It’s the 4th of July in America … an amazing day where we celebrate our Freedom, our Voices and our Vision. Make sure you words carry your vision and voice … the gift that Freedom brings each of us.
Are you missing Mentoring Mondays? … join Amy Collins and Judith Briles for a live open discussion on … anything authoring and publishing! If you’ve got a question, bring it… you’ll get an answer. Or just listen in—you will be amazed at the take-aways. Every Monday at 12 Eastern, 9 Pacific. It’s live, open mic—call waiting-off; barking dogs-back yard; kids-outside, next door, with someone else; shuffling paper-don’t; heavy breathing-not a good idea … in other words, no background noise. Cost: just your phone call and your time. Call in to: 646-307-1300 and use access code: 8508894. Time: 12 Eastern, 9 Pacific.
Today, Your Guide to Book Publishing will focus on all things that makes books into masterpieces, both on the exterior and interior. Judith Briles will do an encore interview on Creating the Author and Book Game Plan. Tune in 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 your time zone at http://rsrn.us/youpublish. You can also go to the Home page of http://www.AuthorU.org, scroll down and click on any of the past shows—just click and you are instantly there!
Here’s your Top Ten Tweets for the past week
Tweets are faster than a speeding bird … below are Author U’s Top Ten Tweets from the past week that you may have missed …
Author alert- Bowker, keeper of ISBNs is pushing publishing predators-going for the $$$ with ads for iUniverse http://ow.ly/meM5J
Yup… it’s true Bowker … is joining forces with scam #book producer, iUniverse-part of #Author Solutions. More and more authors will take the big dive. Wake up authors! http://ow.ly/meSph
#Author and #Book Alert: Is your #ISBN legit or fake? new blog http://ow.ly/mo3jK #getpublished
Success & Resources
Insider secret as to why all #authors should get their #books downloaded to ondemandBooks.com podcast. http://ow.ly/mf3Wy
Insider tips-how use Google+ Hangouts on Air-avoid the hassles and hiccups-FREE for short time. Great video. http://ow.ly/mii8N
Confused with #Amazon guidelines for #author and #book reviews? Here’s a laundry list to help out. http://ow.ly/mloSe
Great summer #books for #kids by indie publishers. http://ow.ly/mvf7b
Social Media and Marketing Strategies
New blog-best times to post on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest. http://ow.ly/minzy
26 most excellent strategies for #authors on #socialmedia. Use some now; others later. http://ow.ly/mq7yN
Susan Gilbert explains how you can start using #Facebook hashtags for your #author brand. http://bit.ly/15otXt1
#Authors-pay attention to #Google+, major player for your #book #marketing. http://ow.ly/mrTsb
Cool and Sometimes Goofy
Paper is not dead! http://ow.ly/msq4Z
Bonus: Last week’s Your Guide to Book Publishing with Shannon Parish who delivered branding strategies for the author and the book. Listen in. http://rsrn.us/youpublish or you can download directly from the AuthorU.org website.
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