Subscriptions are a disruptive force in many industries. When researching and writing Subscription Marketing, I was hard-pressed to find an industry that wasn’t being affected by subscription-based entrants. Subscriptions fundamentally change the customer relationship from a one-time transactional engagement to an ongoing interaction and relationship. That shift changes nearly everything: How you deliver goods and […]
Book Reviews and Recommendations
One of the greatest gifts someone can give you is a reference to a good book.
I read a large number of books - many as research for the books I write, others just because I love to read them. My topic areas include business and marketing, writing, and cognitive science.
These are links to the book review posts. Visit the Resources pages to find suggested readings for either writing or marketing.
A few years back I took a pause from my B2B marketing career to write a book. Then I got hooked on the book thing, and never looked back. Oddly enough, in learning about indie publishing, I forgot everything I knew about marketing. Or it seemed that way. Books Need Marketing – Duh! The B2B […]
You know how sometimes you find just the right book when you need it, as if someone dropped it into your hands for a reason? That happened to me recently with not one, but two books that turned out to be related to each other: Grit by Angela Duckworth, and Known by Mark Schaefer. These books […]
I thought I was reading a book about learning, but then I realized it was about writing, thinking, and creativity. We live in a culture and time that requires all of us to be life-long learners. Our jobs are changing. The world is changing. Not only do we have to stay informed, we must keep learning. As an […]
I just finished reading The Ultimate Start-Up Guide by Tom Hogan and Carol Broadbent, and I must say I am surprised. I expected great start-up marketing advice, and the book delivered. I’ve worked with Tom and Carol before, and they know their stuff Knowing the authors, I also expected an engaging, irreverent tone and style. The book […]
Authors face a veritable gauntlet of online book marketing advice. Deciding which strategies to follow can be overwhelming. (See last week’s post on avoiding decision fatigue when publishing your book.) When it comes to book promotion and social media, much of the advice follows the model “this worked for me (or author x), so it should work for […]