9/6/13: The Writing Edge for Business Writers

Sep 6, 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 new program at Amazon and advice for bloggers, plus a book launch tip.

From the NY Times: Amazon Pairs Print and Digital Books With New Program
“For most readers, print and electronic books are an either-or proposition. There just isn’t a compelling reason to buy both editions of one book, at least not at full price. Amazon is about to test how much appetite there is for combined print-and-digital book purchases if it cuts the price of Kindle books to less than that of a Starbucks latte.”

From Brad Shorr: 50 One Sentence Tips for Bloggers
“The blogosphere is stuffed with tips for bloggers, but if you don’t have time to sift through 100,0000 articles, this quick-hitting post is for you. These suggestions are based on my eight years (and counting) of intense business blogging. I hope they help you.”

From Darren Rowse: 10 Hurdles I’ve Faced as a Blogger and How I Got Over Them
“Last night while speaking at a small event here in Melbourne I was asked to identify the most common hurdles that bloggers face in building profitable blogs. It was a tricky question to answer – not because there are not many hurdles… but because there are so many and each blogger seems to face their own unique set of them. Here are a few of the hurdles that I’ve faced and some further reading on how I got over them.”

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 “Three Ways Authors Use Bonus Offers to Drive Sales.”

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