The Man from Snowy River

The Man from Snowy River

There is nothing that pumps stronger in the heart of true Australians than the Man From Snowy River. From its origins as a poem written in 1890 to songs and movies, it is the pulse of what it is to be Australian. The fact that the Snowy River was dammed in the 1950s and has now been reduced to a dried-up trickle, says a lot about our modern society’s lack of respect for nature. However, the great Aussie myth lives on. Image Source Destination NSW – Jindabyne The Man from Snowy River by A. B. ‘Banjo’ Paterson There was movement at the station, for the word had passed around That

Should I Publish Exclusively With Amazon?

Should I Publish Exclusively With Amazon?

It’s a tough decision to publish exclusively. I have been self-publishing for a very long time, well before the introduction of the Amazon Kindle in 2007, so I think I have been around the block a few times. Over the years, and particularly during the last eight years, I have have had a love-hate relationship with Amazon, and in particular with their policy of demanding that you publish exclusively for enrolment in its KDP Select program. While I have been a firm believer in making my books, and ebooks more precisely, available for readers on all platforms, the last couple of years have been disappointing, as I think my faith has been

In Honour of Stupid People

In Honour of Stupid People

Warnings for stupid people. In case you needed further proof that the human race is doomed through stupidity, here are some actual label instructions on consumer goods for really stupid people, but from even dumber manufacturers. On a Sears hairdryer — Do not use while sleeping. (That’s the only time I have to work on my hair.) On a bag of Fritos — You could be a winner! No purchase necessary.   Details inside. (the shoplifter special?) On a bar of Dial soap — “Directions: Use like regular soap.” (and that would be???….) On some Swanson frozen dinners — “Serving suggestion: Defrost.” (but, it’s just a suggestion.) On Tesco’s Tiramisu dessert (printed