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Twitter Abuse

Janet Grant

Blogger: Janet Kobobel Grant

If you don’t “get” Twitter or aren’t seeing the results you’d like from it, this blog is for you.

As tweets stream down my Twitter home page, I often see entries like these:

“I posted a …

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Writing a Smart Query

Janet Grant

Blogger: Janet Kobobel Grant

Writing a standout query remains one of the greatest challenges for a writer hoping to snag an agent’s or editor’s attention. I often describe those of us who receive a barrage of queries every day as …

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How to Make Your Book Cover Stand Out

Janet Grant

Blogger: Janet Kobobel Grant

Here’s the good news for authors: Nowadays every book cover is face out…online.

Now the bad news: Every book cover is face out.

Most of us readers used to discover books in bookstores. I can recall …

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Think Like a Bookstore Retailer

Janet Grant

Blogger: Janet Kobobel Grant

The other day I almost flipped past the page of Christian Retailing Magazine with the title “How to Plan Profitable Product Assortments for Your Store.” Then I paused. It occurred to me that by reading the …

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Reversing the Deadly Effects of Long-Term Sitting

Janet Grant

Blogger: Janet Kobobel Grant

A few years ago, I was shocked when a friend said, “Sitting is the new smoking.” What!? I spend my days…sitting. Once I land at my desk, I forget to move. It doesn’t even occur to …

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How Vivid Verbs Transform Your Writing

Janet Grant

Blogger: Janet Kobobel Grant

Most writers who have been working at the craft for any length of time know that verb choice can make the difference between bland writing and standout writing. I recently read the novel Longbourne and loved …

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Ever Newer Ways to Read Books

Janet Grant

Blogger: Janet Kobobel Grant

In June I wrote about several initiatives exploring how to make book subscriptions work for authors, publishers and readers. You can read it here. In the brief time span since then, several new developments have occurred …

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How Fear of Failure Holds You Back

Janet Grant

Blogger: Janet Kobobel Grant

I’ve been pondering an article I read recently entitled, What Children Can Teach Us About Risk, Failure, and Personal Growth.It brought to the fore an aspect about myself I like to keep tucked away: …

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What Did You Learn on Your First Job?

Janet Grant

Blogger: Janet Kobobel Grant

Labor Day seems like the perfect day to ponder what your first job taught you. For me, my first job was–wait for it–bun-dabber at an A&W Root Beer Stand. I don’t recall if that was my …

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Connecting vs. Engaging

Janet Grant

Blogger: Janet Kobobel Grant

Recently Wired ran an article on the effect Millennials are having on advertising. You can read it here. Contained in the article is this statement,

“Many times brands think that by reaching out to Millennials

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