing, I’ve released large print editions of three of my books. It’s not necessarily something that I would recommend to other indie authors, unless you have reason to believe that...

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Backup Your Manuscripts And Marketing Files

Some time ago, I read a news story about an author who ran into a burning house to save his laptop. Luckily, the author survived and rescued the novels stored on his laptop. If he’d...