New Google…

For authors looking to protect or increase their findability (and therefore buyability) online, make sure you freshen the content on your website pages. Google is introducing their new indexing system Caffeine today, and one key difference is the ‘real-time search’ feature. It could change your page ranking, which affects your Google traffic. Here’s a handy … Continue reading »

Hula Hoops, clowns, and fiction…

Hula Hoop virtuosa, Judith Lanigan Did you know the hula hoop was first sold in Australia? Hula Hoop virtuosa and ASA Mentorship Award recipient, Judith Lanigan, writes for and about circus, and will be attending her first Byron Bay Writers Festival this year to discuss her forthcoming book A True History of the Hula Hoop. I recovered … Continue reading »

Hoffmonsters and Butterfish …

Alice Hoffman (Practical Magic) has discovered a creative new application for Twitter: revenge, After a less-than-glowing review of her new book, she tweeted critic Roberta Silman’s phone number and email address, urging fans to communicate their displeasure with ‘snarky critics’. Fortunately, Hoffman got the number wrong, and Silman enjoyed her weekend away uninterrupted. Neither was … Continue reading »