Publisher Rocket Review – Is It Good Value For Authors?

Publisher Rocket is a popular book marketing tool for Amazon self-publishing authors. Essentially, it is a software program that gives authors access to the Amazon book database. It helps take a lot of the guesswork out of finding searchable Amazon KDP keywords and categories. But it’s not free, so is it fair value for money… Read more »

5 SEO Strategies for Brand Growth in 2023

If you’re looking to boost your brand growth in 2023, one of the best places to start is with your search engine ranking. With the right SEO strategies in place, you can increase your visibility in the SERPs and attract more potential customers. This guide will teach you about SERPS, SEO, and five SEO strategies… Read more »

Literature Monitoring: A Critical Tool for Pharmacovigilance in Life Sciences

The post Literature Monitoring: A Critical Tool for Pharmacovigilance in Life Sciences appeared first on Copyright Clearance Center. Go to Source Author: Craig Sender

A Tribute to Maria Popova and the Marginalian – Part 3

This is the third of three articles inspired by The Marginalian. One of the glories of the Internet is Maria Popova’s The Marginalian.  If you don’t know it, click on the link, sign up, and start having your soul fed every week in unexpected, thought-provoking, and beautiful ways.  Recently, she wrote about the sixteen things… Read more »

The Science of Storytelling

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In Arkansas and Michigan, Voters “Defund” Public Libraries

The post In Arkansas and Michigan, Voters “Defund” Public Libraries appeared first on Copyright Clearance Center. Go to Source Author: Craig Sender

E43 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick talks to the Founder and CEO of Amplify Publishing Group Naren Aryal

Naren Aryal is the Founder and CEO of Amplify Publishing Group, one of the pioneers of the industry and a twenty-year veteran of the fast-changing book publishing world. The post E43 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick talks to the Founder and CEO of Amplify Publishing Group Naren Aryal appeared first on Public Words. Go to… Read more »

How to Build a 5-Year Career Development Plan

As you progress through your career, you should periodically evaluate where you’re and decide where you want to be in the next five years. To ensure that you’re moving in the right direction and can measure your progress, creating a five-year development plan that encompasses all aspects of your career, from business skills to technical… Read more »

Ten Questions New Writers Ask About Writing And Publishing

The questions new writers ask usually fall into two general categories. The first is about trying to find a starting point. In other words, how can I become a writer? The second group of questions is often about confidence. Am I good enough? New writers have asked me so many questions over the years. It… Read more »

Enhanced RightFind Cite It Now Available for Mac Users

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6 High-Paying Careers That are in High-Demand

If you’re considering your first career or switching to a new industry, trying to find the right fit can feel overwhelming. But fortunately for job seekers, there are plenty of high-paying jobs out there with far too few people with the right skills to fill them. Here’s a look at six of the best and… Read more »

A Tribute to Maria Popova and the Marginalian – Part 2

The second of three articles inspired by The Marginalian. One of the glories of the Internet is Maria Popova’s The Marginalian.  If you don’t know it, click on the link, sign up, and start having your soul fed every week in unexpected, thought-provoking, and beautiful ways.  Recently, she wrote about the sixteen things she has learned… Read more »

Is there a Crisis of Confidence in Scientific Research?

The post Is there a Crisis of Confidence in Scientific Research? appeared first on Copyright Clearance Center. Go to Source Author: Craig Sender

Cader Unravels Judge Pan’s Ruling To Block PRH/S&S Merger

The post Cader Unravels Judge Pan’s Ruling To Block PRH/S&S Merger appeared first on Copyright Clearance Center. Go to Source Author: Craig Sender

Judge Pan Releases Antitrust Publishing Case Opinion

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Develop Yourself Professionally With Five Steps

When it comes to our professional lives, we always want to be improving. We want to be learning new things and grow in our careers. But sometimes, it can be tough to know where to start. That’s why today we’re going to talk about five steps that you can take to develop yourself professionally. By… Read more »

Innovating to Survive

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Exploring the Challenges in the Shift to Open Access: Part 2 – Pricing

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Exploring the Challenges in the Shift to Open Access: Part 2 – Pricing

The post Exploring the Challenges in the Shift to Open Access: Part 2 – Pricing appeared first on Copyright Clearance Center. Go to Source Author: Craig Sender

The Women’s Edge and The Boston Globe Again Name CCC to Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts

November 8, 2022 – Danvers, Mass. – The Women’s Edge (formerly The Commonwealth Institute) together with its partner The Boston Globe, announced CCC, a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering Innovation, was named to the 22nd annual Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts list. “The organizations on this year’s diverse list are driving innovation… Read more »

SirsiDynix CloudSource+ Now Offering Get It Now From CCC

November 7, 2022, LEHI, Utah — CloudSource+, the newest content solution for open access materials from SirsiDynix, has integrated with Get It Now from CCC (Copyright Clearance Center) to provide immediate purchase and delivery of full-text articles to unsubscribed journals. Get It Now is used by hundreds of academic libraries around the world to help… Read more »

SirsiDynix CloudSource+ Now Offering Get It Now From CCC

November 7, 2022, LEHI, Utah — CloudSource+, the newest content solution for open access materials from SirsiDynix, has integrated with Get It Now from CCC (Copyright Clearance Center) to provide immediate purchase and delivery of full-text articles to unsubscribed journals. Get It Now is used by hundreds of academic libraries around the world to help… Read more »

Making E-Books Accessible

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What Are the Most Common Uses for Microsoft Teams?

Microsoft Teams is a cloud-based team collaboration platform in the Microsoft 365 application package. You can consult with Microsoft Teams specialists to find out how to best leverage common uses for Microsoft Teams for your business or group. Microsoft Teams’ key functions include business messaging, calling, video meetings, and file sharing. Teams can be used… Read more »

Court Block Penguin Random House Acquisition of Simon & Schuster

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E42 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick talks to the Founder and manager of Blackview Capital Advisors Jay Freeman

Jay Freeman is the Founder and manager of Blackview Capital Advisors, a private equity firm focusing on mid-sized companies. He has more than a decade of experience in the capital markets, and in management consulting. The post E42 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick talks to the Founder and manager of Blackview Capital Advisors Jay Freeman… Read more »

Card Shark And Card Sharp Are Both Correct In Writing

I read a newspaper article that described someone as a card sharp and immediately wondered if a card shark was also correct. My first assumption was that it might be a difference between US and British usage. But after a bit of research, it didn’t seem to be as simple as that. Both expressions are… Read more »

Email: An Essential Component of Inbound Marketing Methodology

Inbound marketing involves a customer-centric approach. It focuses on getting found by customers. The main aim of inbound marketing is to use social media marketing, content marketing, and SEO to promote your products. It imparts a pleasant customer experience by sharing relevant information. Email marketing forms an important component of the inbound methodology. It is… Read more »

Creating Solutions Together at Frankfurt Book Fair 2022

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Highlights From CCC’s OA Innovation Seminar Series

The post Highlights From CCC’s OA Innovation Seminar Series appeared first on Copyright Clearance Center. Go to Source Author: Craig Sender

A Tribute to Maria Popova and the Marginalian

One of the glories of the Internet is Maria Popova’s The Marginalian.  If you don’t know it, click on the link, sign up, and start having your soul fed every week in unexpected, thought-provoking, and beautiful ways.  Recently, she wrote about the sixteen things she has learned from sixteen years of doing her blog.  I… Read more »

Ask the Right Questions about a Sales Job   

If you are applying for a sales job, you will need to ask a number of questions. These questions will assess your ability to think quickly and communicate with an audience. The right questions will help you find out if you are a good fit for the company. Hopefully, these questions will help you get… Read more »

Why Scientific Literature and Copyright Compliance Are Essential to Medical Affairs

The post Why Scientific Literature and Copyright Compliance Are Essential to Medical Affairs appeared first on Copyright Clearance Center. Go to Source Author: Craig Sender

Making College (Textbooks) Affordable

The post Making College (Textbooks) Affordable appeared first on Copyright Clearance Center. Go to Source Author: Craig Sender

The Biggest Drawback Of Self-Publishing For New Authors

For new authors, the biggest drawback of self-publishing is one word: marketing. Yes, there are plenty of opportunities to promote and advertise a new book. You only need to do a quick search to find hundreds of ideas to promote a book online. But these activities are not marketing. What is marketing? You can find… Read more »

Daily Habits of Fantastic Personal Brand Entrepreneurs: Four Things

Developing a business these days is a fussy task. You need a great deal of hard work and intensive learning to be a successful entrepreneur. If you ask any entrepreneur, they will motivate you about loving what you do, strengthen your dedication, put your nose to the grindstone, and especially, build your personal brand. To… Read more »

E41 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick catches up with award-winning author, speaker and business coach Pam Slim

Pamela Slim is an award-winner author, speaker and business coach who works with small business owners ready to scale their businesses and IP. She is the author of Escape from Cubicle Nation (Penguin Portfolio, 2009), Body of Work (Penguin Portfolio, 2014) and The Widest Net (McGraw Hill, November, 2021) … The post E41 Season 2… Read more »

A Commitment to Collaboration: Delivering Open Access Efficiencies

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Downturn for Book Business?

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Grammatical Moods In Writing Are Not Related To Feelings

Grammatical moods indicate the purpose of a sentence by using specific verb forms. Contrary to what you might think, mood in grammar has nothing to do with emotions, feelings, or sentiments. Moods define a phrase’s intent, including functions such as facts, commands, doubts, uncertainties, or conditions. Understanding how to use these choices can help improve… Read more »

3 Tips to Incorporate Full-Text Articles into Your Data Pipeline

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CCC at the Charleston Conference 2022

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CCC at the Charleston Conference 2022

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CCC Wins Several Top Workplaces Cultural Excellence Awards

October 26, 2022 – Danvers, Mass. – CCC, a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, has earned several 2022 Top Workplaces Culture Excellence Awards for Employee Appreciation, Employee Well-Being, Professional Development, and being Women-Led. Earlier this year, CCC won national recognition for Compensation & Benefits, Leadership, and Work-Life Flexibility. Issued by Energage,… Read more »

How Does Your Voice Measure Up?

One of the most neglected areas of potential improvement for speakers and executives who want to up their game is the strategic use of the voice.  Perhaps because, as people so often report, no one likes the sound of their own voice, few of these leaders invest the time in working on improving their voices. … Read more »

IFRRO Members Elect New Board of Directors

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IFRRO Members Elect New Board of Directors

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IFRRO Announces New Board of Directors

25 October – Brussels, BEL – Members of the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO) elected a new Board of Directors during its 2022 General Assembly today in Brussels. The Board will serve through 2025. Tracey Armstrong, CEO of US-based CCC (Copyright Clearance Center) was elected President. Samantha Holman, CEO of the Irish Copyright… Read more »

Starting a Life Coaching Business? Here’s How to Use a Blog to Grow It Faster

Starting a life coaching business can be a real game changer. Coaching is a $2.85 billion global industry and as more and more people realize the benefits life coaching brings, people who provide these services can become very successful if they play their cards right. But don’t think it doesn’t require any effort.  If you’re… Read more »

Data Quality Imperative

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Frankfurt Book Fair 2022: A Textbook Life, by an Author

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Frankfurt Book Fair 2022: A Textbook Life, by an Author

The post Frankfurt Book Fair 2022: A Textbook Life, by an Author appeared first on Copyright Clearance Center. Go to Source Author: Craig Sender

Frankfurt Book Fair 2022: A ‘Seismic Transformation’ in Scholarly Publishing

The post Frankfurt Book Fair 2022: A ‘Seismic Transformation’ in Scholarly Publishing appeared first on Copyright Clearance Center. Go to Source Author: Craig Sender

What Do Your Audiences Remember?

How can you, a keynote speaker or perhaps a more humble everyday presenter, increase what your audience retains of your speech or presentation?  After all, whether you are grand or humble, you put a lot of work into the talk, most likely sweating the details, and surviving the nerves, in order to deliver the goods… Read more »

Thinking About Guest Blogging? 3 Steps to Set Yourself Up for Success

Creating appealing content in this age of omnichannel strategies and e-commerce development is pivotal. Corporations are continually in search of an advanced course of action to be in touch with their customers. Blogging is one of the most commonly used methods to inform and guide customers. But it is an immense assignment to create new… Read more »

Copyright and Licensing Around the World

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How To Self-Publish Very Short Books In Print And Ebook

Very short books of fiction include pamphlets, novelettes, flash fiction, or short stories. With nonfiction, it could include essays, academic texts, or guides and manuals. Many of these generally have a word count of between 1,000 words and 5,000 words. But this can cause a problem when you try to self-publish due to word count… Read more »

Transition to Open Access: Tackling Complexity and Building Trust

The post Transition to Open Access: Tackling Complexity and Building Trust appeared first on Copyright Clearance Center. Go to Source Author: Craig Sender

Morressier Integrates with CCC’s Ringgold Identify Database to Improve Data Interconnectivity for Early-Stage Research

Washington, DC – Morressier is now integrating CCC Ringgold Identifiers in its service offering to improve data transparency in early-stage research. As the ecosystem of scholarly communication becomes increasingly more interconnected, high-quality data is needed. That data is difficult to capture and manage without persistent identifiers, which enable data interoperability across the research lifecycle. Ringgold offers… Read more »

CCC at Frankfurt Book Fair

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E40 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick chats to founder of Yoodli, and a former employee of GoogleX Varun Puri

Varun Puri is the founder of Yoodli, and a former employee of GoogleX. Varun is on a mission to democratize access to speech coaching and make it accessible to everyone. Yoodli is using AI to improve public speaking. Watch the full episode to learn more. … The post E40 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick chats… Read more »

Fun(ny) Facts: Humor as a Research Communication Strategy

The post Fun(ny) Facts: Humor as a Research Communication Strategy appeared first on Copyright Clearance Center. Go to Source Author: Craig Sender

Choosing the Best AI Tools for Small Businesses to Save Time on Tasks and Improve Efficiency

In the 21st century, when people are busier than ever and 24 hours can seem too short to accomplish everything you have on your plate, people are constantly looking for new ways to manage their tasks efficiently. Now, more than ever, artificial intelligence offers a variety of automated AI tools which allow businesses to delegate… Read more »

Fun(ny) Facts: Humor as a Research Communication Strategy

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Frankfurt Spotlight: Small-Batch Publishing

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New Recipe for Research: Add Humor

The post New Recipe for Research: Add Humor appeared first on Copyright Clearance Center. Go to Source Author: Craig Sender

Top Six Publishers Hold Their Positions In Global 50 Ranking

The post Top Six Publishers Hold Their Positions In Global 50 Ranking appeared first on Copyright Clearance Center. Go to Source Author: Craig Sender

Run Your Business Like Clockwork: 5 Tips

Running your business seamlessly is a blessing. It allows you to be in control of your own time and destiny. You can set your own hours, work from anywhere, and be your own boss. This type of business is perfect for those who are entrepreneurs at heart and are looking for a way to make… Read more »

Partnering Legal & Library to Empower Teams Across the Drug Development Pipeline

The post Partnering Legal & Library to Empower Teams Across the Drug Development Pipeline appeared first on Copyright Clearance Center. Go to Source Author: Craig Sender

Fall 2022 Data Management Must-Reads

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Six Tips for Creating a Professional LinkedIn Profile

In this day and age – networking is extremely important to grab opportunities. And LinkedIn is an amazing platform that allows people to interact with professionals that are related to their line of work. However, just being on that platform will not do the job. You need to create a professional LinkedIn profile to be… Read more »

Fall 2022 Data Management Must-Reads

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Publishing Zeroes in on Net Zero

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What About That Hybrid Workplace? 

As the pandemic has worked its dreary, disastrous way with us over the past couple of years, the talk in communication circles has been about the new hybrid nature of the workplace.  Meaning, of course, that we can now handle a mix of in-person and virtual interactions, from one day to the next, and even… Read more »

How To Make Your Ebook Free On Amazon And Other Retail Sites

Do you want to make your ebook free on Amazon and other online book retailers? Yes, you can create a perma-free ebook, but it takes a little bit of extra work to make it happen. It’s very easy to do if you use self-publish with Draft2Digital or Smashwords, but Amazon can be problematic. Let’s look… Read more »

National Book Award 2022 Finalists Announced

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How to Create a Community Around Your Personal Brand

When we analyze all businesses these days – the ones created around a personality seem to be more successful. Mainly because people know there is a person behind that brand and can easily relate to it. However, in the longer run – one needs to create a community around that brand to ensure the success… Read more »

How Hard Is It to Change, Really?

A study I saw recently from a few years back brought into question my long-held assumption that most people find change difficult and resist it mightily.  More on the study in a moment. First, as I’ve quoted my grandmother saying before, “the only people who crave change are wet babies.”  And it’s not just me: … Read more »

Online? Beware the ‘New Google’ (And Much More)

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The War On Science… And On Scientists

The post The War On Science… And On Scientists appeared first on Copyright Clearance Center. Go to Source Author: Craig Sender

7 Important Features to Look for When Choosing a Phone System for Your Small Business 

You have several options when choosing a phone system for your small business. You could opt for a traditional phone system, though you will be able to access many more features if you choose a virtual phone system or a Voice over Internet Protocol phone system.  The latter is often the most cost-effective option. Also,… Read more »

January 6 Committee Reports Arrive in Bookstores Soon

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CCC Statement on the Passing of Former U.S. Register of Copyrights, Marybeth Peters

With great sadness, we mourn the passing of Marybeth Peters. Marybeth leaves a remarkable legacy. Her vast knowledge of copyright law, and the diverse communities it serves, was the foundation for her leadership as Register of Copyrights and Director of the U.S. Copyright Office from 1994-2010.  CCC was enormously honored to have Marybeth serve on… Read more »

E39 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick chats to founder, guitarist, & manager for Twisted Sister John JJ French

John JJ French is the founder, guitar player, and manager for Twisted Sister. He is the author of the bestselling Twisted Business, a memoir of his time in the band and a series of lessons for business gleaned from surviving and thriving in one of the toughest businesses of them all, the entertainment … The… Read more »

CCC Launches OA Agreement Intelligence

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CCC Announces RightFind Cite It for Mac

September 29, 2022 – Danvers, Mass. – CCC, a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, announced today that RightFind Cite It is now available for Mac users. RightFind Cite It is CCC’s easy-to-use reference management tool that automatically formats bibliographies directly within Microsoft Word with the style and citations its customers use,… Read more »

Realizing Tomorrow’s Future Today with Standards

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Missing Revenue in the Global Flip: Getting the Open Access Math Right

The post Missing Revenue in the Global Flip: Getting the Open Access Math Right appeared first on Copyright Clearance Center. Go to Source Author: Craig Sender

CCC Hosts Eli Lilly and Company for Panel Discussion on Innovation and Copyright Compliance

The post CCC Hosts Eli Lilly and Company for Panel Discussion on Innovation and Copyright Compliance appeared first on Copyright Clearance Center. Go to Source Author: Craig Sender

Discovering the Unknown – How Deep Search Capabilities Advance Science

The post Discovering the Unknown – How Deep Search Capabilities Advance Science appeared first on Copyright Clearance Center. Go to Source Author: Craig Sender

In Praise of Contagion

Contagion is good.  At least, in an emotional sense, in audiences, and most of the time.  As public speakers, we want to infect the audience with excitement, with humor, with pathos – with all the emotions a speech can evoke.  The reason that’s important is that we humans are a communal species, possessing mirror neurons… Read more »

How to Start a Profitable Fashion Brand in 2022

As we’re nearing the end of 2022, dismayed at the pace that the year has gone, you might be one of those people who want to still make the most of the rest of the year. If so, there are still a few months left to go to get a new business up and running,… Read more »

Beware the “New Google” (And Much More)

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For Banned Books Week 2022, A Record Year

The post For Banned Books Week 2022, A Record Year appeared first on Copyright Clearance Center. Go to Source Author: Craig Sender

E38 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick catches up with inspirational speaker Trish Kendall

Trish Kendall is an inspirational speaker, who helps companies create enduring client relationships, and audiences everywhere create enduring success. The post E38 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick catches up with inspirational speaker Trish Kendall appeared first on Public Words. Go to Source Author: Emma Wyatt

Research Results, Replicability, & Retractions

The post Research Results, Replicability, & Retractions appeared first on Copyright Clearance Center. Go to Source Author: Craig Sender

Understanding the Role of Preprints & Postprints & The Version of Record

The post Understanding the Role of Preprints & Postprints & The Version of Record appeared first on Copyright Clearance Center. Go to Source Author: Craig Sender

5 Things All Startup Founders Should Know About Crypto 

Cryptocurrencies have been a hot topic lately because people want a way to exchange funds without a third party. So, if you’re one of the startup founders for crypto, there’s a lot you need to know about the industry before releasing your currency to the blockchain. Fortunately, this list will help you nail the basics… Read more »

Personal Branding for B2B Leaders

In B2B, your personal brand is one of the most important things you have. After all, people do business with people they know, like, and trust.B2B is more complex than B2C, requiring strong relationships to be built over time. A strong personal brand can help you win new clients, get hired for that dream job,… Read more »

Peer Review, Still a Critical Step in Scholarly & Scientific Publishing

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Here’s to the Mid-Career Executives!

