Like it or not, publishers, booksellers, readers, and the media think of you and your book as part of a category—they associate you with other books, authors, ideas, styles, location etc. My primary category, for example, is listed right on the back of my book: “Social Media/Marketing.” While this is absolutely accurate, it isn’t the only territory into which my writing ventures. There’s a fair amount of media criticism and even futurist thought in my book and on my blog. I’m not known for either kind of writing, though I’d like to be.
There’s a good chance you’re in a similar situation. You want to build credibility in other categories, too.
In nonfiction, perceived authority is just as important as »
At Weaving Influence, it feels like we’re always buzzing about one book or another, and that’s just the way we like it. If you haven’t caught on by now, our team is primarily made up of readers, people who can never have one too many books on their shelves. There is always a book (or 5) on my Christmas wish lists, and every night I try to squeeze in as many chapters as I can before my husband reminds me that work comes early.
Although so many books are available on the e-reader of your choice, I will always be a fan of the paperback. There’s just something about opening up a new cover and losing yourself in the pages. »
I always knew I wanted to write children’s books but needed a way to fund the project to make it happen. My dream became reality when I discovered Kickstarter and started my campaign.
Founded in 2009, the website serves as a meeting point for artists to find project backers. Kickstarter has already connected more than 5 million donors to contribute over 800 million dollars to 51,000 projects around the world. Helping independent artists, musicians, film makers, authors, and all sorts of creative people, I knew it was my way to get self-published.
Having published 20 books to date, I am excited to share with you a few best practices for planning your successful Kickstarter campaign.
If you’re like a large section of the American shopping public, you’re out there today, fighting the crowds to find a deal. Or maybe you’re like some of the folks on our team who prefer to avoid the after-Thanksgiving madness and do our shopping online. If so, then we have some great suggestions for you to add to your online shopping cart today (or at least, this holiday season!).
Please note: we have launched a number of books in 2013, and we think they would all make wonderful gifts, but for the sake of time, we’re only sharing five of them today.
Bill Treasurer – Leaders Open Doors
Looking for a leadership book that cuts right to the »
Most of us have probably seen these abstract images, consisting of black and white squares, and it’s becoming a common occurrence to see these squares used everywhere. Rather impressive, considering that they have only been around for 20 years.
Originally designed in Japan in the 90′s for tracking car parts, they are more multi-purpose than barcodes, and that’s why they offer even more opportunities for business. So, let’s check what we can get by using them.
What are they and how do I use them?
QR – short for quick response code – is a two dimensional barcode with coded information of any kind: text, business card, link to the website, and so on. All you need for decoding these »