1/10/14: The Writing Edge for Business Writers

Jan 10, 2014 | Better Writing

You’re a businessperson. You may not think of yourself as a writer, but you know that writing well can boost your results and your career. Naturally, you want to do better. Every week I point you to pieces that I think will teach you something or spark an idea or two. This week I’m pointing you to a piece on the future of print.

From David Carr in the NY Times: Print Starts to Settle Into Its Niches
“At a time when e-book sales seem to be flattening, there is something to be learned from Kevin Kelly’s self-published print catalog, a collection of reviews accrued from a website over the years.”

Wally’s Comment: Only one pick this week, but it’s a great one. David Carr’s media column is always worth reading and this is no exception to the rule. In this piece he makes reference to the Well, which Kelly and I and many others were on back in the day. The Well was started by Stewart Brand who was also responsible for the Whole Earth Catalog. It seems to me that Kevin Kelly’s Cool Tools catalog is the latest incarnation of that.

Bonus: Click through from the Times article or from here to Katie Hafner’s excellent 1997 article about the Well.

Sources I Check Regularly

I find the posts and articles that I share with you on The Writer’s Edge in many places. But there are a few that provide insightful pieces again and again. Here they are.

The CopyBlogger Blog


Digital Book World


Becky Robinson’s Weaving Influence