I’ve just spent an unusual week, for me, working with classes of mid-career executives on their persuasiveness and influence as communicators.  Unusual, because I’m more often working one-on-one with senior executives and professional speakers.  But recently I taught in the Harvard executive education program and at a corporation on consecutive days. First, let me acknowledge… Read more »

Peer Review Week 2022: A Matter of Trust

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2022 “Global 50” Rankings for Publishers

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Biweekly And Bimonthly Are Very Confusing, So Don’t Use Them

Biweekly and bimonthly are two of the most confusing and ambiguous words you can use in writing. Recently, I received a business email informing me that one of my new payments would be bimonthly. So how often would that be? Every two months or twice a month? I was unsure. Naturally, I had to write a… Read more »

E37 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick talks to organizational development consultant Janine Hamner Holman

Janine Hamner Holman is an organizational development consultant, working on issues such as change management, emotional intelligence, diversity, equity and belonging, and conscious leadership. The post E37 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick talks to organizational development consultant Janine Hamner Holman appeared first on Public Words. Go to Source Author: Emma Wyatt

New CCC Tool Could Accelerate OA Agreements

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Awaiting Decision in Publisher Antitrust Case

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Using They As The Third-Person Singular Personal Pronoun

It is becoming common now to use THEY as an alternative third-person singular pronoun because English doesn’t have a gender-neutral equivalent. Of the three third-person singular pronouns, both HE and SHE are gender-specific. However, IT is only suitable for objects, things, and perhaps animals. But utilizing they requires a little bit of writing skill because… Read more »

5 Key Steps to Building a Great Business Website

Regardless of the type of business you run, you’ll need a business website. But how do you build a great one? Fortunately, technological advancements have recently caught up with the enormous demand for tools that make creating websites easier. Creating your own great business website without any prior knowledge of web design has never been… Read more »

Turn Your Blog Posts Into An Ebook For Profit Or Promotion

Why would you want to turn your blog posts into an ebook? It’s an easy way to create an ebook that you can sell or give away. You can self-publish it or make it available for free on your blog. You have a chance to earn extra income, or you can use it as a… Read more »

Top 3 Challenges When Using Scientific Articles in AI & Machine Learning Projects 

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Holiday Email Marketing Tips to Cut Through the Noise

The holiday season offers a golden chance to woo your customers and get high conversions for your business. Everyone is trying to make a mark in the subscriber’s inbox during these months. So, it becomes of utmost importance to stand out and create an impactful holiday email marketing campaign that encourages readers to convert. Wondering… Read more »

The Art of the Deal: How Data Quality Makes or Breaks Open Access Agreements

The post The Art of the Deal: How Data Quality Makes or Breaks Open Access Agreements appeared first on Copyright Clearance Center. Go to Source Author: Craig Sender

CCC Launches OA Agreement Intelligence

Sept. 13, 2022 – Danvers, Mass. – CCC, a leading provider of Open Access (OA) workflow solutions, has launched OA Agreement Intelligence, the only agreement modeling solution that enables publishers to prepare, build, and analyze their OA data so that they can create and communicate sustainable and transparent agreements with their partners. The solution combines… Read more »

How Did That Pandemic Work Out for Us?

What effect has the pandemic had on our collective psyches?  Now that we are two and a half years into the Covid mess, and appear to be over the worst of it – unless it comes crashing back, like a rampant lion or hippo – where are we humans left? Lots of measures show that… Read more »

Shutting Down Paper Mills

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Amazon Search Keywords Are Vital When You Publish A New Book

When you self-publish a new book, selecting Amazon search keywords is a critical part of the process. But don’t make the mistake of choosing your keywords at the last minute or when you are in the process of publishing your book. You need to take your time, research, and prepare your list of seven keywords… Read more »

Morning Suit And Mourning Suit – Are Both Of Them Correct?

Morning suit and mourning suit can both be correct depending on the context. For fiction writers, in particular, it’s essential to use these two attire descriptions correctly. Morning and mourning are homophones, but with obvious differences in meaning. But how do they apply to how men dress for formal occasions or ceremonies? Origins and usage… Read more »

What Soft Skills Does an Employee Need to Manage Conflict?

Conflicts are bound to happen in any workplace. How you handle conflict can make or break your career. Employees should have a few key soft skills to manage conflict effectively. There are some general tips to follow when managing conflict, but each situation is unique. Some soft skills that can help you manage the conflict… Read more »

“Is the publishing industry broken?”

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E36 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick chats with executive coach and keynote speaker Scott Eblin

Scott Eblin is an executive coach and bestselling author of 2 books, and one of my faves, The Next Level. He’s a frequent keynote speaker and a dear friend. The post E36 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick chats with executive coach and keynote speaker Scott Eblin appeared first on Public Words. Go to Source Author:… Read more »

Digital Transformation: Turn Sustainability into Your Winning Business Strategy

Digital transformation is the process of transitioning from traditional business practices to adopting innovative technologies. The goal of a digital transformation strategy is to improve organizational efficiency, competitiveness, and sustainability. Many organizations are turning to sustainable digitalization as a way to achieve these goals. Sustainable digitalization is the incorporation of environmental and social considerations into… Read more »

Exploring the Challenges in the Shift to Open Access: Part 1 – Data

The post Exploring the Challenges in the Shift to Open Access: Part 1 – Data appeared first on Copyright Clearance Center. Go to Source Author: Craig Sender

The Best Author Promotion Tool Is Staring You In The Face

The best author promotion tool is probably right under your nose right now. It’s your blog. But how well are you using it to promote your writing? Having a blog is one thing, but making it work for you is another. You can always make changes and improve its performance if it is not bringing you… Read more »

What Is the Difference Between Good and Bad Storytelling?

Good storytelling begins in pain.  At the core of every great story is conflict, and that means that someone is in pain.  That’s why most business storytelling is so bland and forgettable:  businesses focus on delivering solutions, not problems and typically want to avoid pain. Yet the need for good storytelling in the business world… Read more »

Check A Book Publisher Before You Suffer Regrets Later

You should check a book publisher very carefully before you enter into a publishing contract. For new authors, it can be tempting to rush the process in all the excitement. But there are many misconceptions and pitfalls that can lead to regrets or disputes later. Before you consider using a publisher, take your time, look… Read more »

E35 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick checks in with hall of fame speaker Sally Hogshead

Sally Hogshead, NY Times bestselling author, hall of fame speaker, and author of the forthcoming Different Is Better Than Better. The post E35 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick checks in with hall of fame speaker Sally Hogshead appeared first on Public Words. Go to Source Author: Nick Morgan

David Foster Named Chairman of CCC Board of Directors

September 1, 2022 – Danvers, Mass. – CCC, a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, today announced the appointment of David Foster as Chairman of its Board of Directors. “As a member of our Board of Directors for 17 years, David has played a huge part in guiding CCC as we expanded… Read more »

8 Key Features to Consider When Replacing QUOSA as Your Literature Management Tool

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Can You Opt Out Of KENP Kindle Unlimited With KDP Select?

Can you remove your ebook from Kindle Unlimited but stay in KDP Select? No, you can’t. While your ebook is enrolled in KDP Select, you can’t opt out of Kindle Unlimited KENP page reads. The only way to remove your ebook is to cancel your current KDP Select enrollment and wait for the term to… Read more »

Login, Log In, Or Log-In? Which One Is Correct In Writing?

When should you use login, log in, or log-in? It’s very common now to refer to technical issues and advice in writing, especially in articles and blog posts. The first step in many help topics is using a username and password to access a site or service. But which one is the correct word to… Read more »

CCC Honored as Gold Winner in Customer Service Department of the Year Category From the Best in Biz Awards 2022 International

August 30, 2022 – Danvers, Mass. – CCC, a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, has been named a Gold winner in the Customer Service Department of the Year category in the Best in Biz Awards 2022 International. Winners in the 10th annual program were determined based on scoring from an independent… Read more »

Can Your Body and Your Brain Think Together?

One of the mysteries of the human mind that we are only beginning to delve into is the relationship between thought and movement – how our brains and our bodies relate to one another.  That our physical bodies’ journey through space profoundly affects our thinking is not in question.  What is uncertain so far is… Read more »

Confidence In Research

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E34 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick catches up with the Founder of the Core Leadership Institute Nick Craig

Nick Craig is the President and Founder of the Core Leadership Institute. He is the author of the seminal book, Leading from Purpose, published in 2018. And he is a frequent speaker and seminar leader. The post E34 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick catches up with the Founder of the Core Leadership Institute Nick Craig… Read more »

Publishing Antitrust Case in Final Stages

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How To Find And View Page Count In Apple Pages For Mac

Where is the page count in Apple Pages? The quick answer is to go to the View Menu and select Show Page Count. More and more writers and authors are using a Mac and Pages. But this is a common question many new users ask. But there’s a lot more you can do with this… Read more »

Newest Improvements to CCC Marketplace Enhance Publisher-User Experience for Medical Communications Professionals

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This Year’s World Champion Speaker Richly Deserves the Title!

This year’s Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking delivers such a great speech under enormous pressure that is seemed worthwhile to link to it.  Take the 8 minutes and watch and learn from an excellent speaker.  The topic is tried and true, but Cyril Junior Dim makes it his own by sharing a piece of… Read more »

Podcast Interview: Making Libraries Welcoming Spaces

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How to Create a Campus Library that Welcomes Everyone

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4 Types of Tools for Creating Stellar Content and Business Documents

No matter what industry you’re in, the ability to produce stellar content and business documents is essential to success. Whether you’re creating blog posts, website copy, or even just internal company memos, the key is to be able to communicate effectively. There are many different types of tools you can use to create eye-catching content… Read more »

Making Libraries Welcoming Spaces

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Defense Witnesses Testify in Publishing Antitrust Case

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5 Ways a Phone System Can Help Your Real Estate Company Grow

Your real estate business is growing, meaning you’re doing things right. But at some point, your business will outgrow your personal phone lines. Upgrading to a business phone system can simplify your job and boost your bottom line, whether you’re adding more employees or require more advanced calling and collaboration tools.  Following are five ways… Read more »

CCC Marketplace Features ‘Help Publishers Engage With Medical Communications Professionals’

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New Features In CCC Marketplace Help Publishers Engage With Leading Medical Communications Professionals

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E33 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick catches up with keynote speaker and podcast host Janel Anderson

Janel Anderson is a keynote speaker and the founder of working conversations and the working conversations podcast. The post E33 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick catches up with keynote speaker and podcast host Janel Anderson appeared first on Public Words. Go to Source Author: Nick Morgan

Describe The Weather In Writing With Much Better Vocabulary

When you describe the weather in writing, you set the scene for your story or a part of your story. It’s an opportunity to show readers the setting rather than tell them about the weather using a couple of quick adjectives. Using highly descriptive or figurative language and a variety of grammar structures help you… Read more »

8 Ways To Improve Your Business

2022 is going to be a very eventful and demanding year. The economy is slowing down and on the verge of a recession The world is becoming more technically complicated, and as a result, the corporate sector is getting more cutthroat. In any case, there are several methods to improve your business that small and medium-sized… Read more »

Obliged And Obligated Are Similar But Not Quite The Same

Obliged and obligated are similar in meaning. However, there is a slight difference because obligated implies a sense of legal responsibility. But obliged is more about being personally grateful, thankful, or in someone’s debt. That’s why the two words are not always interchangeable. Usage of obliged or obligated Interestingly, obliged was in very common use… Read more »

Want to Publish a Book? Here Are Some Angles to Consider

I frequently get asked about the best way to get a book published.  Following is a quick guide to the practicalities of the sometimes confusing current world of book publishing. The good news today is that you, the would-be author, have choices that haven’t existed in quite as rich a way in the past.  The… Read more »

Change The Look Inside Percentage For Your Book On Amazon

You can’t change the Look Inside percentage when you self-publish a new book on Amazon because it is set automatically. For a Kindle ebook, it is 10%. For a print book, either paperback or hardcover, it is 20%. It also takes between 7 to 10 business days for the feature to appear on your book’s… Read more »

Yambo Ouologuem Reconsidered

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Big 5 CEOs Testify in Antitrust Case

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E32 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick chats with author, and founder of the Young China Group Zak Dychtwald

Zak Dychtwald has a remarkable and unusual ability to straddle two very different cultures: the U.S. and China. That knowledge is particularly important now when – thanks to the pandemic and political tensions – the relationship between the two countries is undergoing some strains. Zak is the author of Young China: How the … The… Read more »

Expanding Subscription Offers in RightFind Offers SME Organizations More Options and Flexibility

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Keep Everything You Write And Never Delete Your Drafts

Should you keep everything you write? Yes, definitely. Words have value, even if you might not think so at the time. If you are a new, young writer, make it a habit to save and store all your writing. It doesn’t matter if it’s a half-finished poem, an introduction for an essay, or a failed… Read more »

UK Law and Artificial Intelligence

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Impactful Email Campaigns to Paint Your Brand Identity – A Quick Guide

Whether your business is new to the market or has been plying its trade for a long time, we are sure you are well aware of the stiff competition that exists out there. What can you do, then, to clinch the belt in this royal rumble? Channel your time and energy into building a unique… Read more »

How Prince and Warhol Got to the Supreme Court

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CCC Now Offering Subscriptions to the JAMA Network and The New England Journal of Medicine Through RightFind

August 9, 2022 – Danvers, Mass. – CCC, a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, is now offering subscriptions to select publishers including the JAMA Network and the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) through CCC’s advanced content workflow solution, RightFind, to meet the needs of researchers in organizations with fewer than… Read more »

Are You a Powerful Speaker or Executive?

How do you feel about powerful people?  Are you powerful yourself, or do you wish you were?  What do you expect from powerful people? When I ask speakers and executives how they want to be perceived, hardly anyone ever says, “powerful.”  They often say “strong, expert, confident,” but hardly ever “powerful.”  We perceive power to… Read more »

Copyright & Technology 2022 Preview

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Publishing “Trial of the Century” Opens

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E31 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick catches up with speaker, author and message strategist Tamsen Webster

Tamsen Webster is a speaker, an author of Find Your Red Thread, and a message strategist. The post E31 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick catches up with speaker, author and message strategist Tamsen Webster appeared first on Public Words. Go to Source Author: Emma Wyatt

Unkept And Unkempt – What’s The Difference Between Them?

When you see unkept and unkempt, you might think they are the same word with alternative spelling. The only difference is that one has an M. Perhaps one is an archaic version and the other the modern equivalent. But no, these two words are different, with separate meanings. Researching and extending your vocabulary English is… Read more »

4 Strategies for Improving Your Customer Service in 2022 

What makes a business successful? Some would say great products, others might argue it’s great employees. And while both of those are extremely important, they aren’t what keeps a business running. To truly be successful, you need to have loyal customers, and improving your customer service keeps them loyal. Globally, 96% of consumers agree that… Read more »

Why Content Scraping And Copying Articles Is A Really Bad Idea

You started a new blog, and you don’t have many pages or posts. So you consider content scraping and copying articles from around the Internet. Yes, you can publish a lot of pages in a short time by copying. But, before you start, do you know what you are about to do? Is there a… Read more »

4 Strategies to Leverage Your Team’s Strengths

Before asking if someone is getting the best out of you, ask yourself if you are giving the best out of yourself. This is a question you should ask not just about yourself, but about your employees as well. Getting the best out of someone means recognizing their strengths and using them for a common… Read more »

CCC Expands Corporate Solutions Offering with New Technology

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Make Finances Easier As A Freelancer

When you start out as a freelancer, long-term financial health isn’t usually top of mind. You’re too busy trying to land gigs to cover next month’s bills. Freelancers are often so focused on surviving from month to month, that they overlook long-term financial security. If you want to escape the financial anxiety of survival mode,… Read more »

Gotten And Got – The Choice Is Not As Simple As You Think

The verb get is unusual in that it has two different past participles; gotten and got. You might think that the preference for either one is simply between US and British English usage. But it’s more complicated than that because the two words have different and distinct uses. Making the right choice is not so… Read more »

CCC and Chinese Medical Association Publishing House Partner to Provide Global Licensing Solution for CMA Articles

August 2, 2022 – Danvers, Mass. – CCC, a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, has contracted with the Chinese Medical Association Publishing House (CMAPH) to offer document delivery and licensing solutions for all CMAPH journals. CMA titles will now be included in the Republication License Service on CCC Marketplace and Document Delivery with… Read more »

Content Authenticity Initiative: The Solution to Information’s Provenance Problem?

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The Content Authenticity Initiative

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How To Check Dialogue Writing Consistency In Your Manuscript

When it comes time to check dialogue writing in a manuscript, it can be quite challenging. Because there are so many elements, it’s also time-consuming. Yes, you need to check your grammar, vocabulary, and punctuation. But above all else, consistency is the most important point to check. What to check in dialogue writing consistency Dialogue… Read more »

5 Strategies for Motivating Your Recruitment Team

Your company will suffer if recruiters are ineffective in spotting prospects. They’re something like the gatekeepers of your organization. Needless to say, you can’t afford to hire the wrong people or fail to motivate them. To reduce the chances of having an inefficient recruitment team, you need to take extra steps at motivating your recruitment… Read more »

Workplace Hacks to Increase Productivity

The productivity of our work directly depends on how the workplace is arranged. Studies by psychologists and neuroscientists prove that many factors affect our effectiveness. Everything from the color of the walls to the view from the window affects us. In order to complete tasks efficiently and on time, to fully show your creativity and… Read more »

E30 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick checks in with transformational relationship coach Lisa Merlo-Booth

Lisa Merlo-Booth is a transformational relationship coach. She is a speaker, and the author of The Rising: A Revolution for Women. The post E30 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick checks in with transformational relationship coach Lisa Merlo-Booth appeared first on Public Words. Go to Source Author: Emma Wyatt

The Key to Making a Good Sales Strategy is Gathering Info About Your Shoppers

As an online business, no matter what industry you are in, you need to be ahead of your customers today. Being ahead of your customers means you need to know what they want before they know, which leads to a good sales strategy. How is that possible, you may think? Well, thankfully, there’s big data… Read more »

Fluff In Writing And How To Wipe Away Your Filler Words

What is fluff in writing? It is when you use words that add little or no value to a text for a reader. Fluff can be words and phrases that are off-topic, hard to understand, unclear, unnecessary, boring, or added only to increase the word count. Every writer uses a bit of fluff in the… Read more »

Paying A Vanity Press To Publish Your Book – Be Very Wary

If you are considering paying a vanity press publisher to publish your book, think very carefully. So many scam publishers now use high-pressure selling to convince you to hand over a lot of money. If you receive an unsolicited email saying that a publisher is very interested in your book or wants to turn it… Read more »

Trademark: What’s In it for You?

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Tips For Writing Networking Emails

What Are Networking Emails?   Networking emails make new connections and relationships for business purposes and for increasing your circle of influence. For these reasons, networking emails are used extensively. Achieving your goals is not easy and possible if you want to promote your organization, and services alone. For this specific point, people around the world… Read more »

Yes, Optimism, Imagery, and Self-talk Work!

Three large studies, taken together, confirm that stress ages you, optimism extends your life, and self-talk works to help you achieve your goals and improve your performance.  None of these is astonishing, given the preponderance of evidence that has developed over the years, but taken together the studies suggest the importance of taking seriously the… Read more »

You’ll Be A Better Writer When You Learn To Do This One Thing

The Internet is full of terrific advice on how to be a better writer. Almost everything I read is true. Yes, improving your grammar knowledge and writing skills is vital. But here’s a big tip for you. Most articles I read on improving your writing miss the most critical piece of advice. When you know about… Read more »

Do Book Consumers Discriminate Against Black, Female, or Young Authors?

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UK Law and Artificial Intelligence: UK IPO Issues Problematic Report

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How Many Book Sales To Reach Number One With Amazon Kindle?

How many book sales do you need to reach number one on Amazon? If you want to hit the bestseller lists for the major popular genres in the Kindle Store, you will need somewhere between 2,000 and 6,000 book sales per day. But there is more than one bestseller list on Amazon. There are hundreds… Read more »

Outreach Campaigns For Articles And Links Are The New Pest

Outreach campaigns for articles and backlinks are becoming so frequent that they are competing with comment spam as a nuisance. Every day I delete bundles of emails offering me free articles, asking for backlinks, or offering to pay me to publish an article. Back in 2014, guest posting was the big thing in SEO to… Read more »

12 Traits Certain Entrepreneurs Possess Making Them More Likely to Succeed

Different entrepreneurs’ aims, industries, products, and services lead to a wide range of firms. However, positive businesspersons’ characters are nearly identical, regardless of the type of corporation they work for. You need to learn how to get ahead and how to be more likely to succeed ahead of your competitors. Entrepreneurs must have a wide… Read more »

US Prepares To Take On Penguin, S&S Merger

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E29 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick chats with investor, business consultant and Author Vince Thompson

Vince Thompson is an early stage investor, and a sales and business development consultant. He is the author of Ignited: Managers! Light Up Your Company and Career: For More Power, More Purpose, and More Success, published by the Financial Times Press. The post E29 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick chats with investor, business consultant and… Read more »

The Most Popular Devices Used By People Reading Ebooks Today

What devices do people use today for reading ebooks? When the Kindle arrived in 2007, it quickly became the most popular e-reading device. In 2010, the release of the first iPad along with iBooks looked like it might compete with Kindle. However, the low-resolution screen on early models made for a poor reading experience. But… Read more »

Q&A with Laura Cox

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How to Talk about Change

How should speakers, writers, and other communicators talk about change most effectively?  Not the way we’ve been doing it.  Not with all the moral outpourings that usually go with the change imperative.  How else?  To understand the answer, it’s important to think about how we deal with change. Not well. We beat ourselves up over… Read more »

Wreaked Havoc And Wrought Havoc – Are Both Of Them Correct?

