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Enter the Draft to Dream Book Publishing Competition

Enter the Draft to Dream Book Publishing Competition

HOT News for all authors and authors-to be!
Make your publishing dream come true
…with the Author U Draft to Dream Book Publishing Competition
 

Do you have your manuscript ready or almost there?
Is crossing the finishing line and having your book in print a goal?
Would you like expert publishing help for free?

As the premier authoring resource in the country, AuthorU.org creates community, education, guidance, vision and success for the serious author. It is a 501c6 non-profit membership organization. …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of October 09

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of October 09

It’s Thursday at

Today
Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing will focus on Author Photos… as in casual images, book covers, promotion, website images, products, and training. Judith Briles has Ashlee Bratton, the principal of Ashography as her guest—Learn tips and tricks on how to create a shot that has a twist and creates oohs and aahs from viewers along with the right “fire” to bring heat to your messages. Tune in at 6 Eastern, …

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Autumn Book Camp

Autumn Book Camp

 
If you want to be seriously successful with your book marketing, publicity, and social media placements, you can’t afford to miss Author U’s Autumn Book Camp. Set for Saturday, November 15th, it’s an all day event with lunch and your handouts. Be there … the Early Bird discounts end on Friday,October 10th. Here’s the link to register: http://bit.ly/AutumnBookCamp

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5 Blunders Guaranteed to Crush Your Publishing Efforts … Part I

5 Blunders Guaranteed to Crush Your Publishing Efforts … Part I

Everywhere you turn, there is info via the Internet , on the bookshelf,  via videos,  and certainly from workshops. Info that tells you want to do with your publishing efforts; what not to do.
You would think that any beginning author would start with a quick search on the Internet to begin their quest–a quest that would identify common snafus  and traps that newbie authors fall into. It would certainly reveal a plethora of information—how to do it; …

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Leave Me Alone … I just want to write my books …

Leave Me Alone … I just want to write my books …

Sometimes the best of an author’s plan goes kaput.
                    The question that should be asked: was it a plan, a real plan … or a fantasy … or a wish?                        

We authors are good at creating the “what ifs” during the germination of a book; during the writing of a book; during the production of a book; during the marketing of …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of October 02

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of October 02

It’s Thursday at 

 

Today
Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing will focus on Videos … as in author videos, book trailers, products, and training. Judith Briles has Susie Scott, the senior producer of i25 productions as her guest. 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://tinyurl.com/AuthorURadio .  You can …

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Webinar Gold

Webinar Gold

Twice a month, Judith Briles and Nick Taylor do live webinars for authors on Wednesdays at 3 Pacific, 4 Mountain, 5 Central and 6 Eastern.

If you are a paid up member of AuthorU.org, it’s free. If you are not, there is a charge of $49.  This month we are focusing of Holiday Book Sales and Critical Publishing Timelines. Register now – we have limited seats available.
 
October 1, 4                       Webinar: How to Sell Your Books into the Holidays
Holiday book …

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Author Alert: Is Your ISBN Legit or Fake?

Author Alert: Is Your ISBN Legit or Fake?

Such a deal … buy your ISBN for only ten bucks … who wants to pay $125? The real questions to ask: Are they legit ISBNs? Or, are they knockoffs? Or, are they a re-sale? And if they are a re-sale, are they being sold by an approved resale outlet? I other words, are they legit … or are they fake?

All authors need to understand this: ISBNs are ONLY ISSUED by Bowker … it doesn’t …

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Identifying Your Book Categories for Amazon

Identifying Your Book Categories for Amazon

It’s always a challenge to know what categories to put your book in with Amazon. Initially, you get two slots. Within them, are sub-categories which enable you to drill down from the main category.

If you start showing sales, contact Amazon via either the “contact us” tab on your Amazon.com/Advantage page or Author Central and ask if you can add additional categories. Once something is submitted, the respond quickly.
Note: If you are planning an Amazon campaign, …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of September 25

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of September 25

It’s Thursday at 

Today
Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing will focus on Kickstater and crowdfunding. Judith Briles has Margot Atwell as her guest, Kickstarter’s marketing liaison. 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://tinyurl.com/AuthorURadio .  You can also go to the Home page of http://www.AuthorU.org, scroll down and …

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