by Will Viharo
Whether you like it or not, Amazon has cornered the eBook and the self-publishing markets.
Since most money trails lead back to the top of the economic food chain, no matter what you buy or where you buy it, many otherwise marginalized writers (like me) “suck it up” and go over to “the dark side" in order to effectively peddle our wares.
But once you’re there, under the auspices of the alleged “evil empire,” you have more control over your own career than you might think, or at least how it’s presented to the public…
by Mae Demdam, Guest Contributor
The most hotly talked about development in the Internet today is the new Brave Browser. What sets it apart is its ability to filter out what it calls the “greed and ugliness on the Web”, removing the numerous ads that slow down sites and track a user’s every online move. It then puts clean, non-tracking ads back that in turn funnel income to website owners and a small amount to browser users.
The Brave Browser strives to solve the Internet’s biggest problem – the abundance of ads that track users. Brave removes all the ads that users usually encounter – the same ones that more and more users are blocking with ad blocker software. Is Brave the answer – or too good to be true?
by Will Viharo
When dealing with any major corporation that holds all the strings to your dreams – whether it’s your body of work or your favorite cable channels or your ability to send messages – getting a live human being on the phone to work out a problem can be a frustrating hassle.
And while Amazon has taken a lot of righteous heat for some of its practices, when it comes to their publishing services, I have to admit, they offer the easiest, most accessible customer service of any other company I’ve worked with.
by Mary C Long
It’s not just the news cycle that’s 24 hours – it’s the workday too. Or at least it feels it, given that every employee has a mobile device making them accessible ALL the time. And this leaves companies to sort out ways to make online access as to proprietary data “safe” around the clock too!