News You Can Use – May 22, 2012

Where is Publishing Headed? – This it a great article! Read is carefully and you will want to read more. I recommended John Thompson’s book Merchants of Culture last year (my review is here). Now it is in paperback for $17 (retail price) and for either the Kindle or the Nook for around $10. If you are serious about understanding the book business you owe it to yourself to buy this and read it this Summer. The paperback is the second edition and takes into account much of the digital revolution that occurred after her wrote the first edition. (Amazon Link — Barnes & Noble Link) I plan to read this a second time this Summer.

Amazon Ranking Deciphered? – Lindsay Buroker interviews Edward Robertson about the Amazon algorithms.

Make Money from Your Blog! – Joel Friedlander explores the topic of monetizing your blog.

Rethinking the Author Tour – Timely discussion from Madeline Meehan.

The Power of Stumble Upon – One of our Fun Friday posts called “Word Trivia” was picked up by Stumble Upon last week. We have averaged 9,000 visits each day to that page during the last week. That is a lot of readers! Below is an infographic that makes sense from our personal experience! Have you tried [[Make sure you spell it “stumble” not “stumbled” with a “d.”]]


3 Responses to News You Can Use – May 22, 2012

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    Edmund A Buley May 22, 2012 at 3:15 am #

    Great stuff, thanks so much. Keep up the good work.
    Signed, Edmund

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    Jeanne May 22, 2012 at 6:35 am #

    There are some interesting articles here, and the Word Trivia results? Amazing. That was a fun one. 🙂

    I found the article on making money from your blog interesting. What would be some examples of niche topics?

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    Sally Bradley May 22, 2012 at 8:56 am #

    I’ll put myself out there and admit I’m not familiar with Stumble Upon. But I’d like to learn. 🙂

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