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Is Your Author Photo a Selfie or Professionally Done?

Is Your Author Photo a Selfie or Professionally Done?

What photos are you using on your website? How about for media? Or, a speaking engagement? Are they oldies, but what you consider goodies? Could they be more than five years old?

Your picture says a thousand words:

what you do;
who you are;
what you love to play with or at;
what your expertise is;
who’s your crowd;
what else?

Visuals are powerful. You may use them on your book covers, your website and your promo and publicity material. Think Bio shots, …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of February 23, 2017

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of February 23, 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.
Laurie Anderson joins Judith today to reveal how to do a PR campaign on a shoestring budget.
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 to do the clock crunching for …

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Has Your Book Walked the Plank?

Has Your Book Walked the Plank?

Woot … you’ve got your book—congrats for sure.
You are now a “published” author; some sales are coming in; you are promoting it in every channel you can think of, and then an online OMG moment hits. It may be a not-so “Yo-Ho-Ho” time for you and your book. You’ve done an online search and discovered that your book is being sold by someone(s)o you have never heard of—someone(s) you never engaged in selling your book. …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of February 16, 2017

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of February 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.
Judith dives into MORE Author Success today. Get tips from Penny Sansevieri with insights from the Digital World conference, latest on Amazon and marketing strategies for 2017. 
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 …

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Author Alert … Discover the Comic Hero’s Journey

Author Alert … Discover the Comic Hero’s Journey

Next month, a very special event is coming to Authors, Screenwriters and all those “planning on being either” to Colorado. Comedy Trainer Steve Kaplan is coming to AuthorU.org (open to the public) for two all-day workshops—each very different.
The first day, Saturday, March 4th, concentrates on incorporating comedy and humor into your writing (something we all could use); and the second day, Sunday, March 5th, a clarion event for all those who want to sell their work …

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Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

 

If you have a book signing coming, here are a few tips glimmer from our PublishingAtSea.com participants during theirs:
1.     Don’t sit … stand up to greet your buyers. Why? You’ll sell more if you stand, not sit, behind a table. It’s eyeball to eyeball. I prefer the cocktail table to use for signing on.

2.     Gather names of buyers. Have a signup sheet for name and email.

3.     Get visitors involved. Nancy Rango, author of “The President …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of February 09, 2017

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of February 09, 2017

 

This is the last day to grab the Early Bird rate for your “Writing and Speaking Changing” Comedy Intensive Workshop next month. Be there!
REGISTER Now:  http://authoru.org/events.html
This week’s best of Twitter Tweets is dedicated to the some of the best podcasts recently. If you have missed them … the very brief description will give a mini-tip of what the 50 minutes will unfold. Always meaty. Always insightful. Always with actions to do. Always fun.

Today
Author U – Your …

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WAS Your Name Missing from the List of Oscar Nominees?

WAS Your Name Missing from the List of Oscar Nominees?

What … you  didn’t hear your name announced with the other Academy Award nominees? Well, maybe the awesome Comedy Intensive BookCamp is just what you need to make sure your name is announced next year! How’s that sound? Start by sharpening your comedy writing, directing and performance skills with the industry’s top comedy instructor! Steve Kaplan is coming to Denver and AuthorU.org is bring him here March 4th and 5th.
The Comedy Intensive is a two-day …

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Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

 

 
Here are 4 essential tips for authors and Amazon:
1.    You need more than 84 book reviews (this is down from 101 … so good needs—still a book load to gather) before Amazon will recommend your book to other visitors in the section that says, “People who bought this also bought…” GO get them … ask and re-ask … it’s what you have to do
2.    Book buyers will immediately start the judging of your book by the cover. …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of February 02, 2017

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of February 02, 2017

 
 
What will Punxsutawney Phil predict? Since he’s in PA … he doesn’t know that in Colorado, the sun will be out this Saturday in the high 50s … a perfect day to attend the AuthorU.org regular monthly meeting. If you are in slow-mo from winter hibernation … let’s thaw out and show up!
REGISTER:  http://authoru.org/events.html

Today
Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing, host Dr. Judith Briles of The Book Shepherd digs into a variety of writing and …

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