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From why case studies are important to how much Michelangelo's home is being sold for, and everything in between, this issue of The Content Letter is AWESOME!

Includes content about:

* Who is warring over online advertising
* How many authors Amazon says is successful
* A controversy over how many physical bookstores Amazon plans to open
* Which social media site had the worst stock day ever
* How to win the content marketing battle
* What happens when Korean girls try American barbecue for the first time
* Would you want to live for 10,000 years?
* 6 ways to publish case studies

And a whole lot more!

Check it out: http://eepurl.com/bPT1j5
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Case studies are among the top three most influential types of content online. They fall in right behind white papers and significantly higher than blog posts, videos, e-mail, social media, infographics, slideshows, podcasts, and e-books. In other words, they’re pretty darn important if you want to reach your target audience and close the sale.
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There is some awesome stuff going on with pipeline management, fintech, and other industries regarding the Internet-of-Things and other technological developments. Plus, why lawyers should self-publish more books, why indie authors aren't getting more Amazon reviews, and a ton more in this issue of The Content Letter. http://eepurl.com/bNlEiL
<>, internet of things The future is now. In this issue of The Content Letter, you'll become more intimately acquainted with artificial intelligence, gravitational waves, baby monitor hacking, automotive technology, and the underground Internet-of-Things.
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The 4 key components to authority in white paper publishing:

* Purpose
* Research
* Objectivity
* Reputation

See how they work together to make your white papers more authoritative.
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Awesome content in the Happy New Years issue of The Content Letter, including:

* How to advance with long-term planning
* The benefits of location-based social media
* Who is leading the world in #fintech
* Which company was approved for selling stock through Blockchain
* The flying car prepped for air tests in the U.S.
* Where the world's largest solar panel is soon to be
* How forensics experts re-created the face of Jesus
* Why print books and physical book stores are on the rise again
* Who's suing Lyft, and why
* Two independent author nonfiction case studies

And a ton more! 

Plus, a new year's discount exclusive to The Content Letter readers good until the end of New Year's Day. Get your discount code inside.
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There is no better way to position your startup business as an authority than by creating great content over and over again. It isn't so much what you say about yourself, but what others say about you. Let your content do the talking. As your content reflects your knowledge and expertise, your audience will come to know you as the authority in your niche. It's almost magical, but in reality, it's pure science.
Guest blogger Allen Taylor discusses how to make your startup an authority in your field.
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The link that got me excited this week was the Forbes FinTech 50 list. It's probably because I've been spending my time lately writing in that niche. 

At any rate, you could say this issue of The Content Letter is about science and technology, and book publishing. As always, there are some big ideas to explore.

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<>, Forbes FinTech 50 The link that got me excited this week was the Forbes FinTech 50 list. It's probably because I've been spending my time lately writing in that niche. FreshBooks is my latest snag, and I've got several bylines at FundRise, which is on that Forbes top 50 list.
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Kevin Kruse didn’t get into independent publishing for the money. He sees it as a way to reach more people with a message that falls into a tight, narrow niche in the Amazon publishing ecosystem.
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Some good reasons why lawyers should consider self-publishing books.
Why self-publish? It doesn't matter what area of law you practice, you can boost your business with a book that you write and publish yourself.
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From the periodic table of elements to what's going on in independent publishing, here are your definitive links for this week.

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<>, periodic table Last week, I decided to publish the official Happy New Year issue of The Content Letter, only because I had so many links that were just pure awesomesauce. As a result, this week turned out to be slim pickings--for two reasons: The holidays bit me in the bohunkus ...
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Eric Goldman has a different approach to e-book publishing. A professor at the Santa Clara University School of Law, he decided to write and publish a book along with another law school professor on a subject he teaches about. He isn’t in it for the money. Rather, he saw a need for a low-cost niche textbook and took advantage of the market opportunity.

“I’ve been teaching Internet law for two decades, so I’ve been thinking about Internet publishing matters for quite some time,” he said.