Is it wreaked havoc or wrought havoc? At first glance, I thought both were correct, but that wrought sounded much better. Like you, perhaps, I thought wrought was the simple past verb for wreak, as with bring and brought or teach and taught. But after hitting the dictionaries, I discovered I was wrong as there… Read more »

The Picasso of Publishing

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Harper Collins Union Calls One-Day Strike

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How To Become The Most Efficient Business Owner

Building a business can be an exceptional accomplishment that not many people can master. That said, a business owner that’s efficient, dedicated, and smart about the way they do business has a better chance at long-term success. There are many factors that contribute to what makes that possible, including having methods to overcome challenges and… Read more »

Social Media Book Promotion Is Past Its Prime For Authors

Does social media book promotion still work? In short, no, because of three problems. 1. There is a lack of user intent. 2. You have to pay to get attention. 3. Few people use social media to buy books. Why is social media book promotion failing? Ten or even five years ago, social media was… Read more »

Adsense And Core Web Vitals Can Work Just Fine – Here’s How

Adsense and Core Web Vitals can work happily together despite what you might read. Yes, at first, I struggled with site speed and slow loading for pages with Adsense, especially on mobile. But with a few tweaks and learning how Google calculates Core Web Vitals (CWV), my sites are now getting all green signals on… Read more »

E28 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick talks to former lawyer and keynote speaker Heather Hansen

Heather Hansen is a former courtroom lawyer who now divides her time amongst keynote speaking, training, and coaching. The post E28 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick talks to former lawyer and keynote speaker Heather Hansen appeared first on Public Words. Go to Source Author: Emma Wyatt

People Or Persons And Peoples – How To Get Them Right

The choice to use people or persons in writing depends on the context. In most cases, people is the accepted plural form of person. But there are situations when it’s correct to use persons when talking about a specific number of individuals. Peoples is a plural form of people but has limited use. The difference… Read more »

How to Use AI to Add Human Touch to Emails

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has entered all marketing channels and email is no exception. It has made email marketing more effective and increased its ROI. If we go by the definition of AI, it is the simulation of human intelligence processes by machines, particularly computer systems. You can use AI in different ways in email marketing…. Read more »

A Subscription Solution for Emerging Businesses

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How Books Get Covered Around the Globe

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What the Next 15 Years Will Be Like

I began this blog 15 years ago, with a post about the ancient Greeks and Romans – specifically about an amphitheater I had visited in Fiesole, a tiny town in the Tuscan hills of Italy which nonetheless supports some very respectable Roman ruins, including a substantial baths, Etruscan villas, and the aforesaid amphitheater.  This summer,… Read more »

Publish A PDF Article Online For Free Without A Blog

You want to publish a PDF article online but don’t have a website or blog. Most of all, you don’t want to pay to publish your article. Well, there is a quick and easy way you can do it. Then you can share your article online and find readers. You don’t need any tools other… Read more »

A Global Code of Conduct for Researchers

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The Hyphen Is Disappearing But We Still Need The Little Dash

There’s no doubt that the hyphen is disappearing slowly from written English. It’s far more common today to use email rather than e-mail. Perhaps this one word, along with technology, started the hyphen’s demise. However, it’s not all over yet for the humble little dash. It still has many uses, but most of all, it… Read more »

E27 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick Catches up with Stacey Copas Founder of the Academy of Resilience

Stacey is the Author of How to Be Resilient, a professional speaker, and Founder of the Academy of Resilience. The post E27 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick Catches up with Stacey Copas Founder of the Academy of Resilience appeared first on Public Words. Go to Source Author: Emma Wyatt

A Groundbreaking Transformative Agreement Powered by Data

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The Best Phone Apps For Writers Who Want To Write On The Go

If you like to write on the move, you can find plenty of phone apps for writers. You’re not going to write a whole novel on your phone. But you can use your phone to add a few paragraphs while traveling or waiting around. As a writer, you also want to make sure that what… Read more »

Bad Adverbs Are Easy To Identify And Fix In Writing

Yes, using too many bad adverbs can be a sign of lazy writing. But as a part of speech, adverbs have their place. You can’t write without them. The problem arises when you use too many weak or poor adverbs that have better alternatives. When you learn to identify these problem adverbs, you can replace… Read more »

Improve Your Blog Posts In A Flash With These 15 Easy Fixes

Are you attracting enough readers to your blog? No? Well, here are some simple ways to improve your blog posts. Writing lots of articles for your blog is great. But you need to consider many features apart from your text. Your writing needs to be informative, engaging, and well researched. But just as important is… Read more »

ALA Conference Draws 14K Attendance

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E26 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick talks to Leadership expert and Co-author of You’re It – Eric McNulty

Eric McNulty is the Co-author of You’re It: Crisis, Change, and How to Lead When It Matters Most. Eric is the Associate Director of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative at Harvard. The post E26 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick talks to Leadership expert and Co-author of You’re It – Eric McNulty appeared first on Public… Read more »

Analytics Starts with a Question: How to Better Understand Your Data

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10 Tips to Avoid Your Small Business Being Overtaken by Chaos

Entrepreneurs often shy away from chaos, thinking that chaos is bad. Chaos is part of growing up. A small business has to go through the motions. The small business could stay small and stable or become a big business. You could definitely take up different courses and enroll in various programs (like the ones you… Read more »

Using Relationships With Book Buyers For New Authors

For new authors, your relationships with book buyers will help you with the launch of your new book. Getting sales for a new book is tough. Really tough. Because self-publishing a book or ebook is so easy, thousands of new authors are releasing new titles every year. The best way to compete is to focus… Read more »

5 Ways Small Businesses Can Keep Up With Digital Marketing Trends

Marketing is constantly evolving. Every day, new technologies give businesses new ways to reach out to their customers and potential leads. However, all these new technologies are hard to keep up with, especially for small businesses. This is why your business needs to stay on top of the best marketing trends. Thankfully, there are several… Read more »

Data-Driven Decisions Start with Building Trust

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Backward Or Backwards And Other Direction Adverbs With An S

Which spelling is correct? Is it backward or backwards? The good news is that both of them are perfectly correct for this adverb. But it depends on whether you write in US or British English. For US writers, there is no S. But for UK and some other national varieties of English, there is an… Read more »

A Textbook Life, By An Author

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How To Write In Formal Register For Essays And Letters

Learning to write in formal register is easy once you understand the basics. When you write a job application, a business letter, an essay, or an academic article, you need to use the formal register. It’s not only used in writing. In speaking, we use the formal voice when addressing a doctor or judge or… Read more »

6 Advantages of Hiring A Brand Ambassador in Your Business

If you’re looking to take your business to the next level, hiring a brand ambassador via a staffing agency may be the right move for you. Brand ambassadors can help promote and grow your business by interacting with potential and current customers online and in person. Here are just a few of the advantages of… Read more »

ALA Annual Conference Returns to Washington

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6 Ways to Build Your Personal Brand on Social Media

Creating an online identity representing your personal opinions and professional expertise is necessary to attract more audiences. When it comes to your digital advertising profession, how you display yourself on the internet is as crucial as how you represent yourself offline. When you create a personal brand, you build a reputation comprising your distinctive identity… Read more »

E25 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick Morgan catches up with psychotherapist and professional speaker Amy Morin

Amy Morin is the author of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do and 3 other books.  A fifth book is planned for publication next year.  She is a wildly successful speaker:  her TED talk has over 20 million views.  And she is the Editor in Chief of The Verywell Mind podcast. … The post E25 Season… Read more »

Building Networked Innovation

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5 SEO Mistakes That Can Tank Your Rankings

SEO is an effective way to boost visibility, drive traffic to your site, and increase conversion rates. However, common SEO mistakes can work against you and hurt your business efforts. The Internet has changed the face of marketing. Consumers don’t have to wait for a salesperson to knock on their door. They can seek solutions… Read more »

Part 2: Workflow of the Future: Copyright & Standards

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Behind the Scenes: Building CCC Expert View

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Cryptocurrency and Cryptic Copyright

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My Paperback Version Is Not Available On Amazon To Buy

It can be a little disconcerting if you notice that your paperback version is not available on Amazon. But you’ll probably find that your Kindle or audiobook versions are fine. What you see is the result of geography, shipping costs, and delivery time. Paperback or hardcover versions of your book need to be produced, shipped,… Read more »

No New BookExpo Coming

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Viewpoint: Data-driven Decisions Start with Building Trust

The post Viewpoint: Data-driven Decisions Start with Building Trust appeared first on Copyright Clearance Center. Go to Source Author: Craig Sender

E24 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick Morgan checks in with classical guitarist and composer Aaron Larget-Caplan

Aaron Larget-Caplan is a classical guitarist, composer, and teacher. His newest work is a collection of his own pieces, Honey Cadence, available in the usual places where music is sold. You can visit him at https://www.alcguitar.com/ The post E24 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick Morgan checks in with classical guitarist and composer Aaron Larget-Caplan appeared… Read more »

On Tenterhooks Or Tender Hooks While You Are Waiting?

You’re waiting impatiently for news, but nothing arrives. Are you on tenterhooks or on tender hooks? Yes, the suspense is agonizing and unbearable. But in the meantime, it might help to know that the correct answer is that you are on tenterhooks. It’s hard to think of any type of hook that is tender. Just… Read more »

CASE Act Provisions Are Now Law

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Reaching Out To You Or Contacting You? Who Gets A Reply?

I’m reaching out to you, or I’m contacting you? Do you have a preference? Perhaps both are okay for you. I might be showing my age, but I prefer to be contacted than reached out because it’s grammatically impossible to use it in the passive voice. That’s the problem with invented language; sometimes, it doesn’t… Read more »

5 Email Campaigns to Run For Your Blog and Enhance Engagement

People say, “Blogging is a non-monetizable activity.” Well, that’s because you do not use it to its maximum potential. If used correctly, it can bring you engagement, new visitors, as well as money. However, you need to drive traffic to your blog and enhance its readership if you want it to make money. This is… Read more »

Would it be SMART to Tweak the DMCA?

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Using a Knowledge Graph to Identify Researchers & Key Opinion Leaders

The post Using a Knowledge Graph to Identify Researchers & Key Opinion Leaders appeared first on Copyright Clearance Center. Go to Source Author: Craig Sender

Four Commitments Audiences Want from their Speakers

In my ongoing occasional series on the persona that a speaker presents to the audiences she addresses, I’ve talked about finding the right balance of warmth and expertise, as well as a touch of humor.  Those attributes, in the right mix for each individual, form an excellent basis for the beginning of a strong, unique… Read more »

Never End A Sentence With A Preposition – A Rule To Bow To?

Is it okay to end a sentence with a preposition? It’s not a rule I get hung up on. Yes, it was a writing rule drummed into our heads at school. But it serves little useful purpose now in writing. If you try to avoid questions or sentences ending in a preposition, some can become… Read more »

Podcasting Comes to Hollywood

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Free Press Releases For New Books Have Unexpected Benefits

Do free press releases for new books work? If your aim is for the New York Times to notice your book and write about it, no, they won’t work. It’s improbable that any newspaper or magazine will notice your press release and mention you. But that shouldn’t be your goal. What you are after are… Read more »

E23 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick Morgan catches up with Author and Leadership Speaker Glenn Llopis

Glenn Llopis rose up through the ranks in the corporate world, holding executive positions at Coca Cola, and other Fortune 500 firms, as well as participating in various start-ups as an entrepreneur. Currently, he is President of GLLG, a consulting firm, and founder of the Age of Personalization Movement. He is the author … The… Read more »

More Big Numbers for Audiobooks

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A Guide to Sole Proprietorships

If you have a company that you run on your own, you are typically considered a sole proprietor. Sole proprietorships are one of the most common business structures in the United States because they require minimal startup costs and don’t have to register with the Secretary of State.  While this sounds like the perfect business… Read more »

Words To Avoid In Writing That Say Or Do Next To Nothing

If you are a writer, I’m sure you have a list of words to avoid in writing. They might be words you use too often, by habit, or that you know are weak or vague. Writing is not as easy as it seems. For new writers, it takes time to realize that certain words and… Read more »

Workflow of the Future: Copyright & Standards

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The Much-Adapted “Peter Pan” (1904 – Forever)

The post The Much-Adapted “Peter Pan” (1904 – Forever) appeared first on Copyright Clearance Center. Go to Source Author: Craig Sender

Low Content Books On Amazon KDP Now Have No Free ISBN Option

Self-publishing low content books on Amazon KDP has been big business for a long time now. You don’t need to do much research to discover that publishing books with no words can make a lot of money. YouTube is full of instructional videos about how to publish diaries, notebooks, journals, planners, and agendas. A quick search… Read more »

CCC Hosts R&D Organizations for Discussion on AI and Machine Learning Applications at Exclusive Virtual RightFind Roundtable Event

June 7, 2022 – Danvers, Mass. – CCC, a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, recently hosted an invitation-only RightFind Roundtable with a select group of customers from R&D-intensive organizations. The event offered an opportunity for in-depth discussion about evolving workflows and use cases requiring unique applications of text and data mining… Read more »

Why We Get Defensive, in Neuroscientific Terms

We are still in the early days of understanding how our brains work.  Neuroscience adds to our bank of knowledge at a steady clip, but there is so much we don’t understand – and that contradicts our common-sense guesswork on how the brain might work – that we do well to recognize that we are… Read more »

3 Ways to Improve Your Chances of Promotion at Work

Most people these days do not just want a job. They want a career where they can better themselves and improve their futures. Of course, this is not always an easy feat to achieve, and you have to be dedicated and committed if you want to progress within your chosen field. There are various steps… Read more »

A World of Books

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Banning Boosts Book Sales

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In Regard To Or In Regards To With My Best Regards

Yes, the correct answer is in regard to. It is incorrect to use in regards to. It’s so easy to make this mistake when writing, and it’s an error that you can miss when proofreading. But the grammar for regard and regards can be a little confusing because it is correct to use as regards…. Read more »

8 Ways to Build Your Email List for Successful Blogging

Most bloggers write and publish articles two or three times a week with the hope that it will help them build their personal brand and propel business growth. While this is a good practice, it is not the only thing that you should do. If you want to monetize your blog, it is important to… Read more »

Are You Taking up Your Full Space?

It used to be a truism of body language studies that alpha males asserted their status by taking up more space through a number of gestural displays, such as spreading their legs out to either side while sitting, putting their hands behind their head and pushing their elbows out, even slouching in a chair to… Read more »

Can You Write A Book On An Ipad? Yes, With The Right Tools

Is it possible to write a book on an iPad? The short answer is yes, you can, but it might not be the choice for every author. However, if you want the convenience and advantages of being able to write anywhere, anytime, it could be for you. An iPad is a wonderful tool, but can… Read more »

Not All Citations Are Created Equal – Here’s Why

The post Not All Citations Are Created Equal – Here’s Why appeared first on Copyright Clearance Center. Go to Source Author: Craig Sender

How College Graduates Can Better Utilize Digital Calendars

In the past few weeks, college graduates have moved their tassels from the right to the left. Some are moving to their first jobs, some are still looking and others have decided to extend their college experience all of which will need to be managed with digital calendars.  During college, students live an unstructured life. Classes… Read more »

Graphs And Tables Add Extra Value To Blog Posts And Articles

Including graphs and tables in your articles, blog posts, or even ebooks is always worthwhile. They add terrific visual content to help you quickly explain data, statistics, or comparisons. You won’t use them in everything you write. But you probably have lots of opportunities to include charts, tables, or graphs in your new or existing… Read more »

CCC As Part of a More Connected Scholarly Community at SSP 2022

The post CCC As Part of a More Connected Scholarly Community at SSP 2022 appeared first on Copyright Clearance Center. Go to Source Author: Craig Sender

Evan-Moor Educational Publishers Joins CCC’s Annual Copyright License for Curriculum & Instruction

The post Evan-Moor Educational Publishers Joins CCC’s Annual Copyright License for Curriculum & Instruction appeared first on Copyright Clearance Center. Go to Source Author: Craig Sender

Optimizing Research to Drive Food Innovation and Organizational Success

The post Optimizing Research to Drive Food Innovation and Organizational Success appeared first on Copyright Clearance Center. Go to Source Author: Craig Sender

How To Create A Children’s Ebook The Easy Way In 5 Minutes

It’s so easy to create a children’s ebook with online tools available now. I’m certainly not a children’s book author or illustrator. But for this post, I had no problems at all in creating a simple ebook for kids. It took me around five minutes to design a ten-page pdf ebook. Once I decided on… Read more »

Spotify, Comedians, ‘Tasini’ and Me

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Evan-Moor Educational Publishers Participating in CCC’s Annual Copyright License for Curriculum & Instruction

May 24, 2022 – Danvers, Mass. – CCC, a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, announces Evan-Moor Educational Publishers as the newest publisher participating in its Annual Copyright License for Curriculum & Instruction (ACLCI). Nearly 60 publishers have joined the license since its launch in July 2021. The ACLCI addresses the diverse… Read more »

Should You Smile for the Camera? Be Careful — It May Age You!

We humans smile a great deal.  We smile when we’re happy; we smile when we’re sad, to disguise the feeling from others or perhaps to try to cheer ourselves up.  We smile when we’re angry for similar reasons of disguise, and we smile sometimes, especially in America, to show off our expensive teeth. We smile… Read more »

Publishing & Antitrust

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US Book Show Focus on Libraries

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Lessons in Business Leadership – The Ukraine Crisis

Over the last two years, business leaders have been guiding their firms through a succession of crises. Several of these were occurring at the same time. These include the pandemic, a series of “hundred-year” weather disasters, social upheaval, financial shocks, and substantial labor shortages. Leaders that are looking to the future recognize that leading through… Read more »

How CCC and Aries Collaborate to Streamline and Improve OA Workflows for Authors

The post How CCC and Aries Collaborate to Streamline and Improve OA Workflows for Authors appeared first on Copyright Clearance Center. Go to Source Author: Craig Sender

Invest in Your Future By Gaining Leadership Skills

It is undeniably true that not everyone possesses the qualities of effective leadership. Furthermore, possessing the characteristics of a leader is not sufficient in and of itself. Therefore, if you want to consider yourself a successful leader, you must put in the necessary effort. In addition, you must be willing to invest both money and… Read more »

Spam And Bad Bot Traffic Is Always Hitting Your Website

Every day I seem to spend more and more time monitoring and blocking spam and bad bot traffic. It doesn’t matter if your blog or website is big or small; bots are hitting it all the time. When I check a couple of my smaller sites that receive very few visitors per day, there is… Read more »

ORCID Announces Launch of new Global Participation Program and $1M Global Participation Fund

The post ORCID Announces Launch of new Global Participation Program and $1M Global Participation Fund appeared first on Copyright Clearance Center. Go to Source Author: Craig Sender

How Centralizing Information Resources Can Drive Efficiencies and Increase Compliance

The post How Centralizing Information Resources Can Drive Efficiencies and Increase Compliance appeared first on Copyright Clearance Center. Go to Source Author: Craig Sender

Remote Worker Expectations: Post-Pandemic Goals

Remote worker expectations have been changing. According to a new survey, most employees desire to work from home at least three days a week after the epidemic. Moreover, a quarter of respondents said they would consider changing jobs if their company went back to fully on-site work. Furthermore, mental health is a major concern. According… Read more »

Are You Anxious? What Are the Uses of Anxiety, if Any?

I am an anxious person.  I like things to go well, especially social situations, and I put energy into trying to keep everyone around me comfortable.  When that doesn’t work, I get anxious.  Heck, I get anxious just thinking about all that.  I’m a pro, like many of you I know, at imagining all the… Read more »

Continually And Continuously Are Similar Yet Not The Same

The adverbs continually and continuously are pretty similar. But they have slightly different meanings. In many situations, you could probably use either one. It would make very little difference for your readers. It’s not a classic grammar mistake. However, if you want to make sure you are using the correct word, it helps to know… Read more »

Preprints, Retractions & The Scientific Record

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3 Ways to Measure Leadership Success

Are you a capable leader? This is a challenging question to respond to. The only evidence of successful leadership is whether or not people follow you, no matter how good a leader you might think you are. Your impression of your own failures or successes is distorted by a self-serving bias. Even if you’re extremely… Read more »

Defending the Freedom to Read

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Time Management Skills for Remote Workers

Working from home on a daily basis may have been a novelty six months ago. However, for many of us, it’s now a way of life. This implies that as the novelty wears off, we’ll need to establish healthy habits. We want to guarantee that we’re focusing in addition to being productive during working hours…. Read more »

How Collaboration Makes for Innovation

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Is Amazon’s Kindle Ebook Refund Policy 14 Or 7 Days?

You quite often read posts by authors complaining about Amazon’s Kindle ebook refund policy. Yes, it seems a little unfair that readers can buy an ebook, read it, then return it for a full refund. But how long do readers have to claim a refund? If you have read a few articles on this topic,… Read more »

Meeting Protocol Lessons

Do you ever make any of these blunders while facilitating meetings? Keep these meeting protocol principles in mind the next time you have to lead a meeting. Not only will they help you succeed as a leader, but your team will thank you as well. Leaders that are successful try to assemble high-performing teams. However,… Read more »

How Sarah Ashcroft Built Her Influencer Brand

Sarah Ashcroft was one of the first fashion bloggers to emerge on the scene. She launched her fashion blog in 2013 because she was an early adopter. She collaborated with two online fashion retailing behemoths in the United Kingdom. Their purpose was to design collections. Almost immediately the fashions sold out, demonstrating her ability to… Read more »

CCC Receives Multiple Top Workplaces Cultural Excellence Awards

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Robbie Quinn’s Street Unicorns Are Here!

