How to Blog a Book Revised and Expanded Edition

Write, Publish, and Promote Your Work One Post at a Time

Author: Nina Amir

Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1599638924

Category: Reference

Page: 240

View: 8348

How to Blog a Book, Revised and Expanded Edition shows you how to plan a successful book that you can then blog into existence while building your platform and attracting potential publishers. Aspiring authors learn how to create a blogged book with a well-honed and uniquely angled subject, targeted posts, and a readership large enough to get noticed by an agent or a publisher.
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Blogging für Dummies

Author: Susannah Gardner,Shane Birley

Publisher: Wiley-VCH

ISBN: 9783527704811

Category: Computers

Page: 304

View: 7946

Express yourself! Mit dem eigenen Weblogbuch ist das im Internet ein Kinderspiel: für Privatpersonen, die vom letzten Urlaub schwärmen, aber auch für Firmen, die Interessantes aus Ihrem Geschäftsleben der Öffentlichkeit zugänglich machen. In "Blogging für Dummies" erfahren Sie, wie Sie Ihren eigenen Blog starten, die richtige Software finden und das passende Design auswählen. Finden Sie Ihre Blog-Nische, kurbeln Sie mit einem Firmen-Blog Ihr Geschäft an und gehen Sie souverän mit Spam und unerwünschten Kommentaren um. Starten Sie durch und machen Sie Ihren Blog mit zusätzlichen Features wie Widgets, Podcasts und Videoblogs zum Hingucker!
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Writing Picture Books Revised and Expanded Edition

A Hands-On Guide From Story Creation to Publication

Author: Ann Whitford Paul

Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1440353778

Category: Reference

Page: 264

View: 3181

Master the Art of Writing Enthralling Tales for the Youngest pre-and emerging readers! Fully updated and thoroughly revised, Writing Picture Books Revised and Expanded Edition is the go-to resource for writers crafting stories for children ages two to eight. You'll learn the unique set of skills it takes to bring your story to life by using tightly focused text and leaving room for the illustrator to be creative. Award-winning author Ann Whitford Paul helps you develop the skills you need by walking you through techniques and exercises specifically for picture book writers. You'll find: Instruction on generating ideas, creating characters, point-of-view, beginnings and endings, plotting, word count, rhyme, and more Unique methods for using poetic techniques to enrich your writing Hands-on revision exercises (get out your scissors, tape, and highlighters) to help identify problems and improve your picture book manuscripts Updated tips for researching the changing picture book market, approaching publishers, working with an agent, and developing a platform All new quizzes and examples from picture books throughout New chapters cover issues such as page turns, agents, and self-publishing Whether you're just starting out as a picture book writer or have tried unsuccessfully to get your work published, Writing Picture Books Revised and Expanded Edition is just what you need to craft picture books that will appeal to young children and parents, and agents and editors.
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Ethno-Playography

How to Create Salable Ethnographic Plays, Monologues, & Skits from Life Stories, Social Issues, and Current Eventsýfor All Ages with Samples for Performance

Author: Anne Hart

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1532000154

Category: Performing Arts

Page: N.A

View: 5455

Here's how to write salable plays, skits, monologues, or docu-dramas from life experiences, social issues, or current events. Write plays/skits using the technique of ethno-playography which incorporates traditions, folklore, and ethnography into dramatizing real events. The sample play and monologues portray events as social issues. One true life example for a skit is the scene in the sample play written from first-person point-of-view about a 1964 five-minute train interlude when a male passenger commands the protagonist not to cross between cars while the train is in motion. The passenger stands between the cars next to his wife who says timorously, "Let her go, dear," after the wife notices the young protagonist wears a wedding ring. The protagonist tells him she's pregnant, returning from the john, and needs to get back to her family. Instead, he squeezes her head in a vise-like grip, crushing her between his knee and the wall of the train. He kicks at the base of her spine, yelling stereotypical ethnic epithets while passengers ignore events. After the sample play and three monologues for performance, you will have learned how to write ethnographic dialogue and select appropriate scene settings. Also included are e-interviews with popular fiction writers.
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The Business of Writing

