Orwell's writing rules still apply today. http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2011/06/writing-naked-nakeder-than-orwell.html
These are questions Google wants you to answer about your content: http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2011/05/more-guidance-on-building-high-quality.html
For the authors using Ezine, Google has substantially downgraded them. They are making 550 changes on how rankings occur. PLR is being downgraded in favor of original content. http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/7-new-ways-to-improve-your-google-rankings/
As an author, when is the best time to FB or tweet to your fans? Depends on the time zone. Research says... http://blog.kissmetrics.com/science-of-social-timing-1/
Google has an affiliates program. Their site is "GoodReads". According to PW, it's a way of ramping up their eBook sales. http://books.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=1075776
Do you know what is out on the web about you? Google expanded it's "Alerts" feature and also has a "Google Profile". http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/16/google-me-on-the-web_n_877996.html As an author it's important to know what is being shown.
Is your book worth $23,698,655.93? One book on Amazon was priced at this amount. Find out why... http://www.michaeleisen.org/blog/?p=358
5 Tips to make your Social Media more effective. Mashable.com is an excellent resource. http://mashable.com/2011/06/08/content-marketing-strategy-small-business/
How does the younger generation think about books? Great video but you need to watch until the end of it! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Weq_sHxghcg&feature=player_embedded
New reporters are using Smart Phones for reporting. As an author, this format can give you a "reality tv" feel to your videos. http://www.streamingmedia.com/Articles/ReadArticle.aspx?ArticleID=75844
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