The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 3/17/17

Mar 17, 2017 | Reading Lists

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 your author’s media kit, facts about Amazon, and publishing trends.

From Joan Stewart: Dress Up Your Author Media Kit with “5 Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About Me”

“People love reading fun facts, like these, about their favorite authors:”

From Jane Friedman: 9 Statistics Writers Should Know About Amazon

“In partnership with Porter Anderson, I write and edit The Hot Sheet, an industry newsletter for authors. Over the last year, here are some of the most important things we shared about Amazon that every writer should know.”

From Frances Caballo: What Are the Trends in Publishing? Mark Coker’s List of 10

“While attending the San Francisco Writers Conference, I decided to drop in on Mark Coker’s session on the ten trends driving publishing now and in the future. Here’s what he had to say:”

Wally’s Comment: Mark Coker is the founder of Smashwords.

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