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How to Delete Your Twitter Timeline (and Why You Should)
“We live in an era when alt-right trolls and political operatives will spend hours scanning the online footprint of a smear campaign target, all with the purpose of dredging up past jokes and verbal faux pas to twist into context-less, career-costing hit jobs.”
E-Commerce Success Secrets for the Age of Amazon
“The goal is not to ‘out-Amazon’ Amazon, but at least bring your online experience close to par. The larger the gap, the less likely an Amazon customer will decide to use your site.”
Half of Politico Europe’s revenues come from paid subscriptions
“Politico Europe’s paid subscriptions now account for just under half of its overall revenue… with the rest coming from advertising and events, according to the publisher.”
How To Bootstrap Your Startup By Selling Services
“There’s a big change that I think needs to happen in the way we build businesses. It’s a change I can see coming, not for everyone, but for some few people who see a business as their life’s work, not their payday.”
Book Marketing Techniques That Don’t Work Anymore
“Things will only continue to change as the market ebbs and flows and we indie authors need to be able to adapt no matter the disruptions to the market.”
Do you need a copy editor – and are you ready for one?
“I’m a writer and an editor. I’ve been both for a long time. And despite my training in copy editing and years of experience, I still need an editor… We all need an editor.”
How To Go From Author To Salesperson
“As self-published authors, we are writers, then we are entrepreneurs, which is just a polite way to say we hawk the books we write. ”
Sell Your Books, Not Your Soul – with Collaborative Digital Marketing
“[T]o embrace online promotion without a strategy we can believe in, which respects our goals as writers, as well as our readers, places us on shaky ground.”
Keys to Moving Your Plot Forward
“I keep seeing novels… that start off with a great situation but then veer off into the hinterlands. Other novels don’t even get out the gate.”
Make Your Writing Anxiety Disappear By Thinking Small
“[I]t turned out, I wasn’t a poor writer at all. I was an anxious writer, a writer who worried so much about every single word… that I wrote and rewrote and rewrote again each and every sentence I managed to wrestle onto the page.”
How to write more convincing sales copy (without any qualifications)
“My academic years didn’t prepare me for writing business copy… Not in the slightest, in fact.”
Tap Into the Power of Asking
“Mega-promoter P.T. Barnum said, ‘Without promotion, something terrible happens. Nothing.’ This statement is true for promotion and marketing but it is also true for almost every aspect of the publishing business.”