I mentioned the book I have been writing last week in this post. Thank you to all of the people who gave me their opinions on the title. I’ll let you know soon what my agent and I and the publisher decided to use.
I have another question, though. Are you more likely to buy books these days in hardback or paperback formats? I initially thought I definitely wanted to go the hardback route. But I keep hearing concerns that hardbacks aren’t selling well these days. Close to $30 is a lot to spend, especially on books by new authors. Are you more likely to buy a quality paperback at $12.95 or so or a hardback at $24.95 to $29.95?
Here are this week’s books, and some terrific articles too!
Book I read this week: Money Words: Easy-to-Use Copywriting & Marketing Secrets That Sell Anything to Anyone by Ray Edwards. I love this book. You can read it in one quick sitting, like I did. Or you can read each short chapter in a 2 or 3 minute break you have. He shares insight on writing better, how to create more content, and much more about communicating online.
Book I’m reading next week: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. I have always been fascinated by how our brains work and why we think what we do.
Why do you think this treatment is becoming popular? What Is Whole-Body Cryotherapy, and Why Is the FDA Warning People About It? by Stephanie Lee in Lifehacker
More evidence that surgery isn’t the first-line treatment for these patients: Exercise as effective as surgery for middle aged patients with knee damage in Medical News Today
Would you try this method before taking a sleep medication? Desperate for Shut-Eye? by Maureen Salamon in WebMD
I know there are strong feelings about this debate. What do you think? The truth about gluten-free diets by Peter H.R. Green and Rory Jones in Los Angeles Times
Social Media and Communication
I agree with these points in principle, but I can make a number of arguments for scheduling: Why you shouldn’t schedule social media posts by Tara Hunt in Ragan
I love Twitter, but I have to limit my time on it: Is Twitter Making Us More Productive? by Ben Casselman in FiveThirtyEight.com
Productivity and Self Improvement
I love this list: Seven Habits Of Memorable People by Stephanie Vozza in Fast Company
These are really good, especially #1: 25 Reasons You Are Not as Successful as You Should Be by John Rampton in Inc.
Did you like one of these articles or books? Do you have any others to share? I’d love to hear your thoughts below!
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