Practical Insights for Independent, Hybrid, and Traditionally Published Authors

Author: Kim Iverson Headlee

Publisher: Pendragon Cove Press

ISBN: 0997120266

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

View: 1967

2019 Edition Have you written a book but don’t know how to go about getting it published? Have you published a book but are hunting for more ways to improve your bottom line? Are you looking to distribute it in additional editions or sales channels? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, this is the book you have been looking for. The Business of Writing: Practical Insights for Independent, Hybrid, and Traditionally Published Authors is the go-to guide for everyone wishing to jump-start their writing careers. Whether you write fiction, nonfiction, screenplays, or poetry, discover the answers to such questions as: —Do I really need to incorporate, what “flavor” of company should I set up, and how do I take the plunge? —How do I manage my writing expenses and taxes? —What is an ISBN, where do I get one, and how many will I need? —What is an imprint and how do I establish one for my books? —What decisions must I face in the prepublication phase? —Do I need to register my book’s copyright and how do I accomplish it? What about using other copyrighted materials? —How on earth do I condense my 100K-word book to a 300-word description, let alone a 20-word tagline? —How do I select the best keywords for my book? —What makes for a great cover and how can I get one? —What do I need to know about book formatting, print as well as digital? —How can I turn my book into an audiobook? —How do I develop and refine my author brand? —How can I land invitations to speak at conferences and conventions? —I use several pseudonymns. How do I manage them all? —What’s an ARC? A media kit? A book trailer? A blog tour? —Do I really need to start a blog? Send out a newsletter? Dive into social media? Give away my books? —How do I price my book? Should I pick one price or vary it? Where are the best places to advertise my sale events? —How much is all of this going to cost me?? Don't feel overwhelmed by the publication and promotion process! Let award-winning, critically acclaimed author Kim Iverson Headlee give you the practical wisdom you need to stay on task and perhaps even come out ahead.
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Creative Blogging

Your First Steps to a Successful Blog

Author: Heather Wright-Porto

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430234288

Category: Computers

Page: 336

View: 9510

Creative Blogging shows you how to start blogging for the very first time to express your creativity, reach out and be heard—and even how to make money with your blog! You'll start at the right place: The beginning! Learn answers to the most important and popular questions: What is a blog? Do I need a blog? How do I get started? What do I blog about? How do I blog? Creative Blogging then takes you through the how-to aspects of blogging, so you can quickly learn the terminology and get started. You'll then be able to choose the right blogging tool for you! Soon, you'll be prepared to unleash your creativity! Like a good author, you'll learn how to find information to blog about, and how to express yourself in your blog in the ways that you want. Your creativity is what will make your blog successful, but every artist needs an audience. Creative Blogging reveals how to draw people to your site! You'll also discover how to work with images and video, how to integrate your blog with Twitter and Facebook, and even how to make money with your blog! Let your creativity bring your audience to you and your blog with Creative Blogging. What you’ll learnThis book is for beginners looking to start a new blog and let their creativity find their audience within the blogosphere. You'll learn the basics of how to blog, how to show your creative self on your blog, and how to find your audience. What a blog is—everything you need to know! How to choose the best blog tool for YOU! How to set up and organize your blog How to be creative in your blog's design and layout How to work with images to create a beautiful blog More advanced blog techniques and strategies Tools to promote your blog, increase visits, and make money! How to connect with popular social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook Where to find help, tools, tips and tricks Who this book is for Anyone creative who's never blogged before, but wants to reach an audience, be it for the purpose of business or pleasure. Table of Contents Where to Begin Blog Layout and Design Let’s Blog More Than Just Text Advanced Blog Design Setting up a Custom Domain Increasing Traffic & Visitor Tracking Social Network Integration Setting Up Shop HTML/CSS Basics Blogging Tips
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Das Leben und das Schreiben

Memoiren

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641054001

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 6288

„Ich schreibe so lange, wie der Leser davon überzeugt ist, in den Händen eines erstklassigen Wahnsinnigen zu sein.“ Stephen King Während der Genesung nach einem schweren Unfall schreibt Stephen King seine Memoiren – Leben und Schreiben sind eins. Ein unverzichtbarer Ratgeber für alle angehenden Schriftsteller und eine Fundgrube für alle, die mehr über den König des Horror-Genres erfahren wollen. Ein kluges und gleichzeitig packendes Buch über gelebte Literatur. »Eine Konfession.« Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
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Essentials of Business Communication

