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Week 40: Howdy From Nashville and Digital Book World. What’s Happening in Your Creative Business This Week?

This week, I’m thrilled to be visiting Digital Book World 2018 (DBW) with other ALLis. This conference, which has been called “the Super Bowl of publishing,” has taken a turn: from old-style to new publishing, from the establishment to the fringe, and from NYC to Nashville. I love that it’s flung the door open to publishers of every sort and size, from Big 5 publishers to Amazon and Ingram and PublishDrive, to micro indie-publishers and self-publishing authors. ALLI is delighted to partner with this newly-imagined and now innovative conference. We very much align with DBW’s embrace of the broadest possible…

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Creative Workshop Today: The Seven Kinds Of Business Block

The Seven Kinds Of Business Block: that’s the theme of my first Tuesday creative workshop this month. r/ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Do you suffer from business block? Love creating but “hate” marketing? Afraid of selling and appearing sleazy? Unable to reconcile the creative and the commercial? Everyone knows all about writer’s block but creative block is more common in money and business growth than any other arena. Perhaps that’s not surprising in a world that keeps the creative and the commercial so firmly apart. This workshop brings them together. It begins by identifying the seven kinds of business block, brings you through…

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Why Every Creative Business Is Now Also In The Publishing Business

If you want to grow a following or a career, to stand out and to make a difference, you must understand how authority and reach is built in our digitized, creative economy. These days, your qualifications, CV, resume are secondary. Firstly, you are who Google says you are. This means that creativepreneurs (CEs), regardless of their art or craft, service or product, are now also in the (digital) publishing business. There are two ways in which a CE needs to engage with publishing. 1. PUBLISH YOURSELF To Establish Profile You need to: Create credibility and discoverability in your chosen field…

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Be What You Want

You must be the change that you want to see in the world, Mahatma Ghandi famously said. No logic in saying you want world peace, for example, if you’re engaged in violent protest. Ghandi was an activist. Activists see more vividly than most what’s wrong with the world, what they want to put right. For conscious creatives, it’s a little different.  We too need to Read More

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