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What is Independence in the Author and Book Publishing Worlds?

What is Independence in the Author and Book Publishing Worlds?

As the Author and Publishing Worlds Turn, the words “self” and “independent” have almost become interchangeable. There is a difference, agreed, a fine line at times. What is independence in publishing?

A self-published book can mean almost anything … from what gets spilled out of the fingers and mind of the author to the presentation from the local printing shop and sometimes looking like it was put together at the kitchen table with a glue-stick; to a …

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Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

This weekend is huge for authors and writers in America … it’s our 4th of July … and day that each of us should be kicking up our heels in a happy dance for the simple and massive fact that we have the ability to think; to write; to publish our words. I’ve included two LinkedIn ahas as Tips today … and let’s all tip our real and imaginary hats to those who made it …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of July 02

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of July 02

 Today
Author U –Your Guide to Book Publishing is featuring host Judith Briles of The Book Shepherd will focus on how to write a book FAST. 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 at http://tinurl.com/AuthorURadio.  You can also go to the Home page of http://www.AuthorU.org, scroll down and click on …

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ISBN 101 for Authors … EVERY Book Needs One!

ISBN 101 for Authors … EVERY Book Needs One!

One of the fastest ways to tell if a book is “self-published” is the tell-tale missing ISBN. The International Standard Book Number … a number that will start with “978” … the code for books that is needed for ordering and identification that is followed by another ten digits. ISBN 101 is all about What you need to know about International Standard Book Numbers and why you should use them.

Let’s start with: What is an ISBN?ISBN …

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Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

 
 WOW … did you take advantage of signing up for the November Colorado Christmas Book Selling event? The first 50 authors from AuthorU get it at half price … don’t be left out!
1  If you have a book, get registered now for the HUGE Book selling event November 6-8 … that is if you want to be exposed to 25,000 potential buyers. For both instate and out of state members. All info on the website …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of June 25

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of June 25

 Today
Author U –Your Guide to Book Publishing is featuring host Judith Briles of The Book Shepherd. Judith will focus on book launches—the dos and don’ts.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 at http://tinurl.com/AuthorURadio.  You can also go to the Home page of http://www.AuthorU.org, scroll down and click on any …

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Last Week to Register for Publishing at Sea Discount!

Last Week to Register for Publishing at Sea Discount!

It’s the Third Annual Publishing at Sea Cruise Create Your Ultimate Best Seller at Sea
…in only 7 days while you’re on vacation!
We’ve got a terrific Publishing at Sea working vacation planned for you next January. Our workshops are in-depth, hands-on and fun …
 
What: A 7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise to Jamaica, Haiti and Cozumel. You sail from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
When: Jan. 24-31, 2016
The Ship: The Royal Caribbean’s spectacular Allure of the Seas, voted 2013’s Best Overall Individual Cruise Ship. Get all the …

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Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

 
Summer tips to goose up your publicity during the summer.
1  Seek out publications within your community that have targeted readers … they still publish in print. Think of local business publications, city publications that pop out weekly. Most of these are just run by one or two people and they will jump at the idea of a guest column or an article by you. It saves them time in creating one fresh. And you will …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of June 18

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of June 18

 Today
Author U –Your Guide to Book Publishing is featuring host Judith Briles of The Book Shepherd. Judith will focus on book launches—the dos and don’ts.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 at http://tinurl.com/AuthorURadio.  You can also go to the Home page of http://www.AuthorU.org, scroll down and click on any …

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Sell Your Books at the 2015 Colorado Country Gift Show in November

Sell Your Books at the 2015 Colorado Country Gift Show in November

Get Ready for 2015 Holiday Selling and Shopping!

 
The AuthorU Board has decided to transition from the Jr. League Holiday selling format used a few years ago to the larger Colorado Country Christmas Mart that will roll out in early November this year.  This means you will have the possibility of exposing your book to 25,000 potential buyers who are there to buy … something.   Interested? Read on …
The location will be at the Denver Merchandise Mart on November 6-8. The first …

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