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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of December 08, 2016

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of December 08, 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, it’s loaded with essentials for working with independent book stores and gift stores.
Today, she explores Hollywood ahas for your book with Daniel Hall. Last week, she explored the step-by-step process of getting your book into independent book stores with Amy Collins.
Tune in at 6 Eastern, 5 Central, …

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Making Your Reviews the Hard Lifting for Your Marketing Campaign By Carolyn Howard-Johnson.

Making Your Reviews the Hard Lifting for Your Marketing Campaign  By Carolyn Howard-Johnson.

Our guest blog is created by Carolyn Howard-Johnson. Always savvy in frugal promoting, push your book marketing as you get reviews with a twist.
 

Excerpted (and adapted) from Carolyn’s new How To Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically: The ins and outs of using free reviews to build and sustain a writing career.
Authors rarely get the most from their reviews. Surprised? I think it’s because the idea of extending a review’s value doesn’t occur to …

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Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

 
 It’s August. Most likely, it’s hot where you live in work. Here a few tips to keep you out of hot water from publishing attorney Helen Sedwick with “Come-On Lines to Avoid…”

1   “We will distribute your print book to the largest bookstores.”
Sorry, this does not mean your book will appear on bookstore shelves. All it means is bookstores may order copies from distributor’s catalogs. That’s it.
Realistically, retailers are unlikely to carry your book. You’ll …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of December 01, 2016

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of December 01, 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, it’s loaded with essentials for working with independent book stores and gift stores.
Last week, Judith explored awesome author online tools and tidbits with Kelly Johnson, the Author’s Virtual Assistant.
Tune in at 6 Eastern, 5 Central, 4 Mountain, 3 Pacific and for our out-of-the-country members and followers … you …

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Want a newsletter and content generator for your business? Use #Paperli

Want a newsletter and content generator for your business? Use #Paperli

Our guest blog is by member Andi Phillips who first learned about Paper.li at Judith Briles Book Publishing Unplugged. It’s a terrific process of curating “like” expertise and producing a weekly or daily newspaper—takes about an hour … and once you are done … you-are-done! Become a subscriber of mine: http://paper.li/e-1437000336

Make your own paper … Judith
 

At #AuthorU, I recently learned about a new tool called Paper.li, which creates a web newspaper and e-mail newsletter with …

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Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

 
 

 
 Tired of Talking to Voice Robots? … Find Humans to Help You!
If you’ve been stuck in voice mail hell, here’s some bypass codes. Also are two sites that can assist you in identifying direct dial phone numbers: Get Human and Dial a Human.
http://gethuman.com/       
http://www.dialahuman.com/
 
Get everyone to see your Twitter replies when using #Hashtag as FIRST word.
If you want others in your Twitter stream to see your replies, place the DOT before the # as: .#  … …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of November 24, 2016

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of November 24, 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, it’s loaded with awesome author online tools and tidbits with Kelly Johnson, the Author’s Virtual Assistant.
Last week, Judith explored the latest and greatest on creating Twitter Power for your social media platform. You learn step-by-step how she created over 40,000 Twitter followers on one stream and another 27,000 …

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Thanksgiving for Authors

Thanksgiving for Authors

This week is a favorite—little on the agenda—oh there’s football, family, and food. For me, I also dive into Macy’s Parade for the kid is me and the National Day Show, wondering “which one” will get the grand prize—I don’t own a dog now, but I love those sassy pooches as they parade around.

I’m grateful for the freedom we all have and often too assume .. Let AuthorU start with a thank you—we are grateful …

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Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

 
 Facts for a weekend for you to noodle on:
1 Authors need traditional publishing less and less. Oh my, that hurts, but it’s the truth. With all the resources available to new and old authors, the question has to be asked: do we need you? With all the resources like IngramSpark, great blogs that we put out on both The Book Shepherd and AuthorU sites plus the zillions of others, the information is readily available to write, create and publish a book. …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of November 17, 2016

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of November 17, 2016

 

This has been an amazing year of change—whether it’s politics, health, relationships or publishing … change is a “deck the halls” theme for the year. And, it’s usually a good thing. As an author, you stretch to learn, to pivot, to transition. Scary and stressful sometimes … but exciting. Ae you stuck in the rut? Or are you ready for stimulation and growth? 

Did you listen in to the ‘hot’ webinar we did yesterday on how …

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