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Webinar Gold

Webinar Gold

Twice a month, Judith Briles and Nick Taylor do live webinars for authors on Wednesdays at 3 Pacific, 4 Mountain, 5 Central and 6 Eastern.

If you are a paid up member of AuthorU.org, it’s free. If you are not, there is a charge of $49.  This month we are focusing of Holiday Book Sales and Critical Publishing Timelines. Register now – we have limited seats available.
 
October 1, 4                       Webinar: How to Sell Your Books into the Holidays
Holiday book …

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Author Alert: Is Your ISBN Legit or Fake?

Author Alert: Is Your ISBN Legit or Fake?

Such a deal … buy your ISBN for only ten bucks … who wants to pay $125? The real questions to ask: Are they legit ISBNs? Or, are they knockoffs? Or, are they a re-sale? And if they are a re-sale, are they being sold by an approved resale outlet? I other words, are they legit … or are they fake?

All authors need to understand this: ISBNs are ONLY ISSUED by Bowker … it doesn’t …

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Identifying Your Book Categories for Amazon

Identifying Your Book Categories for Amazon

It’s always a challenge to know what categories to put your book in with Amazon. Initially, you get two slots. Within them, are sub-categories which enable you to drill down from the main category.

If you start showing sales, contact Amazon via either the “contact us” tab on your Amazon.com/Advantage page or Author Central and ask if you can add additional categories. Once something is submitted, the respond quickly.
Note: If you are planning an Amazon campaign, …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of September 25

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of September 25

It’s Thursday at 

Today
Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing will focus on Kickstater and crowdfunding. Judith Briles has Margot Atwell as her guest, Kickstarter’s marketing liaison. 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 your time zone at http://togi.us/authoru.  You can also go to the Home page of http://www.AuthorU.org, scroll down and …

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Authors: How to Get Your LCCN (Library of Congress Number)

Authors: How to Get Your LCCN (Library of Congress Number)

The wise author applies for the LCCN before the book is printed.
(Library of Congress Catalog Control Number)
                     
 
One question that most authors don’t know to ask is, “How do I get the LCCN?” What’s a LCCN? Good question—it’s the Library of Congress number that shows that you exist, and the one that any library that you are pitching your book to wants to know you …

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Author Smarts: Creating Your Copyright Page

Author Smarts: Creating Your Copyright Page

One of the most common questions that authors ask is about the Copyright page and “What should my copyright page look like?” Good question, here’s an answer:
The Copyright Page, which follows the title page of your manuscript, is a flexible document with respect to format, but several elements must be included.  The most confusing two are the ISBN and LOCN.  Detailed instructions for sending for them are included below:                                                                                                    

Copyright-book 

-The copyright symbol,
          -Followed by the …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of September 18

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of September 18

It’s Thursday at


Member Alert:There is no dinner and a program tonight due to a scheduling conflict.There are a few spots open for the Tech Tool Box next week on September 23rd—all about Amazon’s Author Central; 3 spots available to participate in the Library Conference October 16-18 (get your book pitched to librarians); and get signed up for the Autumn BookCamp on November 16th – early bird pricing still open.

Today
Author U – Your Guide …

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Webinar GOLD : Sacred Publishing Myths Busted and Beyond

Webinar GOLD : Sacred Publishing Myths Busted and Beyond

Join us for a Webinar on September 17
 
What’s holding you back or got you in a quandary A look into the ghosts of the past and what’s in the next, next realm of publishing for today’s author. This session will break up the myths and bring realty to today’s author/publishers.

This session will repeat on Saturday, September 20th.
Tittle: Webinar GOLD : Sacred Publishing Myths Busted and Beyond
Date : Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM …

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Authors … What’s in Your Vision Wallet?

Authors … What’s in Your Vision Wallet?

When someone asks you—anyone—what’s the Vision for your Book, and for you the Author, what do you say? Do you stammer and stutter? Do you feel like you project the “deer in the highlight” gaze? Or are you direct and succinct?

For the visionary founder of Virgin, Richard Branson, he’s been an entrepreneur from the get-go. Virgin was seeded when he was 20 years old—since then; he’s created an empire that includes eight separate billion-dollar companies …

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Author Uncertainty

Author Uncertainty

Another phone call. Another author who is frustrated confused and stressed out. Another author who step into publishing without wearing the “author beware” hat.

“I’ve been taken.”
“My book looks awful.”
“The publisher hasn’t delivered on anything it promised.”
“There are too many hidden charges.”
“I’m not getting paid.”
“I thought this was a reputable publisher.”
“I’ve been screwed …”
Look in the mirror. Did you really check out the company? Did you go to Google and …

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