4/12/13: The Writing Edge for Business Writers

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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 on making more time for writing, using relationship marketing to promote your book, and Chris Brogan on what he’s learned from 15 years of blogging.

From Sage Cohen: Make More Time for Writing
“Writers make time for writing. And everyone does it her own way. Your job is to find your way”

From Dana Lynn Smith: Use Relationship Marketing to Sell Books
“Relationships with other people and organizations that cater to your target market can be incredibly valuable in promoting your book. Here are some steps to developing and leveraging relationships:”

From Chris Brogan: 15 Years Blogging And Still Learning
“I started my first blog back in 1998, when it was called journaling. It was on some Geocities site whose name I no longer remember. From there, I moved to Tripod, and then to Blogger, a quick side-step into another platform or two, and then WordPress. Along the way, it went from being a place to share my fiction, and then my self-improvement efforts, and there were a lot of other iterations, too.”

Becky Robinson is my go-to friend and expert for launching business books. Every week, she publishes a book launch tip on her blog. This week’s tip is “Go ahead, buy the domain.”

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

Problogger

Digital Book World

Tools of Change for Publishing

jeffbullas.com

Becky Robinson’s Weaving Influence

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Dana Lynn Smith   |   15 Apr 2013   |   Reply

Thanks for sharing the link to my article about using relationship marketing to promote books :)

Sage Cohen   |   22 May 2013   |   Reply

I’m honored to be featured here. Thanks so much!