December 27, 2012 at 6:17 PMOccasionally people will ask me and my husband, Robert, to share our wisdom about creating a website and managing an online community, as we've been running Violinist.com since what feels like the dawn of the Internet. Well, Robert has written a book on this very topic, called "How to Make Money Publishing Community News Online."
Violinist.com just celebrated its 16th birthday -- it officially was born on Christmas 1996, when Robert gave me the domain name as a gift, and I looked at him, completely puzzled, and said, "What do I do with this?"
We continue to come up with the answer! Robert and I actually met in graduate journalism school at Indiana University, and while I've spent a lot of time teaching and fiddling, Robert has had quite a journey in online publishing. His first "online" gig was as the first full-time manager of the Rocky Mountain News' website in Colorado, then as a producer for the Los Angeles Times' website, then teaching online journalism at the University of Southern California. He gathered a lot of wisdom along the way; his book is a summation of that knowledge. It also contains, in the back, an easy-to-understand tutorial on using statistics in writing.
I hope you enjoy it, and if you like it, please tell your friends about it and submit a review to Amazon. Happy new year!
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