Telling visual stories is what photographers do, and no one more vividly than Robbie Quinn, a New York City photographer who is publishing a book, Street Unicorns, this week that features pictures of some of the amazing street fashion moments Robbie has witnessed in New York and other cities.  Robbie has a knack for getting… Read more »

Teaching Your Child About Personal Branding, Part 3

This article will continue to walk you through the process of teaching your children about personal branding. Parents must educate their children on branding themselves early on to develop a personal brand and flourish in the future. By educating their children on how to control their image, parents may assist their children in developing a… Read more »

Book Supply Chain Check-Up

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Why You Should Teach Your Child About Personal Branding, Part 2

One of the essential things you can do to assist your children in constructing their future is to help them develop their brand. Here are some ideas to help you educate your children about personal branding while improving your own brand as a leader. Many parents wonder whether they should educate their children about personal… Read more »

How To Teach Your Child About Personal Branding

What Is The Best Way To Teach Your Child About Personal Branding? This article looks at four critical areas where parents should direct their children’s attention. These are: growing an excellent personal brand identity, developing an authentic voice, networking, and obtaining a well-paying job. We also advise how parents may appropriately design their children’s brands… Read more »

S&S Q1 Sales Soar

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CCC Brings Ringgold In-House to Grow its Data Pipeline

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7 Creative Examples for Personal Branding

These days, having impeccable personal branding is important, regardless of your profession. Your brand should reflect who you are and what you bring to the table in a creative, crisp, yet effective form. The seven creative branding examples listed below should help provide a bit of inspiration. Crafting a solid personal brand can take you… Read more »

Copyright and Licensing Around the World

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Copyright Clearance Center Acquires Identifier Specialist Ringgold

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Branding Yourself With LinkedIn

Branding yourself with LinkedIn is a good career move. Consider setting up a free account if you don’t already have one. 1. Select a Profile Photo When we look at a LinkedIn profile, we are drawn in by the photos. Personal branding fails if it is unclear or absent. Instead, make sure your profile picture… Read more »

CCC Introduces Knowledge Graph Solution for the Life Sciences Space

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CCC Joins the Critical Digital Enablers

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CCC Announces Acquisition of Ringgold, Leading Provider of Organization Identifiers in Scholarly Communications

May 3, 2022 – Danvers, Mass. USA – CCC, a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, has acquired Ringgold, a longstanding provider of persistent organization identifiers widely used by the scholarly communications community. With offices in the US and UK, Ringgold is now a wholly owned subsidiary of CCC. Terms of the… Read more »

CCC to Host Panel of Food R&D Experts on 12 May

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David Meerman Scott Talks About the 8th Edition of The New Rules of Marketing and PR

David Meerman Scott is a speaker, an author, and a thought leader extraordinaire in the modern world of marketing with its influencers, newsjacking (a word David invented) and digital campaigns.  His book, The New Rules of Marketing and PR, has been a perennial bestselling since its debut in 2007, and this week comes out in… Read more »

The Data Quality Imperative

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CCC Announces Robust Knowledge Graph Capabilities Through CCC Expert View

May 2, 2022 – Danvers, Mass. – CCC, a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, is now offering CCC Expert View, a knowledge graph with robust capabilities to help life science companies identify qualified experts, key opinion leaders, and rising stars to build collaboration networks, fuel innovation, and gain business advantage. Stephen… Read more »

Four Steps To Onboard New Employees

When it comes to integrating a new employee into an organization, the onboarding process plays an invaluable role. The employee onboarding process allows the new hires to break the ice & get familiarized with the company. It also allows companies to bring the new employees up to speed and reach higher productivity levels. The onboarding… Read more »

An Ultimate Guide On Mobile App Performance Testing

Nowadays, mobile applications have become a very essential part of our everyday life. Thus, most enterprises go for app development, and it has become an important feature of doing effective business. However, for a mobile app to become highly successful, it needs to provide top-level performance to its users. Usage of Mobile Phones Mobile phone… Read more »

When You Publish Your Writing Online You Can Never Delete It

When you publish your writing online, there is very little chance that you will ever be able to delete it entirely. You might write articles, blog posts, or submit your short stories or poetry to posting sites. Whatever form of writing you publish online, you need to know how permanent it can be. Even if… Read more »

At BISG, Pietsch Sees “Best of Times, Worst of Times”

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Burning the Midnight Oil: Why It’s Counterproductive

With the ever-rising cost of living, economic turbulence, and the increasing competition in the business and employment worlds, many people find themselves wanting to extend their hours at work. This often includes what is commonly known as burning the midnight oil, which simply means staying up late at night working or studying. But is it… Read more »

E22 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick Morgan talks to communications advisor Scott Monty

Scott Monty is a leadership and communications advisor, public speaker, and storytelling. You can find him at scottmonty.com. The post E22 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick Morgan talks to communications advisor Scott Monty appeared first on Public Words. Go to Source Author: Emma Wyatt

Can Our Worlds Meet in the Middle?

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Email Marketing: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Kickstarting Your Blog

Email marketing is one of the most effective ways to build the readership for your blog. A full-service email marketing company can help you with executing a foolproof strategy for your blog. It can be used to promote the content and drive traffic to your resources. Eventually, it will help you get more visits and… Read more »

Food Companies in Crisis: What Happens and How to Prevent It

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Sticky Sentences And Glue Words Can Dilute Your Writing

What are sticky sentences and glue words in writing? A sentence is sticky when it uses too many (glue) words to stick words and clauses together. You always need to use words such as and, but, so, or with. These words help you join your ideas and actions. But when a sentence consists of more… Read more »

World IP Day 2022 – With a Side Look at TikTok

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How Long Do Emotions Last?

Every now and then I run across a neuroscientific study that makes me think in a new way, because it tries a fresh angle or studies something no one has studied before.  A study from 2014 I just encountered accomplishes exactly that, thanks to a wonderful blog anyone interested in brain research should check out… Read more »

Latest STM “Tech Trends” Launches

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World Book & Copyright Day – Read…So That You Never Feel Alone

The post World Book & Copyright Day – Read…So That You Never Feel Alone appeared first on Copyright Clearance Center. Go to Source Author: Craig Sender

Texas Librarians “Recover, Rebalance, Reconnect”

The post Texas Librarians “Recover, Rebalance, Reconnect” appeared first on Copyright Clearance Center. Go to Source Author: Craig Sender

CCC to Host OA Innovations Webcast Series This Spring

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Why A Plain Text Editor Is An Effective Writing Tool

A plain text editor is one of the most useful tools for any writer or blogger. The most popular are TextEdit for Mac and Notepad for PC. Both are default applications, so you already have one of them. But for many writers, the habit is always to use a word processor such as Microsoft Word or… Read more »

8 Essential Elements of a Successful Content Marketing Strategy

If you’re looking to improve your website’s traffic and overall engagement, you need to start implementing a content marketing strategy. Content marketing is one of the most effective ways to reach your target audience and engage them with your brand. Below, we will discuss essential elements that are key to any successful content marketing strategy…. Read more »

How do you react to change?

The only people who crave change are wet babies.  I first heard that maxim from my grandmother, and it has remained a favorite of mine ever since.  At first, I heard it as a way to heap opprobrium on my elders, including grandma herself, who refused to see how my generation was the one sent… Read more »

Branding Identity

The phrases “brand” and “logo” are sometimes used interchangeably. Here’s how to create a distinctive (and memorable) brand identity in 2022. Although a logo might serve as a symbol for a company, it is not the sum of a brand. In reality, having a powerful brand identity begins with creating a logo. From there your… Read more »

Data Directions

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Double Negatives In Writing Are Not Always A Mistake

Yes, double negatives are usually a big mistake in writing. You probably remember your English teacher telling you how wrong they were in school. But surprisingly, there are certain situations when you can use them for emphasis, politeness, or lack of certainty. Another instance is for you to create parallelism in a sentence. Let’s look at… Read more »

United States Book Market: A First Quarter’s Glide and NPD’s Viewpoint

The post United States Book Market: A First Quarter’s Glide and NPD’s Viewpoint appeared first on Copyright Clearance Center. Go to Source Author: Craig Sender

Helping Our Kids Learn to Code While They’re Young

Coding is a growing must-have skill for kids — and everyone agrees. When we help our kids learn to code we ensure their future success. India made coding mandatory for children in 6th grade and above to keep them competitive. Nowadays, people are looking at this seemingly unobtainable skill and wondering if they can learn… Read more »

Soaring Book Sales Take A Fall

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Do you know how to be empathetic?

Listening to my good friend and fellow speaker Martin G. Moore deliver a splendid speech on leadership recently, I was struck by a comment he made about empathy.  “No amount of empathy is too much,” he said, adding that a leader needs to understand her people as deeply as possible.  It’s an important concept in… Read more »

Collaboration to Make Reporting Easy

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CCC Plans April 13 Town Hall on Data Management

The post CCC Plans April 13 Town Hall on Data Management appeared first on Copyright Clearance Center. Go to Source Author: Craig Sender

Amazon Search Results For Books Guide For New KDP Authors

The best way to sell your new title is to have it appear in Amazon search results for books. However, it can be challenging for new authors to figure out how to do it. With so many new books appearing on Amazon every day, you need to work hard to be competitive. But if you… Read more »

Populating Your Breakthrough Food Innovation Pipeline: 3 Types of Content You Might Be Missing

The post Populating Your Breakthrough Food Innovation Pipeline: 3 Types of Content You Might Be Missing appeared first on Copyright Clearance Center. Go to Source Author: Craig Sender

Remote Work Grooming and Branding

Good grooming is booming, especially when it comes to making your personal brand something elegant and distinctive. So…why not brush up? According to the findings of an eye-opening study conducted by CraftJack, grooming and Zooming have an inverse relationship. Hey, just look at Dolly Parton. In other words, if you spend a lot of time… Read more »

Check Your Writing Before You Publish Anything Online

You know you need to check your writing before publishing an article, a blog post, or a book. But there is much more involved in checking your writing than doing a quick grammar and spelling check. You have to be sure that your text reads well, covers all the essential points, and that it will… Read more »

CCC’s Jamie Carmichael on the Inspiring STEM Podcast

The post CCC’s Jamie Carmichael on the Inspiring STEM Podcast appeared first on Copyright Clearance Center. Go to Source Author: Craig Sender

The International Electrotechnical Commission Participating in CCC’s Document Delivery with RightFind

April 12, 2022 – Danvers, Mass. – CCC, a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, announces that the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the world’s leading organization for the preparation and publication of international standards for electrotechnology, is now offering document delivery through CCC’s RightFind. Document delivery is an integral part of the… Read more »

E21 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick Morgan chats to expert in organizational resilience Adam Markel

Adam Markel is a Speaker, author, trainer and expert in organizational resilience – and we sure need that! His latest book is Change Proof: Leveraging the power of uncertainty to build long-term resilience! The website is Changeproof.com, to find the book and to get a slice of Adam. Free assessment at resiliencerank.com. … The post… Read more »

Vibrant Branding

12 steps to achieve vibrant branding in any new market. When your company is doing well, you’re ready to enter a new market and promote it. When your company is doing your brand well, you’re ready to enter a new market and promote your product or service to new customers. However, vibrant branding often precedes… Read more »

Branding Goals: Lessons from Pop Icons

It’s no secret that Rihanna is the queen of setting personal branding goals. She is the world’s wealthiest artist and second richest female. Rihanna’s empire is just behind that of Oprah, yet another queen of personal branding. In addition to her singing career, Rihanna has become a pioneer in pop culture, fashion, and beauty. She… Read more »

Artificial Intelligence Writing Lacks The Human Touch

Artificial intelligence writing, more commonly called AI writing, is everywhere on the Internet. If you are starting a new blog, it is very tempting. It’s so easy to generate blog posts and articles in just a few seconds. All you need to do is provide a few topic sentences or paragraph headings. Then an AI… Read more »

Open Without Equity is Neither: A Call to Action for the Scholarly Publishing Community

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Warm Welcome Back at London Book Fair

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Evolving Brand Scams

Today’s bad actors are scam personal brand opportunists, and the players are like streams of water pouring over outdated or weak defenses. At its most basic level, cybersecurity is a data protection scams discipline in which we aim to preserve the “soft, chewy middle” of our organizations and our personal lives. It was a barrier… Read more »

E20 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick Morgan chats to CEO of Virtual Sapiens Rachel Cossar

Rachel Cossar is the CEO of Virtual Sapiens, a new AI-enabled communications training company. Rachel danced with Boston Ballet for 10 years and now is using those formidable skills to take on the business world. The post E20 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick Morgan chats to CEO of Virtual Sapiens Rachel Cossar appeared first on… Read more »

How Bioscientifica Collaborated with CCC to Fuel Growth and Accelerate the Shift to Open Access Publishing

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The Verb To Get Can Sometimes Be Overused In Writing

The verb to get is one of the most common words in English. We use it all the time when we speak, but it’s sometimes better to find alternative verbs in writing. Good writing is always about variety and finding the right words. But because this verb has so many meanings and functions, it’s easy… Read more »

Women’s Brands

Since the pandemic began, many women feel isolated. This is why brand management is more important for women now than it was a few years ago. The Covid-19 pandemic has taken a significant toll on many women professionals. McKinsey says that job growth for women may not get back to pre-pandemic levels may not happen… Read more »

CCC to Host Virtual Town Hall on Data Directions

April 6, 2022 – Danvers, Mass. – CCC, a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, will present a Town Hall discussion via LinkedIn live on 13 April at 11:00 a.m. EDT/16:00 BST that will address the question, “Is your data management program state-of-the-art?” Presentations from global experts will offer discerning “data directions”… Read more »

2022 Branding Trends

Branding trends for 2022, the year when many of us turned working from home into a settled lifestyle. Here’s what you need to know this year. Branding trends change frequently. Are you keeping up with the latest buzz? If you want to see how these trends are working, you could learn a lot just by… Read more »

CCC and the OA Switchboard Collaborate to Offer Increased Efficiency and Transparency for the Scholarly Communications Community

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Sales Essentials

A solid sales pipeline helps a firm stay afloat. When a company’s queue is packed with prospects, lucrative sales leads follow naturally. When a company’s queue is packed with engaged leads, its bottom line remains stable, and its future remains bright. But always remember that branding is a two-edged sword. From the standpoint of a… Read more »

Are you good at spotting a lie?

How good are you a spotting a liar?  Most people think they are above average, but the research clearly shows that we are no better than 50-50 – a flip of the coin, pure chance – at detecting lies.  We may be better at spotting the lies of someone we know well, at least we’d… Read more »

London Book Fair: IPA Focuses on Sustainability

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Africa Is Reading: The SDG Book Club

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Next-Level Branding

Next-level branding can help you get your dream job or advance your career. But creating a truly great brand requires your time and devotion. Your brand reflects you. It may help you get your dream job or advance your career. But creating your brand requires time and devotion to the right outlets. Do you want… Read more »

Politics and Personal Branding

Personal branding for politics? Be careful. Partisan personal branding is a dynamic aspect of the continually evolving corporate landscape. It’s vital to stay up with changing politics trends. In a crowded field, you must know how to sell yourself successfully. Demonstrating a social conscience is a must. It pays to explore how to promote oneself… Read more »

How To Start Writing And Publishing For A New Writer

New writers have so many opportunities now to start writing and publishing. If you want to express yourself and find readers, there is nothing to stop you. As long as you are motivated and willing to learn, you can do it. Your goals will be different depending on the type of writing you want to… Read more »

Public Librarians Return in Person

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Accessing Standards in the Workflow: A Study of the Content Consumption Practices of Engineers

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Trying to learn something? Beware the digital!

Two recent studies about retention and memory suggest that we should not rely wholly on digital means for learning and especially conceptual understanding.  The findings have implications for teachers, trainers, speakers, and indeed anyone engaged in trying to remember the important parts of the information that wash over us all every day. When I was… Read more »

Standards are Ubiquitous and Give Shape to our World

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Understanding Reproducibility: Tips for Safeguarding Experimental Outcomes in Emerging R&D Organizations

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How To Share A Book Manuscript File Safely And Securely

All authors need to share a book manuscript file before publishing a book. You might need to send a copy to your editor, proofreader, beta readers, or a submission to a publisher or literary agent. But you need to be aware that sending your precious manuscript as an email attachment is an unsafe way to… Read more »

Branding Strategy

Instagram influencers aren’t the only ones using personal branding. Leaders can also benefit from building a distinct personal brand. Possess brand leadership potential? Worldwide, performance evaluations and promotion discussions present this loaded topic of branding strategy. If you want to advance in your career, you must first understand how people see you in your business… Read more »

Lasting Branding

Steps to building a lasting personal brand on social media imply adding value to people’s lives and strength to your brand at the same time. Here are eight steps to building a lasting personal brand on social media. 1. Define your brand character. Personal branding on social media implies adding value to people’s lives. It’s… Read more »

Why Teachers and Educators Need a Personal Brand

…and steps they can take to create one. Teaching is one of the oldest and most important professions of all time. Without instruction, we could not pass down knowledge from generation to generation. Teaching as a profession is perhaps not as acclaimed as it previously was. One thing teachers and educators can do to change… Read more »

E19 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick Morgan talks to Allison Coffin, Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Dr. Allison Coffin is an Associate Professor of Neuroscience at Washington State University Vancouver, where her research focuses on cellular mechanisms of hearing loss. She is also the co-founder and president of Science Talk, the professional association for science communicators. Her passions include mentoring the next generation of scientists and communicators, motorcycling, reading … The… Read more »

Online Reputation Management Strategies

Five online brand protection strategies can help you keep your street cred alive and vital. Grow it with power and authority! Protecting your brand includes safeguarding your reputation, particularly online. That’s your brand whether you use Google, LinkedIn, or Twitter. And don’t be fooled into thinking that today’s moral environment is “anything goes.” It’s not…. Read more »

Oxford World English Symposium Preview

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How To Mince Your Words With Mincemeat And Minced Meat

When you mince your words, you are not getting to the point, or you are speaking indirectly or vaguely. We use the expression in the negative form mostly. You might tell someone to stop mincing words and speak more clearly. But we generally associate the word mince with food when we grind, hash or chop… Read more »

Branding Risks

Personal branding is a vital professional strategy. Utilize it to promote your profession and company while avoiding these six risks. The idea is simple. Create a personal brand that showcases your skills, connects you with new people, and promotes your material and achievements. It helps you make new friends, contacts, and new sales and career… Read more »

Book World On The Road Again

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E18 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick Morgan catches up with Media Communication Coach Angela Chee

Angela Chee is a Media Communication Coach, speaker, and host of The Power of the Only Podcast. Nick talks to Angela about the future of comms post pandemic. The post E18 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick Morgan catches up with Media Communication Coach Angela Chee appeared first on Public Words. Go to Source Author: Emma… Read more »

Brand Building

As employees reassess their careers and future ambitions, they’ve become more interested in the enduring value of personal branding. A widespread misperception is that personal branding is only essential for businesses, celebrities, or high-ranking individuals. Nope! You have a personal brand. It’s everything you post on social media. It’s everything people say about you while… Read more »

Incorporating TV & Film at Work – Why You Should, And How to Honor Copyright

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Inspiration As a Soft Skill: How Can You Find It?

Inspiration is a huge resource that provides the soil not only for art but also for work and a lot of other things in human’s everyday life. Let’s explore those things that can raise our level of inspiration and help us to be much more productive. Try new experiences. Try new experiences. It is well… Read more »

4 Brand Benefits of Video Testimonials

There is no greater resource than your present happy customers. Especially when it comes to selling your products and services to new prospects. While you can use their written words on your website or social media platforms, a video testimonial is much more impactful. It’s one of your most powerful brand benefits. Unlike blocks of… Read more »

Career Path: The Do’s

Most professionals want an upward career path with frequent promotions. The aim is to boost our promotion rate and hence our growth angle. For instance, how career helpful is that geometry class? Focus on these personal branding criteria to speed up the process and get frequent promotions. Boss Career IQ To succeed, you must assist… Read more »

What Audiences Want from Their Speakers: Personas, Part 2

In my last post, I talked about the importance of determining what kind of persona you wished to put forward as a speaker (or indeed as an executive, or consultant, or employee – doesn’t everyone need a personal brand?). If you don’t take proactive steps to create an interesting persona for your thought leadership, the… Read more »

The Hardest Part Of Writing Is Always The Beginning

For most writers, the hardest part of writing is right here. It’s the start, the beginning, the opening. It’s finding an idea, the first words, and the first sentence. All types of writing have a beginning, so it’s the same for every writer. You might be writing a book, an article, a poem, or an… Read more »

What Are Supplementary Materials – And Why Are They Critical for Scientific Progress?

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Social Media 2.0

What is Social Media 2.0? Here’s a quick explanation along with some examples. Newcomers will want a piece of the action, too, so get ready! We’ve all been using social media for almost two decades. But it hasn’t stood still. Enter Social Media 2.0! Facebook and Twitter supplanted all of their classmates and MySpace. (Remember… Read more »

Talking Up Synthetic Narration for Audiobooks

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Branding Is…Bad?

We are ineffectual and inauthentic when “packaged.” Branding is essential, but it’s not always right. Be honest, accurate, and personal. Why would personal branding be bad? After all, it’s a standard business practice to curate and share a specific version of oneself. Sheryl Sandberg, author and Facebook COO, answered questions about personal branding in work…. Read more »

“Disappointing” Federal Funding of US Public Libraries

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E17 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick Morgan talks to NY Times Bestselling Author & Pro Speaker Todd Duncan

Todd Duncan has written 17 books and is all about excellence in performance, helping people keep a sense of balance. It is the 20th anniversary of Todd’s book High Trust Selling and Time Traps both NY Times bestsellers. The post E17 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick Morgan talks to NY Times Bestselling Author & Pro… Read more »

CCC Named to KMWorld 100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management 2022

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CCC Named to KMWorld 100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management 2022

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Evolve, Don’t Change: Threading the Rebranding Needle

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The Art of Branding

The art of branding affects the general impression of a company or person, which frequently acts as a real identity. It holds great value. A brand is the general impression of a company or person, which frequently acts as a real identity. A brand consists of values, a purpose, a narrative, and many other assets… Read more »

Media Branding

Social media has become a vital marketing tool for companies in many areas, including financial services. Businesses must learn quickly. Social media has become a vital marketing tool for companies in many areas, including financial services. Businesses are learning to use platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok to reach new audiences. Despite its drawbacks, social… Read more »

Your Online Impression

When you first meet a new colleague online, there are ten things you should do. Do them well and you’ll make a positive online impression. Meeting new employees and customers online might seem unpleasant and impersonal compared to the analog form we were all used to before March 2020.  However, since e-meetings are the most… Read more »

Achieving Information Management Excellence: Strategies for Emerging R&D Companies to Access & Organize Content

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What’s Your Speaker Persona?

