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Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips

Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips

You will be signing contracts when you publish. They could be with publishers or publishing service providers. Read them. Understand them. 
Hot off the press … this is from my just released book How to Avoid 101 Book Publishing Blunders, Bloopers & Boo-Boos … and book that you DEFINITELY want to get pronto. Here’s the link to order yours: http://amzn.to/1W7uLld

Caution Alert: Before You Sign Any Contracts …Never sign a contract for a publishing service until you …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of May 19, 2016

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of  May 19, 2016

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 she will focus on new marketing strategies for you and your book. Today’s show reviews book dives into BOOK REVIEWS. Bethany Brown from the Cadence Group joins Judith with a variety of strategies to soar your success. Tune in at 6 Eastern, 5 Central, 4 Mountain, 3 Pacific and …

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Get Your Print Books Reviewed Pre and Post Publication

Get Your Print Books Reviewed Pre and Post Publication

The Library Journal, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus and ForeWord Reviews are the gold standard in book reviews. Some (Publishers Weekly, ForeWord Reviews  and Kirkus have also created a paid for review service—this doesn’t mean that you are guaranteed a blue ribbon with your payment for it. It means that you are guaranteed a review, sometimes “wow”, sometimes not-so hot. Blue Ink Reviews (also an Author U member and Extravaganza Exhibitor) has garnered an …

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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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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of May 12, 2016

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of  May 12, 2016

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 she will focus on new publicity strategies including linking with regional specialists when focusing on specific areas of the country and markets for you and your book. Today’s show features Lynda Bouchard, founder of BookingAuthorsInk.com … getting ready for a publicity show with a twist.
Tune in at 6 …

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Bringing the Prince to Your Writing

Bringing the Prince to Your Writing

 
At the annual AuthorU BookCamp this past weekend, Mara Purl asked attendees to bring along a copy of a book that influenced them. Mine was Pat Conroy’s The Prince of Tides. The brilliance in his descriptions and his dialogue mesmerized me the moment the book covered opened and I fell in. I became a SuperFan in just a few pages, devouring any book that Conroy wrote past and future. They became treasures in my personal …

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Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips

Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips

Authors often think big … but don’t create the GamePlan along with the Steps to get to their goals. Not Having Defined Your Goals that include those Steps on How You Are Going to Reach Them leads to Nowhere. Your tip is from Judith Briles new book: How to Avoid 101 Book Publishing Blunders, Bloopers & Boo-Boos. Get your copy today. http://amzn.to/1W7uLld
Your PLAN is to write and publish your book. Excellent. Now what are the steps you need …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of May 05, 2016

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of  May 05, 2016

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 she will focus on new marketing strategies for you and your book. Today’s show focuses on book rewards … are they worth your money entering? And if you do and you win, what do you do next? And, of course, lots more. It’s Cinco de Mayo … ole! …

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Author Alert: Beware of Publishing Pitch Fests

Author Alert: Beware of Publishing Pitch Fests

Be careful of what is known as a “pitch fest.” Pitched to newbie authors as education, they are really designed to lure them in (and their credit cards) to buy, buy, buy and buy some more. What are they buying? Products, services, trainings—you name it.  Pitch fests are big business for the promoters. Authors want a quick fix to whatever ails them … or they are on the hunt to the “wonder cure” for quick …

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Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips April 29, 2016

Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips April 29, 2016

 

How are you selling your books? Just waiting the Amazon order? If you are, you are shooting your book in its pages. There are distribution options beyond online retailers and brick-and-mortar shops. 
Have you:

Created your own website and sell your book there.

Summer is coming. How about approaching book fairs? May communities have book fairs and welcome authors to purchase tables and sell books (and be available for a book signing).

Offer to speak where there are potential …

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