11/30/12: The Writing Edge for Business Writers

Nov 30, 2012 | 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. Here are some recent blog posts and articles that might help.

This week I’m pointing you to pieces on book marketing, KDP Select, and self-publishing.

From Dana Lynn Smith the Savvy Book Marketer: Book Marketing Roundup
“Welcome to my roundup of book marketing tips, news and resources for authors and indie publishers. ”

From Shannon at Duolit: KDP Select: Is it worth it? (6 Takeaways From My Experience)
“As if it wasn’t difficult enough for us to keep up with our social media accounts, emails and writing — the authors’ life also calls for us to stay on top of ever-changing technology.”

From Digital Book World: Smashwords CEO Coker: Indie Authors Need to Become Great Publishers
“A decade ago, it would have been unthinkable for an author to self-publish their own work and distribute it to half a dozen of the leading bookstores. Today, tens of thousands of people are doing it. How things have changed. One of the people responsible for this revolution in publishing is Mark Coker, the founder and CEO of Smashwords, a Los Gatos, Calif.-based e-bookseller and distributor for agents, publishers and indie authors (those who self-publish).”

From Tools of Change for Publishing: Authors as marketers
“Authors are always looking for an edge. In a world where thousands of new traditionally- and self-published books are released every month it’s hard to rise above all the noise. We’re launching Author (R)evolution Day at TOC NY in February is because we realize authors need better resources to understand marketing, publicity, discovery, and distribution.”

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


Anna DeStefano’s Paper.li Newspapers