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Book Launch Day is Approaching … Are You Ready?

Book Launch Day is Approaching … Are You Ready?

Plenty of authors have winter and spring books that are now at printers. AuthorU’s question is: what are you going to do to launch your book?
 
In fact, there are more questions. What did you do before you sent it to the printer? What was your prep work for your book day? Are you planning an all out blitz to the world? Or are you doing one with mini-steps? Or, is it possible that you …

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Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

 
 
 Three quick tips to enhance your blog clout and you that popped from the recent jammed paced webinar that Joel Friedlander, Joan Stewart, Amy Collins, Kelly Johnson and Judith Briles did.
 

1. Don’t make your blog’s “About” page about you. It’s about what you are bringing to the reader. “You” are the carrier … take care of that in your signature at the end of each blog.
2. Include a “call to action” with every blog post. …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of July 09

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of July 09

 Today
Author U –Your Guide to Book Publishing is featuring host Judith Briles of The Book Shepherd will have Helen Sedwick as her guest. Helen is the author of The Self-Publishers Legal Handbook. The topic is legal with an emphasis on how to use quotes and how to write about people you know (or use names) and cover your tush.
Tune in at 6 Eastern, 5 Central, 4 Mountain, 3 Pacific and for our out-of-the-country members …

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What is Independence in the Author and Book Publishing Worlds?

What is Independence in the Author and Book Publishing Worlds?

As the Author and Publishing Worlds Turn, the words “self” and “independent” have almost become interchangeable. There is a difference, agreed, a fine line at times. What is independence in publishing?

A self-published book can mean almost anything … from what gets spilled out of the fingers and mind of the author to the presentation from the local printing shop and sometimes looking like it was put together at the kitchen table with a glue-stick; to a …

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Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

This weekend is huge for authors and writers in America … it’s our 4th of July … and day that each of us should be kicking up our heels in a happy dance for the simple and massive fact that we have the ability to think; to write; to publish our words. I’ve included two LinkedIn ahas as Tips today … and let’s all tip our real and imaginary hats to those who made it …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of July 02

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of July 02

 Today
Author U –Your Guide to Book Publishing is featuring host Judith Briles of The Book Shepherd will focus on how to write a book FAST. 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://tinurl.com/AuthorURadio.  You can also go to the Home page of http://www.AuthorU.org, scroll down and click on …

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ISBN 101 for Authors … EVERY Book Needs One!

ISBN 101 for Authors … EVERY Book Needs One!

One of the fastest ways to tell if a book is “self-published” is the tell-tale missing ISBN. The International Standard Book Number … a number that will start with “978” … the code for books that is needed for ordering and identification that is followed by another ten digits. ISBN 101 is all about What you need to know about International Standard Book Numbers and why you should use them.

Let’s start with: What is an ISBN?ISBN …

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Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

 
 WOW … did you take advantage of signing up for the November Colorado Christmas Book Selling event? The first 50 authors from AuthorU get it at half price … don’t be left out!
1  If you have a book, get registered now for the HUGE Book selling event November 6-8 … that is if you want to be exposed to 25,000 potential buyers. For both instate and out of state members. All info on the website …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of June 25

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of June 25

 Today
Author U –Your Guide to Book Publishing is featuring host Judith Briles of The Book Shepherd. Judith will focus on book launches—the dos and don’ts.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://tinurl.com/AuthorURadio.  You can also go to the Home page of http://www.AuthorU.org, scroll down and click on any …

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Last Week to Register for Publishing at Sea Discount!

Last Week to Register for Publishing at Sea Discount!

It’s the Third Annual Publishing at Sea Cruise Create Your Ultimate Best Seller at Sea
…in only 7 days while you’re on vacation!
We’ve got a terrific Publishing at Sea working vacation planned for you next January. Our workshops are in-depth, hands-on and fun …
 
What: A 7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise to Jamaica, Haiti and Cozumel. You sail from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
When: Jan. 24-31, 2016
The Ship: The Royal Caribbean’s spectacular Allure of the Seas, voted 2013’s Best Overall Individual Cruise Ship. Get all the …

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