News You Can Use – Feb. 19, 2013

What Kind of Reader are You? A Diagnostic Guide – An article from The Atlantic. Share which kind you are in the comments below!

10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Dropbox Master – If you don’t use Dropbox consider this article a nudge to use some form of cloud computing as a backup.

Lumio: A Modern Lamp With Infinite Possibilities – This is a link to a Kickstarter campaign for a very cool looking portable lamp. If you have a book lover in your family…think about Christmas.

How to Write While Managing a Full-time Job: 5 Ways to Maximize Your Time – Patrick Carr, one of our clients, wrote this great article for Writer’s Digest.

A Short Course in Line Editing – In a nutshell what an editor is looking for. Make their job easy and do this before you send in your draft.

Your Brand and the Marketing Rule of Seven – The marketing rule of 7 is that a buyer must receive seven impressions regarding your product before they buy. Is this still viable in your opinion?

Amazon KDP Select – Pros and Cons – An important place to start if you are considering using Amazon KDP to self publish your ebook.



8 Responses to News You Can Use – Feb. 19, 2013

  1. Diana Harkness February 19, 2013 at 5:28 am #

    What kind of reader am I? I’ll pick up a book and if I find overused adjectives, badly drawn characters, a weak plot, or anything similar, I won’t bother to finish reading it past the third or fourth chapter. There is too much good literature waiting to be read for me to waste my time on authors who do not care what they serve.

  2. Lisa February 19, 2013 at 7:13 am #

    Great articles, thank you.

  3. Mocha with Linda February 19, 2013 at 7:43 am #

    I had to go to the second of the “What Kind of Reader are You? to find one that fit me – the voracious reader who always has a book with me.

  4. Rick Barry February 19, 2013 at 7:44 am #

    I encourage authors to use Dropbox. Storing your manuscript-in-progress only on your home computer or a fallible flash drive is a disaster waiting to happen. With a Dropbox account, you have a safe haven up in the clouds, with your work backed up and available even if your house burns down (or gets destroyed by a meteor, if you live in Russia).

  5. Carole Lehr Johnson February 19, 2013 at 10:36 am #

    I especially loved the ‘What Kind of Reader are You’ article. Never thought of looking at it this way. After reading it I discovered that I am a combination of the chronological reader and the bookophile. Very interesting–thanks for sharing.

  6. Peter DeHaan February 19, 2013 at 4:10 pm #

    For “What Kind of Reader are You,” the “Delayed Onset Reader #1” is a great description of me. I also have a bit of “The Cross-Under” in me.

  7. Steve Laube February 19, 2013 at 4:21 pm #

    I am a Bookophile and a Delayed Onset Reader #1.

    But actually my style is not listed. I’m a BookGrazer. I read AT dozens of books a week. I generally read in the evenings for pleasure. I read for study (in preparation to teach each Sunday). And I read for information of all sorts.

    Therefore I visit a thousand books each year. Nibbling a bit here and there. But eating the whole thing a few times each week as well.

  8. Pat Jaeger February 19, 2013 at 8:43 pm #

    Book glutton? I swallow them whole, usually in one or two settings.

    The article on line editing is really interesting. Makes me think I really need to re-edit my almost finished, mostly done, manuscript…..

    Marketing rule of seven–that can be helpful in marketing our books and ourselves. Blogging, web pages, twitter, conventions, readings, book signings–am I up to seven yet? Really interesting articles. Thanks.

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