Infographic: How Relevant is Facebook?

Toward the end of last year, I stopped using Facebook for my book Ads. Whereas a few years ago I was enjoying a healthy Return on Investment (ROI), generating around 80c of profit on each advertising dollar I spent, that amount had steadily been decreasing over the...

A Heaven for Toasters: Chapter 4

After relaunching A Heaven for Toasters, complete with new cover, I promised to publish it here in installments. If you’d rather not wait, this is your last chance to get it at $0.99 before the price goes back to $2.99. Note: You can find a link to all published...

Harry Potter… Scots Style

You may recall that, even though I spend most of my time in Greece nowadays, I consider myself half-Scot after studying, working, and even starting my company, Istomedia, in Edinburgh. Which is why I was so amused to hear on GeeksAreSexy.net about an Imgur user called...

Back from the Holidays

The title says it all, doesn’t it? We’re back and nicely tanned, having spent a few days on the islands of Skyros and Evia. Located in the middle of the Aegean, Skyros is the place from where Achilles set sail for Troy after Odysseus discovered him in the...

Summertime

I’ll be taking a much-needed break this week. At first, I thought I’d simply schedule a few posts and respond to any comments upon my return. But, to me, the best part of blogging is interacting with you and reading what you have to say. So, I decided...

Astronauts, In Their Own Words

I don’t know about you, but it’s been one of my childhood dreams to travel in space. As a big sci-fi fan, I’ve watched a ton of movies, read even more books, wrote a few of them, and spent countless hours wondering what it must be really like to fly...

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July, America! While you’re waiting for the fireworks to start, you may enjoy this fine selection of past years’ articles: 4th of July: What Happened to the Signers of the Declaration of Independence? 4th of July Special: Where Does the Dollar...

What’s With Those Pointy Shoes?

A source of much mirth in Atkinson’s celebrated Black Adder series, pointy shoes were a real thing as attested by this Medieval manuscript detail of a royal Parisian wedding: Such was the fascination with them that in 1463, English monarchs felt compelled to...

A Heaven for Toasters: Chapter 3

After relaunching A Heaven for Toasters, complete with new cover, I promised to publish it here in installments. If you’d rather not wait, I will leave the book at $0.99 for a few more days, then I’ll raise the price back to $2.99. Note: You can find a...