Saying Goodbye to @MyABI_byRH

Saying Goodbye to @MyABI_byRH

“I started this a few years ago to open up about living with a brain injury. The brain and emotions something people are scared to talk about” – @MyABI_byRH 18 June 2016 “I hope by being open and honest other people can feel less alone and be comfortable that it’s ok to talk.” – @MyABI_byRH […]

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Growing Social Media Divide Leads to Bad Advice

I’m not often told it might be good to avoid Twitter or to give it a break, but when I am — and when others with brain injury are — it’s by people not on Twitter or who have a lurking-only account. And who don’t know or understand how I use it. They’re unhelpful. They’re […]

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Announcing the Launch of #ABIchat on Twitter

One of the great things about Twitter is the way it fosters conversations, the way people support each other. One of the things the brain injury community is lacking is a place to chat regularly on Twitter. And so I am launching a regular Twitter chat I’ve given the moniker “#ABIchat.” After seeing other medical […]

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BiblioCrunch and Twitter

When having trouble with a company, go to Twitter. So it was with BiblioCrunch when I had a tiny problem: no response to my support request email within the 24-hour window they had promised on their site. I tweeted my plaint and expected nada, for it was on Saturday, usually when all but the largest […]

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Joined LinkedIn

I joined LinkedIn. It was inevitable. It just took me awhile to succumb. LinkedIn is the “world’s largest professional network, helping people find and share opportunities every day.” I don’t know exactly how it’ll work for me, but I hear many authors find it useful. In the coming days, I’ll explore more how it works, […]

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Prepping Manuscript for Smashwords: Tedium Personified

In an attempt to get the eBook version of Lifeliner out to more markets without paying iUniverse a fortune, especially since they are non-responsive to author concerns other than filling up the inbox with marketing e-mail, I’ve decided to use Smashwords. Smashwords will take your MS Word document and convert it to many eBook formats, […]

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Publishing in Transition: Amazon, Apple, Macmillan Duke it Out

There’s been much talk about Amazon, Macmillan, and Apple’s iPad in the last couple of weeks. Amazon has been increasingly aggressive towards publishers. First they forced companies that support self-publishing and that use POD (print on demand) technology to give them more piece of the pie — at the expense of the author. Second, Amazon […]

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Imagining “Lifeliner: The EBook” on the Apple iPad

Back in the late 1990s when I was envisioning the different ways of publishing Lifeliner: The Judy Taylor Story, I had an idea for an electronic version. Back in the computer middle ages, the only way I could’ve does this was on a CD, a bit clunky as a medium I had to admit. But […]

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My First Walk Down Word on the Street

This year I’m going to The Word on the Street, I vowed. And so I did. I started my foray down the street on the northbound lanes of Queen’s Park where the Fringe Beat was. There I found two people I’d met through the Internet: Lorina of Five Rivers, and Paul Lima, whose e-mail course […]

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