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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. No small feat. Quarterly.

Self-Publishing vs. Publisher: Why You Should Do Both

Spin Sucks

He and I were talking to Bob Reed about the book publishing process – Mark having just published Return On Influence  and Geoff Livingston and me having just published Marketing in the Round. said people think the writing the book part is hard, but it’s really the promotion and book tour part that is hard. Is Publishing Dead? full year.

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.

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. The publisher got me again with this one!

Done with Traditional Publishing

Geoff Livingston

Brian Driggs asked me to discuss self-publishing after reading my sordid Fifth Estate story. While I don’t want to dismiss traditional publishing altogether, I can only speak for myself. will self publish my next book. There are several reasons, but first let’s discuss two reasons to consider traditional publishing: Prestige. Learn How to Publish.

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.

You Can Be An Internet Publisher

Small Business Mavericks

Many small businesses are starting their own publishing companies as a separate branding element for their online presences. There are many ways to go about publishing online. Look at your skills and abilities as well as the human resources at your disposal before determining what type of online publishing you will undertake. Here are 4 ways you can become an online publisher without detracting from your current small business goals: E-zine publishing – As an e-zine publisher, you should look at publishing content that isn’t self-promoting.

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.

Amazon Get Serious About Book Publishing

Idaconcpts

While this headline may not appear as groundbreaking news to you, it really should because it may affect the way you consume books, again. Back in April 2011, the company announced that for every 100 print books Amazon.com has sold, it has sold 105 Kindle books. book sales continue to increase and to contribute to Amazon’s ever-growing sales. Laurence J. Kirshbaum.

Would I Use a Traditional Publisher Again?

Geoff Livingston

In the last week, I finalized the manuscript for Exodus , and began the process to distribute the book on August 26th. After independently producing my own book, would I reconsider my February statement , and work with a traditional publisher again? think I would, not because I like publishers, but because producing a decent book independently requires significant effort.

Three Essential Blog Writing Tips for Just Before You Click Publish

Spin Sucks

But what about those last moments before you click publish? But before you hit publish, sit back and really think about your target reader. She’s not ready to hit publish! Now, if I’m targeting someone who already publishes a blog, is crunched for time, and just wants to improve what she does every day? What do you regularly do just before you hit publish?

The Future Of Books And Publishing

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wish more people would read (more) books. In a world of Blog, Podcasts, Twitter , magazines and more, I still get the most value out of reading and thinking about a good book over anything else. Along with starting one of the most interesting open source projects, LibriVox (for audio books based on books in the public domain), Hugh also works on book and publishing start-ups. Just recently, he launched a new book (which he co-edited with Brian O'Leary ) for O'Reilly called, Book: A Futurist's Manifesto. book a futurists manifesto.

Book Review: APE – Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur by Guy Kawasaki and Shawn Welch

Akamai Marketing

Stay Akamai: It’s a natural step for bloggers to consider publishing; self publishing books is easier than ever before. People who could provide you the details of how to self-publish. And that is why I jumped at the chance to get my hands on an early review copy of APE-Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur by Guy Kawasaki and Shawn Welch. Book Review

7 Conversion Rate Optimization Tips for Publishers

Adam Sherk

Paras has been doing some interesting work with A/B testing and conversion rate optimization so I thought it would be good to get some tips for publishers from him. As the director of Visual Website Optimizer (A/B testing software) I have had the opportunity to observe hundreds of A/B tests by our (publisher) customers and analyze what works for them. Tags: Publishing Yes / No.&#

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

Geoff Livingston

Sunrises and sunsets are by far the most popular pictures I publish. Every month I feature a new series on the portfolio, and this month it made sense to publish monochrome (black & white for the most part) as they are arguably my most artistic works. Many people over the past year have asked me to create a photo book. You can see a few sample pictures here.

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.

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.

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.

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?

Gatwick Airport To Publish New Children’s Stories Via SoundCloud

The Realtime Report

Gatwick Airport recently became the first European airport to use the social network Soundcloud by releasing a series of audio books for kids and parents. Social Media Campaigns airlines airports Children's Books families Gatwick Airport SoundCloud travel”  This campaign is timed to focus around families traveling during this summer’s school holidays.

