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Top Ten Twitter Tweets for the Week, February 20, 2014

Top Ten Twitter Tweets for the Week, February 20, 2014

Prices increased for Extravaganza registration on February 1st.  You have until February 28th to get the Thursday Deep Dive Workshop FREE with Friday and Saturday registration. All info is up—check out the website under Events for the Extravaganza at a Glance. 
You have 8 days to take advantage of this and it’s GONE as a freebie.

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Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing will focus on crowd-funding for …

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The Clock is Ticking … How to Successfully Publish and Thrive as an Author

The Clock is Ticking … How to Successfully Publish and Thrive as an Author

 Over 3 jammed-packed days in Denver, CO you will be working with amazing book marketing strategists, publicists, Internet gurus … all done in an intense workshop environment, that is comfortable and includes your food … The Author U Extravaganza.  The clock is ticketing and running out for any discounting. During the month of February, all registrants will get the Thursday Deep Dive Dinner Workshop with Penny Sansevieri  FREE. Here’s what’s happening and why you should …

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Agents Who Are Looking for New Authors to Publish

Agents Who Are Looking for New Authors to Publish

Anyone looking for a literary agent should become familiar pronto with the Guide to Literary Agents, the bible for finding literary representation.
 
Over 500 agents are listed with specifics about who and what they represent best. It also include tidbits on how to pitch to them.
In a recent issue of Writers Digest, five were identified as looking for new authors in a variety of genres.
1. Brittany Howard  –  Corvisiero Literary Agency
YA is her thing, from paranormal, …

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How Does Your Author or Writer Website Measure Up?

How Does Your Author or Writer Website Measure Up?

As an author, do you think of your website as a business card. Or, do you think of it as a portal?
Think. If you exchange business cards, do you envision it hitting the circular file–to be carried out in the next trash pickup? Or, do you see it lingering on a table, a desk, placed in a spot that the recipient easily remembers? Of course, you want the latter.
Shift to your website. Did you know …

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Authoring is a Business … “Get It” for Your #Book #Success!

Authoring is a Business … “Get It” for Your #Book #Success!

As an author, do you think of yourself as just the author? And wear only the author hat … most likely, you would rather be writing.
Or, do you think of yourself as an author … and a business owner—the business owner of all things authoring? Or, if appropriate, as the business owner of a small publishing company? Meaning that once your book is written, and in production, you put your author hat down and …

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The USPS Has Done It Again … Postage Rates Take a Hike!

The USPS Has Done It Again … Postage Rates Take a Hike!

What do postage rates and Social Security taxes have in common? They increase … not necessarily yearly, but guaranteed, they will increase. Today is the latest roll out for the USPS. That snail mail letter will now cost you three cents more and the trusty post card, another penny.

On January 26, 2014 the U.S. Postal Service® will implement new postage rates for several mail classes including First Class Package Service, Priority Mail® and Priority Mail …

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A Book Affair to Remember … and to Aspire to!

A Book Affair to Remember … and to Aspire to!

You must remember this … the lyrics go.  AND yes, I must. I just attended an over-the-top Book Launch of a book that I was the Book Shepherd with last week … a dear friend of the author and her family simply said, “We want to give a book party for you …” And what a party it was!
  Meet To Tuscany with Love  
 Author Gail Mencini’s debut novel (women’s fiction—highly recommended read)—To Tuscany …

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Author Mantra for 2014: Shine as an expert … Rise as the thought leader!

Author Mantra for 2014: Shine as an expert … Rise as the thought leader!

Shine as an expert … Rise as the thought leader!
  

If there was one thing that rose to the top at Author U’s excellent Brunch and Learn workshop with Patrice Rhoades-Baum, it was the need to clarify the value you deliver to your reader. Can you? Really?
Her tag line is: Shine as an expert. Step up as a thought leader™ and you can find out plenty about her via her website, www.BrandingAndWebsites.com.
As The Book Shepherd, mine is: …

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Top Twitter Tweets for Authors during the First Week in January

Top Twitter Tweets for Authors during the First Week in January

 
Brrr … the Polar Vortex has spread across North America, across the Atlantic and created monster waves off the coast of the United Kingdom.

   Stay in. Stay warm. And let your fingers do the walking to open up an    amazing avenue of book marketing ideas and ahas. It’s Author U’s Top Twitter Tweets of the Week time!
 
 
Don’t forget to sign up for the January 11th  Brunch & Learn… that’s in TWO DAYS … this month …

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Are You a Helping Hand for Author U?

Are You a Helping Hand for Author U?

 Author U continues to grow and grow.  The Author Resource, our online magazine has 54 pages this month … 54 pages!–all new layout, even a front magazine cover! … check it out at: http://authoru.org/2014-january.html
The Extravaganza has 45 already registered and 4 plus months to go… all info for registration is on the website, partial speakers, rest to come shortly –get registered. Full agenda will be up soon. The odds are high—we will be sold out this year. three-quarters …

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