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What if you had a way to double the amount of people who know about you and your product?

What if you had a way to double the amount of people who know about you and your product?

Here’s an article I wrote for The Marmaduke Writing Factory about the “Reader Species” infographic I recently made. Why should you care? Well, it increased traffic to this site by a lot*, so there’s something going on with these infographics! Read more

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Book Guilt

Book Guilt

This cartoon by Tom Gault in the New York Times Magazine is a nice companion piece to my Reader Species poster, which certainly I.D.s some of the more guilt-ridden species.

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Marilyn Johnson’s hit book “Lives in Ruins”

Marilyn Johnson’s hit book “Lives in Ruins”

Congrats to my friend and client Marilyn Johnson on her recent book, Lives in Ruins (Harper), an Amazon Best Book of the Month, November 2014 and #1 bestseller in the Archaeology category on Amazon! She’s been getting wonderful reviews and the book is selling like hotcakes.

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“Reader Species Chart” now available as a poster

“Reader Species Chart” now available as a poster

After my “Reader Species” infographic went viral in summer 2013 (read about its trajectory here), a library contacted me wondering whether they could buy the graphic in poster form. So here it is, at long last, available as a poster!

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Launching A MORE BEAUTIFUL QUESTION

Launching A MORE BEAUTIFUL QUESTION

March 2014 seemed so far off at one point but A MORE BEAUTIFUL QUESTION finally publishes this week. Since it’s my husband’s book I had free rein to try out a number of new things (for me) re: website design, interactive images and links, videos, infographics, and social media platforms like Quora blogs, Slideshare, Pinterest, Spotify, CaféPress, […]

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Advice on writing by Anne Lamott, via Maria Popova

Advice on writing by Anne Lamott, via Maria Popova

Maria Popova, impresario of BrainPickings.com, truly loves writers and writing. Check out her recent essay Bird by Bird: Anne Lamott’s Timeless Advice on Writing and Why Perfectionism Kills Creativity (“among my10 favorite books on writing,” she writes) which quotes extensively from Lamott’s book about writing, Bird by Bird. Popova concludes with this worthwhile list of related reading: Bird by […]

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What Species of Book Reader Are You? [FREE INFOGRAPHIC]

What Species of Book Reader Are You? [FREE INFOGRAPHIC]

Click to see my infographic describing 50 species of book readers. You’ll definitely see yourself (The Kindle Convert?) and a few of your friends (The Book Thief? The Bathroom Reader?) http://clicktotweet.com/8mI3f

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I made an ACX audiobook—now what do I do?

I made an ACX audiobook—now what do I do?

Another chapter in the self-publishing playbook. Now that you’ve gotten your book recorded by a pro, how do you go about finding the market for this high-priced new product? Don’t look to ACX and Audible for much help.

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Exercising my reading muscles

Exercising my reading muscles

I’m linking to a writers’ website I do tech support for because a) there’s lots of fun posts on the site and b) I wrote one of the items, about finding good books in unlikely places. Check it out. 

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When a sausage isn’t just a sausage…

When a sausage isn’t just a sausage…

Am having so much fun reading one of my client’s blogs, Freud’s Butcher: Sometimes a sausage is just a sausage, but sometimes it’s a link to the past. Edie Jarolim is hosting a fascinating deep dive into her family’s unknown European 20th-century history, uncovering many farflung relatives along the way. I designed the blog just […]

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Some short cuts for the “too much info” feeling

Some short cuts for the “too much info” feeling

Link roundups and website “resources” pages have proven to be two good ways of dealing with the avalanche of info dumped on us daily.

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