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. I will self publish my next book. Learn How to Publish.

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. Start a blog – Blogging is another way to be a publisher.

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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.

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. I tend to be a bit jaded when it comes to business books, but I came away from WMTO refreshed.

The Future Of Books And Publishing

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I 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. book a futurists manifesto. book oven. book publishing.

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.

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. In this post I will detail conversion rate optimization tips for publishers and media sites. Tags: Publishing

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. I highly recommend this book if you need a something light. The first book, at least. Writers read , right?

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. 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? It is in working through the content and development of this presentation that the idea, title and format of the book came to fruition. book publisher.

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. 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? In the past few weeks the stack of books building up to the left of this Macbook Air has got me pretty excited.

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.

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

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.

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. Check out all the offers on the Bulk Book Deal page on humanizebook.com.

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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.

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?

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. Moving $15 Books.

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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. So when the other books have inspired you to do something, now you’ll now whether that something is being successful or not.

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.

The Five Business Books That Permanently Changed My Life

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We buy a lot of books. 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. Many people turn their heads as sales books.

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? How does your book compare?

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. business book.

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.

It should be ‘Joy in Books’, not ‘Joy of Books’

The Way of the Web

A number of people have been sharing a cool video which features animated books moving around a Toronto bookstore. There are two elements of books that elicit joy: What’s in the book. What surrounds the book.

CTRL ALT DEL Is My Next Book

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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 ). The book will be broken down into two sections. The real question this book will answer is: do you want to be employable in the next five years? best selling business book.

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. imagine how many more books have been published on the topic. book publishing.

5 Tips to Help You Write a Book, Too

Geoff Livingston

Many people dream about writing books. 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 first time you finish writing a book, it’s a huge deal.

Show - 350 How to Promote your Book

Engaging Brand

Patricia Fry joins Anna Farmery to talk about how to promote your book and the challenges which a budding author may face today. Is the book the new business card? How 76% of books fail - defined as sells less than 100 copies and why. Is there one thing that makes a book great.

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.

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. book publisher.

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.

Strategy Lessons: The Fire 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 Fire Book is the third primary chapter of the Five Rings, following the Ground Book and the Water Book. The next part in the series is The Wind Book.

Get My Next Book CTRL ALT Delete Now

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My second business book, CTRL ALT Delete , comes out on May 21st, 2013, but you can get a pre-release copy today. That being said, I was meeting with my publisher last week in New York City and we got on the topic of galley copies. Galleys are not finalized books. They are also used to entice booksellers to sell a book. Grand Central Publishing published an extra 80 copies for me to give away to the people that matter most to me. book review.

Why Bloggers Should Self-Publish

ProBlogger

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 self-publish?

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 Five Business Books That Shaped 2011

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So are Twitter , online newspapers and magazines and the occasional Podcast, but if you really want to deep-dive into a topic and spend more than a grazing moment with it, you have to read a well-written book about the topic that interests you. A few years back, I set a personal goal of reading one book per week. I'm also a bit of a business book geek, so in the spirit of the Holidays Season, year-end lists and "top 10 of 2011" linkbait posts, the world seems primed for.

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

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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.

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. It might seem obvious, but good content is the foundation for a good book, much like it is for a successful blog.

Book Excerpt: The Death of Facebook

Geoff Livingston

The source material for this section of the Fifth Estate was originally published on this blog under the same title. The following is an excerpt from Welcome to the Fifth Estate , Chapter 7: Sustaining Your Community Over Time.

Book Review: The B2B Social Media Book

Webbiquity SMM

With The B2B Social Media Book: Become a Marketing Superstar by Generating Leads with Blogging, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Email, and More , authors Kipp Bodnar of HubSpot and Jeffrey L. The book has its minor flaws.