Category: Book Publishing

From the Mailbag: Should I record my own audiobook?

  |   Book Publishing

Audiobooks are the fastest-growing segment of the digital publishing market. The Audio Publishers Association says audiobook sales have increased by double digits for more than seven years in a row. Those aren’t low double digits, either. In recent years, the growth has been more than 20 percent per year. Many people  »  Read More

Writing a Book: The Dan Poynter Principle

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Dan Poynter was one of the very few people in the world who was a pioneer in more than one field. One of them was parachuting. In 1972, he released The Parachute Manual – A Technical Treatise on the Parachute, one of the early books on skydiving gear. He continued publishing parachuting books for the rest of his life  »  Read More

The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 4/14/17

  |   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  »  Read More

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

  |   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  »  Read More

Ransom Note Desktop Publishing and Your Self-Published Book

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Here we go again. Back in the mid-1980s, PageMaker gave ordinary folks power over the appearance of their documents that they never had before. Many of them reveled in the freedom. The result was often something we called “ransom note desktop publishing.” Suddenly you started receiving those Christmas letters from  »  Read More

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