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Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

 
Are you interested in getting moneys to support your and your book project? Moneys that are a “gift” and don’t have to pay back? It’s called OPM … other people’s money and crowdfunding becomes your window to make it happen.
Oh, you need to tell the taxing folks that you got moneys … but let’s face it, when you create a book, money is spent. Sometimes, lots. Whatever you take in, you will most likely spend–so …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of August 27

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of August 27

 
 Today
Author U –Your Guide to Book Publishing is featuring host Judith Briles of The Book Shepherd as she dives into the back of the book—called “Back Matter” … it’s all the items that should be in the back of the book that sometimes don’t because the author didn’t know that they should; that he could; or the author just plan forgot. The “Back Matter” can easily be the hot spot for your promo info.
Tune in …

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It’s Hot … CrowdFunding for Authors!

It’s Hot … CrowdFunding for Authors!

You want to be in the minority if you are CrowdFunding!
That is, the minority that succeeds in a publishing crowdfunding project. Just under 30 percent are successful in reaching their funding goals. That should be you.
CrowdFunding Is a Trend … Not a Fad!
You’ve written a book … and now you need money for design and printing; money for marketing; money to develop a website; even money for a PR campaign. Money. If your resources …

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Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

 
Is your book searchable? Can others find it … and when they do online, are your using the available options to “close the sale via Amazon or BN?
1  For Amazon, being in the “Search Inside” feature is a must do. The text and graphics on the back cover of your book should ALWAYS be viewed as prime advertising and marketing space. This is expensive “real estate” to give up to anything that could be considered …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of August 20

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of August 20

 
 Today
Author U –Your Guide to Book Publishing is featuring host Judith Briles of The Book Shepherd as she dives into the back of the book—called “Back Matter” … it’s all the items that should be in the back of the book that sometimes don’t because the author didn’t know that they should; that he could; or the author just plan forgot. The “Back Matter” can easily be the hot spot for your promo info.
Tune in …

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What Authors Should Know about Pinterest

What Authors Should Know about Pinterest

Did you know …
that Pinterest is the social media site that retains visitors the longest … did you know that Pinterest has a higher conversion rate –responses to subtle and not so subtle–calls to action … did you know that there at 47 million users on Pinterest and that 85 percent of them are women?
 As an author and writer, how can you use that information … how about adding images and postings that women have …

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Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

If you are doing an ebook, get it up in as many places as possible. Yes, definitely Amazon. But, don’t forget there are many other sites that readers buy from and through–such as Smashwords, Kobo, Nook, iBook, etc.
 1  If you are thinking of an eBook, IngramSpark has a deal for you. Through September, you can get yours set up for FREE … just use the code: FREEEBOOK.  you are welcome. 
2  AND … If you are thinking of …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of August 13

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of August 13

 

 Today
Author U –Your Guide to Book Publishing is featuring host Judith Briles of The Book Shepherd as she dives into the back of the book—called “Back Matter” … it’s all the items that should be in the back of the book that sometimes don’t because the author didn’t know that they should; that he could; or the author just plan forgot. The “Back Matter” can easily be the hot spot for your promo info.
Tune in …

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Does Baker & Taylor Not Like Indie Authors and Publishers?

Does Baker & Taylor Not Like Indie Authors and Publishers?

What’s an author and indie publisher to do when a company … a key player in the book wholesaler field … takes the money for representation and then does zip?
Heads up on Baker & Taylor. I’m getting huge, negative feedback from indie publishers that they have set up accounts with B&T, get accepted, paid the $350 for an indie publisher and then nothing happens. B&T never orders books for its inventory.
Bookstores order books, B&T …

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Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

 
 It’s August. Most likely, it’s hot where you live in work. Here a few tips to keep you out of hot water from publishing attorney Helen Sedwick with “Come-On Lines to Avoid…”

1   “We will distribute your print book to the largest bookstores.”
Sorry, this does not mean your book will appear on bookstore shelves. All it means is bookstores may order copies from distributor’s catalogues. That’s it.
Realistically, retailers are unlikely to carry your book. You’ll …

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