Author: Mary Ellen Guffey,Richard Almonte

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0176473351

Category: Business communication

Page: 529

View: 1148

Essentials of Business Communications is a must-have resource for students who are looking to succeed in today's technologically enhanced workplace. Retained in this new edition are the elements that have made it so successful - clear and concise examples, accurate model documents and strong practice exercises that do not overwhelm the students. The textbook/workbook format is a convenient all-in-one learning package. The text builds on grammar and mechanics skills to help students learn to effectively communicate in the business world.NETA TestbankThe Nelson Education Teaching Advantage (NETA) program delivers research-based resources that promote student engagement and higher-order thinking and enable the success of Canadian students and educators. This book’s premium testbank is designed to ensure top quality multiple-choice testing by avoiding common errors in question and test construction. If you want your students to achieve "beyond remembering", ask your Nelson Sales Representative how today!
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201 Great Ideas for Your Small Business

Author: Jane Applegate

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118067711

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 2537

Completely revised and updated edition of this very popular and successful small business book The first edition of 201 Great Ideas for Your Small Business was hailed by management guru and author Tom Peters as "Brilliantly researched. Brilliantly written. A gem of priceless value on almost every page. Read. Inhale. Absorb. Great Stuff!" In this completely updated third edition of 201 Great Ideas for Your Small Business, renowned small-business expert and consultant Jane Applegate shares new, powerful, creative, simple, and proven approaches for building a better small business. Details how business owners can use online marketing and social networking more effectively Offers timely strategies for thriving in challenging economic times Includes scores of real-life success stories and all-new interviews with small-business owners, experts, and VIP's including Guy Kawasaki, Kay Koplovitz, and Michael Bloomberg It may be small, but your business is a big deal to you, your customers, and employees. 201 Great Ideas provides lively, practical strategies to help you manage, grow, and promote your business.
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Wie man Freunde gewinnt

Die Kunst, beliebt und einflussreich zu werden

Author: Dale Carnegie

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104031479

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 7285

Dieses Buch zeigt Ihnen: - wie man Freunde gewinnt - wie man auf neuen Wegen zu neuen Zielen gelangt - wie man beliebt wird - wie man seine Umwelt beeinflußt - wie man mehr Ansehen erlangt - wie man im Beruf erfolgreicher wird - wie man Streit vermeidet - wie man ein guter Redner und brillanter Gesellschafter wird - wie man den Charakter seiner Mitmenschen erkennt - wie man seine Mitarbeiter anspornt und vieles mehr...
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Let's Get Digital: How To Self-Publish, And Why You Should (Third Edition)

Author: David Gaughran

Publisher: David Gaughran

ISBN: 9187109204

Category: Reference

Page: 310

View: 5463

*** Updated & Expanded Third Edition! *** Learn how to publish your work like a pro and start building your audience with the most comprehensive and up-to-date self-publishing guide on the market today. Packed with practical, actionable advice, Let's Get Digitaldelivers the very latest best practices on publishing your work and finding readers. · Boost your writing career with marketing strategies that are proven to sell more books. · Get expert tips on platform building, blogging and social media. · Discover which approaches are best for selling fiction vs. non-fiction. · Implement powerful ways to make your ebooks more discoverable. · Increase your visibility by optimizing keywords and categories. · Weigh the pros and cons of Kindle Unlimited, and find out exactly how to tweak your promotional plans depending on whether you stay exclusive to Amazon or opt for wider distribution. And that's just for starters... Praise for Let's Get Digital: "Let's Get Digital is a must read for anyone considering self-publishing." -- JA Konrath, bestselling author of Trapped, Origin, and Whiskey Sour. "Even with my background as an indie writer, I picked up several valuable tips...this is simply the best book about the ebook revolution that I have read." -- Michael Wallace, bestselling author of the Righteous series. "Credible and comprehensive. I'd recommend it to any writer who is considering self-publishing or anyone interested in the current state of publishing." -- Big Al's Books and Pals - 5 stars. "It should be THE starting point for anyone considering self-publishing today. This book is a Pixel Pick, and should be considered required reading for any Indie author." -- Pixel of Ink. *** Table of Contents *** Introduction to the 3rd edition, January 2018 Introduction to the 1st edition, July 2011 PART ONE: HOW TO PUBLISH A BOOK 1. Writing to Market 2. Finding a Proper Editor 3. Covers, Blurbs, Taglines 4. Building Your Book 5. Pricing to Sell 6. Optimizing Metadata—Keywords & Categories 7. Distribution: Wide or Exclusive? 8. Your First Readers 9. Platform Building & Related Terrors 10. Planning for Success PART TWO: THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION 11. Birth of the Kindle 12. Pirates! 13. The Lure of Self-Publishing 14. Myths, Shibboleths, Zombie Memes 15. Scammers & Weasels 16. The Age of the Algorithm 17. How the Kindle Store Works 18. Paperbacks, Short Stories. Reviews, Practicalities 19. Starting from Zero 20. Resources PART THREE: SUCCESS STORIES
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Marketing Shortcuts for the Self-Employed

