The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 2/26/16

Feb 26, 2016 | 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 the Amazon crackdown on Ebook quality, building a pre-launch buzz, and getting the most out of Facebook.

From Just Publishing Advice: Amazon Kindle Crackdown On Ebook Quality

“Ebook authors and publishers who ignore quality issue warnings at the time of publishing on Kindle Direct Publishing now face the reality that readers will be warned that their ebooks are sub-standard.”

From John Lincoln: 23 Ways to Build Colossal Pre-Launch Product Buzz

“I have been through the product to market cycle many times and worked with hundreds of startups. Here are a few ways that you can build real buzz before your product is released and avoid failing.”

From Neil Patel: How to Win on Facebook: 8 Lessons Learned From Analyzing 1 Billion Posts

“The BuzzSumo team decided to compile as much data as possible on marketing on Facebook, and then complete an in-depth analysis. Overall, they analyzed over 1 billion Facebook posts and came up with findings that will change the way you market on Facebook.”

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

Joel Friedlander

Joanna Penn

Men with Pens

Merce Cardus


Becky Robinson’s Weaving Influence