Wordpreneur Reader 05.25.2012

Here is this week’s installment of the Wordpreneur Reader, with links to articles elsewhere I found informative and useful. Enjoy, go forth and learn, Grasshopper!

Amazon Plans To Sell Ads On The Kindle Fire (Forbes) — “Amazon plans to recoup its investment in the Kindle Fire, and earn a little profit by selling digital content like e-books, music and movies to the large Kindle Fire user base… However, it is also looking at other ways to monetize the Kindle Fire. In the past, it experimented with screensaver ads for the Kindle. Apparently, it is now planning to sell ads on the Kindle Fire’s welcome screen in a package which starts at $600,000.”

The Best and Worst Times to Share on Facebook, Twitter (Mashable) — “bit.ly has released new data on the best and worst times to share links on popular social networks, from Facebook and Twitter to blogging site Tumblr.”

The 8 Things You Do Wrong On LinkedIn (Forbes) — “For many (and I dare say, most) professions, an online professional profile will only help you. And until someone rolls in with something better, the best place to go to build one is LinkedIn.”

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Trilogy Sells 10 Million Copies in 6 Weeks (GalleyCat) — “This is an astonishing number. The sales velocity for Fifty Shades of Grey is unprecedented, with reader demand still growing.”

How to Craft Contagious Content (Social Triggers) — “What makes content go viral? It’s a tough question, but when you look around, there’s some people who are able to craft contagious content every single time. What’s their secret?”

How to Use Data to Enrich Your Content (ProBlogger) — “Blog posts, whitepapers and other shareable content rely on supporting data… because numbers give stories shape. They add scale. They provide perspective. They quantify that something meaningful is happening.”

The Jedi Master Approach to Content Marketing that Converts (Entreproducer) — “[A] couple of Jedi warriors represent key elements of what makes the difference between content that builds a business, and content that simply takes up space on a web page.”

9 Essential Steps for a Killer Kickstarter Campaign (Mashable) — “How does one cash in (literally) on the Kickstarter craze? For starters, it helps to have a unique concept, wicked ambition and one unforgettable pitch. The great news is that Kickstarter provides great tools to showcase all of the above.”

Self-publishing: ‘under 10% of authors earn living’ (The Bookseller) — “Self-published writers who have an agent, or who use the DIY route to get a traditional deal, earn much more than the average self-published writer, according to a survey of more than 1,000 self-published writers. But only a minority (less than 10%) make enough to live off their earnings.”

A Simple Plan for Writing One Powerful Piece of Online Content per Week (Copyblogger) — “Consistently good content creation is the backbone of online business. But how can you make that happen? … [S]pread the writing and editing process over a few leisurely days, and write your post in stages without ever getting out of your slippers.”

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