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FREE Gifts with Snappy Sassy Salty … Official Book Launch is this Week!

FREE Gifts with Snappy Sassy Salty … Official Book Launch is this Week!

 Snappy Sassy Salty …
Official Book Launch!
July 21-24th
 
 
                                        It’s summer … It’s hot …
Could you use a pick-me-up?
A bit of inspiration or silliness?
How about something to chew on or get you unstuck?
How about your friends who are writing or already published?
In Snappy Sassy Salty: Wise Words for Authors and Writers, you will find all that and more. It’s …

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Move Over Netflix … Here Comes Bookflix

Move Over Netflix … Here Comes Bookflix

The Buzz Arrives … Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited Lands!
Amazon has a new offering … the dust hasn’t settled but the buzz is flowing. You have heard of Netflix. This is Bookflix.

 
If you at think about using this program, here’s a HUGE caution: 
Indies would do well to avoid Kindle Unlimited for one simple reason:  it requires KDP Select exclusivity. For me, doing an exclusive means that there has to be a tremendous bonus, usually financial with it.  Smashwords’ CEO Mark Coker …

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Authors: Should You Sell Your Next Book to a Publisher?

Authors: Should You Sell Your Next Book to a Publisher?

Authors: Should You Sell Your Next Book to a Publisher?
Recently, I responded to a query from an author who wanted to transition from self-publishing to traditional publishing. She had successfully sold 60,000 books on her own. The first words out of my mouth were, “Why would you want to do that?”
And then …

Top Ten Twitter Tweets July 17

Top Ten Twitter Tweets July 17

It’s Thursday at 


Wow… two terrific programs earlier this week—even if you are a remote member or Author U, attendance was possible. Casey Demchak shared a variety of hot tips to soar your marketing copy and the Tech Tool Box had everyone pinning via Pinterest. If you are in CO, make sure you register for the annual BBQ, it’s a freebie!

Today
Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing will focus on a variety fo common hiccups …

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8 Author Goals Tips for Book Success

8 Author Goals Tips for Book Success

What does author and book success have in common? Good question … the answer is: a goal with a plan to reach it.

When I completed Snappy Sassy Salty: Wise Words for Authors and Writers, it was woven with quotations to kick-start and propel you forward. If you are going to succeed in this writing, authoring, publishing arena, you need to be kick-started and refueled to propel your forward.
Most of us have resolutions at this …

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The Amazing Power of Books in Your Presence

The Amazing Power of Books in Your Presence

When Amazon’s eBook sales, a la Kindle, exceeded its print book sales that we authors and publishers love so well, the “book sky is falling” dooms-dayers and sayers came out of the woodwork.

~ Books have power! ~
The University of Tennessee has been exploring students’ test scores for the past three years. Research led by Richard Allington has found that students who brought “real” books home had significantly higher reading scores than those who didn’t. …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of July 10

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of July 10

It’s Thursday at


It’s summertime … and the July-August issue of TheAuthor Resource will be out next week.  There is aTech Tool Box on Pinterest this coming week (remote members can attend via Skype), a Salon on turning limp copy into eye-catching grabbers and don’t forget,if you are in CO, there’s a BBQ on the 26th.

Today
Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing will focus on a variety for common hiccups that new authors get into. …

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Is There an Author (in) U?

Is There an Author (in) U?

One reason I am asking if there is an author in you, is that I am finally embracing the author in me. I’ve also always been passionate about helping content creators create and market successfully. As such, I am excited to share a great gem I recently found with you.

Do you have an idea for a book?
Are you writing a book?
Are you getting ready to publish?
Or are you actively marketing your book?

If any of these …

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Over 2 Days, Create a Bestselling Author – YOU!

Over 2 Days, Create a Bestselling Author – YOU!

Do you want to be seriously successful as an author?
I mean, really successful?
And, have you decided what success looks like for you?
Is it Fame, Fortune, Sales … What?

Most authors want success; yet most limp along.

Register: http://thebookshepherd.com/briles-unplugged-2014.html
  At
you get the entire Game Plan, the guide that will lead to your success, whatever you choose it to be. And, you get two solid days with just Judith. Next week all discounting disappears.
… this is your LAST CHANCE …

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Celebrating the Author and Book Publishing World?

Celebrating the Author and Book Publishing World?

What is independence in publishing? Good question to think about on this 4th of July. As the Author and Publishing Worlds Turn, the words “self” and “independent” have almost become interchangeable. There is a difference, agreed, a fine line at times.

A self-published book can mean almost anything … from what gets spilled out of the fingers and mind of the author to the presentation from the local printing shop and sometimes looking like it was put …

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