Yearly Archives: 2012

December 20th Top Ten Twitter Tweets

December 20th Top Ten Twitter Tweets

Today is National Go Caroling Day … perfect for this time of the year.  1    Book awards are in the book mix again. USA Book News offers paid up Author U members a $10 discount when entering book awards contest. Here’s the link to get yours: http://usabooknews.com/authoru.html 
 

 
2    Hurry and reserve your seat! Early Bird ends December 27th. Learn the 6 Must-Focus-On Areas to Build Readership, Increase Book Sales and Gain Exposure as an Author …

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Words Have Power … Words Heal … Use Yours

Words Have Power … Words Heal … Use Yours

One person can make a difference—many will build a strong and thriving community. And one person can shatter a community, harming many and in some cases destroying the essence of their very breath, leaving their families and friends gasping.
 Such a person surfaced Saturday a.m. shortly after midnight in a dark theater in the community that Author U was seeded in—Aurora, Colorado—and what the media has labeled the Colorado Movie Massacre.  Just five months …

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Publishing Rip-offs, Scams and Predators

Publishing Rip-offs, Scams and Predators

Have you ever been around someone; read something; or seen something … and you want to get in a shower or a hot bath and soak the slime off?

That’s exactly how I feel when I read about the gobbling up that involves the granddaddy of all Vanity Presses—Author Solutions as the mother ship to Booktango, Inkubook, iUniverse, Trafford, Xlibris, Wordclay, AuthorHive, Pallbrio and Hollywood Pitch. Did you know that Author Solutions and its various …

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Top Twitter Tweets for December 6, 2012

Top Twitter Tweets for December 6, 2012

 
Bend down, slip them on … Today is Put on Your Own Shoe Day … hmmm, is there someone out there who would have put them on for you???                        
 
“I don’t care if a reader hates one of my stories, just as long as he finishes the book.” – Roald Dahl
 
Today, Your Guide to Book Publishing will focus on marketing strategies for fiction …

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Top 10 Twitter Tweets for November 29th

Top 10 Twitter Tweets for November 29th

 
Today, Your Guide to Book Publishing will focus business strategies and blogging for authors. Tune in at 6 Eastern, 5 Central, 4 Mountain, 3 Pacific and for our out-of-the-country members and followers … you are going to have to do the clock crunching for your time zone. Remember—you can go to the AuthorU.org website, scroll down on the Home page and see the last five shows—just click and you are instantly there!
Here’s your Top Ten …

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Tis the season for Authors and Parties …

Tis the season for Authors and Parties …

Over the summer, one of my author friends shared her joy about a niece that had married. Then she added the hiccup—over 30 people had shown up for the sit down reception dinner that hadn’t RSVP’d. A huge snafu for those who had and a massive headache for the bride’s family … meaning mother. The word spread; friends of the bride’s mother quickly stepped in, giving up their dinner spots and dinner—all to the rude …

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Top 10 Twitter Tweets for November 15th from Author U

Top 10 Twitter Tweets for November 15th from Author U

 
Today is Clean Out the Refrigerator Day … make yours look snappy and you will be happy! (maybe)

 
Today, Your Guide to Book Publishing will focus Kickstater—a way to gather moneys from fans and new friends to support your book project. Tune in at 6 Eastern, 5 Central, 4 Mountain, 3 Pacific and for our out-of-the-country members and followers … you are going to have to do the clock crunching for your time zone. Remember—you can …

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