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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of January 29

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of January 29

It’s Thursday at


Make sure you check out the website, AuthorU.org … Extravaganza speakers are posted with topics. Expect a few tweaks. The amazing TED Talk expert Haley Foster will show you how to create a “short talk” and why you should … this is one of the HOTTEST scenes on YouTube.
Dates are May 7-9 this year. Get them on your calendar. Better yet, get registered, Early, Early Bird ends in 3 DAYS!
After that, …

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At the Extravaganza … An Evening with Jimmy Wayne

At the Extravaganza … An Evening with Jimmy Wayne

 A very special evening on Friday, May 8th is planned for all AuthorU Extravaganza attendees.

Country Singer and Author Jimmy Wayne is coming to the Extravaganza to entertain and delight attendees on Friday evening. This is included in the Extravaganza fee (are you registered yet?). A huge treat for all of us … there will be a few extra tickets available for purchase to share the evening with your friends. Watch for availability on the website.

A …

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Author, Writing and Book Publishing Tips and Ahas

Author, Writing and Book Publishing Tips and Ahas

 

 
The BIG 4 Website Blunders
1 COLOR pollution
You have a myriad of colors blends … don’t use them. Stick with THREE primary colors (or less).
2 OD of IMAGES and NO CONTENT
Yes, the majority of the world is visual … but, you need some verbiage on your website.
3 Your Critical INFO is at the BOTTOM of a Page … any PageOpen a Page on your website … any Page. What shows? On your screen—Computer, Tablet, …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of January 22

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of January 22

It’s Thursday at


Make sure you check out the website, AuthorU.org … Extravaganza speakers are posted with topics. Expect a few tweaks. The amazing Joan Stewart will be back and you will learn “How to Beat Amazon”-hot! Dates are May 7-9 this year. Get them on your calendar. Better yet, get registered, Early, Early Bird ends this month.
Get registered for the February 7th Colorado program—it’s all things legal … in other words, how to cover your …

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Author, Writing and Book Publishing Tips and Ahas

Author, Writing and Book Publishing Tips and Ahas

 

 
Rule the World Hands Free!
The TechSlinger … not sure if you would call this a “tip” or but what the heck … if you have a lot of gadgets and want to be “different”… this could be for you! www.techslinger.com
 
 
 
Need help with taglines and slogans?
Get ye to Slogan Slingers—the ultimate in quick and easy ways to get talented writers come to your aid. http://www.sloganslingers.com/  
 
 
Want to Speak?
 Looking for associations to take your message to? …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of January 15

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of January 15

It’s Thursday at


Make sure you check out the website, AuthorU.org … Extravaganza speakers are being posted with topics. Get ready to learn all about “short speeches” and “Ted Talks.” Joel Comm is going to take you through step-by-step on How to Be an Awesome Author .. how awesome is that. Dates are May 7-9 this year. Get them on your calendar. Better yet, get registered, Early, Early Bird ends this month.

 Today
Author U – Your Guide …

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Is Draft to Publish in Your Dreams?

Is Draft to Publish in Your Dreams?

Is the Draft to Publish for your next book in your reach? Are you a Newbie Author or an Author who is putting his or her writing toe in another genre? Then the Draft to Dream Book Publishing Competition is exactly what and where you should be this week!

 

It could be … but only if you enter the Draft to Dream Book Publishing Competition that AuthorU and two dozen other amazing and downright awesome sponsors …

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Author, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

Author, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

Are You Using Video?
Don’t be left out … video is in; it is growing; and is a critical element in your author and marketing strategy. Key points with their sources are below.
Did you know that:

Online video consumption increased by 38 percent between May 2011 and May 2012. Comscore
Nearly 80 percent of people watch online videos at least once a week. Online-publishers.org

Estimates show that video will account for over half of Internet traffic by this …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of January 08

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of January 08

It’s Thursday at


Amazing Year is Headed Your Way! Get signed up for the Extravaganza before the Early, Early, Early Bird discount disappears. AND … get your manuscript in for the Draft to Dream Book Publishing Competition … only 7 days to go!
 
 Today
Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing is featuring Kelly Johnson of Cornerstone VA and Judith Briles of The Book Shepherd. Indepth info and how-tos around the best Gizmos and Gadgets for authors …

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The Author’s Journey: Ban New Year’s Resolutions

The Author’s Journey: Ban New Year’s Resolutions

And …
Typically, most view January as the month of Resolutions. I suggest you don’t. Why?—simply this: most resolutions are trashed within a few weeks. In reality, over 70 percent are either stomped on, forgotten or deemed not worth the resolver’s while.

What are the top reasons resolutions that become out of sight … out of mind to an author?
1             Creating an All or Nothing Scenario Almost guaranteed to set any author up for …

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