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How to Get Your ISBN

How to Get Your ISBN

 
One of the most common questions the about to publish author asks is, “Where do I get my ISBN?”
Excellent question—start here:

 The International Standard Book Number is known to all in the book world as an ISBN.   It costs $125 for one and $295 for a block of ten. It’s highly recommend that you purchase a block of 10 because the author usually has at least another book on the “back burner.”  If you do a hard …

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Virtual Book Blog Tours – Plan One for Your Book Success

Virtual Book Blog Tours – Plan One for Your Book Success

Don’t you love it when authors actually take their own advice? In a blog that was published some time ago, Author U had a special guest featured within our blog. Dana Lynn Smith put together a Virtual Blog Tour for her book, Virtual Book Tour Magic. Let’s revisit the key elements. Virtual Blog Tours are quite common now … don’t bypass it in your book marketing plans.
Here’s why this book makes marketing sense for today’s author:

The author has …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of July 24

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of July 24

It’s Thursday at …

Wow… looking forward to the member and family BBQ this weekend… it’s a freebie! If you are in CO, make sure you come! We are debuting the twice monthly FREE webinar series for members only next month…watch for the entire schedule to be posted on the website through December soon. 
Today
Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing will focus on a variety of common hiccups that new authors get into. Her guest is …

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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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