2021

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Kristy Cambron joins Gardner Literary

Rachelle Gardner

I’m excited to announce Kristy Cambron has joined Gardner Literary as our newest agent! Kristy has been a published author since 2014 with numerous books for HarperCollins including historical fiction, Bible studies, Bibles, a Bible study journal, and a gift book anthology for Dayspring.

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25 Percent Off at the Arrant Pedantry Store

Arrant Pedantry

Today’s the biggest sale of the year at the Arrant Pedantry Store , with 25 percent off all orders. There’s no coupon code required—just click the “Redeem” button below the navigation bar.

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What Does Creativity Mean To You: The Group CEO Of An Unusually Shaped Communications Group

Caroline Gibson

Russ Lidstone is Group CEO of The Creative Engagement Group ( TCEG ) and was recently hailed as Creative Leader of the Year in the Creativepool Annual Awards 2021. He is also Chair of Trustees for Creative Mentor Network and Chair of the advisory board for isla.

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Behind the Scenes: How I Set Up My 2022 Planner

Ashleyn Writes

If you are *also* a little bit nosy about how other people plan—I think you’re going to like this one! Back by popular request, I’m taking you behind the scenes and showing you exactly how I set up my 2022 planner,— crazyyy that we’re already talking about that!!

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Every publishing strategy should start with Amazon and Ingram

The Idea Logical Company

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10+ Ridiculously Easy Ways to Find Freelance Writing Jobs

Write Freelance

One of the biggest struggles of being a freelance writer? Finding genuine and well-paid freelance writing jobs. Hustle is a part of freelancing, but being your own boss shouldn’t mean continuously struggling to find work. When you are a freelancer, every hour wasted is money lost.

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The future belongs to short-form copywriters.

Nick Ursborne

It’s tricky making predictions. But I’m pretty sure there’s going to be a lot more short-form copywriting in the future. I believe this to be true for two reasons… one is physical, and the other is more connected to our changing lifestyles. Let’s start with the physical reason.

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Marketing Research and Statistics for 2022

Kristi Hines

Are you looking for data to share with your boss or client to justify your marketing budget? Or do you need research to backup your next piece of content? In this post, you’ll find a collection of 45 original sources for marketing statistics, studies, and surveys to your research needs.

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On Becoming a Professional Copywriter

Susan Greene

I was recently interviewed by Starter Story , an online magazine that seeks to encourage entrepreneurs by introducing them to successful business owners. Susan Greene is a professional copywriter located in Orlando, Florida. Read her story here.

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How to Get Amazing Freelance Clients Through Referrals

Freelance Magic

Ever wondered how to get freelance clients through referrals? You’re not alone. Let’s set the scene: You’ve just finished up a project. The dust has settled, the money’s in your bank account, and you’ve got a wave of fresh inspiration.

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New Release Spotlight: Sandra Van Opstal

Rachelle Gardner

Congratulations to author Sandra María Van Opstal on the release of FORTY DAYS OF BEING AN EIGHT, part of the “Enneagram Daily Reflections” series.

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A Sale and a Speaking Event

Arrant Pedantry

Today through May 28, you can get 20 percent off everything at the Arrant Pedantry Store —just click the “Redeem” button on the blue bar near the top.

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How Do Brands Come Up With Their Names?

Caroline Gibson

Ever wondered where companies get their brand names from? By and large, new companies will turn to a naming agency or a copywriter to create a brand name that’s fresh, memorable and available as a dot something. But it’s not always the case.

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My Daily Routine: A Day in the Life of a Copywriter

Ashleyn Writes

What does a day in life look like if you are a copywriter?

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35 lessons from 7+ years of full-time freelancing

Kayleigh Moore

Popping in today to share a few lessons learned from my seven years as a full-time freelance writer. These insights are useful to anyone running a business. I wish I would've known these things.well.seven years ago.

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13 Shocking Freelance Statistics You Should Know (2021 Edition)

Write Freelance

Freelancing was already gaining momentum steadily in the last decade, but the sudden pandemic that forced people to work from home has further pushed more people and organizations to try out freelancing at least in some form.

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The true secret to great copywriting is…

Nick Ursborne

If you’re a student of copywriting, you’ve likely come across various experts promising to share their secrets to success. A lot of these promises come in the form of methods, templates, roadmaps, strategies… and so on.

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8 Fresh Content Types Every Marketer Should Consider in 2022

Content Marketing Institute

Like content, content types can also go stale – or at least become less tasty – to consume. These eight formats can help attract and engage your audience members who prefer visuals over text-dominated content.

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200+ Best Affiliate Programs for Bloggers and Businesses

Kristi Hines

Do you want to make additional income online? Affiliate marketing allows you to generate revenue by recommending the products and services you use to others online. In this post, you’ll find over 200 affiliate programs for bloggers in a variety of niches. Affiliate Networks & Marketplaces.

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4 Questions to Ask When You’re Thinking of Quitting Writing

Positive Writer

Have you ever thought you may quit writing? Most writers have at one point or another, usually when facing some sort of difficulty. Maybe you’re struggling with writer’s block, you’re… The post 4 Questions to Ask When You’re Thinking of Quitting Writing first appeared on Positive Writer

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How to Use Agencies to Top Up Your Freelance Client List

Freelance Magic

Making sure your freelance client list is regularly topped up with paying work is a big struggle. In fact, finding work is probably the hardest part about freelancing. I remember in the early days, I’d spend the majority of my week hunting down potential prospects and reaching out to them.