How to Use Niche Publishers to Drive Revenue

Convince & Convert

Rather than focus on sites that provide general traffic, go after niche publishers and targeted verticals. While it may be more time-consuming on the front end, you’ll find that working with individual publishers will pay off in the long run. When you sign content-focused publishers as affiliates, you automatically diversify your traffic. So how do you know the difference?

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.

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Win a Copy of The Facebook Marketing Book

Ari Herzog

Want to win a free copy of The Facebook Marketing Book , a 262-page softcover guide that provides easy-to-follow advice and illustrations on profiles, groups, pages, applications, advertisements, events, and other Facebook etiquette you need to succeed? If you’re a total newbie to Facebook marketing, any book, (or online resource for that matter) is a great start. The interview.

Engaging Brand 427 - Guy Kawasaki talks Author, Publisher and Entrepreneur

Engaging Brand

Today I talk to Guy Kawasaki about how to self publish a book by being an  Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur and discuss  . Will self publishing merge with publishing eventually? Is the book author the best person to know how to market a book? The publisher/ author relationship. Is the speed in publishing driven by the business model?

Everyone Has Written a Book!

Geoff Livingston

Go to enough social media conferences (like two maximum), and you will inevitably have a conversation about the cliche, “Everyone’s written a book.&# This meme references the seemingly endless proliferation of social media books published. It’s really hard to write a book. Moving $15 Books. Book marketing beats the spirit out of authors.

Attention Business Authors: Self-Publishing Is No Longer for Losers

Debbie Weil

A mere five years ago, the idea of self-publishing a serious business book would have been laughable. Self-publishing was for losers, right? The book publishing - and reading - revolution is well under way. The idea that self-publishing is a last resort is dead. Self-publishing may not be right for every prospective business author. Well, guess what.

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.

Not a Full-Length Book? Write a Kindle Single Instead

Debbie Weil

I’ve been wrestling with whether the topic of Friending Over 50 (aka baby boomers and social media) is a book idea - or just a fascinating phenomenon (links to Pew Internet report on Older Adults and Social Media ) as well as a great subject for a five-minute Ignite talk. I’ve pretty much decided that it’s not the right idea for a full-length book. At least for me.

The Five Business Books That Permanently Changed My Life

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We buy a lot of books. Sadly. I''m just as guilty as the next person of picking up the latest and greatest business book, with every intention of devouring every page. Over time, I''ve become the prototypical "get off my lawn" grumpy old man with business books that don''t grab the reader from the get-go, or the ones that regurgitate the same brand stories. It''s easy to be dismissive of the business book genre. The Five Business Books That Permanently Changed My Life: The Cluetrain Manifesto - The End of Business As Usual. business book.

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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How are association publishers building new and existing revenue streams?

SocialFish

The Angerosa Research Foundation —a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the association publishing and communication professions through industry research—is gathering data on diverse sources of media-related nondues revenue at associations across the country. Thank you in advance for your participation and your support of the association publishing/media profession.

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5 Tips to Help You Write a Book, Too

Geoff Livingston

Many people dream about writing books. I did for the first 34 years of my life. Seven years later, I just sent the draft of my fifth book to my editors last week. Thanks to independent publishing , writing a book is something anyone can do. The trick is to demystify the aura of writing a book ( featured books image by Moyann Brenn ), and just do it. Woohoo!

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5 Essential Elements of a Successful Self-published Book

ProBlogger

Self-publishing is a hot trend.  The most successful self published authors treat their books as if they’re working with a publisher. While it’s easier than ever to publish something to Amazon, the low barrier to entry has flooded the Kindle store with less than stellar content. You could write the greatest book in the world. Content. Editing.

Why You Should Write A Book

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There are a lot of books that have already been written about Social Media. It also doesn't matter whether we're talking about Social Media, cooking, history, economics, business, romance, science fiction or even mystery, if you have something to say, and you feel that the medium of a book would act as the ideal platform to get your ideas across, then nothing should stop you. The world doesn't need another Social Media book, but the world desperately needs a new Social Media book by you. imagine how many more books have been published on the topic.

