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Authors: How to Get Your LCCN (Library of Congress Number)

Authors: How to Get Your LCCN (Library of Congress Number)

The wise author applies for the LCCN before the book is printed.
(Library of Congress Catalog Control Number)
                     
 
One question that most authors don’t know to ask is, “How do I get the LCCN?” What’s a LCCN? Good question—it’s the Library of Congress number that shows that you exist, and the one that any library that you are pitching your book to wants to know you …

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Author Smarts: Creating Your Copyright Page

Author Smarts: Creating Your Copyright Page

One of the most common questions that authors ask is about the Copyright page and “What should my copyright page look like?” Good question, here’s an answer:
The Copyright Page, which follows the title page of your manuscript, is a flexible document with respect to format, but several elements must be included.  The most confusing two are the ISBN and LOCN.  Detailed instructions for sending for them are included below:                                                                                                    

Copyright-book 

-The copyright symbol,
          -Followed by the …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of September 18

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of September 18

It’s Thursday at


Member Alert:There is no dinner and a program tonight due to a scheduling conflict.There are a few spots open for the Tech Tool Box next week on September 23rd—all about Amazon’s Author Central; 3 spots available to participate in the Library Conference October 16-18 (get your book pitched to librarians); and get signed up for the Autumn BookCamp on November 16th – early bird pricing still open.

Today
Author U – Your Guide …

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Webinar GOLD : Sacred Publishing Myths Busted and Beyond

Webinar GOLD : Sacred Publishing Myths Busted and Beyond

Join us for a Webinar on September 17
 
What’s holding you back or got you in a quandary A look into the ghosts of the past and what’s in the next, next realm of publishing for today’s author. This session will break up the myths and bring realty to today’s author/publishers.

This session will repeat on Saturday, September 20th.
Tittle: Webinar GOLD : Sacred Publishing Myths Busted and Beyond
Date : Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM …

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Authors … What’s in Your Vision Wallet?

Authors … What’s in Your Vision Wallet?

When someone asks you—anyone—what’s the Vision for your Book, and for you the Author, what do you say? Do you stammer and stutter? Do you feel like you project the “deer in the highlight” gaze? Or are you direct and succinct?

For the visionary founder of Virgin, Richard Branson, he’s been an entrepreneur from the get-go. Virgin was seeded when he was 20 years old—since then; he’s created an empire that includes eight separate billion-dollar companies …

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Author Uncertainty

Author Uncertainty

Another phone call. Another author who is frustrated confused and stressed out. Another author who step into publishing without wearing the “author beware” hat.

“I’ve been taken.”
“My book looks awful.”
“The publisher hasn’t delivered on anything it promised.”
“There are too many hidden charges.”
“I’m not getting paid.”
“I thought this was a reputable publisher.”
“I’ve been screwed …”
Look in the mirror. Did you really check out the company? Did you go to Google and …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of September 11

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of September 11

 It’s Thursday at …


Today
Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing will focus on a variety for common hiccups that new authors get into. Judith Briles is going solo today the second part of Author and Publishing Timelines. What you need (should know) 12 months from publication of your book, then moving it up month by month. Last week, Judith and Jake Williams, illustrator, author, charicature creator dove into the creativity process —you don’t want …

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What To Do Next for Your Next, Next Move After You Have Book In Hand?

What To Do Next for Your Next, Next Move After You Have Book In Hand?

… Speak About and Market It, Of Course!

 
When the book deliver euphoria wears off, every author has the gaze in the belly button moment … what do I do next?
Two quick responses:
1     Market, Market, Market. Eighty percent of your time will now be directed to this single word.
2     Speak, Speak, Speak. You will enjoy the reprints, not to mention the book sales.

I am a firm believer that speaking is one of …

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Book Publishing … 4 Factors to ID Your Path

Book Publishing … 4 Factors to ID Your Path

Which book path is for you–traditional … self … independent–which? Four words can get you focused: timing, control, quality and money. All are key factors when it comes to publishing.

Timing—if your manuscript is completed, you can have it edited, cover and interiors designed, printed and in your hands within four months or less. With traditional publishing, you can have your manuscript completed and it will most likely be in your hands in 18 months.

 
Control—if you …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of September 04

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of September 04

It’s Thursday at 

Today
Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing will focus on a variety for common hiccups that new authors get into. Judith Briles is going solo today in a two-parter … Author and Publishing Timelines. What you need (should know) 12 months from publication of your book, then moving it up month by month. Last week, Judith and Jake Williams, illustrator, author, charicature creator dove into the creativity process —you don’t want to …

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