6/7/13: 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 making ebooks best sellers, Google hangouts, how Sonia Simone writes, and why Google+ is essential for authors.

From the NY Times: One-Day Deals Making E-Books Brief Best Sellers
“Flash sales have taken hold in the book business, helping older books soar from the backlist to the best-seller list”

From ProBlogger: Google Hangouts: Turning Bloggers into Broadcasters
“Blogging no longer has to be a text based conversation. Google+ has allowed bloggers to become broadcasters, adding a visual component to each blog post, and all you need to become a “Blogcaster” is a webcam, an internet connection, and Google+.”

From Kelton Reid: Here’s How Sonia Simone Writes
“Sonia Simone is a true original, a prolific author, educator, and speaker who has written countless well-chosen words for Copyblogger (I consulted a team of experts, and we literally couldn’t count them all).”

From Dana Lynn Smith: Why Google Plus is Essential for Authors
“Google Plus combines many of the features of Facebook (personal profiles, business pages, groups/communities) and Twitter (add people to lists called “circles” and follow them). An additional feature with potential for authors is “hangouts” where you can do live video chats. More importantly, data from Google Plus is being integrated into Google’s search engine, which means that your activity there could have an influence on the amount of traffic that flows to your website through search results. Google Plus pages are even showing up in search results, so remember to make your profile keyword rich.”

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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