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Book Awards … What To Do When You Get the Congratulations Email or Call

Book Awards … What To Do When You Get the Congratulations Email or Call

Book Award Announcement Season is here. Congratulations to Author U members Mary Jo Fay, Cheryl Carpinello and Lois Hjelmstad who all picked up Global eBook awards for their books recently. 
What do you do when you win a book award? The savvy author tells others about it. Don’t count on your publisher to do it if you are published by someone other than your own company.
It’s time for you to start bragging … and formally announce you …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of August 21

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of August 21

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Today
Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing will focus on a variety fo common hiccups that new authors get into. Her guest is Kari May, President of the Colorado Library Association—books and libraries go hand-in-hand, you will learn all the inside tips of getting yours there. Last week, Judith and Rebecca Finkel deep-dove into all things in book designing, what they look for and how to get attention for your book—you don’t want …

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Insider Ninja Tricks for Authors & Social Media

Insider Ninja Tricks for Authors & Social Media

How would you like insider tricks for finding the right crowd … your crowd … on social media? Think of them as Ninja Tricks for Authors!
You can on this Wednesday, August 20th at 6 p.m. EDT. register now for the FREE webinar–space will be limited … Register NOW!  
 
 

if you can’t define who your book is for, it’s really for nobody. Too often, authors make the mistake of thinking their books will appeal to almost “anyone” or “everyone.” …

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Will Your Book Get the Book Award Boot?

Will Your Book Get the Book Award Boot?

End of Summer and Fall kick off the Book Award submission season. Will the author be honored for his or her words and book? Or will the Book Boot be felt? The question every author needs to ask is, “Did I do the best job in writing, in presenting, in connecting with my crowd—the people who need, want my words?” In other words, “Did I rush to publish?”

Working with authors every day, there are routine hiccups that …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of August 14

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of August 14

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Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing will focus on a variety for common hiccups that new authors get into. Her guest is Rebecca Finkel the CEO of F + P Design, a multi-award winning book design company. Last week, Judith and Victoria Sutherland and her team deep-dove into Book Reviews, what they look for and how to get attention for your book—you don’t want to miss this one! It’s up on …

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Author Webinar: How to Generate Story Ideas for Your Book Publicity Campaign

Author Webinar: How to Generate Story Ideas for Your Book Publicity Campaign

Your book is done. And you’re exhausted.
Now it’s time to launch your publicity campaign and continue full speed ahead. But there’s no gasoline left in your tank. You are pooped. How would you like a FREE webinar this week to get you on track or back to it?
Register here now for Wednesday at 6 p.m. Eastern: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/878195246

Here’s your answer: The Publicity Hound to the rescue! Joan Stewart will give you ideas galore on how …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of August 07

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of August 07

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Today
Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing will focus on a variety for common hiccups that new authors get into. Her guest is Victoria Sutherland, the CEO of ForeWord Reviews, the #1 reviewer of independent publishers. Last week, Judith and D’vorah Lansky deep-dove into creating a Virtual Book Tour—you don’t want to miss this one! It’s up on the In the Air section on the AuthorU.org site. Tune in at 6 Eastern, …

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Marketing Your Book: Do You Quack About Your Book … or Just Peep Here and There?

Marketing Your Book: Do You Quack About Your Book … or Just Peep Here and There?

Do You Quack About Your Book … or Just Peep Here and There?

When the year began to unfold, many authors who entered their books in award competitions got good  news—their books were award winners.  Author U has gotten notification of several members who have earned recognition from book awards, with the latest being the National Indie Excellence Awards.  Congratulations to Members who picked up a variety of awards and honors:
Judith Briles – Author YOU: Creating and …

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One-Track Marketing Doesn’t Create an Author Tipping Point

One-Track Marketing Doesn’t Create an Author Tipping Point

A recent reader of the Author U blog emailed about her strategy for marketing her book. She was an alumnus of a university with a few hundred thousand graduates and 15,000 current student body. Getting a review in the alumni magazine was her game plan. Assuming it was positive, she felt, it would  be all she needed to spread the “get this book” word.
Other forms of marketing would be bypassed. She didn’t want to put …

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