10 ways to repurpose your blog posts – so versatile!

If you’ve ever thought that blogging for business is a boring chore, do you realise just how much you can do with one blog post or article? Here are ten good reasons why your dear, old-fashioned blog is worth its weight in gold…

why blog posts are versatile

Number one priority – blog on your own real estate

If you’ve read any of my previous articles on blogging and/or attended one of my talks or workshops in the UK and Canada, you’ll know how important it is – and why – always to blog on your own website or blogsite first of all. [Continue reading]

Vanity publishing is dead. Crappy publishing isn’t.

30 years ago, there were only two ways to get your book published: one, by a trade publisher like Random House or Penguin and two, by a vanity publisher. Books in those days could only be produced in printed form and could only be sold in bookshops or, in the case of a vanity published book, by the author direct.

vanity publishing versus professional self publishing

It’s not hard to tell the difference between a professionally produced book, and a crappy one

Many people today believe that anything other than traditional trade publishing is vanity publishing.

But it’s not. Truthfully.

The internet and digital technology have turned the entire book publishing world upside down and opened up a number of new options not only in how to produce a book, but also in how and where to sell it. [Continue reading]

Why writing a business book is very good for business

writing a business book is good for business

If you listen to cynics you'll probably have heard that having written a published business book is just an "expensive business card," which is, well, the cynical view. But say what you like: being a published author on your particular business, … [Continue reading]

How to insult nicely in writing, with business jargon…

business jargon and slang to use when youre angry

Jargon and slang as metaphors are wonderful tools to use if you want to insult or express rage in a business context without swearing or ranting. Here is a selection for you to keep handy, excerpted from my jolly little book English Business … [Continue reading]

How to write a simple nonfiction book plan

simple way to plan a book

Does the thought of writing a nonfiction book scare you witless? It needn't! With the right planning you can simplify the process so it becomes a series of manageable, do-able stages or layers if you like ... rather than one mammoth and seemingly … [Continue reading]

How not to write book reviews on Amazon

how not to write book reviews

Much gnashing of teeth has been heard recently from the bottom-feeders of the book publishing world, about the rather sensitive topic of Amazon reviews. There have been several years of laughable scams - too many to document here but voici a … [Continue reading]

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