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A Book Challenge: Why Banned Books Week Matters

Spin Sucks

haven’t been to open house in a few years, but having been the most vocal parent voice in opposition to the school’s handling of a recent book challenge , I felt I had to show up this year. The vibe of a large high school and the caring, articulate faculty members I met almost lulled me into a “maybe I overreacted” state-of-mind about the book challenge. By Paula Kiger. ABSOLUTELY.

How to Write a Business Book Without Losing Your Soul

Spin Sucks

By Jeremy Miller Writing a business book is one of the most rewarding and difficult things you can ever do. But creating that product, that book, can tear the soul from your body—especially if you don’t have a plan. strong plan is your savior when writing a business book. Your Book Proposal is Your Blueprint You can’t build a house without a blueprint.

The 2016 Spin Sucks Book Recommendations

Spin Sucks

It's time for the summer book recommendations from Spin Sucks. The post The 2016 Spin Sucks Book Recommendations appeared first on Spin Sucks. Gini Dietrich admits she's either reading the wrong stuff or has become a harder critic.

14 Books to Read…or Skip

Spin Sucks

has senioritis, I thought I’d not do my intended content planning blog post, but do a semi-annual book post. always had my nose stuck in a book and today really is no different. The Goldfinch. I am just finishing this book now and it is excellent! Everything you’re taught about writing fiction is in this book. By Gini Dietrich Here we are. Gray Mountain.

Five PR Books Every Pro Should Read

Spin Sucks

five PR books, four PR podcasts ,  three productivity tools ,  two Spin Sucks Crazy secrets , and the one PR tool you need for 2016. Today we bring you the five PR books you should read. That said, I have narrowed it down to just five PR books to add to your must-read list. Five PR Books Every Pro Should Read. Can I recommend my own book? hated this PR book.

Top 10 Favorite Books of All-Time

Spin Sucks

Last summer I challenged Margie Clayman to write a blog post of her 10 favorite books. Instead of her 10 favorite books , she wrote her favorite genres: Books about Abraham Lincoln, books about the civil war, guilty pleasure books, etc. Following is my real list of my 10 most favorite books of all time (in no particular order). She did. And she cheated.

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Traditional Book Publishing vs. Self-Publishing

Spin Sucks

One of the questions they asked me yesterday was how six months of book tour travel and speaking had gone and whether or not I’d self-publish my second book. Book Publishing. Book publishing is fascinating. In today’s immediate gratification, fast-paced world, book publishing is on its own time. The book came out in May of this year. Quarterly.

When Millennials Take Over [Book Review]

Waxing UnLyrical

By all accounts, Maddie Grant and Jamie Notter’s new book, When Millennials Take Over , launched to riotous success at SxSW last week. I’m going to now add my $0.02 (and yes, book reviews are back on WUL!) – it’s awesome. About a month ago, Maddie authored an extremely comprehensive overview of the book on Social Media Today. The book then goes through these four capacities in successive chapters, with a good number of in-depth case studies to make the authors’ points. It happens to be a really good, really well-written book.

KLM Lets You Book Flights Via Facebook and Twitter

The Realtime Report

Here’s another first for airlines: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is now allowing customers to book flights and pay via social media. customer on Facebook or Twitter can now book or rebook a flight, reserve a seat, arrange extra baggage, and pay through the social networking platform. KLM believes this will lead to better, more convenient service, all in one place.

A Customer Experience Book That Is Much More Than a Book

Convince & Convert

There are a LOT of business books out there. But rarely—very rarely—a book emerges that changes the way you think about books. Brian Solis’ new book: X – The Experience When Business Meets Design  turns the business book trope on its ear. The most striking disruption is its form: this is a book that looks and feels more like an iPad app.

Book Review: Optimize

Webbiquity SMM

Divided into three sections— Planning (tactics, audience research,  content), Implementation (persona development, keyword research, content optimization, measurement) and Scale —the book provides a comprehensive roadmap for using integrated digital marketing tactics to drive business results. Among the specific pieces of wisdom Lee shares in the book are: •  Search is a moving target.

Book Review: The Social Media Strategist

Dave Fleet

” Not words you usually expect to associate with a social media book. For anyone who is looking for a solid primer on social media within corporations, though, those two words perfectly describe Christopher Barger’s book The Social Media Strategist: Build a Successful Program from the Inside Out. This book is focused at more of a strategic and structural level.

The 11 Business Books That Shaped 2015

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For true perspective - and time to think - nothing satiates me more than reading a good book (and, yes, I'm a sucker for non-fiction and business books). Here are 11 business books that shaped 2015 (in alphabetical order). Famed Hollywood producer explains the power of curiosity, and asking questions in this very powerful book about a soft skill that many of us dampen and dismiss. wonderfully small book about the power of branding, with a massive idea and tons of insights. Here's a book by one of the masters. What books that came out in 2015 moved you?