Leverage Resources, Establish Online Credibility and Crush Your Competition

Author: Patrick Schwerdtfeger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118078075

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 7058

A quick guide to effective techniques that will boost your business today Want the juicy marketing secrets that save time and get results quickly for your business? Then this is the book for you. Marketing Secrets for the Self-Employed offers a detailed plan for entrepreneurs, small business owners, salespeople, and service professionals. Filled with effective tactics and strategies ready to apply immediately, this guide supplies a complete toolkit to leverage resources, establish online credibility, and crush your competition! Provides practical strategies to promote your business using powerful online tools Each chapter can be read in 10 minutes or less and offers an itemized to-do list at the end Author has personally used these strategies to promote his business online and has helped dozens of companies do the same If you're ready to take immediate action and see results quickly for your business, Marketing Secrets for the Self-Employed has all the tools and techniques you need!
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Communicate with Confidence

How to Say It Right the First Time and Every Time, Revised and Expanded Edition

Author: Dianna Booher

Publisher: AudioInk

ISBN: 1613392311

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 880

Need to sell a new marketing idea to your boss? Handle a sticky problem with a colleague? Calm an irate customer? Good news! You'll never be at a loss for words after reading Communicate with Confidence!(r).1,042 Tips to improve your communication and interpersonal skills!You will learn how to: Establish credibility and show concern Transition from criticizing to coaching Listen to negotiate so that everybody feels like a winner Give clear instructions Give and receive usable feedback Ask appropriate questions and answer questions appropriately to gain cooperation Present ideas persuasively and communicate across gender and cultural lines"
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How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Private Investigation Business

Author: Michael Cavallaro

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601383312

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 1825

This book was written for anyone who has considered working in the field of private investigation and decided that it would be ideal for them. How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Private Investigation Business will teach you everything you need to know about the profession, starting with the basics of what you can expect and which preconceptions are just Hollywood fancy. You will discern the key differences between a private investigator and a police officer and why those who want to be the latter should consider all their options before getting into private work. You will learn how to choose a niche of investigation and how to think critically. You will pick up tips on how to investigate a case and perform all of your necessary functions legally. Understand how to hire and keep a qualified professional staff, meet IRS requirements, manage and train employees, generate high-profile public relations and publicity, and implement low-cost internal marketing ideas. You will learn how to build your business by using low- and no-cost ways to satisfy customers, as well as methods to increase sales and have customers refer others to you. This book imparts thousands of insider tips and useful guidelines, including case studies of real world successful private investigation businesses. Discover how to hire contractors and attract clients. Determine which licenses, liability insurance, contracts, and forms you will need, such as privacy agreements. You will find out what tools you need, including the right camera and lenses. Employ modern computer equipment to accent your investigations and use the internet to search through public records, private databases, and courthouse records to speed up the process. Learn how to perform background investigations, interviews, and surveillance and the basics of each type of investigation. Learn how to draw up a winning business plan using the companion CD-ROM with an actual business plan you can use in Microsoft Word™. Familiarize yourself with basic cost control systems, copyright and trademark issues, branding, management, legal concerns, sales and marketing techniques, and pricing formulas.
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One simple idea

so machen Sie aus Ihren Ideen eine Goldmine und lassen andere für sich arbeiten

Author: Stephen Key

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783942888516

Category:

Page: 331

View: 6989

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More Information Than You Require

Author: John Hodgman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101653493

