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. Image by Hash Milhan.

6 Rules of Thumb for Successful Brand Publishing

Waxing UnLyrical

The Internet has made brand publishing ubiquitous. In the words of Mark Ragan , CEO of Ragan Communications, “If we tell our stories the right way, we have the ability to become legitimate publishers in our own right.”. And in today’s hyper connected world, everyone’s a publisher.

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Branded Content: 6 Things To Remember before Publishing

Mindjumpers

Whenever you publish content it should be relevant for both your audience and your own business perspectives. Always ask yourself if this specific piece of content is relevant enough to publish. You are hopefully already publishing a lot of content in different formats.

What do you think about your community platform?

SocialFish

But where do community managers go when they’re getting ready to spend $10,000 or more per year for on-domain community software? Why isn’t there a Yelp specifically for community software? Let’s flex our community manager muscles to solve this problem.

Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

mashable.com

As a result, publishers and bloggers of all sizes are constantly bleeding site content to social channels in order to encourage crucial engagement and interaction outside of their homepages. Today, the comment section provides a tool to build community engagement around a publisher.

What Does Facebook’s Latest Algorithm Change Mean for Publishers?

SocialTimes Facebook

There is another struggle here, and that’s the one between Facebook and publishers. Social networks have the upper hand when it comes to online publishing now. Unfortunately, the latest algorithmic changes could devalue publisher content; a fact Facebook is well aware of. Indeed, many publishers fail to turn a profit from these content deals, or from the mass of referrals they receive from Facebook.

Content Marketing: Without Community, It’s Only Half the Equation

Waxing UnLyrical

You may have created great content, and you may have a good distribution plan, but shares and engagement are unlikely to come unless you have also focused on community building. Commenting on blogs published by the kinds of people you hope will come over and comment on your blog.

Membership as Living Community

SocialFish

Once upon a time I was an aspiring academic, doing field work in rural Greece and the US and publishing about communities that formed around ritual mourning and celebrations. I think this is why virtual communities resonated with me, in spite of my non-technical background.

Would you join a Community Manager Association?

SocialFish

So money isn’t the issue; it’s the value that associations place on the discipline of community management…which, at present, stands at about…not much. Or, to take it a step further, what about an association for association community managers? Featured From the Trenches Open Communit

Calling all online community managers!

SocialFish

Guest post by Ted McEnroe, The Community Roundtable. ———— A few months ago, I made a switch moving from the nonprofit sector to The Community Roundtable , a leading provider of community research and support for business, association and nonprofit communities.

Tips on Measuring Community [April #measurePR Recap]

Waxing UnLyrical

At the heart of social PR lies community. So that’s what we focused on for the April #measurePR Twitter chat; how to measure community, how to tell when community-building initiatives are working (and when they’re not), and how community-focused metrics might change over time. Experts in measuring community. A1: Building a community around a product or service is just part of our jobs in #PR today (which is great, because it’s fun!).

12 Social Media Tools for Scheduling and Publishing Updates Compared

Kikolani

In this post, I wanted to share my findings for others who are also in the process of choosing a social media publishing tool for their business. The following are the social media tools for scheduling and publishing updates that I chose to research.

Why Publishers Need to Walk Away From Facebook

SocialTimes Facebook

In late June, Facebook once again announced a News Feed algorithm change —this time to focus more on friends and family content, and less on brands and publishers —a change that’s not all that surprising since Facebook is organized around who you know. This modification, however, is making huge waves in the publishing world, since publishers and content houses have relied on Facebook as an effective way to get in front of consumers.

Is Using Facebook Comments Good for Publishers?

Adam Sherk

So is the system good for publishers? There are certainly downsides like the lack of backup, ceding control and giving Facebook access to valuable data for free, weakening your own on-site community, etc. 10 Practical Twitter Tips for Publishers.

6 Content Marketing Takeaways from 30 Days of LinkedIn Publishing

Convince & Convert

Assuming that writing is “leadership at scale,” a writer’s greatest ally is re-publishing — previously written words can often find a whole new audience. I put LinkedIn’s new publishing platform to the test. 35 published articles From 0 ?

The Characteristics of A Community Manager

Mindjumpers

The Community Managers (CM). I’ll try to give you an introduction to the benefits of having a CM – and what you should look for in a Community Manager. The corner stones of community management. 1: Organise and publish.

Working to build scientific communities? Please take the AAAS State of Scientific Community Management Survey

SocialFish

The folks over at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) are currently running a survey to determine what community management within science looks like.

Two Key Questions for Every Community Manager

SocialFish

Online Community Management is a profession that has seen a huge boom and evolved over these last couple of years. For Community Managers, this has happened fast; we’re still trying to develop key concepts that will help current and future Community Managers do the job.

HELP NEEDED: community managers for CiviliNation Survey

SocialFish

We’re very interested in the work that they are doing, specifically with regards to developing education and training for community managers in facilitation and mediation , which happen to be two of the new skills we identify in our book Open Community.

Community Un-Managing: Cheat Sheet for Community Managers and Tips for Companies

SocialFish

I recently left my position managing social media and online community for a large professional association. This is one that an individual community manager probably has little control over, as access is likely controlled by the company.

