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Fun Fridays – May 10, 2019

Today’s video is of three professionals against 100 school children. Someone said, “This shows some sort of publishing metaphor just waiting to get out!” (The first two minutes are enough to get the idea.)

What do you think this is showing as it relates to the pursuit of publishing?

HT: Dan Balow

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Bestselling Books in 1974

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A Brave Heart

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And the Winner is…ME!

Once upon a time, a man set out on the ocean in a small boat for a three-hour tour. The weather started getting rough, the tiny ship was tossed, if not for the courage of the fearless crew (of one) the boat would have been lost. The boat landed on …

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Actually, The World is Pretty Big

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Myths of The Author Platform

There are three myths about “Author Platform” that I want to address today.  Since I started my publishing career in marketing, I’ve seen the issue from a number of different angles and hopefully today’s post will be helpful. Myth #1 Author platform is a new issue in the last few …

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