Monthly Archives: July 2013

Top Twitter Tweets for Week of July 25th

Top Twitter Tweets for Week of July 25th

It’s National Culinarians Day …  if you like to cook, this is your day. Create a new recipe whip up a favorite.  is a special day for anyone who cooks.
DON’T Forget to sign up for the AU Member BBQ August 3rd
 
Book Awards … to get special Author U discount through July—here’s $20 USA Book News Awards—you must enter this month for Awards announced in November.
http://www.usabooknews.com/2013usabestbookawards.html (Special through
7-31-2013: 4-month book listing on USABookNews.com for every entry)
 
http://www.internationalbookawards.com/ …

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Book Marketing Myth #2: Publicity Sells Tons of Books

Book Marketing Myth #2: Publicity Sells Tons of Books

Getting on a Major TV Show will Sell Tons of Books and a Publicist will Get Me On for Sure!

If I have heard it once, I have heard it over a thousand times. “I don’t want to market my books … I just want to write.”
I get it … many authors would rather just be writing. After all, the blood and guts, heart and soul are already in the book. What else could anyone …

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Book Marketing Myth #1: It’s Not for Me …

Book Marketing Myth #1: It’s Not for Me …

Really … If not for you, then who?  
I need a “professional” to market my book is what too many authors think and say. Stop it. Reframe your thinking and your marketing strategies. Whoever put that out had to be a “professional book marketer” … its utter nonsense. Of course you can market, and should market your book.

Who best knows it?
Who best has the passion for it?
Who best gets the agony and ecstasy?
Who …

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Literary Agents Looking for New Authors

Literary Agents Looking for New Authors

Anyone looking for a literary agent should become familiar pronto with the Guide to Literary Agents, the bible for finding literary representation.

Over 500 agents are listed with specifics about who and what they represent best. It also includes tidbits on how to pitch to them.
In a recent issue of Writers Digest, five literary agents were identified as looking for new authors in a variety of genres. Each of the websites identified include submission guidelines. All request that …

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Authors Tweeter Tweets for the 4th of July

Authors Tweeter Tweets for the 4th of July

         
It’s the 4th of July in America … an amazing day where we celebrate our Freedom, our Voices and our Vision. Make sure you  words carry your vision and voice … the gift that Freedom brings each of us.

Are you missing Mentoring Mondays? … join Amy Collins and Judith Briles for a live open discussion on … anything authoring and publishing! If you’ve got a question, bring it… you’ll get an answer. Or just …

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