One of my favorite activities to work on with speakers is developing their persona.  Speakers rarely get to that point on their own.  It’s hard to have enough distance from how you are coming across to analyze it clearly, to decide what’s optimal and what’s not, and to embrace a particular set of characteristics. So,… Read more »

6 All-Too-Common Social Media Goofs

Even though many businesses have successfully embraced social media, it’s still something of a novelty…and these six common goofs prove it. The risks associated with social media goofs when marketing your company might be intimidating. For example, you may not know how much money to spend or what methods would perform best for your sector…. Read more »

Wartime Role for Ukraine Libraries

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Boost Your Brand

You probably wear a lot of hats as a CEO: visionary, structure builder, and brand creator, to mention a few. You are where the buck stops. A subject matter expert (SME) is one you may have stashed aside for a long time. However, suppose you’re the company’s creator or you have worked your way up… Read more »

E16 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick Morgan catches up with School Counselor and Author Phyllis Fagell

Phyllis Fagell is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Certified Professional School Counselor, Author and Journalist. Phyllis has lived through middle school three times – first for herself, then with her kids, and now as a counselor. She’s walked the hallways. Welcome to her community – and yours. Phyllis’ book Middle School Matters: How … The… Read more »

Book Fairs Closed to Russian State Agencies

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Foreign Phrases In Your Novel – Never Use Google Translate

It’s often a temptation to use foreign phrases in a novel to add authenticity. If you set your story in Paris, for example, adding some dialogue in French might seem like a good idea. However, there are some traps that you can fall into that could have a negative effect on your readers. When you… Read more »

Inclusive Branding

What kind of inclusive brand do you consider yourself to be? There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to brand building. When it comes to designing a house brand, styling your hair, or even creating a pizza, there is no one-size-fits-all method. As individuals, we each have our approach and philosophy regarding how we… Read more »

Plain Language Summaries: Medical and Scientific Research for all?

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Digital Brand

You develop your digital brand via personal relationships — in both insignificant office buildings and sprawling suburban offices worldwide. Digital brand is alive and well in the real world. You will develop your brand via personal relationships that take place in “insignificant” office buildings and sprawling suburban office parks worldwide. That is to say, from handshakes… Read more »

CCC Now Enables Direct Access to AdisInsight Within RightFind Navigate Through Integration with Springer Nature

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Is It Easy To Self-Publish For A First Time Author?

Yes, it’s very easy to self-publish a book if you are a new author. All you need is a computer with an Internet connection, your manuscript in a Word docx file, and a book cover image. Once you create an account with a publishing platform, you are ready to publish your first book. Self-publishing an… Read more »

Keyword Your Brand

Using keywords elevates your brand. This in turn makes it easier to gain new followers, a.k.a. customers. And, let’s face it, even groupies! Human resources are evolving as firms continue to compete for keyword-qualified candidates. In-person network meetings are becoming rarer and face-to-face engagement is just now beginning to make a return. While simplifying the… Read more »

CCC Signs Bilateral Agreement with New RRO – The Emirates Reprographic Rights Management Association

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The Death of Print?

I grew up in an era of print.  We are now living in an era increasingly of video.  What are the implications for public speakers and communications in general?  Following are a series of axioms that I hope will provoke you to respond with insights of your own, in the (written) comments below. Print is… Read more »

Your Personal, Authoritative Brand

Why is it more important than ever to have an authoritative personal brand? Simple! It persuades people to pay attention to you. The Covid-19 health and economic crisis have undoubtedly touched millions of people throughout the globe in various personal brand ways. People have lost their jobs or had their professional life badly impacted. Likewise,… Read more »

De-Escalate Or Deescalate? An Unsightly Word Either Way

In either form, de-escalate or deescalate is an awkward word you would rarely use in writing. Most dictionaries use the hyphenated form because of the problem with two Es. But the interesting aspect is how the word escalate was invented. Also, how politicians then exploited its opposite meaning. Adding the prefix de to negate words… Read more »

Publishing Research Directions

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Attract Ideal Clients

With more than a decade of research backing them up, some experts discovered that many companies struggle to find their ideal clients. In 2022, we are standing in a virtual sea of social media marketing and frequent content sharing. Business branding, as well as personal, reigns supreme. All for the sake of attracting ideal clients…. Read more »

E14 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick Morgan chats to professional speaker, investor and advisor Mitch Joel

Mitch Joel is Founder of Six Pixels Group – an advisory, investing and content producing company that is focused on brands, commerce, community and what’s next. He has been called a visionary, digital expert and community leader. He is also an entrepreneur, investor, author, trusted advisor, chronic reader and passionate speaker who connects … The… Read more »

KMWorld 100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management 2022

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A View From the Top

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Catapult Your Career

Are you looking for a more fulfilling job? A new career? You aren’t the only one, so make an effort, though small, to stand out from the pack. You don’t have to take any dramatic career change measures, though. Making a few minor adjustments every day might build up over time. As a result, you’ll… Read more »

CCC Announces More Than One Million Works Now Available Through its Annual Copyright License for Curriculum & Instruction

March 3, 2022 – Danvers, Mass. – CCC, a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, now offers more than one million works in its Annual Copyright License for Curriculum & Instruction (ACLCI). The ACLCI addresses the diverse licensing needs of EdTech providers, core and supplemental curriculum developers, and custom publishing companies, as… Read more »

Personal Branding Mistakes: Don’t!

Personal branding has risen in popularity in recent years, but so have many mistakes. So…how can you establish your personal brand gold? Let’s examine the personal branding question as if we are all famous influencers. Personal branding is the process of building your public presence for your target audience. Likewise, it means accurately expressing your… Read more »

Fostering an Inclusive Culture From the Start

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Analyzing the Rhetoric and Delivery of President Biden’s First SOTU

President Theodore Roosevelt famously called the U. S. presidency a ‘bully pulpit,” by which he meant a wonderful platform from which to talk to the country and the world about ideas.  Never was that truth more in evidence than last night at President Biden’s first State of the Union address.  He spent the first ten… Read more »

E-Meet Your New Clients

Prepare to make that initial e-meet interaction effective and productive if you conduct Zoom meetings with people you don’t know yet. Before you e-meet a new client or coworker, there are four things you should do. This goes for Zoomers as well! The majority of today’s meetings and networking opportunities take place online. Even once… Read more »

CCC Receives 2022 Top Workplaces USA National Award

March 1, 2022 – Danvers, Mass. – CCC, a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, has earned a 2022 Top Workplaces USA national award from Energage, a technology company that empowers workplace excellence. This employer recognition program recognizes organizations across the country that have built exceptional workplace cultures. The Top Workplaces USA… Read more »

CCC Receives 2022 Top Workplaces USA National Award

March 1, 2022 – Danvers, Mass. – CCC, a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, has earned a 2022 Top Workplaces USA national award from Energage, a technology company that empowers workplace excellence. This employer recognition program recognizes organizations across the country that have built exceptional workplace cultures. The Top Workplaces USA… Read more »

Justice Breyer’s Final Copyright Case: Unicolors vs. H&M

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Branding in 2022

Branding is a company’s public image, which often serves as its de facto identity. Brands need a collection of marketing tools and assets. About Personal Branding “Persuading others to like you and your ideals.” It’s everything that makes you unique in your field. Branding is essential for both organizations and people. Therefore, the popularity of… Read more »

Build “Brand You”

Why is it important to document your journey when building your brand? Your most significant role is Chief Marketing Officer of “Brand You.” Our most significant role in today’s company is to be the chief marketing officer for the brand called “You.” That’s a phrase from Tom Peters, a management expert, from a 1997 essay… Read more »

How You Can Check The Reputation Of A Book Publisher

One of the most frequent questions new authors ask is about the reputation of a book publisher. With so many publishing options today, and a lot of unsolicited offers, it can be challenging to know who you can trust. A new author can ask questions on social media or blog comments, which can certainly help…. Read more »

Your Personal Brand

How often — or how infrequently — your personal brand shows up in front of the public directly impacts the success of the whole organization. It’s no longer enough to have excellent goods and services in today’s personal brand corporate climate. Consumers nowadays want to know about a brand’s history, what makes it unique, and how it… Read more »

E14 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick Morgan talks to Founder and CEO of Language of Leadership Gina London

Gina London is the Founder and CEO of Language of Leadership, a company that helps execs all over the world to better connect with others and themselves, and a former CNN correspondent. The post E14 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick Morgan talks to Founder and CEO of Language of Leadership Gina London appeared first on… Read more »

Tackling Publishing’s Supply Chain Struggles

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Ultimate Brand Toolkit

If you’re a brand or an entrepreneur, thought leadership may help you stand out from the crowd and connect with individuals who can help. If you’re a solopreneur or entrepreneur, thought leadership may help your brand stand out from the crowd and connect with individuals who can help you achieve your objectives. Perhaps you’re a… Read more »

Scientific Podcasts We Follow

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Hey! Say “No.”

Saying “No” is often more complicated than it seems. Why saying “No” isn’t the best thing you can do this year—and what you should do instead. The power of “No.” Change, upheaval, uncertainty, stress, and difficulty have been regular features of our lives over the last couple of years. And it seems that many of… Read more »

Scientific Podcasts We Follow

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A (Nondefinitive) List of the Top Podcasts for Scholarly Librarianship and Publishing

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Attracting Wealthier Clients

If you’ve ever questioned the ability of personal branding to attract wealthy clients and angel investors, consider the story of Mr. Buffett. “Attractive is as attractive does.” Was it ever brought to your attention that one of the world’s wealthiest and attractive entrepreneurs continues to reside in the same $31,500 grey stucco house he acquired… Read more »

Death Throes Or Death Throws – Here’s How To Get It Right

Death throes is an expression that authors, in particular, might use in writing from time to time. What is odd is that the noun, throes, is a plural noun rarely seen in its singular form. In fact, many dictionaries don’t mention the singular form. It’s an unusual expression, but be careful not to confuse it… Read more »

Open Without Equity is Neither – Discussing Strategies to Diversify Authorship with CCC at Research to Reader

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Open Without Equity is Neither – Discussing Strategies to Diversify Authorship with CCC at Research to Reader

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SDG Content Hub Magic Number Is 17

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Should Speakers Swear from the Stage?

Should speakers swear on stage? I’m pondering this question after having attended a Billie Eilish concert recently.  I was surrounded by fifteen-year-olds, screaming out the words to her songs, along with the singer, indicating a high level of fandom amongst the 20,000 or so people there.  Indeed, it turns out that a Billie Eilish concert… Read more »

Improve Your Personal Branding in 2022

You need to improve your personal branding when you show yourself online. It’s a vital link to your career success and long-term well-being. You probably already have a brand. It may be a full-blown website and social media strategy. On the other hand, you may be just a constant communicator with coworkers while working from… Read more »

How To Add More Amazon Categories To Your Book Or Ebook

Do you know that you can add more Amazon categories to your book? You can only select two categories when you first publish your book or ebook with Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). But these are not Amazon categories. They are BISACS (Book Industry Standards and Communications) headings. If you want your new book to be… Read more »

CCC Welcomes Justin Crotty to Board of Directors

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Workflow of the Future: The Role of Standards Part III

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Wow and Inspire

During your next Zoom meeting, there are three simple ways to wow and inspire your attendees. However, planning is critical for best results. The start of a New Year is an excellent time to inspire new habits. However, planning is essential for the most significant outcomes. This will all help promote your brand to the… Read more »

Workflow of the Future: The Role of Standards Part III

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Penguin Random House CEO Funds PEN America Fight Against Book Bans

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E13 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick Morgan checks in with Elizabeth Bachman international opera director

Elizabeth Bachman international opera director and presentation skills trainer who now works with high level women who have a seat at the table and still aren’t being listened to. The post E13 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick Morgan checks in with Elizabeth Bachman international opera director appeared first on Public Words. Go to Source Author:… Read more »

CEOs Often Affect Brand Development

Your company may already have a brand, but as CEO, do you have one of your very own? Or are you anonymous? So…which will be most helpful? Whether they like it or not, every CEO has a personal brand that extends beyond their company. Does it impress and inspire? CEOs such as Elon Musk and… Read more »

A Values Driven Future for Academic Libraries

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How Learning Foreign Languages Can Help You Get Better Jobs

The more skills you have, the more opportunities you gain for finding better jobs. One thing that can help you to land better positions in your professional career is learning a foreign language. By becoming a multilingual candidate, you open up your opportunities in multiple ways. Let us explore the topic in more detail. You… Read more »

Over 50 Branding

Personal branding is critical when you’re looking for your first internship. Or maybe now you’re over 50 and in the C-Suite. Same thing. Personal branding is critical. Today, older employee professional prospects, problems, and opportunities are in view. But personal branding is subtle, and it varies depending on your career stage and generation. Coming Back:… Read more »

Supporting Institutional Agility

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Supporting Institutional Agility

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Building a Culture of Success from the Start: Focus on Management Excellence

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Beginners Branding

A solid personal brand will very likely assist you in defining and guiding your professional path…but what exactly is a unique brand? And how do you create such a brand? What is a personal branding strategy? Unfortunately, there is no globally accepted definition of a “personal brand,” which is one of the primary reasons developing… Read more »

5 Digital Self-Publishing Skills New Authors Need To Master

You know how to write a book. But new authors also sometimes need to develop their digital self-publishing skills. When it comes time to publish your new book, you need some basic computer and technical ability. You don’t need to be an expert. But self-publishing is an online process, so you need to be confident… Read more »

CCC Wins Multiple Content Marketing Awards

February 15, 2022 – Danvers, Mass. – CCC, a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, has been recognized for its Velocity of Content blog and podcast in the “Branded Blog” and Branded Podcast” categories as part of PR Daily’s Content Marketing Awards. Additionally, the host of the Velocity of Content podcast, CCC’s… Read more »

Use This Surprisingly Simple Technique to Reduce the Stress of Public Speaking

An old saying has it that a ‘problem shared is a problem halved’.  It’s a nice thought – unload your burdens on someone else, and your load will be lighter.  But is it true, in any scientific sense?  And what about the other person?  Do they go away more stressed than before – is your… Read more »

Market Your Brand

You see omni-channel marketing all the time, and the most effective campaigns use cross-channel branding. Do you understand how to use this? An order placed on an app or a marketing message received via email, for example, results in a similar brand presentation and customer experience. But it’s not just for business. Building a solid… Read more »

Book Sales Report Card A++

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Quick Review Of Grammarly Desktop For Mac Native Apps

I have wanted this feature for years. Now, Grammarly Desktop for Mac integrates with many native Apple apps. The new Grammarly app has been available for a while now, and it works like a charm. The best feature is that I can now use Grammarly to check my emails in Apple Mail. It also integrates… Read more »

How to Detect Fake Documents and Protect Your Business

Scam artists use fake documents far more often than you might think. Since many businesses now operate online, it has become a lot easier for fraudsters to scam and continue their illegal activities online. Today, it’s now much easier to steal fake identities. Criminals can forge documents much faster. Scammers online need forged documents due… Read more »

Can an AI be Properly Considered an Inventor?

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Can an AI be Properly Considered an Inventor?

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Workflow of the Future: The Role of Standards Part II

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E12 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick Morgan checks in with professional coach, speaker & author Jackie Woodside

Jackie Woodside is an author, a speaker, and the Founder of the Curriculum for Conscious Living and the Conscious Living Podcast. The post E12 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick Morgan checks in with professional coach, speaker & author Jackie Woodside appeared first on Public Words. Go to Source Author: Emma Wyatt

E12 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick Morgan checks in with professional coach, speaker & author Jackie Woodside

Jackie Woodside is an author, a speaker, and the Founder of the Curriculum for Conscious Living and the Conscious Living Podcast. The post E12 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick Morgan checks in with professional coach, speaker & author Jackie Woodside appeared first on Public Words. Go to Source Author: Emma Wyatt

Branding for a Leader in ’22

A personal brand is essential to a leader and their company’s image. Business executives must be aware of how theirs is viewed by others. 1. Lead with compassion. Empathy is the first step to compassionate brand leadership. Empathy is letting go of your anxieties and taking an emotional risk to understand another’s thoughts and feelings… Read more »

Hazard A Guess Or Has At A Guess? Which One Is Correct?

Hazard a guess or has at a guess? You often see both of these expressions used in writing. However, the correct phrase is hazard a guess. Because the two phrases sound almost the same when speaking, it’s very easy to get it wrong. But yes, to have a guess is perfectly correct. So why do… Read more »

Basic Brand

A personal brand is more than a résumé. Your basic brand is more than an elevator pitch. It is more than a social media profile. Much more! Your professional brand is a codified manifestation of your innermost self, organized as a formalized expression of your outside professional self. It’s a code of conduct that you… Read more »

CCC Appoints Justin Crotty to Board of Directors

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How Choosing the Right Career Can Change Your Life

There are many important decisions you have to make in life. Many of these are decisions that can affect your entire future and even the futures of your loved ones. One of the key decisions you have to make in life is in relation to your career. Choosing the right career path is something that… Read more »

Branding Purpose

Think about how your brand, product, or service impacts the lives of those who use it. This provides the key to all of your branding efforts. When asked to explain your brand’s mission, it’s all too simple to say something like “to generate money.” And, as any company owner, entrepreneur, or even marketer can tell… Read more »

3 Practical Book Promotion Strategies For Your New Book

There are many book promotion strategies, but only a few are always practical and effective for a new book. You can spend a lot of time and effort promoting your new book after publishing it. But unless you get the foundations right before you publish, you might end up wasting a lot of time and… Read more »

CCC Plans Feb. 9 Town Hall on Librarians and Researchers

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Are there three kinds of intelligence, and should we speak to them?

I’ve got bad news for fans of the so-called learning styles – visual, auditory, kinesthetic or tactile.  They have been discredited time and again, but the neuromyth proves stubborn, and many teachers still believe – and teach to – the myth.  Reading about similar myths around intelligence, and intelligence testing, I came across one study… Read more »

Writing Women Scientists Into Wikipedia

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Why Partner with a Travel Management Company?

The pandemic brought on a big crisis in the travel industry. People were quarantined and unable to leave their countries and, at one point, even their homes. This was devastating for every part of the travel industry. Especially hard hit were smaller companies that were not partnering with a travel management company. However, that time… Read more »

Why Partner with a Travel Management Company?

The pandemic brought on a big crisis in the travel industry. People were quarantined and unable to leave their countries and, at one point, even their homes. This was devastating for every part of the travel industry. Especially hard hit were smaller companies that were not partnering with a travel management company. However, that time… Read more »

Influencer Branding

Influencers of today aren’t born from the digital ether. Social media relics unintentionally manage their creators and give them confidence. Bob Dylan hit the stage with an electric guitar when he headlined the Newport Folk Festival in 1965. Within minutes, his admirers turned on him, attacking him for the same reason they admired him: for… Read more »

E11 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick Morgan catches up with world-renowned body language expert Mark Bowden

Mark Bowden is an expert in human behavior and body language, the founder of Truth Plane, a communications training company, and author of Truth and Lies on reading body language successfully in order to be a better communicator. The post E11 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick Morgan catches up with world-renowned body language expert Mark Bowden appeared… Read more »

Ipsen Commit to Publishing Plain Language Summaries: What It Means for Patients, Publishers and Physicians

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Workflow of the Future: The Role of Standards Part I: Industry Insights from Tatiana Khayrullina of Outsell

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Online Branding: Your LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn is a great way to network and attract recruiters. Digital marketing recruiters and hiring managers alike typically use LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a great way to network and attract recruiters. Digital marketing recruiters and hiring managers alike use LinkedIn. As do discerning consumers of all stripes. For instance, a strong LinkedIn profile can help you… Read more »

CCC to Host Virtual Town Hall on the Changes and Choices Ahead for Researchers and Librarians

February 3, 2022 – Danvers, Mass. – CCC, a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, will present a Town Hall discussion on 9 February at 11:00 a.m. EDT/16:00 GMT that will address the question, “What’s Ahead for Librarians and Researchers?” Town Hall panelists will share the latest research on the powerful forces… Read more »

CCC to Host Virtual Town Hall on the Changes and Choices Ahead for Researchers and Librarians

February 3, 2022 – Danvers, Mass. – CCC, a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, will present a Town Hall discussion on 9 February at 11:00 a.m. EDT/16:00 GMT that will address the question, “What’s Ahead for Librarians and Researchers?” Town Hall panelists will share the latest research on the powerful forces… Read more »

The Royal Society Adopts CCC RightsLink for Scientific Communications to Scale Open Access Institutional Agreements

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Write Books Or Blog – Which Is The Most Profitable?

