5/17/13: The Writing Edge for Business Writers

May 17, 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 building a relationship with your audience, digital book signings, the Ten Commandments of Twitter, and five must-have apps for writers.

From CopyBlogger: 5 Ways to Bond with Your Blog’s Audience
“Today I’m sharing five tips to engage with your readers, make them feel at home, and to turn your blog into a nice and warm get-together.”

From Digital Book World: Build Digital Relationships with Consumers
“Ebook signings are powerful marketing tools. That’s because they create an immediate connection between the reader and the author, allowing for exponential social media and word-of-mouth banter—the sort that helps to sell books. And, “this kind of engagement allows authors and readers to create bonds that are much stronger and more interactive than ever was possible with paper book signatures,” writes Beth Bacon, a DBW expert blogger and children’s digital publisher.”

From Jeff Bullas: The 10 Commandments of Twitter
“The real power of Twitter is that you can build a follower base that allows you to share a focused stream of content that adds value to your followers daily lives. There are no fancy Facebook “Edgerank” algorithms to throttle your tweets and choke your content distribution. Its pure and wild. I like that. FromSo what are some fundamental principles that you should embrace if you want Twitter to work for you?”

From Duolit: 5 Must-Have Apps For On-The-Go Authors
“What I really want to share with you is how much time I’ve been able to save with my marketing efforts by using a handful of awesome (and free) apps on my iPhone (don’t worry, they’re available for Droids, too).”

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