Monthly Archives: December 2015

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of December 31

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of December 31

 
 Today
Author U –Your Guide to Book Publishing, host Dr. Judith Briles of The Book Shepherd digs into a variety of writing and publishing insights each show. During December, she will focus on strategies to kickstart your publishing success … or reboot it. Today her guest is Julie Schoerke, the author’s literary publicist – a celebration of ideas to push your book for the coming year. You don’t want to miss this—it will be another fast …

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Thank You from AuthorU to Authors Worldwide

Thank You from AuthorU to Authors Worldwide

December is always the month that has too, too much packed into it. There’s the year-end “I’ve got to get this done NOW” push. Then there’s the more events, parties and gatherings to attend and host not to mention the shopping pressure. In between, there’s the desire to just STOP, sit back and marvel at the variety of images, colors, lights and “the feeling in the air” that explodes during this time of the year.

This …

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Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips December 25

Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips December 25

 
Position Yourself as the Expert for Media

 
Happy Christmas to all! I love it when my colleagues share tidbits that can help authors to move forward in book and author success. The Publicity Hound, Joan Stewart reminds all of three essential things to do to “hook” the media.
1.        Get on the phone early. Not only should you pitch your story, news via email to the newsroom or outlet … get on the phone. Talk to a …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of December 24

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of December  24

 
 Today
Author U –Your Guide to Book Publishing, host Dr. Judith Briles of The Book Shepherd digs into a variety of writing and publishing insights each show. During December, she will focus on strategies to kickstart your publishing success … or reboot it. Today her guest is Kelly Johnson, the author’s perfect virtual assistant – a celebration of tools that really worked for authrs this year. You don’t want to miss this—it will be another fast …

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Awakening Your Author and Book Spirit during the Holidays.

Awakening Your Author and Book Spirit during the Holidays.

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy Author New Year to You from AuthorU to you.
 
The, the colors, the festivities, the gatherings and the changes of pace the Holiday season brings can stimulate or exhaust you. The long anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens certainly woke up millions of movie goers, breaking records this past weekend. Launching forward 30 years from where it left devotees 10 years ago, AuthorU members who joined the crowds report …

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Author, Writing, Book Marketing Tips December 18

Author, Writing, Book Marketing Tips December 18

 
Are You VISIBLE? Get your planning in gear with 2 hot tips from the Publicity Hound, Joan Stewart:
 
1. Use 2016 Editorial Calendars

Get a jump start on next year’s publicity campaign by collecting 2016 editorial calendars of publications, blogs and websites where you want publicity.
Editorial calendars list the topics that will be featured in a specific issue, week or month, and have deadlines for advertising and editorial. 
Newspapers and magazines use them, mostly for the benefit of …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of December 17

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of December 17

 
 Today
Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing, host Dr. Judith Briles of The Book Shepherd digs into a variety of writing and publishing insights each show. During December, she will focus on strategies to kickstart your publishing success … or reboot it. Today she will focus on the myriad of steps to successful publishing. You don’t want to miss this—it will be another fast hour.   Tune in at 6 Eastern, 5 Central, 4 Mountain, …

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Books … Morning, Afternoon and Evening Delight

Books … Morning, Afternoon and Evening Delight

OK … I confess … I’m a Book Addict. And I don’t plan on entering a 12-Step program to stop my beloved addiction and pleasure. The countless hours of pleasure that they have given me since I was a little kid can never be tallied. The goosing to my imagination gives me a Happy Dance. The creation of the AuthorU.org community with members all over the world is a wonder. And the reality that working …

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Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips December 11

Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips December 11

Want to do a quick Poll?   PickFu may work for you. For a $20 fee, you can do a single poll … might be ideal if you are working on a book cover or a title and you want to get lots of input quickly.  https://www.pickfu.com/

If you are doing any traveling using airports … make sure you get the Mobile Pass app downloaded on the phone before setting out. Here’s a bonus—if you are abroad, …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of December 10

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of December 10

 
 Today
Author U –Your Guide to Book Publishing, host Dr. Judith Briles of The Book Shepherd digs into a variety of writing and publishing insights each show. During December, she will focus on strategies to kickstart your publishing success … or reboot it. THe Publicity Hound Joan Stewart joins Judith today as they reveal the latest in the power of email lists and email marketing. You don’t want to miss this—it will be another fast hour. …

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