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The 21 most popular novels of the year so far

The beauty of fiction writing is its ability to take the reader into captivating imagined worlds, from fantasy-like environments to tales set back in time.<p>Every year, Amazon pulls together its most popular print books of the year​. Based on sales numbers and updated daily, the list is a good …

Books

See How Refugees Use Selfies to Document Their Journey

Refugees take a selfie after arriving on the island of Lesbos in Greece.<br>Patrick Witty for TIME<p>1 of 16<p>Refugees fleeing war-torn territory have come to …

Photographers

‘Batman V Superman’ Is Doing Everything Right With This New Viral Marketing Campaign

Deep down, we all know that "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice" is a fictional story and there are no superheroes duking it out in our skies. But …

Amazon just launched its Etsy killer: Handmade

Hold onto your hand-stitched pillows and monogrammed tote bags Etsy (ETSY) lovers, there’s a new craft site in town.<p>On Thursday, Amazon (AMZN) …

eCommerce

Volkswagen’s US boss knew about emissions problem in 2014

Emissions cheating software "switched on" in Europe as VW America chief Michael Horn faces grilling by US congress<p>"Defeat devices" used to cheat in pollution tests on Volkswagen's diesel-powered cars were actively employed in Europe, according to reports in the German press.<p>The claim came as the …

Volkswagen

13 Annoying Email Mistakes Even Smart People Make | Inc.com

How good are you at email? We all complain about getting too much of it, and we all try to cut down the time we spend on it. Yet in our email-driven business world, it remains a primary form of communication, something we spend a large part of every workday doing. The amount of time we spend on it …

Time I

Why Content Is King (and Promotion Is Key) - Copyblogger

Today’s guest on Hack the Entrepreneur is a nomadic entrepreneur, bestselling author, travel blogger, and adviser.<p>He has been traveling since 2006 …

Content Marketing

In Bringing Ad Blocking to iPhones, Apple Gives Itself a Boost

The move encourages brands to buy in-app ads rather than traditional online ads, where Google leads.<p>Apple’s move to make ad-blocking software available on the iPhone is a double-barreled effort to boost the health of the so-called app economy, while undermining arch rival Google, which dominates …

Digital Advertising

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Here's how a Google glitch propelled BuzzFeed to become a $1.5 billion company.</b> BuzzFeed founder and CEO Jonah Peretti explained that a bug in Google that de-indexed the website from search "actually caused us to go all in on social."<p><b>2. Peretti also also revealed that Snapchat generates 21% of</b> …

Advertising

How to Shake a Negative Brand Image Using Mobile Marketing

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The mobile revolution has made it clear to brands what an amazing platform it is for them to reach consumers and communicate their ideals, message and values. But as is usually the case with new emerging technologies, we are really only …

Mobile Marketing

Top Paid Social Media Hacks of All Time

It’s never been more important to include paid social media as part of your digital marketing strategy. Between the completely ineffective reach of …

Infographic: Factors that make a successful email marketing campaign

I have a rule that I will subscribe to emails only if I love the brand and believe I'll actually use the coupons and information it will send.<p>Until I …

Marketing

School principal takes to social media as bullying video goes viral

Johannesburg - A Johannesburg primary school's principal has taken to Facebook to respond to a bullying video that has gone viral.<p>"We mourn the …

Marketing

Teen Who Offers to Protect Police Officer at Gas Station Goes Viral

Police officer Tommi Jones Kelley was pumping gas in Houston recently when she realized someone was standing behind her and turned to see “this …

Viral

Instagram for Business: 4 Powerful Insights | Inc.com

In an industry that's constantly changing and being updated, new data on social media trends reveal actionable insights that can help improve your marketing in a major way. Instagram has been skyrocketing in popularity since its debut in 2010, and marketers have tried to tap into the potential that …

Color Management

McDonald's Killed Burger King's McWhopper, so We Made it Ourselves

Burger King's marketing team has always been better than its culinary team, and their latest publicity stunt (and let's be clear, this is <i>definitely</i> a publicity stunt) is one of the best I've ever seen. Their proposal? That on September 21st, World Peace Day, Burger King and arch-rival McDonald's …

Burger King

The Social Media Handbook: Five Tips For Entrepreneurs Looking To Leverage The Internet

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Social media: two words, which have become loaded with meaning, misunderstanding and momentum over the past ten years. As a new business, it is …

Marketing

How Google Could Rig the 2016 Election

Google has the ability to drive millions of votes to a candidate with no one the wiser.<p>America’s next president could be eased into office not just by TV ads or speeches, but by Google’s secret decisions, and no one—except for me and perhaps a few other obscure researchers—would know how this was …

Obama Administration
Email Marketing

The 7 Secrets to the Most Effective Social-Media Campaigns

This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>I’ve resisted social media advertising for a long time, believing that there are a host of free tools and free strategies that can help your business grow on social media organically.<p>What I’ve come to find out (and I’d imagine many of you have discovered this …

Marketing

Decisions, decisions: Mobile app or mobile website? - Mobile Marketing

Web-hosting and domain name registrar 34SP.com recently surveyed 1,000 UK mobile users for their 'UK Mobile Usage Study 2015'. Their findings show …

Mobile

Mobile Video Is The Future Of Mobile Advertising

The Interactive Advertising Bureau has released a report showing that mobile advertising last year was a $31.9 billion dollar industry, growing 65%. …

AdTech

Which digital marketing tactics provide biggest bang for your buck?

One real estate agent tries out Instagram on a whim and ends up netting $700,000 in sales and two referrals.<p>Another knows she is underinvesting in …

Marketing

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his choices One in five doesn’t represent over 300 years of women in literature: a response What is missing: …

Literature

These 12 Hiking Spots In Indiana Are Completely Out Of This World

The suspension bridge in Turkey Run State Park is both exciting and terrifying to walk across. The park itself is a very gorgeous place for an …

Sweat It Out with the Tone It Up Girls for a Bombshell Bod

Exercise 1 Deadlift to Upright Row<p>Stand tall, holding a pair of dumbbells in front of your thighs, palms facing your body <b>(A)</b>. Keeping your back flat, slowly hinge forward at the hips and lower the weights toward your shins <b>(B)</b>. Squeeze your glutes to return to standing, keeping the weights close to …