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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of April 06, 2017

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of April 06, 2017

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, Judith dives into MORE Author Success—as in your visual branding today. Listen in live; from the website or via iTunes.
Tune in for the LIVE show at 6 Eastern, 5 Central, 4 Mountain, 3 Pacific and for our out-of-the-country members and followers … you are going to have …

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Authors … Get Over Your Book Marketing Resistance

Authors … Get Over Your Book Marketing Resistance

Get over it. The most common phrase out of too many authors is: I can’t market my books. Or, I don’t want to market my books. I just want to write. Get over it. You have to write your books. Oh please, get over your resistance. The reality is, YES … you can!

Here’s why:

If you can write, you CAN market.The definition of marketing is: the action or business of promoting and selling products or services.So …. …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of March 30, 2017

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of March 30, 2017

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, Judith dives into MORE Author Success—as in marketing success. She will focus on the ins and outs of one of the hottest tools in the Amazon Marketing Services offerings. Listen in live; from the website or via iTunes.
Tune in for the LIVE show at 6 Eastern, 5 Central, 4 …

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Looking for the Writing Force to Find You? Look Within …

Looking for the Writing Force to Find You? Look Within …

There isn’t a writer out there who hasn’t hit a roadblock or pothole in creating a book. Sometimes it happens within a chapter … or a blog. Wanting to be a writer; transitioning to a better writer, and arriving to the status of a great writer doesn’t happen overnight. It’s a process.

The process begins with reading. Devouring the words of others can guide and mentor both a writer-to-be and already established one. The process continues …

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Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

During the PublishingAtSea.com cruise, ace publicity expert, Joan Stewart the Publicity Hound pushed a variety of hot tips. Included were:
1.    Authors need to create top-quality free content that others will want to share. And make sure you have live “share” icons on your posts that allow for easy and no-brainer sharing with your followers.
2.    Who, Who, Who … you must identify early in your publishing game just “who” your target market is. Then set up a strategy …

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Do You Have an eBook? How about Entering the Global eBook Awards?

Do You Have an eBook? How about Entering the Global eBook Awards?

There are several book award possibilities that have deadlines coming up. One of AuthorU’s benefits to AuthorU GOLD members is to deliver discounts from other publishing providers for services to our members.
In the eBook area, one that should be getting your attention is the awards that self-publishing pioneer Dan Poynter created a few years ago. Dan’s untimely death last year left a huge void of wisdom to many starting out authors. His legacy leaves on …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of March 16, 2017

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of March 16, 2017

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, Judith dives into MORE Author Succes—as in eBook success. Her guest is Smashwords CEO and Founder Mark Coker. The latest, of course in Amazon land … and then some marketing strategies for you in and around eBooks plus publishing trends. Tune in.
Tune in for the LIVE show at 6 …

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Authors Yukked It Up … and Learned Lots!

Authors Yukked It Up … and Learned Lots!

Comedy teacher extraordinaire Steve Kaplan came to town, Saturday and Sunday the first weekend in March, to educate the AuthorU community about humor—the tools, the rules—underlying a 3000-year history of a subject that remains as an important mainstay of our entertainment industry as any today.  The stars—the practitioners— of comedy are as familiar to all of us practically as are members of our own family: Billy Crystal, Bill Murray, Steve Martin, The Marx Brothers, Seinfeld, …

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Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

 
Last year on the PublishingAtSea.com cruise, I did a session on How to Pitch Yourself … something that too many authors do a “not so good job” at. This year, I opened with a session I called About Me … and turned it into a
Tip 1:
Always enhance any pitch you do with numbers. Don’t just say you’ve coached “hundreds” of clients. Pick a number and estimate as closely as possible. Say how many book awards you’ve won. Reveal how …

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