This post from Piotr Kowalczyk at E-Book Friendly seemed timely and tongue-in-cheek, given that I found it soon after writing E-books, Procurement and Students with Disabilities
The folks over at E-Book Friendly shared an infographic from McGraw-Hill Education illustrating the changing role of librarians.
If you write press releases, a column for your local paper, a library or personal blog, the book “Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content” may be for you. Published by John Wiley in September 2014, the book is available in print and electronic formats.
The book is organized into six topics
- How to Write Better (or How to Hate Writing Less, for the recovering or “adult onset” writer) offers some handy scaffolding and blueprints for better thinking and writing.
- Writing Rules offers easy grammar and usage rules tailored for business in a fun, memorable way. (Enough to keep you looking sharp, but not too much to overwhelm you.)
- Story Rules (Part 3) and Publishing Rules (Part 4) give some guidelines on elements that infuse your content with heart and soul and integrity, and layer it with a warm blanket of trust. There’s a lot to learn here from the ground rules of journalism and publishing, so those are covered, too.
- Things Marketers Write gives you a super-tactical look at typical marketing tasks.
- And, finally, Content Tools delivers a reference list of resources and paraphernalia to help you produce your best work.
Even better, the book’s main points are also highlighted in an infographic by Tania Schoeman. Use these 12 steps to take your writing from a disconcerting jumble to a coherent, useful piece of content that engages audiences.
The following visualization was adapted from Pew Internet.com, of a keynote address for the 2012 State University of New York Librarians Association Annual Conference
One of my favorite blogs is E-Book Friendly. While the layout and organization of posts is sometimes frustrating because posts are often interspersed with suggestions and links to other E-Book Friendly posts one might want to read, I find this blog fascinating and well worth my time to read.
A recent post offered 8 useful tips for using Google to locate books. Since Google is the most-used search engine on the World Wide Web, handling more than three billion searches each day, Google can be a powerful took for locating books.
The post, 8 Google Tips for Book Lovers, discusses eight types of book-related (below) information searchers can locate about books and authors using Google and particular search strategies.
- Find rich info about authors and books
- Find downloadable ebook files
- Find books to read online
- Browse books in specific sites
- Browse iBooks Store on the web
- Find free public domain images
- Read about the books on Google Books
- Compare book prices
The tips are simple and effective. The post is a worthwhile read.