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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of June 22, 2017

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of June 22, 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.
This week is all about how to use LinkedIn to build your expertise and create your own group using some of the new tools LinkedIn makes available. 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 …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of June 15, 2017

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of June 15, 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.
This week is all about how to get sponsors for your events, projects, books with expert, Linda Hollander. 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 are …

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Book Cover Re-Design- “Family or Pro”?

Book Cover Re-Design- “Family or Pro”?

This was sweet and so sensitive a topic as this Christian author came to me with a cover that her son done the illustration for. While he did a great job for a 16-year-old, it still has an amateur look to the book cover and had not been making any sales. She at first thought that maybe we could pick up on some of the elements or pieces of her sons’ illustration and while that would have been sweet …

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Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips: Amazon Order Tips

Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips: Amazon Order Tips

 Amazon Customer Care Tip: the phone # to call is 866-216-1072. It will direct you to an overseas contact. When I called for help on something for my Unplugged event, I hit two obstacles: 1-she was hard to understand with her accent; 2-there was so much background, it was difficult to hear anything. What to do? Just say you want a U.S. representative. You will be immediately routed back to the U.S. … clarity and …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of June 08, 2017

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of June 08, 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.
This week is all about working a crowd—any size crowd from a few to lots with tips to get book sales with the How to Work a Room expert, Susan RoAne. Listen in live from the website or via iTunes.

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Book Cover Re-Design; Identify With Your Audience

Book Cover Re-Design; Identify With Your Audience

How does a Christian book cover depict a dream…the desire, longing, hope for a child?
That was my artistic challenge after Lorilyn Roberts asked me to redesign the book cover for “Children of Dreams.” First published in 2009, it is the true story of how God restored and fulfilled Lorilyn’ s dream of having children even after her husband abandoned her for his pregnant girlfriend.
My first step was to think of the readers. What kind of image would they identify with?
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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of June 01, 2017

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of June 01, 2017

DON’T FORGET … This Saturday, June 3rd is the LAST AuthorU Saturday Mornings gathering until October — the Extravaganza is in September. WHY SHOULD YOU BE THERE … or get the VIDEO? It’s all about the legal side—covering your tush; understanding copyrights and trademarks; contracts and so much more. Register HERE.

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 …

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Book Cover RE-DESIGN BOOSTS SALES 1200%!

Book Cover RE-DESIGN BOOSTS SALES 1200%!

Lorilyn Roberts came to me with a book cover re-design project and her current book cover was not all that bad. I think I mentioned that the font was kind of “masculine” (Meaning boxy and dated) and she mentioned that the girl on the front needed some hair AND some CLOTHING so she didn’t look naked.
I didn’t find much magic in the image but there was still something about what WAS there that created interest so …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of May 25, 2017

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of May 25, 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 SUCCESS and insights to how to effectively start the editing process before you turn it over to an editor; how to know if the editor is the “right” editor for you. Listen in live from the website or via iTunes.
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Your Best Writing May Not Be What You Think By Carolyn Howard-Johnson

Your Best Writing May Not Be What You Think By Carolyn Howard-Johnson

One of the biggest writing problems I see among people in my mentoring program, and others who hire me to improve their writing, is that they’re afraid to write like they talk. Perhaps they fear “wordiness”, but sometimes writing like you talk is less wordy.

For instance, they never use one-word sentences. Or fragments. Those, for sure, are not wordy!
They refuse to start sentences with words such as “and” and “but” because of an elementary teacher …

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