If you are thinking about publishing for an income, is it better to write books or blog regularly? Each one has advantages and disadvantages. But the critical element for both is that you know how to write well. The most significant difference between being an author and a blogger is that you need good technical… Read more »

Visible Brand: Strategies for 2022

With so many ways to connect with your potential audience, getting more visible is certainly possible…but only if you put in the effort. Now is the perfect moment to build, magnify, and market your brand. When you choose to be in the limelight, you need to have a plan. Here are the details you’ll need… Read more »

How to Build Your Digital Personal Brand

We live in a digital era where almost every person has a social media account and uses it not only to share photos and videos with friends but to promote goods and services, or build expertise. That is why a quality and memorable self-presentation can become a key to your success and popularity. Creating a… Read more »

How to Build Your Digital Personal Brand

We live in a digital era where almost every person has a social media account and uses it not only to share photos and videos with friends but to promote goods and services, or build expertise. That is why a quality and memorable self-presentation can become a key to your success and popularity. Creating a… Read more »

Remote Work: Rising Trends for 2022

Personal branding trends for 2022 — the year we more or less settled on the increased reality of remote employment. What else can we expect? Many think we should anticipate increased diversity. Let’s expand the personal branding world. We can anticipate more minority representation across the board. 1. An Influx of Remote Work Why? Recent trends show… Read more »

How to Use A Key Learning Technique to Make Speeches Better

The “spacing effect,” first discovered by psychologist Hermann Ebbinghaus in the late 1800s, shows that we learn new material best by taking breaks, to allow the brain to consolidate what it has learned, rather than trying to cram too much in all at once.  And yet teachers still try to pack a lot into their… Read more »

5 Reasons Why Healthcare Management Is a Great Career Choice

The healthcare sector offers a variety of career paths for people with different skill sets, preferences, and ambitions. Healthcare management is one such route and could be ideal for the right candidates who want to make a positive contribution through their work without needing to be directly involved in patient care. Do you need a… Read more »

Stop Writing A Book When These Ten Things Happen

It’s a tough decision for any author to stop writing a book. You started your writing project with a lot of enthusiasm. But now it’s becoming a grind. Every writer has a file of unfinished, abandoned, or forgotten manuscripts. So don’t think that you are alone when you start having doubts about your book. As… Read more »

Plain Language Means Better Science

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Brand vs. Reputation

In a world where companies fight for attention, establishing a brand reputation that stands out is a top responsibility for entrepreneurs. Personal branding is still an essential factor that requires careful consideration to attract a target audience. Business owners must create a consistent presence with the brand’s goal, reputation, and fundamental values to influence the… Read more »

E10 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick Morgan talks to Kate O’Neill author, speaker, and researcher on AI.

Kate O’Neill is an author, speaker, and researcher on AI.  Her most recent book is A Future So Bright, about how to integrate talk about the future in ways that allow us to actually plan for a better one. Learn More about Kate. The post E10 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick Morgan talks to Kate… Read more »

Being Yourself

Being yourself is one of the best ways to stand out in a crowd. When you give it your all and perform well, you can expect to be recognized. What makes you unique, and how can you differentiate being yourself apart from the crowd? Although strong performance is crucial and critical to your professional advancement,… Read more »

How To Add Video In Ebooks When Publishing With KDP

Can you include video in ebooks? Yes, you can. There are many ways you can add video in ebooks. If you want to include a lot of videos, you will be creating an interactive ebook. But this type of ebook, or flipbook, is not suitable for publishing on Amazon. If you want to add videos to… Read more »

CCC’s Roy Kaufman Named to the Board of the United States Intellectual Property Alliance

January 27, 2022 – Danvers, Mass. – CCC, a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, announces Roy Kaufman, Managing Director, Business Development and Government Relations, has been appointed to the Board of the United States Intellectual Property Alliance (USIPA). The USIPA Board features representatives of various organizations and constituencies that make up… Read more »

CCC’s Roy Kaufman Named to the Board of the United States Intellectual Property Alliance

January 27, 2022 – Danvers, Mass. – CCC, a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, announces Roy Kaufman, Managing Director, Business Development and Government Relations, has been appointed to the Board of the United States Intellectual Property Alliance (USIPA). The USIPA Board features representatives of various organizations and constituencies that make up… Read more »

Utilizing RightFind Across the R&D Pipeline

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Brand Platform for 2022?

You can’t adequately analyze your social media platform rating without addressing flashy new capabilities inside existing social networks. Lately, you’ve seen the most social media-shy CEOs dancing on TikTok, attempting to establish their “influence flag” in this new arena. New, as any Gen Z’er would laugh at my calling it that while questioning where we’ve… Read more »

Five Common Speaker Delivery Mistakes

In a previous post, I talked about 5 common errors that speakers make when focusing on the content of their speeches.  But a speech is always embodied, meaning that someone has to deliver it to an audience, in order to fulfill the criteria of the genre.  And just as weak speeches can be made stronger… Read more »

Metaverse In Brands

In October, Facebook’s rebranding to Meta caused a stir. Then came the news about the huge digital land grab. The Metaverse is now important. The Metaverse is made for personal branding. However, marketers share a common thought. “How can my brand position itself in the Metaverse in 2022?” What is the Metaverse, and how does… Read more »

Workflow of the Future: The Role of Standards

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Online Branding…and Offline. You Need Both!

Personal branding means developing your brand through online and offline marketing which can include meetings and intentional networking. One common mistake businesses make is to focus 100% of their attention on either online or offline branding. Savvy entrepreneurs know that you need both. Here are five steps to consider. 1. Assemble a group of people… Read more »

Keeping Up with Information

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Since 1872, Publishers Weekly Has Delivered The News

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A Future-Proof Brand Platform

In a rapidly-changing platform environment, get a head start on platform selection, advertising, packaging, and positioning your own brand. One thing is certain as we move into the New Year…the personal brand platform is here to stay. You may be wondering whether personal brands are just for celebrities or influencers. Perhaps once upon a time,… Read more »

How to Manage Your Accounting as a Startup

One of the most important things you can do for your startup is to implement an effective accounting process right from the start. Being diligent and accurate with your accounting will make sure that you don’t run out of money. It will also help you identify opportunities and weaknesses. Having accurate financials can help with… Read more »

How to Create a Strong Personal Leadership Brand…and Why It Matters

If you’re well-known, your leadership branding will have a substantial influence on whether someone decides to do business with you…or not. Your brand is what people say about you when you’re not in the room, Chris Ducker famously quipped. It’s true. Leadership is all about making sure that conversation is overwhelmingly positive. You will surely… Read more »

E9 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick Morgan talks to Mercy Corp’s Global head of communication Christy Delafield

I talk to Christy Delafield, the communications person for Mercy Corps, this was a very interesting discussion! The post E9 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick Morgan talks to Mercy Corp’s Global head of communication Christy Delafield appeared first on Public Words. Go to Source Author: Nick Morgan

Five Ways to Build Career Agility in Library and Information Sciences

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Five Ways to Build Career Agility in Library and Information Sciences

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CCC Partners with CeMPro to Provide Educators and Intermediaries Rights to Content From Tens of Thousands of Spanish-Language Titles

January 20, 2022 – Danvers, Mass. – CCC, a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, announces that it has partnered with CeMPro, the Reproduction Rights Organization (RRO) based in Mexico, to give educators and intermediaries access to reuse rights from tens of thousands of Spanish-language titles as part of CCC’s Annual Copyright… Read more »

CCC Partners with CeMPro to Provide Educators and Intermediaries Rights to Content From Tens of Thousands of Spanish-Language Titles

January 20, 2022 – Danvers, Mass. – CCC, a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, announces that it has partnered with CeMPro, the Reproduction Rights Organization (RRO) based in Mexico, to give educators and intermediaries access to reuse rights from tens of thousands of Spanish-language titles as part of CCC’s Annual Copyright… Read more »

Martin Luther King, Jr. and Your Audience

This is a repost in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, originally posted in 2019.  What makes a great speech?  Every year around this time in the US we honor Martin Luther King, Jr, for his selfless dedication to improving the civil rights of Americans.  Part of the reason we honor him is that… Read more »

How Can Lawsuits Hurt A Personal Brand?

The king of Epirus waged warfare against the Roman Empire at Asculum in Apulia in the year 279 B.C. Somewhat surprisingly, the king’s forces prevailed against the awesome might of Rome but suffered such grievous losses that victory still looked a lot like defeat. That king’s name was Pyrrhus, and it’s from his name that… Read more »

Holiday Branding

During any holiday season, there are a few simple things you can do to improve your brand. Holidays are the ideal time to promote your brand. Why? Because now is the time to make new friends. During this time of year, people are generally happier, more pleasant, and hopeful. It’s all about thankfulness, building connections,… Read more »

Promoting Your Books With Tumblr Is Quick And Simple

Promoting books with Tumblr is often overlooked by self-published authors. It’s an effective and easy way to extend your book promotion. Yes, you use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and your blog or website. But with Tumblr, you can use your existing book promotion posts and articles to reach a new audience. Tumblr is a cross between… Read more »

Avoid Ruining Brands

With major holidays behind us, it’s likely you’ll get an invitation to another company party sometime soon. Avoid brand errors as you mingle. No surprise, many people hate going to parties. They avoid making it a priority. This is true even though they’re meant to be about having fun and celebrating. One blunder may turn… Read more »

How To Use Criteria And Criterion Correctly In Your Writing

Criteria and criterion are two words that show the evolution of modern English. Strictly defined, the word criterion is a singular noun, and criteria is the plural form. However, it is rare to see this applied in writing today. Unless you are a stickler for accuracy in your writing, the plural form is now generally… Read more »

This Audiobook Was Narrated By No One

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MBA Branding

Which factors cause MBA branding students to receive their ideal internships and job offers? We all wonder what makes the difference. There’s an old Asian proverb that goes, “You can’t sell a donkey as a horse.” This holds true for those who have MBAs as opposed to those who don’t. You might be able to… Read more »

Will Romance Readers Fall For Subscriptions?

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Are Applicant Resumes Sufficient to Determine a Candidate’s Suitability?

The job market today has made the resume one of the most important things that recruitment managers need before they can invite a job applicant for an interview. Before a potential employer decides to interview a job seeker, most of them want to first “meet the job seeker on paper.” If you’re looking for work,… Read more »

Social Media Trends in 2022

Here are just a few social media trends to watch in 2022 and beyond. You can remain ahead of your rivals by adopting these trends. Personalization is vital. Personalization is a long-standing worldwide consumer trend, one that calls for digital connection. However, its popularity for social media is relatively new. It’s possible to customize social… Read more »

E8 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick Morgan talks to comms expert and six times bestselling author Nancy Duarte

Nancy Duarte is a communication expert who has been featured in Fortune, Time Magazine, Forbes, Fast Company, Wired, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Cosmopolitan, LA Times, and on CNN. Her firm, Duarte, Inc., is the global leader behind some of the most influential visual messages in business and culture. As a persuasion … The… Read more »

Does Your Brand Need to Be on YouTube? Yes!

When it comes to social media marketing, YouTube is often treated as something of an also-ran, a little sister we forget. Yet as social media content skews more and more to the visual, YouTube has immense potential to improve your brand’s online presence. How? Let’s take a quick look. YouTube Branding Is Fast-Growing Would you… Read more »

From Outer Flaws to Inner Fulfillment

Women in our society are not only aware of our perceived flaws — we’re obsessed with them. We spend countless hours and paychecks avoiding them or fixing them. We ruminate on our shortcomings day and night. They tend to consume us…and we let them. Achieving inner fulfillment can easily start to feel like a pipe… Read more »

CCC Hosts Senior IP Counsel for “The Intersection of Content Access & Global Compliance” Webcast

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How to Raise Your Freelancing Fees/Charges in a Conscientious Manner 

It’s an inevitable part of the freelancing world. Eventually, you must raise your rates. It’s understandable to feel reluctant to inform your current clients of an increase in freelancing fees. After all, the last thing you want to do is scare off your loyal clients. But think about this. Employees in contractual, fully employed positions… Read more »

Minimum And Maximum KDP Word Count, File Sizes, And Pages

It’s not easy to find definitive information regarding a minimum or maximum KDP word count for Kindle ebooks. For many new self-publishing authors, finding related information on Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) Help can be challenging. If you are looking for maximum file sizes or numbers of pages for print books, you have to dig very… Read more »

Becoming an Info Intrapreneur

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Becoming an Info Intrapreneur

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Sharing Muslim American Stories

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Financial Services Branding: Where to Start

You should put your products or services at the center of the marketplace. This is age-old advice on how to find customers and sell your products. Likewise, this applies even if you’re branding a financial services outfit or agency. It definitely applies if you’re looking to launch a new brand this New Year. To be… Read more »

The 5 Most Common Speaker Prep Mistakes

What are the mistakes that speakers make over and over again when preparing their speech content?  Here are the 5 most common ones that I’ve seen during a lifetime of attending speeches, coaching speeches, and of course giving them (and making mistakes) myself. When a speaker’s biggest fear is losing the audience’s attention, focusing on… Read more »

LinkedIn Branding? Definitely.

Don’t overlook LinkedIn when it comes to powerhouse personal branding. This platform may seem featherweight, but rest assured it is not. It’s easy to overlook LinkedIn branding when much online chatter focuses on the aesthetic features of social media. YouTube has the swagger and Instagram has the glam. But LinkedIn is where the rubber meets… Read more »

Bated Breath And Baited Breath Always Cause Confusion

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, the spelling baited breath instead of bated breath is a common mistake. It also says that nearly a third of citations for this idiom in the Oxford English Corpus use the incorrect choice of spelling. The confusion about the correct form of this idiom is because the word… Read more »

How To Simplify Your Writing But Still Sound Intelligent

When you simplify your writing, you are not dumbing it down. It’s about making your writing clear, to the point, and easy to read. You can still explain complex ideas, but you need to use language and grammar that people can easily understand. But simplifying is not as simple as it sounds because it can… Read more »

Publishers Further Delay Office Return

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Memorable Brands

Simple strategies for creating a memorable personal brand in the Year 2022 won’t perplex you once you read how simple they really are. The founders of Tesla, Virgin, and Microsoft are world-famous. You get that, right? But why are they so famous? PR? Newspaper stories? Criminal records? No! They have impressed their personal brand upon… Read more »

What Does the Future Hold for Semantic Search in Science?

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The Future of Your Brand

A marketer’s role is to develop a client’s brand and highlight what makes them stand out. When it comes to your brand, the same idea applies. How can you stand out in a crowded field of marketers? You need an action plan for the future of your brand. You can establish a strong network — and… Read more »

The Future of Your Brand

A marketer’s role is to develop a client’s brand and highlight what makes them stand out. When it comes to your brand, the same idea applies. How can you stand out in a crowded field of marketers? You need an action plan for the future of your brand. You can establish a strong network — and… Read more »

5 Practical Ways To Advance Your Career

The average employee spends 90,000 hours at work over a lifetime. If you’re unhappy with your current career or prospects, those 90k hours (about 44 years of employment) will be miserable. For this reason, it’s incredibly important for you to find a way to advance your career with passion and purpose. What is career advancement?… Read more »

Paving the Path: Considerations for Transformative Agreements

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6 Steps to Get Started on a Video Editing Career

There’s no question that video editing is a rapidly growing field. With more and more people shooting videos with their phones, the demand for quality video editing has never been higher. If you’re thinking about making the switch to a video editing career, here are some practical steps to help you get started. 1. Learn… Read more »

New Year’s Resolutions for Speakers, 2022

Having just crawled through the wreckage of a year in which our hopes for a return to normalcy – even a post-pandemic normalcy, some hybrid new world – were dashed by Delta and Omicron, I’m looking into 2022 with my fingers over my eyes, like a kid watching a horror movie.  What’s ahead?  The next… Read more »

How to Boost Brand Awareness Online

Public recognition and trust have always been incredibly important in a business’s ability to succeed. However, in these modern days, with the constant expansion of the market, brand awareness can be the key to survival. Customers have so many options now that only successful marketing campaigns and branding can differentiate one company from another. Thus,… Read more »

How To Stay Informed Without Getting Overwhelmed

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Gen Z Explained

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Branding Over Age 50

Whether you’re looking for a retirement gig or have just been promoted to the C-Suite, personal branding is critical. You’ll have more clout. Clout, in turn, allows you to be influential, indispensable, and, most importantly, joyful at work. But personal branding is subtle, and it varies depending on your career stage and generation. I’ve seen… Read more »

The Art of Connecting: Comic Books to Music Catalogs

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E7 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick Morgan chats to Speaker, Dentist and Pilot Dr Jared Cox

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10 Different Ways You Can Publish Your Writing Today

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How This Book Can Help You Formulate Your Own Luck

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How This Book Can Help You Formulate Your Own Luck

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Blog: Build a Brand!

This year, almost 2 billion blogs have been published. Why add to the din? Long-form content is important as people spend more time online. Personal branding blogging helps you to create your voice more precisely than social networking. It’s been proven time and time again. Blogging allows your ideal client to learn more about you,… Read more »

3 Tips on Embracing Virtual Learning in Your Company

As time has gone on and the pandemic has not resolved, it has become apparent that virtual learning is here to stay. This applies to professional training in business just as much as it does to schools. If your company is grappling with how much to invest in the e-learning concept, here are a few… Read more »

3 Tips on Embracing Virtual Learning in Your Company

As time has gone on and the pandemic has not resolved, it has become apparent that virtual learning is here to stay. This applies to professional training in business just as much as it does to schools. If your company is grappling with how much to invest in the e-learning concept, here are a few… Read more »

Ten Branding Trends

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Oxymoron And Paradox Are The Same Yet Different

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A New Normal Emerges for Publishing

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6 Tips When Becoming a Brand Ambassador

A brand advocate or a brand ambassador is someone who promotes and represents a business in a positive manner. They are used by companies to create trust with an audience. They interact with potential customers, ultimately helping them to close more sales. There are two different types of brand ambassadors. The first type is fans… Read more »

E6 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick Morgan talks to Customer Experience Expert, Author & Podcaster Ethan Beute

Ethan Beute is the Chief Evangelist at Bomb Bomb, a video messaging platform, and host of the Customer Experience podcast. His new book, out this fall, is Human Centered Communication: A business case against digital pollution. It is co-authored with Stephen Pacinelli. The post E6 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick Morgan talks to Customer Experience… Read more »

Court Date for Landmark Antitrust Case

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You (Already) Have a Brand!

Brand: It’s what people think when they hear your name, what Google finds when it searches for you, and your social media presence. It’s vital to establish a personal brand that advances your career and life. A solid personal brand may open doors and transform lives. But creating a personal brand isn’t simple. Rather than… Read more »

Copyright and the Right-to-Repair

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Video Job Applications: 6 Tips to Help You Steal the Show

While companies are looking for employees during “The Great Resignation,” many people are sincerely looking for work. Video job applications represent the rising tide for job hunters. However, if you send a job application in a highly competitive niche, the job search may take a long time. The reason is simple! Your resume dissolves among… Read more »

Why Hard Copy Articles Are Holding Strong in the Pharmaceutical Industry

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Absolute Adjectives Absolutely Need Your Attention

Absolute adjectives, such as unique, perfect, or dead, cannot typically be intensified or compared. These types of extreme adjectives are classed as incomparable, ultimate, or absolute. They relate to the superlative degree, which means the best or worst, or most or least of something. Most style guides recommend that you should not modify extreme adjectives…. Read more »

AI for Knowledge Workflows: From Incremental Innovations to Fundamental Business Value

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CCC Named One of the 2021 Top Places to Work in Massachusetts

December 14, 2021 – Danvers, Mass. – CCC, a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, has been named as one of the 2021 Top Places to Work in Massachusetts by the Boston Globe. CCC ranked #33 in the large company category (organizations between 250-900 employees). To compile its 14th annual Top Places… Read more »

What’s an Independent Courier Contractor…and Why Should I Consider It?

If you’re thinking of working as a courier, you can either work as an employee for a company or become an independent courier contractor. Let’s explore exactly what a courier contractor is and look at the reasons why you should consider becoming one. What is an independent courier contractor? Unlike a courier who works for… Read more »

The Five Skills Every Successful Public Speaker Needs

I recently ran across a study that looked at five life skills people needed to have better physical and mental health.  As I was studying the study, it occurred to me that these five desiderata were essential for a good professional speaking life as well.  The life skills are conscientiousness, optimism, emotional stability, control, …… Read more »

E5 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick talks to Angie Flynn-Mclver is the founder and President of Ignite CSP

Angie Flynn-Mclver is the founder and President of Ignite CSP coaching speaking presenting, a coaching company that specializes in communications skills. Her new book is Before You Say Anything: How to have better conversations, love public speaking, and finally know what to do with your hands! Is available in September – and maybe … The… Read more »

Enhance Your Brand

Suppose you want to gain some notoriety. History said, “Get an agency. You need to network, find fame, and get your name in the headlines.” Growing your influence to enhance your reputation in the past year has now been reversed. It’s the name of the game. Everyone may use social media to gain attention and… Read more »

No Languishing for Global Publishing in 2021

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How To Write A First Sentence To Hook A Reader’s Attention

Good writers never write a first sentence; they carefully create and craft one with a clear objective in mind. The opening sentence in any form of writing needs to fulfill the goal of convincing a reader that what follows is worth reading. Whether you are writing a novel, an essay, an article, a blog post,… Read more »

Hybrid Teams: The Future of Digital Marketing

Today’s world has shifted to a digital realm, and to keep up, businesses and companies have adapted to this new technology. It’s become increasingly important that companies learn the ins and outs of this online market to benefit from it. And with great power comes great responsibility — or so they say. Today’s industries adapt… Read more »

Challenging School Book Challenges

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How To Merge Book Cover Images The Simple And Easy Way

It’s easier than you think to merge book cover images. Most book covers are a combination of images or pictures. A cover is then unique, and the images relate perfectly to the subject, theme, or story in the book. You might think that you need a professional book cover designer to do this for you…. Read more »

Canada’s 10-Year Publishing Crisis: ‘This Broken Copyright Framework’

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Pandemic Branding

How essential is personal branding in a crisis such as the pandemic? Should we strengthen or modify our brand to fit the current climate? We are in the midst of a worldwide epidemic crisis that has caused many hospitality workers to reinvent themselves through branding. Even if your job hasn’t changed, how vital is it… Read more »

Five Things You Need to Know about UKRI’s New Open Access Policy

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Resolve Workplace Conflict Effectively

Conflict impacts a company’s bottom line. Employee disagreements may disrupt operations, reduce productivity, and demoralize employees. Unresolved workplace conflict costs $359 billion annually, according to one research. Therefore, they impact your brand. In a negative way. In fact, this is true whether they are kept in-house or are leaked to the media. Business leadership and… Read more »

Boldness in Innovation: PLOS’s CAP

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Boldness in Innovation: PLOS’s CAP

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Australia as a Model for Open Science

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Self-Publishing Without Amazon KDP – Can You Do It?

