Monthly Archives: November 2012

DPP004: Hideous eBook Covers, A Membership Site Idea for Any Niche, and 11 More Ideas

In this episode of the Digital Publishing Podcast (which you can also find a transcript of below if audio isn’t your thing), I cover 13 different topics and ideas from a tip on how to keep yourself from creating hideous ebook covers to a great membership site idea for any niche. […]

November 29th, 2012|

Why I No Longer Follow Back Every Single Person Who Follows Me on Twitter

It used to be my policy to follow everyone back who followed me on Twitter. I figured there was no reason not to. It didn’t hurt me at all and following people who follow you is just a nice gesture, right? Plus I wanted to have as many followers as possible. […]

November 26th, 2012|

The Mass Book Review #1

This is a Book Review that doesn’t appear in the main feed or on the front page of The Backlight. If you see it in your email or RSS reader, it’s a mistake. Sorry!

1. The Ultimate Kindle Publishing Resource Kit

This book is not very good. Several of the links included don’t work. None […]

November 24th, 2012|

DPP003: Story Podcasting, Facebook Page SEO, A Unique Product Idea, and 15 More Topics

Some might recall that I started a podcast back in January. I recorded only one episode. It kind of sucked. Then I recorded another episode last week. It also kind of sucked. This is the third episode of the newly renamed Digital Publishing Podcast (DPP), and I think I’ve finally hit on a great format. […]

November 22nd, 2012|

A Clever Way of Getting Bloggers to Write About Your Product

I saw this on a product’s sales page and thought it was a pretty awesome idea. […]

November 19th, 2012|

4 Lessons Learned from Selling a Blog for 4 Figures

So last month I sold one of my blogs for four figures. This was the first big-ish sale of a blog that I’ve made, and I came away from the experience a little wiser. Here’s what I learned. […]

November 16th, 2012|

Announcing My New Magazine, Digital Publishing Lab, and How to Get it for Free

A couple months ago the idea to start a magazine related to what I write about here on The Backlight popped into my head, and the first issue is now live. […]

November 14th, 2012|

6 Non-Stupid Uses of Pinterest’s New Secret Boards Feature [INFOGRAPHIC]

Pinterest announced last week the addition of secret boards that are private. I’ve seen some sites discuss uses for them but all of the ideas were stupid. This original infographic shows 6 non-stupid uses for secret boards. […]

November 12th, 2012|

This Might Be the Easiest Way to Get New Twitter Followers if You’re a Blogger

Most of us are looking for interesting people to follow on Twitter, but a lot of the time we aren’t actively thinking about finding people to follow. Here’s a great tip for you bloggers that requires no trickery, no gimmick, no plugin, and minimal effort on your part. […]

November 9th, 2012|

A New Design, a Change of Direction, and the Return of Infographic Academy

It’s time yet again for another season of change. Here’s a rundown of what’s been going on here recently and what you can expect in the future. […]

November 7th, 2012|