The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 11/7/14

Nov 7, 2014 | 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. Every week I point you to one or two pieces that I think will teach you something or spark an idea or two. This week I’m pointing you to pieces on resources for content writers and enhanced ebooks.

From Steve Aedy: 10 Must-Visit Online Resources for Content Writers

“As the blogging community has grown, so have the number of online tools available to writers. Content writers work in an increasingly competitive field where quality content is expected under tight deadlines. As new trends in writing and blogging develop overnight, it’s important to improve your own writing and be tech-savvy.”

Wally’s Comment: I love resource lists. I’m sure you’ll find something to investigate on this one.

From Paul Cameron: Resuscitating Enhanced Ebooks

“There has been some debate recently regarding the time of death of enhanced ebooks. While the distribution of books has changed enormously over time, from the invention of the printing press to e-readers, tablets and mobile phones, how we read remains much the same as it did 2,000 years ago. Despite frequent and vocal arguments to the contrary, enhanced ebooks still give publishers a chance to disrupt the model, keeping reading relevant for the Twitter and Instagram generation.”

Wally’s Comment: No one knows what the future will bring, so it pays to check out what some informed people think. This post is about fiction books, but the comments and ideas are valid for business books, too.

Bonus: Follow this link to see Michael McKinney’s list of some of the best leadership books to be released in November 2014. Use the list to develop a sense of what goes into a good business book or to help you decide what to read.

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

Becky Robinson’s Weaving Influence