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An Evening with Jimmy Wayne Is NOT to be Missed on May 8th

An Evening with Jimmy Wayne Is NOT to be Missed on May 8th

HOT!  Jimmy Wayne is coming to the AuthorU Extravaganza to entertain and delight attendees on Friday evening.  A donation will be made to CASA, the National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association.  Jimmy Wayne is the national spokesperson.
His book, Walk to Beautiful, will be available to purchase onsite.
DON’T MISS: An Evening with Jimmy Wayne…
His Journey, His Book, His Music.
There are a limited number of EXTRA tickets available (only $60) for an Evening with Jimmy Wayne and Gourmet Dinner!  
If …

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Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

The weekend is here … here’s three items to goose your power as an author and indie publisher.
 
Validate Your Topic and Words
Are people interested in your topic … your area of expertise? Do a quick search to find out how many are using a key phrase that describes you and/or what your do and/or the topic of your book. It’s time for a key word search. Go to KeyWordSpy.com and see what the number is …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of February 26

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of February 26

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On March 7th, it’s your writing pedal to the metal as your learn the insider tips and tricks to go from ZERO to 100 mph in your writing. It’s all about the awesome writing software, Scrivener. You don’t want to miss this! Only $20 for paid up members and $30 for non-members. Get signed up this week—it will be HOT!

Have you checked out who’s speaking at the
 ??? Get registered before the next increase …

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Why I Didn’t Sign Up Yet for the AuthorU Extravaganza?

Why I Didn’t Sign Up Yet for the AuthorU Extravaganza?

 Why I Haven’t Sign Up Yet for the AuthorU Extravaganza … Stop the Book Insanity

 
Authors sometimes don’t want to hear what works in creating a successful book publishing effort—an effort that includes the creation, the marketing and the sales of a book … they would rather keep doing the same thing … the thing that has produced no results. Which is usually sitting on their tush. Or if they did try “something” and it didn’t work, that …

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Author, Writing and Publishing Tips & Ahas | AuthorU

Author, Writing and Publishing Tips & Ahas | AuthorU

The weekend is here … here’s three items to goose your power as an author and indie publisher.
 
Amazon and Google Findability Tip: Does your website or your book title pop up first in a Google search? Are you right at the top of the page or buried in stuff? Do you know that over 90 percent of searches never make it to page two on the search meter? How’s your Findability … as in your …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of February 19

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of February 19

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Next month is a “different” type of Saturday program and actually perfect for a Saturday. On March 7th, it’s your writing pedal to the medal as your learn the insider tips and tricks to go from ZERO to 100 mph in your writing. It’s all about the awesome writing software, Scrivener. You don’t want to miss this! Only $20 for paid up members and $30 for non-members.

The cost creep for the Extravaganza hit …

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Remainder Book Outlets and Sites for Authors and Indie Publishers

Remainder Book Outlets and Sites for Authors and Indie Publishers

There comes a time when books are put out to a pasture of some sorts. 
Remaindered is the term that is the most frequently used. 

 
Some refer to remaindered books as printed books that are no longer selling well and whose remaining unsold copies are being liquidated by the publisher at greatly reduced prices. True from the traditional publishing standpoint. BUT, it could also mean that as an indie publisher/author–you need more room in your storage; your work …

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Author, Writing and Publishing Tips & Ahas | AuthorU

Author, Writing and Publishing Tips & Ahas | AuthorU

 
It’s the end of the week … here’s two tips to play with over the weekend:
Does your desktop do the shuffle?
If your’s does, try these steps to get it to stay put: 
1.  Go to the desktop screen and right click on an empty space and select personalize.
2.  Left click on Change desktop icons which is at the left side of the screen.
3. Uncheck the option “allow themes to change desktop icons” if it is checked.
TaDah!
 
Get …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of February 12

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of February 12

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What a terrific program at AuthorU last Saturday. Deep-diving into a variety of topics—we had to postpone the legal maze until April 11th—we did a preview of next month’s writing with Scrivener, noodled how to become a bestseller on Amazon; different ways to repurpose an existing book; editing variables; crowdfunding and much more. Our original speaker had a personal emergency and couldn’t make it so Judith Briles and Nick Taylor offered three options …

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What Sizzled and What Got Chilly in Book Sales in 2014 – Print Book Selling Stats  

What Sizzled and What Got Chilly in Book Sales in 2014 – Print Book Selling Stats  

Nielsen’s BookScan monitors sales via retail outlets in print sales.
The Self-Help category (15%) led the pack in non-fiction followed by Religion/Bibles and Biography/Autobiography/Memoir both posting unit increases of 12%. Non-fiction also out-performed fiction.  Graphic Novels (13%) led growth in Fiction categories—the only other category with growth in fiction was Western.
Past categories that have done fairly well in adult nonfiction, didn’t turn out to be a laughing matter. Humor had the largest decline, off 13%, followed …

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