More By: Judith Briles

Talk Targets™: How To Inspire Conversation

Talk Targets™: How To Inspire Conversation

Susan RoAne is the leading expert in how to connect with anyone in any room at a time. It’s what every author needs to know and do to succeed in selling and marketing books. Get ready to learn from the pro at the Extravaganza.

People who produce, sell books and people who buy books, the better positioned we are as authors to build essential long-term relationships.
Being a Talk Target—someone who makes other people feel like brilliant …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of August 25, 2016

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of August 25, 2016

… it’s only 3 weeks away … will you be joining 25 publishing pros who are heading to Denver to coach and guide you at a cost of you of $20 per pro … that’s a HUGE deal for you. Can you afford … can your book afford to not be here in Denver, CO at the AuthorU annual Extravaganza? What’s holding you back?   www.AuthorUExtravaganza.org

Today
Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing, host Dr. Judith Briles …

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When to use a press release and when to deliver a pitch

When to use a press release and when to deliver a pitch

Now that you know the advantages and disadvantages of press releases and pitches, here are my recommendations on when to use each one.
When to Use a Press Release 

As the “announcement of record” that you post online, preferably in your online press room.
When you must reach consumers directly and not take the chance that the media will cover your story. Consumers can find your press releases when they search online.
As the starting point for journalists. Even if you’re pitching, …

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Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips

Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips

 
Editing confuses many aspiring authors ..your tips today start out with:
1. Always … Always … Always use an editor who “get” your genre. Your editor is a critical investment to the success of your book. No exceptions.
2. Depending on your writing skill, you may need far more than just a copy editor … the one that does the final check for grammar and typo checks.
3. Lack of or poor editing is the #1 thing that …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of August 18, 2016

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of August 18, 2016

 
… are you still on the Extravaganza fence? What’s holding you back? The Extravaganza is coming fast AND you should be there.
Why … how about:

All new presentations to seed and support your success.
Social media and marketing strategies change on an ongoing basis—you need the latest. What you have been doing may be so yesterday.
It’s an investment in you and your book and tax deductible.
It’s fun.

The Extravaganza … where smart authors go.  www.AuthorUExtravaganza.org

Today
Author U – Your Guide …

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The pros and cons of press releases vs. pitches

The pros and cons of press releases vs. pitches

You have an idea for a story that will generate free publicity for your company or nonprofit, a product or a service, or a book you’re launching.
Your first temptation is to write a press release. But you know press releases are often ineffective for getting a major story. Customized pitches to specific journalists and bloggers, however, often go unanswered. 
So what do you do? Take your chance on a press releases or on a pitch?
The decision …

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Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips

Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips

Tips for Change
1.       Mindset counts. How’s yours? If you want to have “legs” in your field of expertise, you need to be dedicated to continual change and growth. Both essential to your longevity as an author expert. If you are feeling stuck, I recommend Heather Elliott’s Same Shit, Different Day book.
2.       Opportunities are pulls you into change, transformation, even reinvention. So can crisis which will push you. Better to seek out opportunities.
3.       If you are …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of August 11, 2016

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of August 11, 2016

It’s the midst of summertime and on Saturday, Judith Briles will be hosting her last AuthorU member and friends BBQ. If you are here in Colorado, join in … it’s a freebie and always fun. Starts at 5 p.m.—bring a side dish to share … she will take care of the rest of the fixins’ … you need to  RSVP to Judith@Briles.com –count me/us in!
 It’s Thursday and this afternoon … drop in and learn all …

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Learn How to Print a Book in Today’s Publishing Market

Learn How to Print a Book in Today’s Publishing Market

Are you Ready to Learn the Critical Steps on How to Print a Book in Today’s Publishing Market? Have you ever wondered what does it take to manufacturer a book?
Lucky you … we’ve got the answers in today’s guest blog. Total Printing Systems has put together a terrific seven-part video series to gain insight into the book printing process.

Each video will take an in-depth look into the various steps it takes to manufacture a book as well …

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Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips

Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips

Your tip today is a caution … actually a huge one. Attending conferences on writing and publishing is a grand thing to do. But … be careful. Don’t get caught up in any hype … they are common … in fact, most “require” the speakers to include a “lure” to get money. Why? Simply this: the promoter gets part … and of course, so does the speaker. Go to learn. If it’s appropriate to “buy” …

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