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3 Tips for Taking Your Small Publishing Business to the Next Level

Idaconcpts

If you’re ready to take your small publishing business to the next level, try implementing the following three tips: 1. They know about your media kit and service, they have booked campaigns in the past, and they continue to advertise with you. First, get straight which areas affect your business- such as your core activity which is publishing. Focus on Customer Loyalty.

10 Brand New Books That You Should Read

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It''s like the brains of the world converged, had a meeting and decided to overwhelm us with a mass amount of brand new books to get our brains frothing. This is, without question, a tough time to figure out which brand new business book you should start with. My Kindle runneth over with books that must be consumed, contemplated and implemented. All of these books have either just come out (in the past month, or so) or will be coming out at any moment. The book will be out on October 1st, 2013 and I am enjoying it immensely. This is Todd Henry''s latest book.

Are We At The Beginning Or The End Of Publishing?

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Regardless, that was the exact question that Alistair Croll (co-author of Lean Analytics , BitCurrent , Year One Labs and one of my weekly link buddies ) asked of Hugh McGuire ( PressBooks , LibriVox , co-author of Book: A Futurist''s Manifesto and my other weekly link buddy), Julien Smith ( Breather , co-author of Trust Agents and The Impact Equation and author of The Flinch ) and me at today''s International Startup Festival. Traditional publishing still matters. Still, traditional publishing matters. Self-publishing matters more than it ever did. book publisher.

Why Bloggers Should Self-Publish

ProBlogger

By James Altucher of jamesaltucher.com. I’ve published seven books in the past seven years, five with traditional publishers (Wiley, Penguin, HarperCollins), and the last two I’ve self-published. In this post I give the specific details of all of my sales numbers and advances with the traditional publishers. Image copyright photogl - Fotolia.com The rest of this article is really three discussions: Why self-publish, rather than use a traditional publisher? Why bloggers should self-publish. How to go about self-publishing.

HOW TO: Read 26 Books A Year

Dave Fleet

Tweet Late in 2009,  Julien Smith’s fantastic approach to reading inspired me to set an ambitious target for this year: to read one book every two weeks throughout the year. even published my target list of books so people could hold me to account. In fact, I’m on my 28th book of 2010. 26 books per year… how? booksWhy you should try it.

5 essential books for geeks…

The Way of the Web

Having seen some recommendations for what Wired considered the essential books for any geek, and found it a bit esoteric in recommending the original Dungeons & Dragons manual, for example, I thought I’d recommend the five books I have read, owned, re-read and recommended on numerous occasions as the core of my own geek libary. It’s not a definitive list, as I’m sure there are some great books I’ve yet to read, and it’s not focused on marketing, because that requires it’s own list. The Hacker Crackdown on Amazon. Code 2.0 on Amazon.

Nice use of QR codes in a conference book

SocialFish

Had to write up a quick blog post about the QR codes in the conference book for the Association Media & Publishing conference which took place last week. Check these out. Go on, try scanning them and see what happens! Awesomesauce. love QR codes! Don’t have a QR code reader on your phone? Click here to see where the first one goes, and click here for the second.

Attention Business Authors: Self-Publishing Is No Longer for Losers

Debbie Weil

A mere five years ago, the idea of self-publishing a serious business book would have been laughable. Self-publishing was for losers, right? Self-publishing was a last resort after not being able to get a book contract from one of the Big Six publishers (Penguin, HarperCollins, Random House, Simon & Schuster, Hachette or Macmillan), or a business book publisher like Harvard Business Press. The book publishing - and reading - revolution is well under way. The idea that self-publishing is a last resort is dead.

CTRL ALT DEL Is My Next Book

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Warning: self-promotional Blog post to follow. I am very excited to announce that the name of my next book is: CTRL ALT DEL - Reboot Your Business (and Yourself) in a Connected World. The official press release went out this morning via my publisher, Business Plus (an imprint of Grand Central Publishing - Hachette Book Group USA ). This is the same publisher as my first book, Six Pixels of Separation , who had the option to pick-up my sophomore business book effort, and I am really (and sincerely) happy that they did. best selling business book.

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