I didn't know that part of the reason that I was offered the newspaper was that a competing magazine had been created and advertisers for my (soon to be) newspaper were being enticed away partly because the competitor was a glossy and partly because the standard of the newspaper had dropped because the former editor had lost interest. So I had to compete on the two fronts: improve the standard of the newspaper and stop the hemorrhaging of advertisers.
If you have a great idea for a book, but you don’t want to go about the traditional routes to get it published, there are still options. Maybe you've tried the traditional publishing routes and have only gotten bombarded with rejections. Or, maybe you simply want to get what you have to say in print and you aren’t concerned about hitting the bestseller list (although there have been self-published books that made it into the best sellers).
If you’re building a home goods or lifestyle e-business, the multitude of online platforms can be overwhelming. How do you know which platform will best reach your target audience and have the highest success rate?
Whether or not you write at all, as a hobby or for a living, you’ve heard someone say, "Write what you know," at least once in your life. This is a great quip offering a great place to start for an inexperienced writer. However, if all you're ever doing is writing what you already know, how will you ever learn anything new?