Monthly Archives: March 2017

Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

During the PublishingAtSea.com cruise, ace publicity expert, Joan Stewart the Publicity Hound pushed a variety of hot tips. Included were:
1.    Authors need to create top-quality free content that others will want to share. And make sure you have live “share” icons on your posts that allow for easy and no-brainer sharing with your followers.
2.    Who, Who, Who … you must identify early in your publishing game just “who” your target market is. Then set up a strategy …

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Do You Have an eBook? How about Entering the Global eBook Awards?

Do You Have an eBook? How about Entering the Global eBook Awards?

There are several book award possibilities that have deadlines coming up. One of AuthorU’s benefits to AuthorU GOLD members is to deliver discounts from other publishing providers for services to our members.
In the eBook area, one that should be getting your attention is the awards that self-publishing pioneer Dan Poynter created a few years ago. Dan’s untimely death last year left a huge void of wisdom to many starting out authors. His legacy leaves on …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of March 16, 2017

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of March 16, 2017

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.
Today, Judith dives into MORE Author Succes—as in eBook success. Her guest is Smashwords CEO and Founder Mark Coker. The latest, of course in Amazon land … and then some marketing strategies for you in and around eBooks plus publishing trends. Tune in.
Tune in for the LIVE show at 6 …

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Authors Yukked It Up … and Learned Lots!

Authors Yukked It Up … and Learned Lots!

Comedy teacher extraordinaire Steve Kaplan came to town, Saturday and Sunday the first weekend in March, to educate the AuthorU community about humor—the tools, the rules—underlying a 3000-year history of a subject that remains as an important mainstay of our entertainment industry as any today.  The stars—the practitioners— of comedy are as familiar to all of us practically as are members of our own family: Billy Crystal, Bill Murray, Steve Martin, The Marx Brothers, Seinfeld, …

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Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

 
Last year on the PublishingAtSea.com cruise, I did a session on How to Pitch Yourself … something that too many authors do a “not so good job” at. This year, I opened with a session I called About Me … and turned it into a
Tip 1:
Always enhance any pitch you do with numbers. Don’t just say you’ve coached “hundreds” of clients. Pick a number and estimate as closely as possible. Say how many book awards you’ve won. Reveal how …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of March 09, 2017

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of March 09, 2017

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.
Today, Judith dives into MORE Author Succes—as in eBook success. Her guest is Smashwords CEO and Founder Mark Coker. The latest, of course in Amazon land … and then some marketing strategies for you in and around eBooks plus publishing trends. Tune in.
Tune in for the LIVE show at 6 …

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AuthorU Members: Are you a Giver … or a Taker?

AuthorU Members: Are you a Giver … or a Taker?

This past weekend, many in the AuthorU Community, participated in a one-of-a-kind marathon on writing … as in comedy. Hollywood master of comedy writing and coach Steve Kaplan came to Denver when we asked him if he would. It was a Comedy Intensive workshop … many of us didn’t realize that it would be a full-blown comedy writing workshop as well.
Yet, it had EVERYTHING to do with off-the-charts A-Game writing. Are you an A-Gamer? Are …

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Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

 
 
 Add Images to your Tweets that bypass the 140 character rule.
It’s a new year in social media land. Add OneShot to your Twitter mix. Data shows that images count for reader pickup. Now that you can post your regular 140 character post of Twitter (note—I recommend that you push for 130 to allow to RTs) PLUS add an image, add this to “get in the habit of doing” when posting.

Use your imagination and add image …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of March 02, 2017

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of March 02, 2017

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.
Today, Judith dives into MORE Author Succes. The Step-by-Step in creating your Book Launch on Amazon to get to #1 – from lots of $$$$$ to ZERO … Tune in.
Tune in for the LIVE show at 6 Eastern, 5 Central, 4 Mountain, 3 Pacific and for our out-of-the-country members …

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