The title of his e-book is “Advertising & Marketing Law: Cases and Materials”. It also has a print book component.
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SEC Approves Plan to Issue Stock Via Bitcoin’s Blockchain

Over the past year, Overstock and its freethinking CEO, Patrick Byrne, have developed technology for issuing financial securities by way of the blockchain, the vast online ledger underpinning the bitcoin digital currency. The blockchain is essentially an enormous database that runs across a global network of independent computers. With bitcoin, this ledger tracks the exchange of money. But it can also track the exchange of anything else that holds value, including stocks, bonds, and other financial securities. Overstock has already used the blockchain to issue private bonds, which did not require explicit regulatory approval. Now, the SEC has told the company it can issue public securities in much the same way.
Federal regulators, in a significant shift in how financial securities will be distributed and traded, have approved a plan to issue stock via the Internet.
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  • Taylored Content
    Owner, 2013 - present
    Freelance content writer, ghostwriter, and blogger. I create unique premium content designed to get other noticed.
  • Garden Gnome Publications
    Writer, Poet, Publisher, 2005 - present
    Published fiction writer and poet. Take submissions, read work, and publish what I like from others.
  • Curved Marketing
    Chief Operations Officer - Overlord of the best content creators on the planet, 2011 - 2013
    Chief Operations Officer. Managed blogs, articles, social media, website content creation, and various online marketing processes for the business and our clients.
  • Taylor and Associates
    Internet Marketing Consultant in Adams County, Pa., 2012
    Local Internet marketing consultant for small businesses.
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    Content Production Manager, 2006 - 2010
    Managed blog content ghostwriting for a variety of clients in a variety of industries.
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    Content Production Manager, 2006 - 2006
    Managed the article marketing process for clients.
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    Battle Captain. Served as eyes and ears of the battalion commander and supervised staff of enlisted men who collected information from our area of operations and routed it to the appropriate department within the battalion for action. Managed the information hub for the battalion around the clock.
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    Editor In Chief, 2000 - 2004
    Researched and wrote news, feature, and sports articles for weekly community newspaper. Also assigned articles to staff writers and photographers. Attended public meetings and reported on them. Edited the newspaper and laid out each edition before sending it to the press for production. Wrote columns and editorials. Won major and minor industry awards.
  • Texas National Guard
    Armor Officer, 1997 - 2005
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I grew up in Texas and consider myself somewhat of a connoisseur of authentic Mexican food. Tanias Mexican Restaurant is one of the best Mexican food restaurants in the area. The food is excellent.
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T.J. Rockwell's is one of the nicest restaurants in this area. At least, that I've seen. I live in Adams County - Latimore Township to be exact - and we have to drive a good ways to eat nice food at a reasonable price. Being from Dallas, Texas originally, T.J. Rockwell's reminds me of the type of restaurants I would eat at on a regular basis, but those restaurants are few and far between in Adams County. You have to go to Gettysburg, York, or Harrisburg. I'm speaking more specifically about atmosphere, though the food at T.J. Rockwell's is good and not overly expensive. The service can sometimes be slow, but the wait staff is courteous and friendly.
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I love this little Irish pub. The wait staff are cordial and fast (most of the time). The food is awesome and the atmosphere is friendly and welcoming.
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Being from Texas where steak is the state food, it's not really fair of me to give a review, but I do like Hoss's. It's got a good atmosphere and the prices are reasonable. The food isn't bad.
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Flapjacks isn't anything to speak of. The food is cheap so it won't bankrupt you, but you won't write home about it either. The service is a little shoddy. I probably wouldn't go back there except that I attend a monthly group meeting there. I wouldn't recommend it, but it's not so bad that you'll get sick.
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I love the Ragged Edge. Good sandwiches and good coffee. Above all, it's a nice friendly atmosphere with great monthly poetry readings a little artwork with style.
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