Book Review: The Power of Unpopular

Spin Sucks

That’s why I was so interested to read Erika Napoletano’s new book, “ The Power of Unpopular.” Each chapter in the book ends with a case study, and not the typical ones, that show you how unpopular brands (cough, Harry Potter , cough) eventually made it because their founders were comfortable with being told no and just kept at it.

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Google+ Marketing For Dummies: My New Book!

Stay N' Alive

Today I mailed in the contract for my new book, Google+ Marketing For Dummies. This will be my 5th book and 3rd in the "For Dummies" series by my publisher Wiley. It also marks my second book for Google+, among 3 other books for Facebook. You may have seen articles recently, fueled by Wall Street Journal, suggesting Google+ traffic is dwindling.

Free Comic Book Day – May 3

SocialFish

Free Comic Book Day is Saturday May 3 rd , 2014  . The biggest event in the comic book industry, Free Comic Book Day (FCBD), is taking place on Saturday May 3 rd , at participating comic book specialty shops across the U.S., The Free Comic Book Day Committee picked a listing of Gold and Silver sponsors whose comic books include titles that are great for kids and adults.

6 Business Books That Are Coming (That You Better Get)

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There is a whole new batch of business books that are coming out in the next few months. My book reading pace has slowed. Not because of Netflix (but, let's be honest, have you seen the latest seasons of Daredevil and House of Lies ?), but because there really wasn't all that much that was moving me in the non-fiction book space. I've been neck-deep in some great long-form reads online (special thanks to Pocket for making it all so accessible), but a great business book? All of these books are not yet available, but look super-fascinating. business book.

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10 Ways Jay Baer’s New Book, Youtility, Will Change Your Life

Waxing UnLyrical

I think I’ve mentioned this before, but I rarely do book reviews. This is because there are a lot of books out there, way more than I have the time to read. So when I do write about a book, your foregone conclusion should be that I like it and I’m going to recommend you buy it. ” And that’s just in the author’s note at the end of the book! 3.

Comic: Social Media Strategy From A Book

SocMed Sean

Developing a social media strategy isn’t easy, especially with so many channels out there…it sometimes feels like social media overload ! But ignoring social media outright definitely isn’t a good strategy. Your customers might already be engaged in conversations about your brand on sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest. Cheers! –Sean.

12 Books to Read

Geoff Livingston

At least they are supposed to… Since spring break is here, and many of us have begun traveling for the annual conference season, here are some books I hope to read. highly recommend this book if you need a something light. Poore sets the book in the American civilization, making for a tongue in cheek play on morality. The first book, at least. Writers read , right?

Book Review: Marketing in the Round

Webbiquity SMM

As noted in the introduction, “Every contemporary marketing book is dedicated to the topic of social media, whether it be Facebook, return on investment, content, or customer relations. These books fail to realize the full scope of the marketer’s challenge, not with social media, but in becoming a modern organization that works across media and tactics to achieve its goals.”.

Algorhythm. My Next Book

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This is the general theme and purpose of what will be the follow-up to my previous two business books, Six Pixels of Separation and CTRL ALT Delete. I am really excited by the notion that leaders are doing their best to transform their brands, bring a heightened level of marketing innovation to the work that they're doing, and focusing much more on turning branding moments into transactional ones. The theme of this book has been swirling around in my brain/content for the greater part of these past two years. So, when will Algorhythm be out in book stores? book publisher.

Come celebrate Jamie’s recovery and the book launch with us!

SocialFish

We got our heads together with our friends at Epic PR to put together a strategic workshop, a book launch party, and a cancer fundraiser all rolled into one! It’s also a book launch! books, Adele Cehrs’  SPIKE Your Brand ROI: How to Maximize Reputation and Get Results   and our own  When Millennials Take Over: Preparing For The Ridiculously Optimistic Future of Business. Both

New 2016 Sunrise Calendar, Monochrome Gallery, and a Photo Book?

Geoff Livingston

Many people over the past year have asked me to create a photo book. That photo book needs to be awesome to justify the cost. It’s a matter of curation; which ones and how to present them. I am currently looking at how to do it via Blurb , and think I may release a book on landscapes before Black Friday. You can see a few sample pictures here.

No time to read books?

SocialFish

If you are like me, you likely have a pile of new business books on your desk waiting to be read. ReadItForMe can help. I was a little skeptical at first when I heard about the site, but then I checked out a few of the books I’ve already read just to see how good these folks are, and I talked to their founder, Steve Cunningham, and I am very very impressed. If one of your new years resolutions for 2012 is to get through that pile of unread books… this is the solution. Maybe you even received a few more for Christmas. Love.It.

