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!
Brand Yourself in Four Simple Steps (Problogger) — “Your resume might not be the be-all-end all of potential employer wooing anymore. We heard it over and over again: The Blog is the New Resume.”
Cleaning Up eBook Conversion Messes: Tips For Success (The Dynamic Publisher) — “Why is it so difficult[?]… That’s easy. Because there isn’t one specific answer. The time it takes to correct an automated conversion (cleanup errors) depends on many factors…”
Comics on the iPad: will the new iPad attract paper readers? (Ars Technica) — “Now, comics are in the ‘Modern Age.’ And the biggest question both today and going forward — will comic books largely remain on glossy paper or transition to backlit LED?”
Does Leveraging “Free” Give-Aways Increase Royalties? (Digital Book World) — “The Short Answer: Yes… The Long Answer: Only if you know what you are doing.”
Don’t build a paywall, create a velvet rope instead (GigaOM) — “Is there any other other option to putting up a turnstile around the news? …[I]n a nutshell, readers can contribute by providing their time, their information or their money.”
Flipboard’s Evan Doll on Creating a Standout Smartphone App (Open Forum) — “Build things. Ideas are wonderful, but being able to prototype something and see it in front of you is better. Use whatever tools you have. You need to make it real before you can discover what it is supposed to be.”
How to Dominate Your Industry like Drudge (Copyblogger) — “One man with a 14-year-old, one-page, static html website sends more traffic to the CNN, Yahoo, New York Times, LA Times, FOX News and USA Today websites than the nearly one billion users of Facebook and Twitter combined.”
Magazines’ Digital Circulation More Than Doubles — But Remains Small (AdAge) — “Digital circulation soared to an estimated 3.29 million in the second half of 2011 from 1.46 million in the year-earlier period, a 125% increase… Despite all that growth, however, digital remains about 1% of magazines’ total paid and verified circulation.”
Moving Beyond Self-Publishing (Publishers Weekly) — “If Amanda Hocking and John Locke have had different experiences, Random House insists that E.L. James, the current self-publishing phenomenon du jour, is in a league of her own.”
WordPress SEO – The Definitive Guide To Higher Rankings For WordPress Sites (Yoast) — “[S]pending time on your WordPress SEO might seem like a waste of time, it most definitely is not. Optimizing your site to the best practices outlined in this article will help you improve your rankings, gain more subscribers and have a better website in general.”
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