More By: Judith Briles

11 Reasons Why Authors Should PRINT Books Today

11 Reasons Why Authors Should PRINT Books Today

Too many authors today are missing a GIGANTIC ship … printing their book physically. eBooks are important and should be in every author’s mix. After all, what book buying pool do you want to be in … the kiddie pool or the adult. Print books are still close to 70 percent of all retail buys ($700,000,000 in 2014) … that includes online purchases a la Amazon and BN.com. That means the other 30 percent is eBook land. …

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Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

 
 
 Don’t you love quick tips … ones that turn on the light bulb and you think–I can do that? Ideas were popping everywhere from the webinar I did last month with Joel Friedlander, Amy Collins, Joan Stewart and Kelly Johnson… I love it when I have pen and paper out, writing them as fast as the poured from my colleagues. You want to listen to the full hour. Download it on the Publishing at Sea website here …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of July 23

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of July 23

OnlyMORE DAYS!
Have you registered to come to the annual AuthorU.org BBQ for this Saturday yet?  Register at www.AuthorU.org
Schmooze … Reconnect … Catchup … Eat!

 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 …

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The Power of Ingram and How Authors Can Tap into It

The Power of Ingram and How Authors Can Tap into It

Alrighty … many have heard me push the need to do BOTH print and “e” versions of your books. For fast POD service that delivers quality, IngramSpark tops the list. 
 
In partnership with AuthorU, IngramSpark is offering to AuthorU members a variety of programs to consider. As The Book Shepherd, I am recommending to all my clients to first, set up an IngramSpark account and second, contact their respective book designers and get files uploaded pronto. 
Why? …

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Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

 More great summer tips from the webinar delivered by Joel Friedlander, Joan Stewart, Amy Collins, Kelly Johnson and Judith Briles … all presenters at the 3rd annual Publishing at Sea conference January 24-31, 2016. You can get info on it here.
 

Use both CreateSpace and Ingram for your print books for better POD distribution. Similar, yet different. Bookstores will order from IngramSpark; most won’t from CreateSpace. Quality at IngramSpark is superior to CreateSpace … CreateSpace will …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of July 16

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of July 16

 Today
Author U –Your Guide to Book Publishing is featuring host Judith Briles of The Book Shepherd will have foreign rights agent Bob Erdmann as her guest Bob has been responsible for place Judith Briles’ books in 16 countries). The topic is foreign rights with an emphasis on getting your books in the hands of people you never imagined you would connect with!
Tune in at 6 Eastern, 5 Central, 4 Mountain, 3 Pacific and for …

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Book Launch Day is Approaching … Are You Ready?

Book Launch Day is Approaching … Are You Ready?

Plenty of authors have winter and spring books that are now at printers. AuthorU’s question is: what are you going to do to launch your book?
 
In fact, there are more questions. What did you do before you sent it to the printer? What was your prep work for your book day? Are you planning an all out blitz to the world? Or are you doing one with mini-steps? Or, is it possible that you …

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Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

 
 
 Three quick tips to enhance your blog clout and you that popped from the recent jammed paced webinar that Joel Friedlander, Joan Stewart, Amy Collins, Kelly Johnson and Judith Briles did.
 

1. Don’t make your blog’s “About” page about you. It’s about what you are bringing to the reader. “You” are the carrier … take care of that in your signature at the end of each blog.
2. Include a “call to action” with every blog post. …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of July 09

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of July 09

 Today
Author U –Your Guide to Book Publishing is featuring host Judith Briles of The Book Shepherd will have Helen Sedwick as her guest. Helen is the author of The Self-Publishers Legal Handbook. The topic is legal with an emphasis on how to use quotes and how to write about people you know (or use names) and cover your tush.
Tune in at 6 Eastern, 5 Central, 4 Mountain, 3 Pacific and for our out-of-the-country members …

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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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