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The Author Glaze Factor

The Author Glaze Factor

The deer in the headlights look is common when authors hear the phrase “social media marketing.”  When the glaze factor settles in, the heels dig in and resistance oozes from every pore.

I know that resistance—I resisted it too. The last thing I needed on my plate was something that could literally suck hours of my time each day. That was then; this is now. One of the first things I need on my plate is …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of October 30

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of October 30

It’s Thursday at

Today
Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing will focus on Author Photos… as in casual images, book covers, promotion, website images, products, and training. Judith Briles has Aliza Sherman as her guest—they will be deep diving into the latest in social media management for authors—Aliza is the author of Social Media Management for Dummies.Tune in at 6 Eastern, 5 Central, 4 Mountain, 3 Pacific and for our out-of-the-country members and followers … …

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Why Publishing on Your Own Is a Very, Very Viable Option

Why Publishing on Your Own Is a Very, Very Viable Option

Once upon a time, in a land no so far away, there were two types of publishing: the coveted traditional route, where thousands of books were printed, media releases created and publisher reps marketed the books that only real authors wrote; and the disdained vanity press—here the giant spitting sound. Authors went the vanity press route only as a last resort. Under the vanity umbrella dwelled the small presses and self-publishing, costly ventures where mass …

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Get ready for the Author U Circles Member Only Coaching

Get ready for the Author U Circles Member Only Coaching

Author U Circles Are Here!***
We launched Author U Circles at our last live event in Colorado in October, and they were tremendously successful. As in we had to stop the chatter! Now we are bringing them online via your phone, anywhere you are as an Author U member benefit.  The Author U Circles are exclusively for paid up AuthorU.org members—no guests allowed. Not a member? … join here: AuthorU.org
 
What’s the value? … Priceless!
✓ How about not paying for …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of October 23

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of October 23

It’s Thursday at

Today
Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing will focus on Author Photos… as in casual images, book covers, promotion, website images, products, and training. Judith Briles has Nick Taylor as her guest—they will be deep diving into the growing world of kids’ ebooks.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 …

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Special FREE Webinar … 7 Things Your 2015 Ninja Publicity Plan

Special FREE Webinar … 7 Things Your 2015 Ninja Publicity Plan

Join us for a FREE Webinar on Wednesday, October 22 at 4 PM Mountain Time

You must know the 7 essential things that will let people in your target market see, hear, find, follow, study, recommend and eventually hire you. 
                      Reserve your Webinar seat now at:             https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/425739766
When someone comes to Joan Stewart, the Publicity Hound, with a publicity problem, it’s usually because 2 or 3 of these 7 critical elements are missing. You can’t cherry-pick which ones …

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Authors: Make Up Your Mind

Authors: Make Up Your Mind

Are you a procrastinator? Are you looking for the perfect phrase, word, idea? Are you stuck? Wouldn’t getting unstuck and moving forward be a fantastic goal. 

                       
Make a decision to go forward or eliminate vs. the one that you have practiced—to do nothing.
Moving from wannabe author to the real thing is totally possible this coming year. Moving from wannabe speaker to the …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of October 16

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of October 16

It’s Thursday at

Today
Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing will focus on Author Photos… as in casual images, book covers, promotion, website images, products, and training. Judith Briles has Rhonda Sheya is her guest—Learn tips and tricks on how to get your creativity juices salivating—Rhonda was behind the creative push in Disney Radio.. Tune in at 6 Eastern, 5 Central, 4 Mountain, 3 Pacific and for our out-of-the-country members and followers … you are …

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Special Announcement if you are Marketing Your Book

Special Announcement if you are Marketing Your Book

I have a time sensitive gift for you.

This month, I’m joining 20 other book marketing experts (we have collectively sold millions of books) in an online event to share how we’d sell 1,000 books in 21 days, something most authors never do. 

Through Wed., Oct 15th (tomorrow!), Book Market Summit host Ryan Mendenhall of Author’s Catapult is letting my subscribers watch the entire first week of interviews (those that have come and gone) for f-r-e-e. 
After Wednesday you’ll need to …

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5 More Publishing Blunders to Avoid … Part II

5 More Publishing Blunders to Avoid … Part II

Publishing Blunders aren’t fun … as pointed out last week with the first 5 Publishing Blunders.
Last week, I identified the first 5 on my hit list of blunders: Not niching your market-get over that your book is for everyone–it’s not; not grasping that this thing called authoring and publishing is a business; using the wrong editors (sorry Mom); not creating a Author and Book GamePlan from the get-go;  and believing that your book will …

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