What was once a hobby has become a opportunity for a lucrative career choice. There are many successful bloggers, but that doesn’t mean it is an easy gig. It is plenty of work and the most successful bloggers have learned the secrets to profiting off of their site. Blogging guru, Natasha Courtenay-Smith has written a new book, The Million Dollar Blog, which chronicles the secrets of the industry that the experts swear by.
However, new startup TweetBookz has decided there must be enough Twitter fanatics who would like to do just that.
Cofounders Jacob Schwirtz and Asael Kahana said that the service offered a “fun way to look back on your favourite tweets and capture all the emotion of those moments to keep forever.” [Read more…]
Unpublished author (magician and comedian) John Lenahan faced the scenario typical for many unknown writers: rejections from publishers and no-one to sell his book.
Yet when he started to record instalments from his “Shadowmagic” book on the podcasting service PodioBooks.com, he built up a loyal following of some 20,000 listeners and was soon beating back excited publishers with a big stick.
He had bought some good quality recording equipment and practised before committing his voice to the online service (“I wanted it to be good from the start and not starting to sound good by chapter six,” he said). [Read more…]
Understanding Digital Marketing is a new UK-friendly book aimed at explaining to companies how to harness the Internet to grow their business.
Written by technology journalist Calvin Jones and online expert Damian Ryan, it provides practical step-by-step guidance on the topics like selecting a domain name, search engine optimisation, affiliate marketing, online PR, social networking, email marketing and blogging. [Read more…]
Two British journalists have launched a project to publish a book of comedy writing with all proceeds going to Comic Relief.
TwitterTitters was only announced on Twitter yesterday, yet already the power of the platform is very apparent.
They’ve found an illustrator, and writing submissions — which can include short stories, scripts, poems and prose — have been received. [Read more…]