More By: Judith Briles

6 Tips To Increase Discoverability and Book Sales

6 Tips To Increase Discoverability and Book Sales

Are you that author who regularly shouts “buy my book” on Twitter and Facebook? If this is your idea of book promotion, you need to get comfortable with the fact that your personal brand is “salesperson.” That’s fine if your books are about how to sell things, but a terrible fit if you write novels.

Authors are often uncomfortable with the idea of personal branding. Yet, by being part of the social conversation, most are creating …

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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 September 22, 2016

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of September 22, 2016

Darkness settles in sooner, soups and comfort foods begin to surface and we begin the hunkering down that the cooling weather seems to encourage. Turn up the heat … FALL is a fabulous time to strategize and sell cases and cases of books.
The Extravaganza is over … we are deep into planning next years. And for Saturday’s program, October 1, in just 10 days, AuthorU has a terrific onsite program delivered by two of our …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of September 15, 2016

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of September 15, 2016

… over 160 awesome authors and publishing pros are in Denver for 3 days at the Extravaganza that will change their book lives! If YOU aren’t, chalk it onto your 2016 Blunder column.  www.AuthorUExtravaganza.org

Today
Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing, host Dr. Judith Briles of The Book Shepherd digs into a variety of writing and publishing insights each show. Today, she will dive into the most elusive book publishing blunders that have can crush your book …

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EARN YOUR ‘WRITE’ TO SPEAK:  ADDING THE B.S. TO YOUR BOOK DREAMS (Best -Seller)  

EARN YOUR ‘WRITE’ TO SPEAK:  ADDING THE B.S. TO YOUR BOOK DREAMS (Best -Seller)   

Susan RoAne will speak Friday morning September 16th at the AuthorU Extravaganza.

Susan RoAne is the best-selling author of the classic Silver Anniversary of HOW TO WORK A ROOM, The SECRETS OF SAVVY NETWORKING, WHAT DO I SAY NEXT?, FACE TO FACE,  and three other books. She has sold over a million books worldwide in 13 countries and was #1 on Book of the Month Club’s bestseller list (and the San Francisco Bay Area Bestseller list). She is …

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Author, Writing and Publishing Tips & Ahas

Author, Writing and Publishing Tips & Ahas

 
   
Aha Mobile Tip:
Did you know that most searches using the cell phone are now done between 7 pm and 10 pm?
That means that you need to strategically place items for the evening crowd—
the majority of postings for social media are done during the 9 to 5-time frames.
Expand your posting hour’s peak time for mobile social media and marketing. http://ow.ly/tXEsA
 
Is your email getting through?
Maybe. Maybe not. Don’t assume. With all the …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of September 08, 2016

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of September 08, 2016

… are you coming??? Anyone at the Extravaganza will have an amazing portal to book marketing this year—one that has never been offered at one of our events in the past.  Guru John Kremer has mastermind 6 hours of pathways that will leave you in awe and juiced. Can you afford … can your book afford to not be here in Denver, CO at the AuthorU annual Extravaganza? You are nuts not to be. …

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The Gateway Drug for Audiobooks

The Gateway Drug for Audiobooks

Richard Rieman is the author of The Author’s Guide to AudioBook Creation. He will be presenting a not to be missed program at the AuthorU Extravaganza on September 15th. Make sure you meet him at his Exhibit booth during the Trade Show.
“Podcasts are the gateway drug for audiobooks“
…the words of Tom Webster, Vice President of Strategy at Edison Research,  at the 2016 Audio Publisher’s Association Conference in Chicago. Webster pointed to an explosion in podcast listening as a …

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Author, Writing and Book Publishing Tips and Ahas for January 23, 2015

Author, Writing and Book Publishing Tips and Ahas for January 23, 2015

 

 
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 Page
Open a Page on your website … any Page. What shows? On your screen—Computer, Tablet, …

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