The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 1/27/17

Jan 27, 2017 | Book Publishing

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 with predictions about publishing in 2017.

From Chip MacGregor: Publishing Predictions: What will happen in 2017?

“So a new year is here, and it’s time to make some predictions about what will happen in 2017. I do NOT have the gift of prophecy, but that doesn’t stop me from pontificating and making wild surmises, all while not really having a clue about much of anything beyond the concept that ‘books are good.’ So with that as an introduction, here are one agent’s thoughts on what will be happening in our industry during the new year:”

From Orna Ross: Alliance of Independent Authors Self-Publishing Predictions 2017

“If 2016 taught us anything, it’s that predictions and polls are often wrong, but it’s that time of the year when we go all futurist here at ALLi, so here goes with my predictions for the year to come, and those of some of our members below. Please add yours in the comments.”

From Jay Artale: 2017 Self-Publising Predictions from ALLi Partners

“Last week we shared self-publishing predictions from Orna Ross and some of our ALLi Authors, and this week we’re bringing you prediction insights from some of our ALLi Partner members.”

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.

Frances Caballo

Jane Friedman

Joel Friedlander

Joanna Penn

Melissa G. Wilson

Men with Pens

Merce Cardus


Becky Robinson’s Weaving Influence