More By: Judith Briles

Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

 
 Tips for the coming weekend … mobile marketing; your websites; your travel.
Your 2015 marketing must be mobile first. Is it?
Focus on what Facebook is doing because your marketing in 2015 and beyond will depend on it!
Facebook is climbing on the mobile bandwagon including Facebook Lightweight, Facebook Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp. As a result, Facebook will force you to ante up to market across their platforms. You may not love Facebook, but millions do. Don’t forget …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of March 26

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of March 26

It’s Thursday at


Are you participating in the Author Circles on Mondays, the Tech Tool Box on Tuesdays, the WebinarGOLD on Wednesdays, the AuthorU radio show on Thursdays and our programs on Saturday? …  AND HOT, John Kremer will be at the Extravaganza … Awesome Book Marketing Using Pinterest … you don’t want to miss his session.
WOW … thanks to BookFuel … the
will rock at the Author Shark Tank on Thursday just before the Deep …

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Google Smackdown Coming-Is Your Website Mobile Friendly?

Google Smackdown Coming-Is Your Website Mobile Friendly?

Jeeze Louise … you work hard to create a website, make it user friendly, add content so there is no stagnate factor and now Google is doing the Google Dance again. And it’s all about your cell phone–that mobile device that goes with you everywhere.
Yes, we know that people are all over their mobile devices. They talk to other people with them; they play with them; they eat with them; some even sleep with them.

Now …

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Why Nick Zelinger is Attending the AuthorU Extravaganza!

Why Nick Zelinger is Attending the AuthorU Extravaganza!

I loved this post that popped up on Facebook from one of my favorite book designers, Nick Zelinger.  He’s at the awesome AuthorU Extravaganza … you should be there too!  Read on …
As a book designer, author and musician—I get to wear many hats—and this May 7-9, I’ll be in seventh heaven! The AuthorU May Extravaganza is THE premier event for authors and writers, publishers, editors, schmoozing together and learning the most recent publishing and marketing …

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Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips for March 20, 2015

Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips for March 20, 2015

 As always, three quick tips for use … or to be reminded of for your weekend.
 Need a quick and very simple website?Create a mobile-friendly website in just minutes. Did you know that in the evening, that over 60% of mobile users purchase via the phones! Is your website friendly, easy to navigate … is it mobile friendly? With Weebly it is easy to create a blog, store, or just a company website.
 
 Don’t Tweet on a random basis …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of March 19

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of March 19

It’s Thursday at


Are you participating in the Author Circles on Mondays, the Tech Tool Box on Tuesdays, the Webinar GOLD on Wednesdays, the AuthorU radio show on Thursdays and our programs on Saturday? …  AND HOT, John Kremer will be at the Extravaganza … Awesome Book Marketing Using Pinterest … you don’t want to miss his session. 
WOW … thanks to BookFuel … the
will rock at the Author Shark Tank on Thursday just before the …

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3 Blog Ideas for Authors to Kickstart the Week

3 Blog Ideas for Authors to Kickstart the Week

Two weeks ago, I listened in on the webinar that Joan Stewart and Joel Friedlander delivered on how to create a blog and how to provide content for a blog. They’ve even created a template package to goose you and your blogging endeavors–get info on it HERE.
Outside of your core website, having a blog where you practice the 3 C’s:  Content, Consistency and Commitment is elementary and essential in your author presence.
I’m the first to admit it… doing …

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Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips for March 13, 2015

Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips for March 13, 2015

 It’s always smart to see what Amazon is up to …
 
 Have you MatchBooked yet?A terrific boost for printed books, it combines print and eBook sales–buy the print book at whatever Amazon has the book at PLUS get the eBook from FREE to $2.99 …you decide the price. All you need to do is click on the box within your eBook account with Amazon and get on board … and start a marketing campaign shouting it …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of March 12

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of March 12

It’s Thursday at


Have you noticed the new posters for all the awesome speakers that will be present, sharing all and available to you during the three days of the Extravaganza in May? Daily, they are rolled out this month …
 
WOW … thanks to IngramSpark … the
has WIFI all 3 days … a Happy Dance for all attendees!
If you want to:

What’s hot at the #AuthorU Extravaganza on May 7-9 this year? HEATHER LUTZE is and …

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Revisiting Book Awards for Authors

Revisiting Book Awards for Authors

 
 Which book awards do authors enter? Do they matter?
Let’s start with the second question first.  Do they matter? The answer: sometimes. Depending upon the tenacity of the author/publisher in getting the word out about the book and the award, you could be wasting your money. Awards can be used to market your book, but it doesn’t happen by itself. You will be the primary promoter. Always.

 
Some of the more established awards—Parents Choice, Moonbeam, USA Book News, …

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