During 1993, I wrote my first printed book which soon after was published by a then small technical publications publisher. Seeing my first book sold nationally and internationally was the culmination of much hard work, writing, re-writing, and creating the page layout using desktop publishing software.
During the years that followed, I wrote and implemented the page layout for a further 14 books. In addition, I also developed many new websites. In 19 years, the tools and techniques of writing, publishing, and developing websites have changed almost beyond recognition.
Great news: today, authors, writers, website publishers can be in full control of their creative products, and publish ebooks and websites at a fraction of the cost required in the 1990s. The growth and emerging dominance of ebooks, means you really can sell a million copies and get to keep 70% or more of the royalties.
Each morning is the open door to a new world — new vistas, new aims, new plans, new things ... and whether one is twenty, forty, sixty or eighty; whether one has succeeded, failed or just muddled along — life begins each morning. L. M. Hodges.
Computer Magazine Reviews and Reaching The Sunday Times Bestseller Listing
As time went by, I wrote more books for Computer Step, a new small but tightly focused computer publishing company based in the UK, covering such topics Microsoft Publisher, upgrading a PC, and web page design:
- Publisher in Easy Steps received a favorable review from Computer Active magazine.
- Upgrading Your PC received a PC Home Magazine Silver Star Award.
- Web Page Design in Easy Steps became a computer bestseller, and subsequently became rated in The Sunday Times Bestseller list.
Since then, times have definitely changed. Today, fewer authors need a publisher; instead we ourselves can write and publish ebooks, websites, and yes mobile apps too.
Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful. Mark Victor Hansen, Inspirational Speaker and Author.
Website Development For Clients Around the World
Since those early days, I have completed many new website developments and website content creation projects for a range of clients throughout the UK, USA, Europe, and elsewhere.
Paid support options and web products are provided through Brian Austin, SoftRight Services, a Scottish-based small business company, located in Isle of Skye. We work with remarkable digital partners, chosen with great care and strive to use high quality products and suppliers.
SoftRight Services is a small company, closely held, debt-free with low fixed costs. These factors help to keep us stay stronger for longer, and resistant to market down-turns.
We have been in business since 1992. We are a 100% editorial, technical, engineering company. There are no separate sales staff. Our goal is to provide outstanding technical service and honest advice without spin or sales-talk.
Writing and Research Too
Words can changes outcomes. The right words, whether spoken, written, or in visual formats, can make a big difference.
To stay current of what's happening in the world of words, and to enjoy additional legal protections, I'm also a Member of the: Society of Authors (SoA).
In a world of change, the learners shall inherit the earth, while the learned shall find themselves perfectly suited for a world that no longer exists. Eric Hoffer, Author.
And what's really great is that as soon as any of us make the choice to spend more time considering our options, or study something just a little more closely, or just pause to think about what we are doing, we become learners again.
After being asked by many people many questions about how to make a success in their writing, and the best ways to develop websites, by having developed the knowledge of shortcuts and easy paths to complete most tasks, some years ago, I decided to start an ongoing project and create InternetTIPS.com — a low-cost one-stop, continually updated resource designed to help anyone create profitable writing ventures, e-publishing, and digital products.
Key point: there are always easier ways to achieve our goals. The problem is, usually, we only discover these gems after having learned and mastered the standard paths.
Now, we can help you write and publish what you know both in ebook and website form from within InternetTIPS.com.
Some More Thought Provoking Quotations I Would Like to Share With You
Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for success. Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream. Lao Tzu, Ancient Chinese Philosopher.
You can tell how big a person is by how much it takes to discourage them. Author Unknown, But Much Appreciated!
Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things ... I am tempted to think ... there are no little things. Bruce Barton, 1886-1967, American Author.
There is a thought in your mind right now. The longer you hold on to it, the more you dwell upon it, the more life you give to that thought. Give it enough life, and it will become real. So make sure the thought is indeed a great one. Ralph Marston, American Author and Publisher.
All the darkness in the world can not put out the light of a single candle. Author Unknown.
Everyone has a talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads. Erica Jong.
Respect, Gratitude, And The Heart Of The Highlands
Today's Internet is a remarkable reality.
With much respect and gratitude to everyone who has made and continues to make the Internet possible.
As a result, we web heads get to touch the rest of the world through serving clients every day, creating and interacting with web pages, tweets, Facebook posts, and more.
For me personally, I'm so grateful to be living and working in the heart of the Scottish Highlands.
While life runs to a different beat up here on the Isle of Skye in Scotland; the pace may be laid-back-slow sometimes, or fast when Skye lightning runs through your veins (@Runrig1973).
One thing is for sure: Scots know how to party — with fun, and with some grace when you look deeper.
Yes, the web is large. So far, and still so near. Yet the ties that bind are strong. The welcome is warm for hearts that are open (is that a new song title @Runrig1973 )?