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Writing and Publishing

Don’t Drown in Sunk Costs When the Evidence Calls for a Change in Strategy

It might seem that sunk costs should not influence whether we continue investing in a project. And yet they do. Which brings me to content.

Susan Kostal - August 2, 2018
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Write Like People Read

Have you noticed that the way you read websites, emails, text messages — even magazine and news articles — has changed over time? A growing body of research suggests that the internet is changing how people pay attention to writing. The most ...

Chris Graham - July 9, 2018
Content Marketing Tips for Lawyers

Turning “What I Did on My Summer Vacation” Into Usable Content

In deference to the time-honored struggle of what to write about, I herewith present how to get great content from the much-trodden trope of “What I Did on My Summer Vacation.” Write yours now, so that when school starts in late August or early ...

Susan Kostal - July 2, 2018
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What Lurks Behind Amazon: Five Things Authors Should Know About the ‘King’ of Self-Publishing

Many authors speak highly of their experience with Amazon while others call it a necessary evil. As an aspiring author, you should know that you have choices for where you ultimately will sell your book. But also know that Amazon is still ...

Tatia Gordon-Troy - June 27, 2018
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Writing With Mind Maps

What writers need is a method they can use to create a first draft. Of course, lots of magic happens during revision of that draft, when writers refine their thoughts further. That’s when they apply Word styles. But they need a first draft to ...

Luigi Benetton - June 14, 2018
Content Marketing Tips for Lawyers

Create Breakout Bespoke Content That Builds Brands

The mother lode of content creation is unique content that can be branded as solely belonging to the lawyer or firm. This can be produced and updated quarterly, annually or as news and events require. It establishes the publisher as an authority ...

Susan Kostal - June 4, 2018

Go the Self-Publishing Route or Stick with Traditional Publishers? The Pros and Cons

Novelists such as John Grisham and Meg Gardiner, to name two, are certainly at the top of the publishing heap when it comes to lawyers who have garnered international fame as authors. And let’s not forget those who have devoted their careers to ...

Tatia Gordon-Troy - May 16, 2018
Content Marketing Tips for Lawyers

Building Endurance Into Your Content Strategy

Producing content that serves readers and the business objectives of the publisher — in this case, your law practice — is the No. 1 goal of a content strategy. Building an effective body of content requires consistent outreach. If you’ve been at ...

Susan Kostal - May 1, 2018
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Self-Publishing Takes More Than One Self

Self-publishing isn’t “self” publishing. It’s a misnomer, really. The word “self” in self-publishing gives the impression that an author can publish a book on his or her own with no input or help from others. Sure, it’s true that with the ...

Tatia Gordon-Troy - April 13, 2018
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Publish on LinkedIn Pulse to Establish Expertise

Lawyers often lament: “I’ve been on LinkedIn for years, but I’ve never experienced any benefit from it.” What most mean is: “I’ve never gotten any work from it.” Lack of LinkedIn success is due to two factors. The first is lack of understanding ...

Jay Harrington - July 3, 2015