Category Archives: ebooks/apps

Why You Should Use Scapple for Brainstorming Your Book

A while ago I mentioned I had started playing around with Scapple, a brainstorming app from Literature and Latte, the makers of my favourite piece of writing software, Scrivener. Given how much I love Scrivener, I had high hopes hopes

Why You Should Use Scapple for Brainstorming Your Book

A while ago I mentioned I had started playing around with Scapple, a brainstorming app from Literature and Latte, the makers of my favourite piece of writing software, Scrivener. Given how much I love Scrivener, I had high hopes hopes

To sell more books, you should write about cats

I love a good statistic. Statistics can clarify the magnitude of a problem, an action, an attitude or an opportunity. But a statistic by itself, without commentary, can be misleading. So in today’s post, I’ve tried to pull together a

To sell more books, you should write about cats

I love a good statistic. Statistics can clarify the magnitude of a problem, an action, an attitude or an opportunity. But a statistic by itself, without commentary, can be misleading. So in today’s post, I’ve tried to pull together a

3 more reasons why Scrivener makes writing a book easy

Two weeks ago I blogged about how Scrivener was helping me to imagine all kinds of structural possibilities for my novel, because of the way it made setting up and manipulating the ordering of the scenes in my book so

3 more reasons why Scrivener makes writing a book easy

Two weeks ago I blogged about how Scrivener was helping me to imagine all kinds of structural possibilities for my novel, because of the way it made setting up and manipulating the ordering of the scenes in my book so

The New Love of My Life: Why Using Scrivener Makes Writing a Book So Easy

The new love of my life is not tall, dark and handsome, nor is it likely to bring me flowers every day. But it does something even better – it makes writing a book a breeze. And it’s name is

The New Love of My Life: Why Using Scrivener Makes Writing a Book So Easy

The new love of my life is not tall, dark and handsome, nor is it likely to bring me flowers every day. But it does something even better – it makes writing a book a breeze. And it’s name is

Where have all the books gone?

Before Christmas, a publishing industry insider shared with me a statistic that has had me shaking my head in disbelief ever since. She said that, as compared to five years ago when a new or emerging Australian author of fiction

Where have all the books gone?

Before Christmas, a publishing industry insider shared with me a statistic that has had me shaking my head in disbelief ever since. She said that, as compared to five years ago when a new or emerging Australian author of fiction

Best iPad educational apps for kids

I have firmly resisted overloading my iPad with educational and not-so-educational apps for my kids and using it as a baby siting device for those times when we are doing something really boring – like sitting in the waiting room

Best iPad educational apps for kids

I have firmly resisted overloading my iPad with educational and not-so-educational apps for my kids and using it as a baby siting device for those times when we are doing something really boring – like sitting in the waiting room

Best book apps for kids

Books will always be special. But even a committed booklover like myself can be persuaded that there are certain book apps on the ipad that also make reading special. And, according to app maker Nosy Crow, more kids can make

Best book apps for kids

Books will always be special. But even a committed booklover like myself can be persuaded that there are certain book apps on the ipad that also make reading special. And, according to app maker Nosy Crow, more kids can make

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Kindles and Book Depository and books as art … or not?

‘What’s that noise, Mummy?’my daughter said to me this morning while I was pushing her on the swing. ‘I don’t know, I can’t hear anything,’ was my response. To which she solemnly replied, ‘I think it’s my brain.’ Obviously at

Kindle

Kindles and Book Depository and books as art … or not?

‘What’s that noise, Mummy?’my daughter said to me this morning while I was pushing her on the swing. ‘I don’t know, I can’t hear anything,’ was my response. To which she solemnly replied, ‘I think it’s my brain.’ Obviously at