For many new authors, self-publishing without Amazon is not an option you would consider. However, Amazon’s Kindle Book Store is so big now, and it’s becoming more and more difficult to attract attention for a new book. In the time it takes you to read this article, ten new ebooks will probably be published with… Read more »

How to Build Your Brand With the Right Tools

Looking to build your brand? Branding is about creating a business reputation and identity online and offline. It includes all methods of presenting your business in a positive light to make a good impression on potential clients. Traditional branding uses marketing collateral tools like business cards, letterheads, and brochures. While these are still used to… Read more »

CCC Exceeds 1,000 Institutions and Funders on its RightsLink for Scientific Communications Platform

December 7, 2021 – Danvers, Mass. – CCC, a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, announces that it has surpassed 1,000 institutions and funders on its RightsLink for Scientific Communications (RLSC) platform. RLSC is the most widely adopted, community-led market solution to support Open Access (OA) agreements. It is trusted by more… Read more »

Returning to the Workplace? Time to Check Your Unconscious Biases!

Now that many organizations here in the US are going back to the workplace, even as some are deciding that ‘work from anywhere’ is the new mantra, our unconscious minds are going to get back to work too, in ways that they haven’t really evolved to do virtually.  That means our minds are going to… Read more »

Grand Brand

Repeat often: Brand. Character. Quality. Cast. Class. Grade. Sort. Species. Type. Make. Whatever you call it…you can’t have too much of it! As you learn brand new tasks and expectations and begin integrating into the business culture, the first few weeks of a new career can be challenging. Starting a new role remotely adds to… Read more »

Whales Dominate Global Publishing

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Prowritingaid And Grammarly Desktop Editor Review

When it comes time for serious editing, the two most popular choices are the Grammarly or Prowritingaid desktop editor. These two apps are the top choices for a writing checker and grammar corrector for most writers. There’s no doubt that if you have a premium version of either one, you know how helpful it can… Read more »

Create Trust in Your Brand

Maybe you already know how to clarify your brand. The critical point is that it’s a one-of-a-kind value promise you make to those who matter. “It takes twenty years to create a brand reputation and five minutes to destroy it. You’ll do things differently if you think about it.” — Warren Buffett After you’ve developed… Read more »

E4 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick Morgan catches up with Marketing and sales visionary David Meerman Scott

Nick talks to top marketing speaker David Meerman Scott, who gives us a tour of his new home studio! David inspires transformation in people and their businesses around the world. “Im convinced that passion prompts connections in others by building long-lasting bridges between individuals as they continue on their professional paths toward commercial … The… Read more »

Review or Censorship?

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Future Proof Your Brand

In the future, your personal brand will exist in a rapidly expanding internet environment. One thing’s sure; personal brands are here to stay. Your future is your past, just not yet. And your past is your future, at some point. Looking into the future is a tricky business. It’s one that great prophets and great… Read more »

CCC Named a Gold Winner in 2021 MarCom Awards

December 2, 2021 – Danvers, Mass. – CCC, a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, has been named a Gold Winner in the Strategic Communications/Branding Refresh category in the 2021 MarCom Awards, an international creative competition for marketing and communications professionals. Administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals… Read more »

Wish In The Past Tense For Present And Future Wants

Why is a wish in the past tense in English when it’s about something you want now or in the near future? You might say that it’s simply grammar. But if you think about it, for a wish to come true, it needs to happen in the past. I wish I had a dog. For… Read more »

CCC Named a Gold Winner in 2021 MarCom Awards

December 2, 2021 – Danvers, Mass. – CCC, a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, has been named a Gold Winner in the Strategic Communications/Branding Refresh category in the 2021 MarCom Awards, an international creative competition for marketing and communications professionals. Administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals… Read more »

2021 Publishing Technology Report

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Branding Secrets

Everyone understands the secret value of effective branding for businesses, so develop a personal brand that represents you as an individual. Personal branding may be your most valuable asset or one of a dozen astounding secrets if done properly. But how do you build a personal brand? This article will teach you the secrets of… Read more »

IFRRO International Conference: Moving RROs Beyond Text

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How to Highlight Leadership Experience on a Resume

Those who have developed their leadership skills tend to be more motivated. They are typically better at solving problems and more effective communicators. Leaders are more passionate about their careers than those who lack any experience in leadership. Thus, most employers tend to make leadership experience a high priority in new hires. This is especially… Read more »

The Top 10 Free Article Submission Sites For New Writers

For new writers, free article submission sites are a terrific resource to help you publish your writing. But another benefit is that writing and submitting your articles can also help you improve the off-page SEO of your new blog. It’s challenging to find readers online, so it takes a bit of effort. Every new writer… Read more »

CCC Hosts Discussion on Research Protocols for Emerging R&D Organizations

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What to Do When the Worst Happens?

What do you do if you lose your place in your speech, and you search in vain for a seeming eternity through your notes only to give up and wing it?  If you’re the U.K.’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson, you launch into an encomium for Peppa Pig World. It wasn’t a successful choice. For those… Read more »

Create Now

Why create a personal brand now? Why not? Are you doing anything more important? Maybe watching reruns of “Seinfeld” on Netflix? Get on this! Your personal brand encapsulates who you are and your creative skills, allowing you to build meaningful connections and open doors. When you intentionally construct your brand, you’ll be amazed who contacts… Read more »

Media-Nxt, The Future of Media

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Brand Control

You’re marketing yourself as a business owner. To build a personal brand that resonates with clients, follow these five steps. As a brand owner, you must develop and maintain your brand. You may believe you’re pitching your investors, division heads, partners, or workers a product, a service, or a financial strategy. Those are, without a… Read more »

How To Write An Advice Article To Gain More New Readers

When you write an advice article, you need to fulfill the expectations of someone looking for help, assistance, or guidance. In most cases, they will find your advice article by using a search phrase or question with Google, Bing, or other search engines. If your title, first paragraph, and keywords match well with a specific… Read more »

Make Branding Personal

As the job market grows more competitive, the notion of personal branding has gained traction in recent years. It’s now more vital than ever. But what does personal branding actually mean? Personal Branding Explained Essentially, personal branding is a means for others to learn more about you, including your professional ethos, goals, and mission. We’ve… Read more »

10 Very Common Writing Mistakes New Writers Can Make

The mistakes new writers can make often occur because of not being aware of a problem. All writers, including the experienced, make mistakes, errors, and typos. But the key to good writing is knowing how to fix a problem. If you are a new writer, don’t worry. Once you understand the basics, you can improve… Read more »

Why Your Brand?

We all know how essential branding is in the corporate world, but have you ever considered creating a brand that communicates your story? It may appear that developing a personal brand is a grandiose or self-indulgent endeavor. However, if you do not establish your own brand, others will do it for you. They will base… Read more »

Better Brand Builds

The creator brand economy is booming. Material created by social media influencers, vloggers, podcasters, and presenters are flourishing. Brand? What is it? Who can do it? Previously known only as “content creators,” the most blazing of these individuals have been able to build their businesses and find new methods to monetize their expertise. The creative… Read more »

Three Brain Myths That Hinder Speakers

I frequently encounter several misunderstandings about the brain on the speaking circuit that lead, arguably, to less effective speeches.  So, if you’re using these constructs in thinking about and preparing for your speeches, it’s time to upgrade your mental software.  (And, BTW, the metaphor of the computer for the brain has limited usefulness, too.) You… Read more »

CCC Remains Focused on Collaborating with Publishers to Create Solutions Together

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There’s a Library in Your Future

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Resume(CV) Redux

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Brand Awareness

In a world where brand businesses compete for attention, establishing an image that stands out is a top responsibility for entrepreneurs. A personal brand is still an important factor that requires careful consideration in order to attract a target audience. Business owners must create a presence that is consistent with the brand’s goal and fundamental… Read more »

E3 Season 2 of JOQ: Nick Morgan and TV host Riaz Meghji revisit effective virtual communications

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How to Reduce the Anxiety of Public Speaking

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I Want Someone To Help Me Publish My Book

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Comma Before Such As For Nonrestrictive Clauses

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CCC Named One of the 2021 Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts

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Open Access Flips Hundreds of Years of Scientific Research

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Wroters Depot Publishing

Authors! Considered this might qualify for a read. Opinions?

https://justpublishingadvice.com/livingwriter-review/

Greetings Free Spirits, this has a chance to be good.

livingwriter review

LivingWriter makes book writing software easy to use.

You don’t need to download and install any software. All you need to do is open your account and start writing within a few minutes.

The problem with many book writing apps and programs is that it takes a lot of time to learn how to use them.

With Living Writer, there is nothing you need to learn. It is an online application and the interface is clean and super easy to use. But you get all the tools you will ever need to write a book.

Living Writer review

I rarely write full reviews for individual writing programs. There are so many premium and free writing apps available now.

But this program is different, so it is worth taking a closer look at it.

Why is Living Writer different?

It is because the developers of this program seem to truly understand the writing process and what writers need to get the job done.

There is no complexity, but it is still loaded with all the writing tools and features an author of fiction or nonfiction needs.

To get started, the first screen you see gives you a few options to choose from to start your story.

You can simply start with a new blank story, select a pre-loaded template, or import your existing text in doc or docx Word format.

start screen

Once you make your selection, you are then in the main editor screen.

 

The editor screen

You don’t have to jump from one part of the program to another. Everything you need to write your book is located on this one screen.

In the left pane, you have all your stories, chapters, and story elements. These include character profiles, settings, objects and you can also add your own custom elements.

The text editor in the center pane is clear and easy to use.

If you are familiar with Microsoft Word, Google Docs, or any other word processor, you will have no trouble at all in using the menus.

The right side pane is where you can edit details and notes about your chapters, characters, and events.

But you can hide it at any time to avoid distractions.

living writer main screen

From this main screen, you can drag and drop chapters or outlines, add new elements, or view your boards.

From the boards, you can edit your notes for every element you have added.

board characters

board elements

One other nice touch is one click to dark mode for those who prefer it.

You can add images, and if you don’t like purple, you can change the color of your elements.

 

Other very useful features

One feature you won’t see is a save button.

It is because you never need to perform a save. Every word you type or any changes you make to your elements and objects are auto-saved.

You never have to worry about losing a single word of your work.

On top of that, you can also view a version history for all of your sessions. You can revert, copy, rename or delete any of your versions.

Two other features are standout.

The first is autocomplete for character names or objects. It is extremely useful to make sure your spelling is consistent.

The other is that the program works with both the free and premium versions of the Grammarly editing tool. All you need is the browser extension.

You can see both in action in the image below. The character name autocomplete and the familiar red Grammarly icon, as well as one-click inline corrections

features

These two features make writing much easier and more accurate.

There is another terrific feature.

You won’t need to use this until you finish writing the final draft of your book, but the export options available are excellent.

You can export to Word or PDF.

export options

You can export the entire story in a single document or individual parts of your story. This is great if you are sending a chapter or two off to your editor.

However, there is another export option that is really clever.

You can export to a selection of twelve book sizes ready for publishing on Amazon.

export to amazon

If you have used other programs such as Scrivener or yWriter, you will find all of the familiar functions, tools, and more.

But with Living Writer, there is no learning curve. You don’t need to watch long training videos or read how-to guides.

It is an extremely intuitive program with all the tools an author could need for long-form writing projects.

 

Features I would like to have

While it is an excellent program, there are a couple of features that I think could make it better.

One is a full distraction-free writing mode. It is not possible to hide the left sidebar, which is not really needed when writing.

The other is that there is no view option in the main menu.

My eyes are not as good as they used to be, so being able to zoom the text a little would make life easier for me. However, I overcame this little problem for my eyes by increasing the font size.

If you like to write on the run, there is no mobile app as yet. But it is under development, so it may be available in the near future.

 

The pros and cons of Living Writer

What I like about it.

    • Auto-save.
    • Easy drag and drop organization of chapters and elements in the left sidebar.
    • Smart text autocomplete as you type.
    • Grammarly integration.
    • Quick view and editing of notes and descriptions in the right sidebar, and that you can hide it.
    • The easy import tool.
    • The five ready to go story templates.
    • Simple sharing of chapters or your complete story.
    • Full version history.
    • Ability to export to Amazon manuscript templates.

On the negative side.

    • No full distraction-free writing mode.
    • No mobile app.
    • Lack of view options.
    • It is not suited for script and screenwriting.

Price options

There is a 30-day free trial, which is ample time to decide if the program is right for your writing needs.

You then have two subscription options.

You can pay month to month at $9.99. If you pay annually, the cost reduces to $8.00 per month.

If you decide to end your subscription, you will still have access to your work for one year. It is a great option if you only want to use the program to write one book.

 

Summary

There is a lot to like about Living Writer.

For me, it has all the tools and functions I need to write.

But with some of the features in development including split-screen viewing, a mobile app, and writing achievements, it can only improve.

The biggest plus is that it is so easy to use. Unlike other programs, you don’t need to waste any time at all learning how to use it.

If you are a new author, you can get straight down to work and start writing your book.

I have to say I would give this program a solid 9 out of 10, and think it is well worth taking for a road test.

Was I on target? You can thank me later.

Wroters Depot Publishing

Readers! Figured that this just might justify a good read. Opinions?

https://www.yourwriterplatform.com/writer-platform-fiction-author/

Yo Budding Writers, this could possibly be good.

I had the opportunity (and the pleasure) of working with fiction author, Abby Arthur, a few months ago. During our one-on-one session, we worked on defining her author brand, identifying her ideal audience, and developing her online presence (building her author website, email list, and network). We uncovered some specific promotional campaigns that would entice her readers and help her meet her objectives. In this post, Abby is sharing the steps she’s taken and her results (so far), so you too can learn how to grow your audience and writer platform.


Are you an author trying to grow your mailing list and fan base? 

Are you lost at what to do?

I was right there with you. And though I’m not done with my marketing mission for the year, I’ve made some steps towards building my fan base that I’m sure can help and encourage you.

But first, who am I? 

I’m Abby Arthur. I write young adult fantasy in a fascinating modern world full of magic and adventure for teens who want an escape from reality. 

For the last twenty years, writing has been a passion and way of life for me. I can’t count how many novels I’ve written while I’ve learned to perfect my craft (not all are great, I promise). 

I used a vanity press to publish my first book at 16, and I learned the hard way to never do that again. I have now written a number of books I hope to traditionally publish, but while I wait for my literary agent to claim me, I’m focusing on growing my fan base.

This brings me to the major topic of today. What am I doing to get fans (that you can do too)? And what are the results?

What I’m Doing

First and foremost, I’m learning from people who have gone before me so I can accelerate my results. 

1 // I’ve set up a coaching call with Kimberley here at Your Writer Platform.

2 // I signed up for Nick Stevenson’s Your First 10k Readers program. 

3 // I listened to “Building a StoryBrand” by Donald Miller from Audible. 

4 // I also listened to “Marketing Made Simple” by Donald Miller, also from Audible.

Because of these sources, I have a strong foundation to work with to achieve the following goals for this year:

What Are the Results?

Currently, I’ve had time to update my website, create my lead magnet, and implement the giveaway.

I learned the starting steps and direction for this process from Kim at Your Writer Platform, and I learned how to implement the steps through Nick Stephenson’s Your First 10k Reader course.

How I Got My Direction

My first step to start the whole process was talking with Kim here at Your Writer Platform.

That one-on-one coaching call with her was a whirlwind of information I needed to hear. I knew I needed fans. I knew I needed a brand. And I thought I knew who my target audience was, but she took it deeper.

Talking with Kim broke down everything about my author platform into small, precise steps.

Even Kim’s direction about color coordinating my brand was something I hadn’t thought of until I met her.

She also helped me put into perspective how I wouldn’t gain all my fans in one week. Building a platform takes time.

I also realized I couldn’t wait any longer. Every day that passed, I was missing out on the opportunity to get the fans I wanted. Kim helped me get direction and set my butt in gear to do the work.

// 1 // The Website

For the website, I used Nick’s “Author Cats” theme to make my site very author and book friendly.

Then, with the help of “Building a StoryBrand”, I came up with reader-oriented content to make readers interested in my work. 

It took me a week to listen to the book. After every chapter, I did exactly what Donald Miller said, and that helped me come up with great content.

Note* [You can see how it all looks on my site www.abbyarthur.com if you want a reference to help with your own site. References are a great help when you’re trying to design your site.]    

// 2 // The Lead Magnet

For the lead magnet, I wrote a Novella that ties right into my fantasy stories. I have a bunch of different series that take place in the same world, so I chose one to make a short prequel to. 

I hired Natasha Makenzie to design the cover. I found her on www.Reedsy.com*. After pitching my cover idea to 5 artists, she was the one who fit my budget and vision the best. 

I had a clear idea for what I wanted in a cover, but I told her to come up with the fonts and color schemes. I also told her I’d be using those colors and fonts as my brand theme. 

IMPORTANT: I asked my cover designer to send me the cover without text. She also gave me the separate parts (title, photo, and cover without the characters) so I could use them as background images on my site and on social media. 

My designer cost me about $550 US dollars, and the results were 100% worth it. See for yourself below:

// 3 // The Giveaway 

For the giveaway, I chose to give away a KindleFire7 with 5 bestselling Young Adult fantasy eBooks. As a bonus to everyone who signed up, I gave away my lead magnet (Twins of Shadow). 

Here’s the wording I used in the small info section of my giveaway page. You can do something like it:

BONUS: EVERY ENTRANT WILL RECEIVE A FREE COPY OF TWINS OF SHADOW: AN UNDER THE DRAGON’S SPELL STORY by Abby Arthur.

The winner of the Kindle Fire 7 will be contacted via email – so keep your eyes open for a confirmation email from Abby Arthur. Good Luck!

// 4 // The Free Book 

The link to the free book was posted as a link in the welcome email the entrants received. In this email, I informed them that by clicking that link, I would add them to my mailing list. 

I also told the entrants if they didn’t click the link, I’d be removing them from my mailing list. (This cut back HUGELY on the unsubscribe count. If too many people unsubscribe, you get flagged as a spammer and this causes problems with your email sending service.) 

// 5 // The Ads

I made this ad below for the giveaway easily in Microsoft Word, and I’ll list the simple steps to make your own.

1 // Find the photos on amazon (where you’re buying the eBook from).

2 // Paste them into Word

3 // Organize them how you want. 

4 // Copy them

5 // Re-paste them into Word as a “special paste” (turning them into a PNG file)

6 // Save it to your computer as a photo

Note* Copyright is sometimes difficult to navigate, and I’m not qualified to guide you in whether using the photo of another author’s book you’re giving away is strictly legal or not. 

This quote from Tara at The Librarian Who Doesn’t say SHH! blog may prove useful:

Use thumbnail images (150 pixels). These small images are generally considered fair game for artwork and photography, so a book cover in this size should be legal under copyright law based on precedence set in court cases.

You can read more on her post on the topic here: Book Cover Images and Copyright.

// 6 // How I advertised 

Nick, from Your First 10K Readers, advises using the King Sumo plugin, so I bought that for my website and followed the setup instructions from the company. 

I chose to run the giveaway for 3 weeks, and I advertised the giveaway on GiveawayFrenzy.com. I bought the $90 package and they promoted the giveaway on over 100 sites. 

It was fun to watch all those emails come into my MailChimp, but I was also nervous the whole month since I wasn’t sure how many people would click my link and stick around. 

Some things I did to increase clicks:

  • Sent an email 48 hrs before the giveaway ended.
  • Told entrants the winner would be announced soon.
  • Offered “Twins of Shadow” download link again with bonuses (see image below).
  • Bonuses were “for a limited time” with instructions on the download page.
  • Bonuses were available on a password protected part of my site, and the password was the last 3 words of “Twins of Shadow”. 

NOTE* I made all of the bonus content on Canva. The books (‘Songs That Inspired Twins of Shadow’ and ‘My Top YA Fantasy Must-Reads and Why’) ended up being Canva share links because they had YouTube videos in them, and I couldn’t download them as a PDF from Canva.

My Results

After running the giveaway:

  • I had a little over 3000 people enter.
  • 300 people clicked my links and chose to stick around.
  • About 20 people clicked the link, downloaded my book, and unsubscribed. (No hard feelings! It was bound to happen.)
  • I also had over 40% open rate on my emails, which was amazing! I heard the industry standard is 20%. So awesome!
  • Spent a total of $220 in adds, prizes, and shipping.

Some things I learned:

  • Don’t buy the prize first. Just buy it on Amazon after the contest ends and let them ship it to your winner. (You save on shipping if you have Amazon Prime, so that’s why.)
  • You can’t pre-download books to kindles anymore, so if you giveaway books in your genre (which was the way I attracted my ideal fan) you will need to buy each book individually and gift it to the winner’s email.

A Mistake I Made…

After I announced the winner, I sent one final email that said: “be sure to click the download link for my book” (which I included in the email again). I let the readers know I would remove their email from my list if they chose not to click the link. 