Category: Humor

Page: 400

View: 1777

The New York Times bestseller by Famous Minor Television Personality John Hodgman?The Daily Show?s ?Resident Expert? and the ?PC? in the iconic Apple ads?picks up exactly where his first book left off. In fact, ?the new volume is in every way a continuation of Areas of My Expertise, except in the ways it?s clearly superior.?(The Onion AV Club) In 2005, John Hodgman published his first compendium of Complete World Knowledge, The Areas of My Expertise, a handy volume of fake trivia and made-up facts. Hodgmania was born. Virtually overnight, John Hodgman was whisked from tweedy obscurity to the high ether of minor celebrity. And from his strange new vantage point as a Famous Minor Television Personality, Hodgman realized that there is some world knowledge yet to be documented. And so he returned to exactly where he had left off?namely, page 256 of the paperback edition of The Areas of My Expertise. And he brought with him: MORE INFORMATION THAN YOU REQUIRE Which, naturally, begins on page 257. Like its predecessor, More Information than You Require consists of brief articles, overlong lists, frighteningly complex charts, and beguiling narratives on new and familiar themes such as: THE PAST (because there is always more of it) THE FUTURE (because they say there is still some left) MOLE-MEN (including a list of 700 Mole-man names) GAMBLING, THE SPORT OF THE ATHSMATIC MAN (including hermit crab racing) CRYPTOGEOGRAPHY (including Canada) HOW TO BE A FAMOUS MINOR TELEVISION PERSONALITY (Hint: Go on television) AND NOW, the relatively pocket-sized and inexpensive paperback edition includes even more MORE INFORMATION THAN YOU REQUIRE, updated to include the very latest in implausibility. PLUS!: This paperback edition includes a special self-expanding fold-out edition of THE TAXONOMY OF COMPLETE WORLD KNOWLEDGE, which you have probably never seen before because it has been carefully hidden. UNTIL NOW. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Sprint

Wie man in nur fünf Tagen neue Ideen testet und Probleme löst

Author: Jake Knapp,Braden Kowitz,John Zeratsky

Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft

ISBN: 3864149061

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 8010

Unternehmer, Gründer und Teams stehen täglich vor der Herausforderung: Womit soll man zuerst anfangen, worauf sich am meisten fokussieren? Und wie viele Diskussionen und Meetings sind nötig, bevor man ganz sicher die garantiert richtige Lösung hat? Die Folge ist, dass allzu oft das Projekt auf der Stelle tritt und man überhaupt nicht vorwärtskommt. Dafür gibt es eine geniale Lösung: Sprint. Die ist ein einzigartiger, innovativer und narrensicherer Prozess, mit dem sich die härtesten Probleme in nur fünf Tagen lösen lassen – von Montag bis Freitag. Der Entwickler Jake Knapp entwarf diesen Prozess bei und für Google, wo er seither in allen Bereichen genutzt wird. Zusammen mit John Zeratsky und Braden Kowitz hat er darüber hinaus bereits mehr als 100 Sprints in Firmen aus unterschiedlichen Bereichen durchgeführt. Der Sprint-Prozess bietet praktische Hilfe für Unternehmen aller Größen, vom kleinen Start-up bis hin zum Fortune-100-Unternehmen. Die Methode ist auch für alle anderen bewährt, die vor einem großen Problem stehen, schnell eine Idee testen oder einfach eine Möglichkeit schnell ergreifen wollen.
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Patient Null

Roman

Author: Jonathan Maberry

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641043328

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8531

»Die Nacht der lebenden Toten« meets Michael Crichton! Als Detective Joe Ledger den Terroristen Javad Mustapha mit zwei Kugeln niederstreckt, scheint der Auftrag erledigt: Der Feind ist tot. Vier Tage später erfährt Ledger jedoch, dass Mustapha von den Toten zurückgekehrt ist. Die Terroristen haben in einem Geheimlabor ein Virus entwickelt, mit dem sie Menschen in Zombies verwandeln können. Für Ledger beginnt ein beispielloser Alptraum ...
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The Design of Everyday Things

Psychologie und Design der alltäglichen Dinge

Author: Norman Don

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800648105

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 872

Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“
Posted in Business & Economics

Marketing Imagination

New, Expanded Edition

Author: Theodore Levitt

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0029190908

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 238

View: 5307

A unique approach to the marketing/ management concept discusses product and marketing objectives, the relationship between client and supplier, the industrialization of service, and other facets of effective marketing strategies
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