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Masterful book writing,
This review is from: Mastering Online Marketing: 12 World Class Strategies That Cut Through the Hype and Make Real Money on the Internet (Paperback)
Most of us who hang out on the Internet find ourselves suckered by those offers of books or "just $97" or "just $27." We forget the truth: we can just go to the library and get a head start on a good marketing education.
I'm recommending this book to folks who are clueless about getting started on the Internet. It's an excellent overview -- clear and well-written in step by step format.
As a web site copywriter myself, I wish Meyerson had emphasized the importance of copy. There's a nice quote from copywriting guru Lorrie Morgan-Ferrero (p. 86), but it's in the design section.
Just about every Internet marketing guru says copywriting is the single most important skill for Internet marketers, so this chapter could have been much longer. I would also encourage newbies to start with copy and strategy rather than calling the designer first (which is what most people do).
And I wish we had a section on features vs benefits with examples of bullet points.
Still, this book is one of the best (if not *the* best) I've seen for broad overviews of Internet marketing. You can always dig deeper once you've got a sense of the basics.