10 Reasons Businesses Will Start Using Google+ Communities in 2014

Convince & Convert

Well, with over 150,000 communities with more than 10 people, and tens of thousands will thousands of members, Google+ is really happening. Types of G+ Communities There are two types of communities: 1. Private: This content cannot be shared outside of that community and can only be viewed by members. Why Use Google+ Communities? Here is a really big thing: Google indexes the community and its content when ‘public’.

Scientific community managers: applications for the AAAS Community Engagement Fellows Program are now open

SocialFish

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has launched the application process for the new Community Engagement Fellows Program, which will provide professional development for engagement experts in the scientific community.

16 Random Facts My Community Taught Me

Waxing UnLyrical

Founder and publisher of Waxing UnLyrical, Shonali Burke is President & CEO of Shonali Burke Consulting, Inc. area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. Community community building random facts

The Many Roles of an Internal Community Manager

Social Media Strategery

When someone in the communications industry refers to a “ community manager ,&# they are usually referring to someone that can manage the online relationships for a particular brand, using tools like Facebook, Twitter, and blogs. The Internal Community Manager wears many hats.

Gatwick Airport To Publish New Children’s Stories Via SoundCloud

The Realtime Report

According to Gatwick spokesperson Zoë Baker, the new initiative is designed to “embrace social communities and enhance a passenger’s journey as they pass through the airport.”

Monday Roundup: Celebrating Your Community

Waxing UnLyrical

” Talk about a religious celebration that’s gone mainstream… and one that engenders a feeling of community among those who celebrate the day. How to Build Creativity and Self-Expression with Your Community. As you read this, you might be gearing up to celebrate St.

Four Tools to Help Build Your Social Community

Waxing UnLyrical

I’ve found that one of the most important things to do, when trying to build one’s online community, is to participate consistently in your preferred channels. HootSuite Publisher. A lot of people look down on any level of automated publishing.

Open Community Case Study – GoPlow

SocialFish

Community: GoPlow. GoPlow is the Snow & Ice Management Association ‘s (SIMA) online community. Brian believed they couldn’t do that until they had a open community website generating solid content. In terms of community metrics, I don’t track that info at this point.

Social Media for Authors: Get Social To Get Published

Devumi

Trying to get your first story published is going to be a struggle as you go from one publisher to the next. The post Social Media for Authors: Get Social To Get Published appeared first on Devumi. The life of a beginning author is difficult.

A More Elegant Question About Publishing And Money

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How are publishers going to make money? With that, the definition of publishing expanded as well. Social media networks became part of the fold, and other publishing platforms that could have monetized with a revenue model that wasn't advertising-based, flocked to advertising as brands, agencies and media companies do what they do best: attempt to find more people to buy their products/services in the different places that these consumers spend their time. community.

Social Media Community Manager's Management

Social Media Network Marketing

Sections To Read Home Main Page Community - Social Media Network Online Who will benefit from this blog? Tuesday, September 7, 2010 Social Media Community Managers Management Monitoring Social Media can be overwhelming. Hi Folks, do you work as an Online Community Manager?

“Flipping your publishing model” in action

SocialFish

Remember this post about how to flip your publishing model ? Most importantly, publishing more and more diverse content on the blog gives us a sense of what the NTEN community is most interested in. And the case study we looked at through the Virginia Associations of Realtors’ example ? I just came across this great post from NTEN about how they did just that.

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. There are suggestions that are still considerably important even when e-publishing.

Paywall for News.com and Online Community Social Media

Laurel Papworth

As tomorrow is an historic day – The Australian and other news.com sites move behind the paywall – what WILL we pay for, what SHOULD we pay for and what OTHER revenues streams are being missed by News.com refusal to build online communities around their content?

In praise of Econsultancy; a publishing model that works

Danny WhatMough

I’ve argued for years that anyone wanting to see whether publishers could make any money out of the web (especially when it came to trade titles) should look no further than Econsultancy for a shining example. First of all, a giant disclosure.

How publishers curate the world of content

emediavitals.com

Blog Publishers integrate new Foursquare features Article SB Nation: Turning fan bases into media brands eMedia Vitals Life Beyond Print.™ While publishers choose to utilize aggregation and curation platforms in a variety of ways, the main point is clear: Many media companies see benefits in collecting content from around the Web. Publishers find curation can attract and retain readers by offering the best of all content, rather than the best of just their own content.

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What Kind of Online Community Do You Have Behind Your Firewall?

Social Media Strategery

Unfortunately, as many have already discovered and many more will continue to discover, successful communities are dependent on many variables, from the accessibility, speed, and reliability of the technology to your community managers.

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The Other Side Of Comments And Community

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What can someone new to the Social Media world do to find and attract readers while building their own community? She answered today on her Spin Sucks Blog with a post titled, Building Your Online Community. Her answer was: "I always say social media, and building a community in general, is all about stroking other people's egos and scratching their backs. What if you Blog because the platform just makes it so easy to publish? online community. publishing.

The New Competition: For-Profit Communities with Deep Pockets

SocialFish

I pulled up an old file with random notes about online communities and started researching. Something big is happening in the world of professional communities – the world that associations are used to dominating – and I can’t ignore it. Meet the cast of new community players.

Tips to Managing Both Your Content and Community

Mindjumpers

Tweet Being a business running an online community as either a blog or a Facebook page, we need to think about two very important things – the content we send out and the community that we’re sending it out to. As publishers, we need to make an effort to include and engage people.