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Doubts about the Department of Justice’s objection to the PRH acquisition of S&S

The Idea Logical Company

There are, at this moment, still five US commercial book publishers of mega-size. Penguin Random House is the biggest; HarperCollins is 2nd; and Hachette, Macmillan, and Simon & Schuster round out the Big Five. PRH is, approximately, as big as the other four combined (about $4 billion in sales) and HarperCollins is, approximately, as big as the three behind them combined (about $2 billion in sales).

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I Am Begging You to Learn How Dictionaries Work

Arrant Pedantry

It’s a phenomenon as predictable as the tides: a dictionary adds new words or definitions, and then people grouse about those changes, either because they don’t like the new words and think that the dictionary is declaring them acceptable, or because they personally have never heard of those words before and therefore don’t see why they should be included. They often blend in grumpiness about the language supposedly declining or about kids these days.

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What Does Creativity Mean To You: The IPA Director

Caroline Gibson

Patrick Mills is Director of Membership and Professional Development at the IPA which sets the protocols for the UK industry’s best practice standards, provides ground-breaking thought leadership and helps members’ careers flourish.

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How to Brand Your Business When You Have Multiple Audiences

Ashleyn Writes

Confused about how to organize your website when you have multiple audiences in your business?? Oh boy, have I been there! You probably know this, no browser is going to convert into a buyer if they’re confused— confused people don’t buy.

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How to Get Freelance Writing Clients WITHOUT Social Media

Kayleigh Moore

How can a freelance writer go about getting new clients if they don't use social media? As someone who's been thinking a LOT lately about the mental bandwidth social media takes up, this seemed like a good topic to tackle head-on.

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Peak Performance Every Day: Interview with Eric Partaker

Jeff Goins

On The Portfolio Life this week, I’m chatting with Peak Performance Expert, Eric Partaker. Eric helps entrepreneurs become better leaders using behavioral science and techniques from the worlds of elite sports and the military, where peak performance is key. Eric is the author of the new book The 3 Alarms: A Simple System to Transform Your Health, Wealth, and Relationships Forever. Check out his website at www.ericpartaker.com.

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3 Benefits of writing better subheads.

Nick Ursborne

Hopefully, you pay a lot of attention to writing your headlines. I do. I typically go through several drafts until I’m reasonably happy with a headline. Headlines are important, because a good one captures attention and inspires people to start reading the body text. Bad headlines don’t.

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10 Best Practices to Write the Perfect Email Subject Line

Content Marketing Institute

Your email’s first impression may be it’s last impression if you don’t have a great subject line. Here’s how to motivate recipients to open your emails. Continue reading → The post 10 Best Practices to Write the Perfect Email Subject Line appeared first on Content Marketing Institute.

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25 Books on Content Marketing

Kristi Hines

Do you want to go offline with a good book? Or find something to listen to on the drive to work? In this post, I’ll share 25 books on content marketing. Content Marketing Books.

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13 Limiting Beliefs That Hold Writers Back

Positive Writer

In the Spring of 2016, my book, Align Your Writing Habits to Success, hit #1 in my category on Amazon and I became a bestselling author. That same year, two… The post 13 Limiting Beliefs That Hold Writers Back first appeared on Positive Writer. Practical Tips Publishing Writing

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Best Creative Writing Courses Compared

The Daily Egg

Taking a creative writing course will help you to become a better writer. It will teach you how to tell a story, write descriptively, and produce publication-worthy work.

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Why books are different and why enterprises will be discovering they should be issuing them

The Idea Logical Company

My most recent post noted the rise of what I called “enterprise self-publishing” It increasingly looks to me like enterprise-driven book publishing will become the dominant provider of books over the next decade. What distinguishes it is book publishing as a function in support of other efforts, rather than as a stand-alone business intended to make money.

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What I Learned from Teaching Editing

Arrant Pedantry

Last semester I finally had the opportunity to do something I’d thought about for many years: teach a college class. I’d applied for a full-time teaching professor job before, but I’d been passed over in favor of someone with more experience. I’d also been approached about adjuncting before, but I passed up the opportunity because I was worried about how I’d manage teaching on top of a full-time job.

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How Long Does It Take To Create A Website?

Caroline Gibson

We’re terribly lucky, aren’t we? We live in a world in which we can get things instantly. Fancy a pizza? Yes, I’ll get onto Deliveroo. Need a new ironing board? No problem, Amazon Prime will deliver it tomorrow. Is this why clients expect the same when wanting to create a website?

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5 Sales Page Examples to Load Up Your Copywriting Swipe File

Ashleyn Writes

Do you know where to start when it comes to writing sales copy for your website? Or are you staring off into the distance looking for your inspiration or the creative juices to strike, so you actually feel like you wanna write your website?

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How to Map Your Ideal Workday as a Freelance Writer

Kayleigh Moore

Every so often, it's a good idea to set aside some time and map out what your ideal workday looks like. The reason: You can't work toward that ideal until you know what it is. Sit down and write it out, hour by hour. Every time I do this, I'm surprised by what I learn.

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