Chatbox Manners: The Field Guide to Digital Etiquette is the synthesis of traditional
etiquette practices and our need to use modern-day communications tools. In this book I
advocate common sense rules of interactive civility, and offer new ways look critically at the
digital tools that have have pushed us toward behaviors beyond the horizon of good manners and courtesy. Chatbox Manners introduces “New Rules for Digital Engagement” for cellphone use, texting, webcam communications, social media posts, email and more. People are losing jobs, getting evicted, being arrested or losing credibility because of what they enter into the chatbox, or open field where written text is put to communicate with others on social media sites. Others are losing friends, acquaintances and even marriages because of how they wield the other chatbox, their cellphone. Chatbox Manners addresses the need for a digital manners protocol that provides guardrails for interaction in this increasingly connected and transparent world of
Frankly, Chatbox Manners should be required reading for public consumption. Specifically speaking, however, the audiences this book would immediately appeal to include: Collegiate business professors who may offer the book as a supplemental text / Recent college graduates seeking an edge in landing their first full-time job / Career and guidance counselors at the high school and college level / Human Resource departments looking to prepare new hires for the campus-to-corporate transition / Corporate or workforce training programs (in bulk) / Community career resource centers / Career coaches / Workplace gifts
I would like a book cover design that is smart, interesting and eye-catching. See attached guidelines (pages 7-10) for details on this 5.5"x8.5" book. The design could be literal, using the elements of digital communications and etiquette or abstract and clever.