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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of April 07, 2016

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of  April 07, 2016

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 she will focus on Building Your Community and Making Money! With Stephanie Chandler, CEO of the Nonfiction Author Assn—it will be another fast hour.   Tune in at 6 Eastern, 5 Central, 4 Mountain, 3 Pacific and for our out-of-the-country members and followers … you are going …

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Revisit Your Copyright Page

Revisit Your Copyright Page

Did you know that what you include, and don’t include, on your copyright page is revealing to book buyers? For libraries, the lack of specific data can be a book purchase deal breaker!
Your ISBNs, LCCN and CIP data are all posted on your copyright page.
Copyright year: usually the current year you publish in—BUT, if yours is between September and December, use the next year’s. Why? It gives your book a longer “new” life.
Disclaimers: some books …

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Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips

Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips

Pitching Tips … think “Formula” when it comes to the Media
Have you thought about creating your own fill-in-the-blank formula for pitching your and/or your book to the media. Designing to grab and hook a producer’s or reporter’s attention, they usually work … the hiccup is when a breaking news type of disaster is in play. Then, media will be directed toward whatever the event is.
Several years ago, AuthorU had Alex Carroll spoke at the AuthorU …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of March 31, 2016

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of  March 31, 2016

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 she will focus on Self-Publishing Snafus and how to fix them—it will be another fast hour. It really is a “sneak preview” to what’s unfolding in her next book: How to Avoid 101 Book Publishing Blunders, Bloopers and Boo-Boos! Copies can be pre-ordered now on Amazon. Tune in at …

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Get Ready for Write Your Book in 4 Week

Get Ready for Write Your Book in 4 Week

Next month, I start up my “How to Write a Book in 4 Weeks” in person course  … if you want to participate … get registered pronto on TheBookShepherd.com website.  Online is April 5, 12, 19, 26 and in-person May 3, 10, 17, 24. All info is posted on the The Book Shepherd site under Events.
Keep two things as a driving factor: Short is the new black … what you will produce is not designed to be the ultimate …

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Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips

Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips

 
Is Audio in the AIR for you and your book. If it isn’t, start re-noodling your thinking. Right now, audio books exceed one BILLION in sales .. that’s a lot of listening and re-listening. Think libraries; drive trips; anyone working out; taking a long walk; or even just a quiet afternoon in the garden. Your reach is unlimited–are you taking advantage of it.

1. Before you start down audio-land, it’s wise to consult with someone who …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of March 24, 2016

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of  March 24, 2016

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 she will focus on Self-Publishing Snafus and how to fix them—it will be another fast hour. It really is a “sneak preview” to what’s unfolding in her next book: How to Avoid 101 Book Publishing Blunders, Bloopers and Boo-Boos! Copies can be pre-ordered now on Amazon.   Tune …

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Footnote and Endnote Mania … Do You or Don’t You in Writing?

Footnote and Endnote Mania … Do You or Don’t You in Writing?

In Your Writing, Do You Use Footnotes, Endnotes or No Notes?
Footnotes and endnotes are used in printed documents to explain, comment on, or provide references for text in a document. You might use footnotes for detailed comments and endnotes for citation of sources. The Reference tab in your Word document will be your source for both Footnotes and Endnotes. You also will have the ability to ID what type of numbering format you want.

 
I repeatedly …

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Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips March 18, 2016

Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips March 18, 2016

If you are participating in a video conferencing … here are 7 fast tips for you

 
1.       Don’t eat … they may not smell your liverwurst sandwich, but your participant’s can hearing you chewing, sipping and see you.
2.       Don’t be late … period. And if you are, come on quietly—participants don’t need to hear that the dog got out or you had a call that went over. The host will know you re there and participate …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of March 17, 2016

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of  March 17, 2016

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 she will focus on Self-Publishing Snafus and how to fix them—it will be another fast hour.   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 ...

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