10 Best Marketing Books Written By Marketers

Kikolani

Here are 10 marketing books with the right advice for marketing in this new environment. In this really practical book, Handley devotes sections to writing better, mastering easy grammar rules, telling stories well, creating trustworthy content, and using the techniques of journalism. This book will show you how. But that is not what this book is about. Chapman.

My 2012 Reading Challenge: 36 Books

Dave Fleet

For the last two years I’ve set myself a challenge – one I adopted from Julien Smith  - to read at least 26 books per year. In 2010 I managed 26 books; last year I managed 32. Stand-out books for me last year included: Fiction: The Hound of the Baskervilles. The Book of Lost Things. booksThat’s one every two weeks. The Last Ringbearer.

Book Review Wednesday: Wikibrands: Reinventing your company in.

Akamai Marketing

There are so many layers to this topic that entire (worthy) books have been written on social media philosophy, content creation or audience engagement. With all the dynamics elements to creating a successful social media presence, its sometimes hard to know where to start or even what books are worth the time investment. But before we get started: what exactly is a Wikibrand?

Poke the Box – Book Review

Justin Levy

Seth Godin recently released his new book, Poke the Box (Amazon affiliate link), as part of the Domino Project. As an avid reader of Seth’s, both his books and his blog, I was excited to read it. This is never the case with Seth’s books. At 83 pages with a lot of spacing on the pages, the book is a short, quick read. Book Reviews Reviews

Buy the Book, and then We Show Up

SocialFish

If you get the book in the hands of a larger number people in your organization, Maddie and I will make it worth your while by giving you some free consulting to go along with it. Or if you order 100 books , we’ll do a customized webinar for you and your people for free ( we normally charge $2,500 for that ). Well, obviously to help sell books. It’s a win-win.

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Book Preview: The Social Employee

Webbiquity SMM

And the roadmap for this journey is laid out in a new book from #Nifty50 co-creator Cheryl Burgess and her partner Mark Burgess (soon to be released and available for pre-order now on Amazon),  The Social Employee: How Great Companies Make Social Media Work. What do you stand for? How do you treat your people (which in turn determines how they will treat your customers )?

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Strategy: The Wind Book

Geoff Livingston

A Book of Five Rings , written by Miyamoto Musashi in 1645, is one of the world’s classic sources of strategy. The Wind Book is the fourth primary chapter of the Five Rings, following the Ground Book , the Water Book , and the Fire Book. This series will conclude with the next and final installment, The Book of the Void. Image by flattop341. Musashi.

“The Best Social Media Book This Year”

SocialFish

And here are some more reviews: Humanize: A must-read book for any business becoming more social – Jigsaw (Sue Spaight). For more intel on the book,  listen to this podcast interview  we did with Les McKeown. Missed Jamie’s session on the book at the ASAE Technology Conference last week? We h ope you will buy the book and join us in discussing its implications.

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The Merits Of Reading A Book

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What was the last book that you read? I buy new books all day. read most of my book on my iPhone using the Kindle , iBooks or Kobo app (but, mostly Kindle). haven''t been reading enough books this year. used to read - on average - about a book a week. think I have only read a handful of books this year. Still an infovore , but my consumption of books has not been at a personal level of satisfaction. Recognizing this flaw in my personal development, I''ve made an active push to read more books in the past few months. Books first.

20 Best Marketing Books Of All Time

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What are the best marketing books of all time? It seems like people just coming out of school or professionals looking to up their game want to know not just what the latest and greatest books are, but which ones would be considered the seminal books on the subject of marketing. The 20 Best Marketing Books Of All Time (in alphabetical order): The Anatomy Of Buzz by Emanuel Rosen. This is one of those classic business books that every marketer should read. If you could point your finger at one book that changed the face of marketing, it would be this one.

The Top10 Fiction Books Every PR and Marketing Pro Should Read

Spin Sucks

The idea really stuck with me. I’m in a couple book clubs and always push for fiction when it comes time to vote. The following is a list of the top 10 fiction books I’ve read and how they can, and will, play a part in my professional life. The Handmaid’s Tale :  This is my sister’s favorite book of all time and I’ve read it twice now. The Hunger Games :  Need I say more?

The Next 7 Business Books That Everyone Should Read

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What book is stashed in your backpack? How many books do you have loaded up on your Kindle ? While there are a bunch of great books that have recently come out, there are several more coming out, in the next few months, that really deserve a lot of attention. I'm voracious when it comes to business books. Here are the next 7 business books that everyone should read (because I can't wait to get in on them!): This next book? The Very Little but Very Powerful Book on Closing by Jeffrey Gitomer. loved his last book, Die Empty. business book.