6/14/13: 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 book marketing, writing a good blog post quickly, the future of digital publishing, and rising tablet ownership.

From Fast Company: Your Indie, DIY Guide To Creative Book Marketing
“Co.Create contributor and novelist Jennifer Miller talks to self-starting writers about their bootstrapped marketing campaigns–and chronicles her own adventures as an author-entrepreneur (while also marketing her book–see what she did there?).”

From Enchanting Marketing: How to Write a Good Blog Post Super-Fast (and the Joy of Slow-Blogging
“Writing blog posts super-fast is like baking bread in a breadmaker. You follow an automatic process with known ingredients”

From Digital Book World: Mobile, Data and Content Are Key to Winning the Future of Digital Publishing
“It’s important to note that though there is an obvious need for publishers to provide content in ebook format to fulfill consumer demand; consumers are still buying print books as well as ebooks. However, focus needs to shift towards developing digital portfolio and devote resources to bring next-generation interactive experience to multiple mobile devices.”

From Digital Book World: Third of Americans Now Own Tablets
“Some 34% of U.S. adults now own a tablet computer, like an iPad, Samsung Galaxy or Amazon Kindle Fire, according to the latest numbers from the Pew Internet & American Life Project.”
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 TIP

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

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