News You Can Use

Winnie the Pooh’s Cultural Dominance – A great slide show of the history of A.A. Milne’s character growing into a phenomenon. Did you know he sold the rights to Pooh in 1931 for $1,000 and a % of licensing fees? Today the licensing generates $5.6 billion in annual revenue. Wow.

Free Magazine on Writing – The July issue of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA).

Agent Andrew Wylie Stirs Things Up – Wylie capitalizes on the horrific situation at NewsCorp (parent company to HarperCollins) to toss some bombshells into their camp.

Wrestling with Writers Block? – Bob Spear provides some great advice.

Is Your Work Being Plagiarized on the Internet? – This is an excellent article with critical tools to determine if your work is being stolen.

What is the Best Time to Post Your Blog? – See this fascinating infographic. Does it match with your best practices?

The graphic can be found at Kissmetrics.

2 Responses to News You Can Use

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    V.V. Denman July 20, 2011 at 5:50 am #

    This graphic is interesting. I blog on Tuesday and Friday. I avoid posting on Mondays because it seems that LOTS of blogs post on Monday. I feel that my post gets buried in email inboxes. On the other hand, I wonder if the Friday post gets less attention because it may end up sitting in the inbox over the weekend, and buried once again.

    Perhaps, I should think optimistically: that all my subscribers are waiting anxiously for my posts and read them immediately.

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    Sandra Ardoin July 21, 2011 at 6:03 am #

    Very interesting stats. I try to be consistent with my blog times–Tuesday and Friday, generally out at 8:00 a.m (EST). I may try an occasional Monday or Thursday and see what happens.

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