PayPal Turns Vigilante

A lot of people are writing about the recent move by PayPal to censor books that appear on Smashwords. Someone in their ranks doesn’t like people buying books from Smashwords that feature rape, incest and bestiality. Frankly I’m not sure that many readers are after these books anyway, but that’s not the point. PayPal doesn’t… Continue reading PayPal Turns Vigilante

Ebook Apathy in France?

It looks the austerity measures announced in France yesterday may give ebooks a boost. Despite the fact that the founder of the fantastically successful Feedbooks is a Frenchman, Hadrien Gardeur, the French haven’t been very quick to take up ebooks. I have my own theory about this. Books from amazon.fr are more expensive than from… Continue reading Ebook Apathy in France?

Are Free Ebooks Good Publicity?

My three ebooks are currently being downloaded at a very satisfying rate from Smashwords. The later two, The Witch’s Dog and Escape the Volcano, have just had a very nice boost after appearing on www.getfreeebooks.com. That is definitely a site for indie authors offering free ebooks to know about. It certainly gets results. I’m hoping… Continue reading Are Free Ebooks Good Publicity?

Beat the Hackers

Heather Mayhew’s dad, Ray, has been slaving away for ages writing the ultimate anti-hacker program for computers. Meanwhile, Heather enjoys a happy, spoiled lifestyle. But just as Ray finishes his program, rubbing his hands at the thought of the fortune he’ll make from it, a mysterious company called Domination PLC launches their own version of… Continue reading Beat the Hackers