12/28/12: The Writing Edge for Business Writers

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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 top digital publishing stories from 2012, writing narrative nonfiction (telling true stories), and e-reading trends.

From Jeremy Greenfield: Top Ten Digital Publishing Stories of 2012
“Before we officially move on to 2013, let’s review the year that was. Between the continued rise of ebooks, the Department of Justice investigation into alleged ebook price-fixing, the Random House-Penguin merger and so much else, there’s a lot to unpack here.”

From Lee Gutkind: Three R’s of Narrative Nonfiction
“This scene is recounted in one of my first books, “The Best Seat in Baseball, But You Have to Stand: The Game as Umpires See It.” This is a nonfiction book, but obviously, I wasn’t pacing behind the umpire on that anxiety-filled evening. So how could I describe the phone call or, for that matter, detail what Mr. Williams was thinking with any kind of authority?”

From Digital Book World: More Americans E-Reading, Increasingly on Tablets, Pew Says
“More Americans are reading ebooks than ever before, according to a new study. Nearly a quarter of Americans read an ebook in the last year, up from 16% a year ago, according to a study released today by the Pew Internet and American Life project. The increase coincides with an increase of e-reading device ownership as illustrated in the chart below:”

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.

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