When I sent this, I forgot to remove people from my mailing list who had already downloaded my book. I annoyed them and lost about 30 would-be subscribers. (Darn it!). 

NOTE from Kimberley: to increase the likelihood of your ideal reader choosing to initially opt-in OR stick around after they’ve received their freebie, give them multiple reasons to stay. Allow them a sneak peek of future content, describe the community and vibe that you’re hoping to build, or create open-loop email content that draws people into a story or concept over several emails. In short, make it worth their while to remain a part of your community. 😉

Conclusion

My overall thoughts regarding the giveaway…. Maybe not the most cost-efficient way to gain followers.

But I only had 30 people in my mailing list beforehand, so I didn’t feel right about asking an established author to promote me to their 3000 fans when I had no fans to promote them to. 

And that’s what I’ve accomplished so far this year. But I’m busily working on my other marketing plans!

The most important upcoming plan is my weekly email to keep my current follower’s aware of my existence. 

Behind the scenes, I’m drilling out a short story series to sell later this fall. But I want to build my mailing list to over 2K before I launch it. 

The next few months will be quite the adventure, and I look forward to a future post so you can follow along as I share how these endeavors go!


About Abby Arthur

Many teens are looking for an escape from reality; that’s why I write young adult fantasy in a fascinating modern world full of magic and adventure that lingers even after the last page. 

With over 20 years of writing experience, it’s my pleasure to take you to a world with magic, villains, and heroes you will love in a place you can’t forget. Join my VIP mailing list and get “Twins of Shadow” FREE by clicking Here Now!


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Was I right? Maybe it was just me.

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Freelancers! Kind of figured that this was probably qualify for a conversation. Any opinions?

https://publicwords.com/2020/04/21/just-one-question-episode-3-nick-chats-with-biologist-speaker-and-ceo-of-icueity-dr-rebecca-heiss/

How are you Freelancers, this might really be valuable.

For this episode of #justonequestion, I’m delighted to be chatting with Dr. Rebecca Heiss. Rebecca is a soon-to-be published author, a speaker, the CEO of Icueity, a company that helps people get and learn from feedback, and a biologist by training who understands deeply how people respond to stress. Who better to talk to right […]

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Scribes! Kind of figured that this could probably be worth a value post. What do you think?

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Hi-Ya Scribes, this just may be readable.

Book Marketing 101: The Crucial Basics of Promoting Your Book | YourWriterPlatform.com

Karen Ferreira’s creative agency specializes in providing high quality, affordable illustration services for authors. 

As a keynote speaker at her annual conference, Children’s Book Mastery, Karen interviewed me about the crucial basics of promoting your book.

We explored the following:

  • What mindset should authors adopt when promoting their book?
  • What are the most crucial elements of promoting your book?
  • What are some creative and unusual ways to promote your book?
  • How can authors come up with their own marketing ideas?
  • How can an author create a promo kit for themselves?

Because book promotion is such an important – but challenging – topic, Karen generously provided a transcribed copy of our discussion to use here on the blog.

We wrapped up our chat with Karen asking me what my top tip is to help authors succeed. (You’ll have to scroll all the way to the bottom of the post to find my answer. 👇😉)

Q1: What Mindset Should Authors Adopt When Promoting Their Book?

Karen: The first question I have for you is what mindset would you say that authors need to adopt about promoting their books?

Kimberley: Your mindset can have more to do with your progress and success as a writer than even your ideas, skills or talent. A fixed mindset comes from the belief that your qualities are carved in stone, ‘Who you are is who you are period and characteristics like intelligence, personality, creativity, are fixed traits rather than something that can be developed’. And a growth mindset, on the other hand, comes from the belief that your basic qualities are things you can cultivate through effort, right? 

Kimberley: So, yes, people will differ greatly in aptitude and talents, interests or temperaments, but I believe everyone can change and grow through application and experience. Having a growth mindset means relishing opportunities for self-improvement. You can ask yourself, ‘Okay, what do I currently view as challenges that may instead be viewed as an opportunity?’ In the context of marketing, I often hear writers say things like, ‘Well, I’m a writer, not a marketer’. ‘I don’t have time to write and promote my work’, or ‘It’s easier for author A because of XYZ’, or ‘This kind of opportunity, or strategy, won’t work for my particular situation’. 

Kimberley: Identifying this sort of negative internal dialogue can be tricky because you’ve been listening to it for so long. It’s gone from thought to belief, to fact. But in order to move forward, it’s vital that you throw out that negativity and take responsibility for your own actions and the present state of your writing career. So you’d focus on your strengths, but be open to marketing and promotion as just another way to stretch your creative muscles. 

Kimberley: Ways to start… you want to master your mindset by identifying your negative internal dialogue and cultivating an attitude that moves you closer to your dreams, instead of holding you back. 

Kimberley: So dig deeper to find your purpose or the reason for doing the work that you do and why it’s so important. What do you stand for? What do you really believe in? And when you boil it all down, what really matters to you both personally and professionally? And then you write down exactly why you wrote your book, what inspired you, who did you write it for? And why do you want people to read it? You want to be as clear as you can on that. 

Kimberley: And then you can outline your vision, your mission, your core values, so that it’s not only clear to you but crystal clear to others what you’re promising your readers and the world view that drives everything you do. Then once you clarify those goals, you can begin brainstorming the action steps you need to take to reach them.

Resource: Believe, Plan, Act: A Platform + Productivity Planner for Writers

Karen: That is such an amazingly good answer and I’m so, so happy you said that because it is so true and what you just said is so essential for authors to be able to succeed. We should listen to that a few times.

Kimberley: Yeah, and it is something that takes a little while to master and a lot of people tend to skip over this. I feel like a broken record, because I’m always talking about it, but it is something that, if you don’t nail that down, everything else is much harder later on.

Q2: What Are the Most Crucial Elements of Promoting Your Book?

Karen: Exactly, very, very true. Okay, and then what are a few of the crucial things to do to promote. The ones that you really should do?

Kimberley: Okay for this one, I’ll go into a bit of detail here, because just giving you a list of tactics isn’t all that helpful, and may or may not apply to everyone’s specific career objectives. So, when I consult with writers, I’m constantly reinforcing the idea that you have to lay a proper foundation first. Tips and tactics are the last things you incorporate because only after you’ve nailed down some basic business fundamentals can you successfully implement the tactics.

1 // Take Inventory

Kimberley: So, the first step, you would take inventory of your current assets—your skills, people, or any other resources—and determine what else you may need in your corner to accomplish your mission and the vision you set out for your writing career. 

2 // Do a Brain Dump

Kimberley: Then, you do a brain dump to catch and organize your goals and projects. So, determine your business, marketing, personal, creative, and financial goals in terms of priority for, say, the next 6 to 12 months. Then brainstorm the tasks, the resources and any key dates for each goal. What you’re trying to define here is exactly what requires your focus and what you can let go of, at least for now. 

3 // Create Your Marketing Summary + Business Plan

Kimberley: Once you’ve worked through all that, then you can create your marketing summary and business plan. This will help you to clarify your target audience, your author brand, your market research, your content strategy – including your promotions and launches. Determine a publishing schedule, your pricing models, and so on, all those things. And the more detailed and thorough you can be, the better. 

Resource: The Book Launch Toolkit

Kimberley: It’s very important to keep demographics in mind when you’re drafting a promotion plan because it’ll help you decide what strategies to use in order to reach your target audience. And another example would be defining your author brand because it’s difficult to articulate to others who you are and what you have to offer if you haven’t clearly defined it for yourself first, right?

Karen: Yeah.

4 // Create Your Author Website

Kimberley: The next thing would be creating a website that acts as your home base. So it’s organized with sections on your books or other creative products, reviews of those books, an author bio, teaching or workshop activities, and any other services that you would offer.

Kimberley: Some tactics and some of the tips that you’ll hear about, although they might be successful for some authors, they may not actually fit with your author brand and your core values.

Kimberley: But for almost every online business, building a targeted and invested email list of subscribers is hands down one of the most important things you can do to ensure the long term growth of your writing career. 

Karen: Yeah.

5 // Start Networking

Kimberley: And the last thing I’ll mention, as it’s critical for promotion, is networking. Being mindful that most authors, and I understand this too, being an introvert, you don’t really want to network. But we all know how important networking can be. It allows you to extend your influence and receive valuable feedback. You gain more exposure for your writing. 

Kimberley: Some ways you can put this to work is to build a street team or a launch team, they are sometimes called, or a VIP list. You could get your illustrator involved. So, perhaps they’ll share the book with their own network of professionals and friends and followers. You want to maybe partner with other authors, or consider other kinds of collaborations. 

Kimberley: Basically, be ready for any opportunity. Really just be prepared to represent yourself, your book, and your author business, in any situation. So that’s the list of the big primary points of how to promote and how each one builds on the other, and they all work together. You can’t really leave out any of those things. 

Q3: What Are Some Creative + Unusual Ways to Promote Your Book?

Karen: Okay, brilliant. I hope people were making notes there for sure. And then, can you give us a few creative, unusual ways that you can promote your book?

Email List + Opt-In Incentives

Kimberley: Okay, some unusual ones. So, an email—I guess it’s not that unusual, but it’s definitely one of those critical ones that you have to have in there—is an email signup and opt-in incentive. You can offer resources and downloads. Or really any other book-themed content can work very well for that. How you entice people to join your community is where your creativity comes into play.

Leverage Themes and Local Tie-ins

Kimberley: Another idea might be to leverage your book’s themes and local tie-ins, and reach out to places like—depending on your book—zoos, museums, airports, travel and adventure shops, maybe professional offices like doctors, dentists, or optometrist offices, that kind of thing. You can look for local educational or visitor centers, children’s farms, souvenir shops, or other venues that attract families with young children. As long as it has some connection with your book’s theme. And they may be open to stocking your book in the shop, or they might even let you run an event.  So that’s something to consider.

Take Pictures and Videos

Kimberley: And also remember to make sure to get pictures, and even videos, to post on your website and social media. Every time you’re doing these kinds of things, it’s always good to have. Either you take it or someone else is taking them. 

Add a Link to Additional Resources

Kimberley: Let’s see… another one would be, consider adding a link to resources and extra goodies for readers at the back of your book.

Create Box Sets, Bundles or Other Collaborations

Kimberley: You could consider creating box sets, depending on how many books you have, or consider collaborating with other authors. You could even include exclusive content in that box set.

Sell Themed Merchandise

Kimberley: You could sell themed merchandise on your website. So again, depending on the age group, depending on the book’s themes, all that kind of stuff, things like custom t-shirts, coffee mugs, candles, cell phone or eReader covers, jewelry, framed art… It’s really unlimited.

Kimberley: This is why knowing your target audience is so critical because you have to know what they’re going to find valuable and what’s just not going to be that interesting to them. But you can have these things available for sale on your website, or even at events that you attend. 

Create + Send Digital Gift Packs to Readers

Kimberley: What else? You can send, this one’s kind of fun I think, send a digital gift pack to your readers. Sending anything through the mail can get really expensive, so digital gift packs can be a great alternative. This builds on the idea of having a link in the back of your book and offering additional value or bonuses to your readers. Surprising people by giving more than they expected, and having it be things like exclusive content, short stories, or it could be some author commentary, artwork, in-depth character sketches, posters, whatever… Something that’s digital, that won’t cost anything extra once it’s developed but can add a lot of value and enjoyment for your reader.

Sponsor Local or Charitable Events

Kimberley: And even, I guess if you want to look into sponsoring some local events, or maybe support a charity that aligns with your mission and your brand values. If you know where you’re going with it, you can really make it a distinct and uniquely valuable experience for the reader.

Q4: How Can Authors Come Up With Their Own Marketing Ideas?

Karen: Awesome, nice, so many good ideas in there, and while it’s definitely a good idea to model what already works, how would you suggest that authors can come up with some of their own ideas? Whether it’s something kind of new, or whether it’s modeling, but it’s their own idea? How would you suggest they do that?

Kimberley: Well, the critical thing, and I can’t stress this enough, and so many people just gloss over it, because it seems like it’s not that important—but you have to do the work we talked about for mindset, vision, mission, and goals. You must have that nailed down, and what I’m talking about essentially is your author brand. You’ve got to develop your author brand, so you know exactly where you want to go with your career and why. What the relevance is, because it’s the heart of it, it’s the essence of it, that actually speaks to people. It’s the emotional part of it, that people will be drawn to. 

Kimberley: Once you have that figured out, it’s much easier to develop these promotional plans that fit with what you want, and will actually move you in the direction that you’re looking to go, as opposed to just applying a bunch of little things—some might work, some might not. It’s the spaghetti against the wall kind of idea. It might work, but you won’t really know when you do a scatter of things, which one is actually moving the needle, which one is actually moving you in the direction you want to go… 

Kimberley: Here’s an example, I’ve had people—when I do a consult—where they’ve built an email list of probably lovely people, but they’re not anything like the audience they were actually intending to build. It doesn’t help you.

Kimberley: Second, obviously, as you said, you’re going to be researching other successful authors and brands—but you don’t have to just stick to authors, this is the thing. It’s brands and businesses and organizations – as well as things like movie-makers, clothing and product designers, other influencers – what are they doing to develop deeper connections with their customers and grow loyalty?

Kimberley: Analyze what’s working and capturing attention, and develop marketing plans that align with your brand and objectives. So, you’re going to be examining, you know, the age, gender, and interests of your audience. You’re going to look at any trends, or any shared interests, or beliefs that you can include in your marketing. All those kinds of things, including your own creativity and instincts about your market. And again, it’s an overlap between your brand, your objectives, and then what interests and experiences the people you’re trying to reach are going to be looking for. 

Kimberley: So, you want to take the time to really understand what motivates and moves your audience, and then create a content and brand marketing plan accordingly. Stay confident and genuine in your message, and then share it with your audience in a relatable way.

Kimberley: All of this, though, is what makes your brand unique. The better you can get at this, the easier it is for people to determine why you, instead of somebody else. That’s the key.

Q5: How Can An Author Create a Promo Kit for Themselves?

Karen: Yeah, that makes a lot of sense and it’s true. Okay, and then how can an author create a promo kit for themselves?

Kimberley: Okay, so anytime you’re doing anything public, as I said before, to market your book, make sure you’re taking pictures or have someone do it for you. You can use tools like Canva.com and Picmonkey.com to create many of your marketing and your visual graphics.

Kimberley: You’re going to want to start with things like your author bio, and you can have a short, medium and long version of it. Some fun facts, maybe. You’re going to have a book synopsis, and you can do that in the third person. 

Kimberley: You can add a press release, a sample chapter, maybe. A good thing to have on there is interview questions, or a Q & A tip sheet.

Kimberley: So again, when you’re aware of branding, you take the time to move that conversation in the direction you’d like it to go. So, things like interview questions, Q & A’s, tips and stuff, are all good things to have available. It saves people time and it makes it more likely that they’ll offer to give you an interview. 

Karen: When you say ‘Q & A tips’, can you give an example?

Kimberley: Let’s say for example if it’s a children’s book, and there’s a theme in there that you think is specifically something that you want to focus on in this particular interview… let’s say it’s a podcast, and it’s for new moms… so you want to try and have questions or tips that would speak to that particular audience. If you’ve got more general ones in your media kit, you can also create ones more tailored to the interviewer’s audience but are still in line with your book content. 

Kimberley: So maybe it’s a book for bedtime for kids… you can provide the questions for the interviewer about your recommendations for sleep time routines. Or you can talk about the struggles that you’ve had with getting your own kids to bed on time. If your book is humorous, and your brand is also a bit cheeky, then questions that lead you to tell funny anecdotes will reinforce your author brand image. You want to make it relatable, and you want to direct it to this specific audience. 

Kimberley: So again, if you know your target audience well, even the interviewer when he’s looking at the questions, is going to be able to judge whether this is a good fit for his podcast and listeners, as well. It’s always better for everybody if you can make it a good fit for all sides, as opposed to forcing or coercing. You don’t want to push anything on anybody. You want it to be a good fit, otherwise, it’s a waste of time because the interest won’t be there.

Kimberley: So let’s see what else… your contact info. You’re definitely going to want that. Do not play hard to get. I find this too on author websites. It’s so hard sometimes to find contact information for authors and it’s like, ‘But you want to be reached’. You definitely want to be reached. So, full name, email address, links to any of your other professional online platforms, your social media. If applicable, you can include your agent’s name, or any other representatives, or anybody else who people might have to go through to get to you. 

Kimberley: You may want to add a sell sheet for retailers and book bloggers. What else? Book review excerpts. You don’t want to overdo it, you don’t need 50 of them, but you want to have those key reviews and testimonials, so people can know right away, ‘Okay, this book is for me, or this is what I’m going to like about it’. 

Kimberley: Photos, of course. So, you’d want high-resolution headshots. Obviously your book covers, so people can access and download them because you don’t really want anybody off scraping the internet for random pictures of you, or your books, or whatever other info might be lurking out there online about you… best to control that kind of thing, again, because of branding.

Kimberley: You don’t want to overdo it, because you want it to be succinct. You want people to get the information that they need without being overwhelmed with a bunch of material. You want to be careful about that as well.

Resource: Author Media Kit Templates

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Q6: What is Your Top Tip to Help Children’s Book Authors – or Any Author – Succeed?

Karen: Brilliant, that is a comprehensive answer, which is excellent. And then what would be your top tip to help children’s book authors – or any author – succeed?

Kimberley: It would have to be, ‘Focus on developing your author brand.’ And when I say ‘author brand’, I’m not talking just logos and colors and fonts and stuff like that. To me, a brand is, as I mentioned, the heart of your business – why you’re doing what you do. The vision, the mission, the whole thing. So it’s not enough just to be good at what you write. You have to be able to easily and clearly communicate your vision, or the purpose behind your work—coherently voice it to others—the importance of it, so that they understand. This is to me why effective author branding is such a big and significant part of developing and growing your writer platform. 

Kimberley: If you don’t have that nailed down, everything becomes much more difficult. Knowing who you are, what you’re about, and how it relates to the people you’re trying to reach, that’s, I think, probably the biggest thing you can do for yourself and your writing career. 

Karen: You gave so many specifics and such a good overview of what’s needed, and I really appreciate—well—everything you said, but specifically, as well, as you were speaking about the mindset and how certain things come before anything else can really work. Thank you so much for joining me.

Kimberley: My pleasure.


Karen Ferreira is an illustrator, award-winning creative director and owner of Get Your Book Illustrations. She helps self-publishing authors get amazing, affordable illustrations. She has spent many hours learning about self-publishing and enjoys helping others succeed in this field.


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Authors! Figured this just might be worth a look see. What do you think?

https://www.personalbrandingblog.com/5-reasons-everyone-needs-a-personal-website/

Howdy-do Free Spirits, this has an outside chance to be worth a read.

Websites aren’t just for businesses, big or small. They can serve as your personal home on the internet, allowing you to make yourself visible. A personal website can become a funnel through which you express yourself, showcase your portfolio, or highlight your expertise regarding your hobbies.

More than that, people who are considering you for opportunities — speaking engagements, training, freelance gigs, consulting — will expect to see that you’ve established yourself as a go-to person in your field. Your style, tone, and approach can signal to others whether you’d be a good fit. A personal website can let you make your pitch in front of people you might never meet otherwise.

Here are five specific reasons you should consider building a personal website.

1. It offers a better employment edge.

If you’re a prospective employee hunting for a job, a site that showcases who you are can give you an edge, especially in a saturated market. It immediately sets you apart from other candidates and can serve as an extension of your résumé. 

Although your social handles do a pretty job in that regard, a website portrays you as being passionate about what you do. For the best result, make sure your domain name bears your name alongside a .com extension. If there’s anything you want a prospective employer to see, don’t hesitate to feature it on your website. If you can connect it to a certain industry or need, all the better.

2. It showcases your talent.

If you have an incredible ability — graphic design, photography, cooking — you can showcase your expertise using a personal website. It automatically becomes a portfolio that serves as a location where people can meet you doing what you do best. 

Done well, you might be able to get some mouth-watering gigs that would turn your financial situation around. New opportunities might even be developed that take multiple talents of yours into account — most employers and talent seekers love getting as much bang for their buck as they can without hiring multiple people.

3. It enables you to build valuable skills.

By running a website, you’ll find yourself learning lots of different things every day. Technology is fast-advancing, and your site will keep you learning and in front of a computer. Once you start managing your website, you’ll be able to say you can create, manage, and create content for a site. In today’s world, that’s a big deal that can fetch a good amount of money.

To really stretch your creative and technical muscles, add new sections or features to your site. By adding videos, a chat tool, or a selection of products — whether it’s desktop wallpapers or screenprint T-shirts — you’ll push your skills further. Tutorials on YouTube offer a great place to enhance your presence and the “skill” section of your résumé.

4. You’re able to build an online presence.

By maintaining a personal website, you control your overall image on the internet. You can determine what you share about yourself and even debunk some myths. 

An owned website is a powerful tool you can use to set yourself apart and build reach. Before people are interested in engaging with you, they often do some Googling. If you include relevant keywords, location information, and samples, your site will no doubt pop up as a result. In other words, you’ll have total control of your image.

5. It can become your Plan B.

As discussed, when you’re running a website, you’ll find yourself learning some incredible skills like web development. You might even become a recognized expert or coach by sharing your knowledge. 

There are numerous people today who aren’t actively practicing in their field but are blogging or writing about it via their website. Through this medium, they can make money through Google AdSense, affiliate marketing, or even eBooks. A lot of individuals have been able to make a living through their website without currently having a direct role in an industry they’re well-versed in.

The advantages of having a personal website are enormous. The gains outweigh the costs, and it’s something you’ll never regret building. All you have to do is choose a reliable web host, register your domain, install WordPress, and share your expertise with the world.

 

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