10/26/12: The Writing Edge for Business Writers

Oct 26, 2012 | 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 about the self-publishing boom, copyright law, content producers as teachers, strange writing rituals, and working with designers for your blog.

From Jeremy Greenfield at Digital Book World: Self-Publishing Boom
“According to a new report from Bowker, about 235,000 works were self-published last year, about 37% of them e-books. While print books still make up the bulk of self-published work, e-book self-publishing is growing much faster. E-book self-publishing is up 129% since 2006 versus 33% for print over that same period.”

From Joe Wikert at Tools of Change for Publishing: The complex world of copyright, licensing, and piracy
“Our TOC theme this month is “legal” and I thought it would be interesting to have a conversation with Bill Rosenblatt covering a variety of topics in the legal realm. Bill is a recognized authority on intellectual property in the online world. He’s also an author of the Copyright and Technology blog as well as the founder of GiantSteps Media Technology Strategies.”

From Charlie Gilkey at CopyBlogger: 3 Questions Content Producers Must Answer
“Content marketing is a form of teaching (among other things), so what’s true of teachers is true of content producers.”

From Kelton Reid at CopyBlogger: 8 Strange Rituals of Productive Writers
“Writers and content producers are always looking for a fresh perspective, and sometimes subjects completely unrelated to a niche can send you down a rabbit hole of creative thought.”

From Rob Cubbon at ProBlogger: How to Work With Designers to Design Your Blog
“So now that you know how crucial a blog’s design is to its success, how do you go about getting a great blog design if you’re not a designer?”

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


Anna DeStefano’s Paper.li Newspapers