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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of December 18

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of December 18

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 FUN! … we are in the midst of the Hanukah celebration and getting ready for Christmas next week. Enjoy the season … spend time with friends … catch a movie … read the book you’ve been wanting to … take a few days off! 
 Today
Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing is featuring Kelly Johnson of Cornerstone VA and Judith Briles of The Book Shepherd. Indepth info and how-tos around the best Gizmos …

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Getting Inside Amazon’s “Head” with Your eBook Category

Getting Inside Amazon’s “Head” with Your eBook Category

Let’s face it, most authors scratch their heads when it comes to figuring out where they should be in the Amazon machine. Oh, they have a general idea … but how in the heck does one drill down into some of the odd-ball categories so frankly, they can own it. With the millions (yes millions) of books in the “e” world popping annual, claiming the top spot(s) in categories can push book sales. Doing …

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Don’t Wait til Next Year … Set Book and Author Goals Now!

Don’t Wait til Next Year … Set Book and Author Goals Now!

Most authors wait until the new year to think about goals for books and themselves.

Don’t.  Get out your crystal ball, shake it up, and gaze into it. What worked this past year? What didn’t? If you have the magic wand, what would you like NEXT year to do for you … for your book? Whatever it is … you need a plan.
No author plans to fail; what they do is fail to plan.      
                                              -Snappy Sassy Salty                                                  
When …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of December 11

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of December 11

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FUN! … what a gathering of fabulous authors last Saturday at the annual Holiday gathering. Over 60 feasted on yummy Vietnamese delights—chocolates and wine were coveted by many! Have you registered for the January 3rd program on everything “e” around your books and publishing.
 
 Today
Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing is featuring Kelly Johnson of Cornerstone VA and Judith Briles of The Book Shepherd. Indepth info and how-tos around the best Gizmos …

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Authoring is a Business … “Get It” for Your #Book #Success!

Authoring is a Business … “Get It” for Your #Book #Success!

As an author, do you think of yourself as just the author? And wear only the author hat … most likely, you would rather be writing.
Or, do you think of yourself as an author … and a business owner—the business owner of all things authoring? Or, if appropriate, as the business owner of a small publishing company? Meaning that once your book is written, and in production, you put your author hat down and …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of December 04

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of December 04

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Oh my … here we are in the first week of the last month of the year. And in two days, it’s party time! Are you coming? Did you register? Today is the last day to confirm if you want dinner.

Today
Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing is featuring 1106Design and Michele DeFlippo, one of the shows sponsors. More indepth information on cover and interior designs. Tune in at 6 Eastern, 5 …

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It’s THAT Time of the Year … Will You Be There?

It’s THAT Time of the Year … Will You Be There?

Black Friday is over … and if you are a Cyber Monday participant, physical crowds aren’t something you have to hassle with. What’s next? How about a fun evening? Let’s kick off the Holiday Season with Author U’s annual fun bash this Saturday, December 6th.
Get Ready for a MOST Experience
the most Schmoozing… the most Delicious …the most Fun Holiday Party …
Author U members and their special guest (spouse/partner/friend) are invited to join other Author U members …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of November 27

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of November 27

It’s Thursday at
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Today, millions gather and share gratitude, stories and time in homes and around tables in America.
Happy Thanksgiving to all.
Do you have a new book in the works? Are you brand spanking new to the writing world? Are you testing a new genre if you have already published? Then a HUG HEADS UP! Calling all #writers and #authors. New Book Competition-4 Winners will get $10,000 each in prizes AND 20 Finalists will get …

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#Hashtags … Oh My … They Are Everywhere!

#Hashtags … Oh My … They Are Everywhere!

You can’t avoid them. They are on your TV. They are in press releases. They are used in radio discussions, ads, even billboards. Blogs are loaded with them, not to mention LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook and of course, bows to Twitter for goosing us all to start using them.

Why are hashtags so hot? It’s all about social media … that phrase that is now ingrained in our thoughts and tongues: search engines. Those little devils love hashtags …

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How to Sell More Books on Amazon With This Simple Trick

How to Sell More Books on Amazon With This Simple Trick

What author doesn’t want to sell more books on Amazon (or anywhere for that matter)? Book marketing expert and Author U Advisory Board member Penny Sansevieri shares this simple trick to Author U followers so that they can shine above the book crowd:

 
If you have worked on your Amazon book page, you know you can add photos. But have you considered posting more than just your book cover? You can upload additional photos related to …

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