A new companion volume to ‘Build Your Tribe on Facebook’, this is a straightforward, no-nonsense guide to developing engagement and brand loyalty on social media using principles developed by Vujic in his experience as both a marketer and an author.
This book develops and expands on guidelines for consistency in presentation, content creation and meaningful interactions that turn followers into fans. Once again, the author maintains a very positive and confident focus on content and engagement as the keys to success. It highlights the need for deliberate planning and organisation of posts rather than dropping them on the fly, and for analysing an audience so that their interests and requirements are being met.
The book is easy to read and, at about 10 000 words, easily digested and understood. Each chapter addresses one element of strategy or development, so that a clear progression of thought and action is developed.
’90 Days To Your Tribe’ is a valuable read for anyone in small business looking to use social media to engage with followers and customers, and is equally relevant for authors, artisans, independent consultants, and network sellers.
‘Perverse’ is a collection of poems and short fiction that exhibit the broad and diverse range of writing talent of Tim Walker, author of the excellent Light In The Dark Ages historical fiction series.
Walker’s poetry offers insights and reflections on the trials, triumphs and unexpected twists of life. The poet offers a somewhat jaded but also grateful perspective that reminds the reader that as hard as life can be, it’s still worth living.
The collection also includes a number of dribbles and short stories that showcase the author’s gift for storytelling in prose form. Each story is interesting and uniquely twisted to surprise the reader, and the underlying cynicism and dark humour add depth and most appealing irony to some of the stories.
Much like the proverbial box of chocolates, this book is full of different textures and flavours, but there is definitely something that will suit the tastes of each different reader. While the subject matter and reflective depth of the poetry makes it more likely to be appreciated by readers who have lived and lost a little, the prose will appeal to a wider audience.
Overall, this is a thought-provoking and enjoyable collection that offers a range of short reads that can fill in a short break one at a time, or colour a whole afternoon of reading and reflection.
‘Slick Filth: A Story of Robert Walpole and Henry Giffard, to Which is Appended the Farce of The Golden Rump’ by Erato is a story of satire, assassination attempts, politics and censorship in 18th century England.
“Sir Robert had composed the most seditious, disgusting, obscene, shameful thing I had ever seen.”
It’s 1737 and England is on edge: someone has tried to assassinate the king at the theatre, and every stageplay is a satire of the royal family. Enter Prime Minister Robert Walpole with a cunning scheme that will grant him power to censor anything that goes on stage — by writing the filthiest play ever conceived. All he needs to pull it off is a patsy, which he finds in Henry Giffard, the proprietor of the theatre at Goodman’s Fields. But will Giffard cooperate with the Prime Minister’s plan, or will obscenity and satire be allowed to overrun the British stage?
Based on true events, Slick Filth includes a recreation of the notorious play The Golden Rump, which so offended Parliament that new censorship laws were enacted for the first time in England’s history. The book is typeset in historical fonts, making you feel like you’ve been pulled back in time to watch the drama unfold first-hand.
Available in hardcover only, this book is more than just a book but an art project of itself, set in 18th century type with added “errors” for the sake of both authenticity and humour.
The Shikari is a fast-paced urban fantasy series that pitches good vs evil as the Shikari warriors fight to stop demons from taking control of America.
‘The Shikari 3: The Order’ is the newest book in the series.
In the world of the Shikari, all hell is breaking loose.Literally!
Demon’s have taken over the order.Every city is being overrun.
But the gang is going in search of one of their own. Let someone else save the world for a change
Jessie’s mom is missing. In their search for her, they come across the device that can take away all Shikari powers. It slips through their fingers and the entire Shikari’s survival is at stake. But Who can they trust?
Never figuring out who killed their mother, Sloane and Erik are out for answers. Their father’s don’t seem to be adding up and his cowardice is making them suspicious. They’re going to need their bonds and gifts more than ever.
How will they save Jessie’s mom, stop the demons from killing them all, and discover who’s behind their mother’s death while also keeping their relationships intact?
Life as a Shikari warrior is far too complicated some days. Hopefully, sooner rather than later, it won’t be.
If you love K.F. Breene and Lindsey Hall, you’ll love this fast-paced urban fantasy series.
This is a short story read that takes the reader from Texas to the wilds of West Virginia and an old family’s quest for revenge.
While the tale has a few well-crafted macabre moments, it’s not really a full-on horror story as such- although it’s fair to say that at least one of the characters might beg to differ. It is a story of tragedy and of loyalty that binds a family against anyone who hurts one of their own. It’s a story that makes the reader hold their breath without realising it, and which highlights the often unforeseen consequences of one’s actions.
The story is well written, interesting, and suspenseful. The characters are colourful and unique, and fit very well into the context and setting of the book.