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Self Promotion

Do People Who Heavily Self-Promote Not Feel Shame at the Tackiness of It or Do They Power Through It?

Quora | Posted 05.20.2012 | Arts

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Marco North, Creative Director, Bittersweet Group There is a sort of defeatist position held by som...

Do Mean Girls Win at Work?

Marcia Reynolds | Posted 05.13.2012 | Women
Marcia Reynolds

In truth, what it takes for a woman to win is not that much different from a man.

(Un)Fair Pay for Local Musicians

Head-Roc | Posted 04.25.2012 | DC

Polling is a practice where venues itemize concert-goers according to who they came to see in order to determine how bands are paid. It has nothing to do with the actual job performance of show-rocking.

How to Build a Personal Board of Directors

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 12.08.2011 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

The mentor relationship is powerful and valuable, so cultivate it wisely and be mindful of how you can help others and continue the circle of wisdom by becoming a mentor yourself.

Writer's Wednesday: Is Self-Promotion Obnoxious?

Posted 11.07.2011 | Books

From Writer's Relief staff: You’ve heard it before, probably at a writing conference or between MFA classes: Writer #1: I have a Facebook page...

The Writer as Willy Loman

M.J. Rose | Posted 06.19.2011 | Books
M.J. Rose

How worthwhile is it for a writer to invest time in social media for marketing purposes, and how much time? Should we torture ourselves to do it if it isn't in our DNA? Does it really work?

Novelist Walks Into a Bar or Facebook or Wherever

Julianna Baggott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Julianna Baggott

I know I'm supposed to feel guilty for wanting people to buy my books. But, after a decade of hand-wringing and apologies, I can't quite muster the guilt anymore. I'm not a drug dealer.

Want To Earn More, Ladies? Don't Keep Quiet

Marcia Reynolds | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia Reynolds

The problem is that most women don't like to self-promote. As a result, they don't even know what makes them special.

7 Of The Best Author Websites

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Authors: masters of language, but often not the web. Even some writers with massive Twitter followings and social media campaigns don't have useful we...

When Will An Author Release A Sex Tape? | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Today's article by Isobella Jade describes how she built a powerful personal brand in three short years. While it's no secret that writers need to be ...

Bestselling Authors and the Move to Self-Publishing

Nina Lassam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Lassam

With the launch of services like Fast Pencil Premiere and the high profile moves of established authors to Indie publishing, AJ answers questions about the model's appeal for major authors.


David Dean Bottrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Dean Bottrell

When I was a young actor I was pretty damned determined to "make it." To me this meant I had no choice but to nag the hell out of any and all potentia...

The Art of Self Promotion in the Workplace

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

It's not enough to just perform your job well anymore. Professionals need to distinguish themselves in the workplace in order to earn promotions and r...

How To Create An Experience That Sells... And Do You Want That?

Mark Hurst | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hurst

You create experiences. You might design products or raise children or write books or teach classes or produce events or see patients - whatever you do, you create an experience for others.

Poetry And Ruthless Careerism: How To Become The Most Famous Poet In America Overnight

The Poetry Foundation | Jim Behrle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

24/7 Relentless Careerism: How you can become the most important poet in America overnight Jim Behrle The Poetry Foundation [Editor's note: Thi...

Facebook Etiquette for Authors

Ru Freeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Ru Freeman

I realized that we were all descending, en masse, into a vast swamp of self-promotion that is just not becoming of the writerly class. So I have come up with ten-step pathway to grace for writers.

Photographer Julius Shulman's Heir Apparent: Self-Effacement In A World Of Self-Promotion

Carine Fabius | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carine Fabius

Juergen is himself a brilliant photographer whose super clean, flawless and luminous architectural photography turns any building into a work of art.

How To Brag About Yourself

Details | Mike Albo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

In recent years a new skill has crept to the top of that list. You may not hear it uttered by HR directors, but it's there. And it might as well be pr...