3/1/13: The Writing Edge for Business Writers

Mar 1, 2013 | 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 the choice of POD publisher, the importance of quality assurance when you publish, how people choose which books to buy, and writing productivity tips from Dr. Sanjay Gupta

From Christine Rose: Choose CreateSpace over LSI
“As I said in my Publishing & Marketing Realities book: Amazon is an author’s best friend. Hands down. I stick by that statement even two years later. Even though so much has changed in the publishing industry it’s hardly even recognizable from what it was two years ago. Amazon, although it’s had its own changes, is still an author’s best friend.”

From Digital Book World: Avoiding Ebook Casualties: The Importance of Quality Assurance
“Without quality assurance, good ebooks can be, well, useless.”

From Joe Wikert: What’s going on with readers today?
“Some of the Goodreads member survey results will surprise you.”

From FastCompany:  5 Tips From Dr. Sanjay Gupta On Being Unreasonably Productive
“Dr. Sanjay Gupta discusses how he works across platforms, his strategies for creative blocks, and why pressure is good.”

Tools and Events and Such

From Blogging Pro: A Blogger’s Indispensable Tools

Becky Robinson is my go-to friend and expert for launching business books. Every week, she publishes a book launch tip on her blog. This week’s tip is “Rejoice at Every Mention.”

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

Tools of Change for Publishing


Becky Robinson’s Weaving Influence