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Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

 
You only have one tip for today … but it’s an important one … one that can make book designers and editors batty when it’s violated.

Apparently, many writers and authors didn’t get the memo about the one-space rule. It’s been the norm for decades. Every major style guide—including the Modern Language Association Style Manual and the Chicago Manual of Style—prescribes a single space after a period. Yet, manuscript after manuscript that comes in has the …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of April 27, 2017

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of April 27, 2017

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, Judith dives into MORE Author Success—as in your photos … what type you need as an author for blogs, books, speaking and websites. Listen in live; from the website or via iTunes.
Tune in for the LIVE show at 6 Eastern, 5 Central, 4 Mountain, 3 Pacific and for our …

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Why Authors Should Register their Books with the USPTO Pronto

Why Authors Should Register their Books with the USPTO Pronto

At AuthorU.org, we have had the pleasure of two workshops with Molly Kocialski, the Rocky Mountain Regional Director of the USPTO—the United States Patent and Trade Office. Fingers crossed, Molly’s schedule will allow her to be with us again at the Extravaganza in September to do the Deep Dive Workshop on Thursday, September 7th.

One of the beliefs that have floated for years was that an author should mail a copy of the manuscript to him or …

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Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

 

Authors: Step Away from Images for Book Cover that You Are Emotionally Attached To …
Rarely is it the right choice.  Rarely. Your book cover is not you, your friends, or your family. Book covers are for your book buyers. What grabs them? Gets their attention? Shouts out: pick me up?
What authors should do instead: Work with a cover designer who isn’t attached to your image. Yes, he or she should get your voice, your concept …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of April 20, 2017

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of April 20, 2017

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, Judith dives into MORE Author Success—as in your branding and marketing visibility—starting with how you present yourself today. Listen in live; from the website or via iTunes.
Tune in for the LIVE show at 6 Eastern, 5 Central, 4 Mountain, 3 Pacific and for our out-of-the-country members and followers … you …

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Writer’s Block Stinks!

Writer’s Block Stinks!

As writers, we are expected to create consistently for our livelihood. But what happens when that creativity has problems expressing itself? That’s right, folks; I’m talking about the dreaded writer’s block.

We all get it: That horrible feeling when you sit down to type or write out some great material only to find that you seem to have lost every idea you’ve ever had. Your fingers lie stagnant, waiting for the inspiration to come, and it …

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Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

 
 

DO NOT register for Extended Distribution on Amazon’s CreateSpace for Your Book
CreateSpace has an option in their distribution page that offers to make your book available to bookstores and libraries. REPEAT: DO NOT check the box to have your books sold into those markets.
WHY? The discount offered through Extended Distribution to bookstores is so low and non-returnable that stores won’t take it. Few know that CreateSpace uses IngramSpark to offer the books in this program to …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of April 13, 2017

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of April 13, 2017

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, Judith dives into MORE Author Success—as in your branding today—website, to tag lines, to social media, to publicity—in other words … Everywhere!. Listen in live; from the website or via iTunes.
Tune in for the LIVE show at 6 Eastern, 5 Central, 4 Mountain, 3 Pacific and for our out-of-the-country …

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What is AuthorU to Me? … Community! Guest blog by Megan Poczos

What is AuthorU to Me? … Community! Guest blog by Megan Poczos

It’s not easy being an author in a world that thrives on moving quickly and getting to “the next best thing.” It’s especially hard to be a young author in this world or even an author who is just starting out.
I happen to be one of those authors who are both young and just starting out. I have been a writer all my life, but I have just started to find my voice when it …

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Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

List of Book Reviewers
Savvy authors will request reviews at Amazon, B&N.com, Goodreads, and other review opportunities–such as when someone/anyone buys your book directly from you.
Understand this: Reviews sell eBooks, printed books and audiobooks. Reviews make your eBook appear important. Solicit as many reviews as possible.
Reviews are the most effective and least expensive form of ANY book related promotion–far cheaper than an ad.
For reaching out to “unknown to you” reviewers, try The …

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