The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 7/10/15

Jul 10, 2015 | 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 articles and blog posts that I think will teach you something or spark an idea or two. Some weeks there are more pointers than others.

This week I’m pointing you to pieces on what authors should know about social media, what your loved ones won’t tell you about your writing, and audiobook production and marketing. There are also pointers to a list of top leadership books coming out in July 2015 and a summer reading list.

Articles & Posts

From Frances Caballo: 12 Things Every Author Should Know about Social Media

“I’ve been studying some authors in the last couple of weeks, and I realize that there are still too many writers out there who treat social media as though it were the QVC shopping channel.”

From Jerry Jenkins: What Your Family and Friends Won’t Tell You about Your Writing

“Why is it that the only people who seem to love your prose are those without the power to purchase and publish it.”

From Joanna Penn: Audiobook Production And Marketing Tips with Jeffrey Kafer

“I’m super excited about growth in audiobook sales in the coming year and today I discuss lots of interesting aspects with Jeffrey Kafer, award winning voice talent and narrator for one of my latest audiobooks, One Day in New York.”

Reading Lists

From Michael McKinney: First Look: Leadership Books for July 2015

From Tom Fox: A summer reading list that will help you professionally

“Whether you prefer biographies, history or management books, a number of helpful and entertaining volumes have been published during the past six months that are worth adding to your reading list.”

Sources I Check Regularly

I find the posts and articles that I share with you on The Writing Edge in many places. But there are a few that provide insightful pieces again and again. Here they are.

Digital Book World

Frances Caballo

Joanna Penn

Merce Cardus


Becky Robinson’s Weaving Influence