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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of April 20, 2017

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of April 20, 2017

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, Judith dives into MORE Author Success—as in your branding and marketing visibility—starting with how you present yourself today. Listen in live; from the website or via iTunes.
Tune in for the LIVE show at 6 Eastern, 5 Central, 4 Mountain, 3 Pacific and for our out-of-the-country members and followers … you …

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Writer’s Block Stinks!

Writer’s Block Stinks!

As writers, we are expected to create consistently for our livelihood. But what happens when that creativity has problems expressing itself? That’s right, folks; I’m talking about the dreaded writer’s block.

We all get it: That horrible feeling when you sit down to type or write out some great material only to find that you seem to have lost every idea you’ve ever had. Your fingers lie stagnant, waiting for the inspiration to come, and it …

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Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

 
 

DO NOT register for Extended Distribution on Amazon’s CreateSpace for Your Book
CreateSpace has an option in their distribution page that offers to make your book available to bookstores and libraries. REPEAT: DO NOT check the box to have your books sold into those markets.
WHY? The discount offered through Extended Distribution to bookstores is so low and non-returnable that stores won’t take it. Few know that CreateSpace uses IngramSpark to offer the books in this program to …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of April 13, 2017

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of April 13, 2017

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, Judith dives into MORE Author Success—as in your branding today—website, to tag lines, to social media, to publicity—in other words … Everywhere!. Listen in live; from the website or via iTunes.
Tune in for the LIVE show at 6 Eastern, 5 Central, 4 Mountain, 3 Pacific and for our out-of-the-country …

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What is AuthorU to Me? … Community! Guest blog by Megan Poczos

What is AuthorU to Me? … Community! Guest blog by Megan Poczos

It’s not easy being an author in a world that thrives on moving quickly and getting to “the next best thing.” It’s especially hard to be a young author in this world or even an author who is just starting out.
I happen to be one of those authors who are both young and just starting out. I have been a writer all my life, but I have just started to find my voice when it …

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Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

List of Book Reviewers
Savvy authors will request reviews at Amazon, B&N.com, Goodreads, and other review opportunities–such as when someone/anyone buys your book directly from you.
Understand this: Reviews sell eBooks, printed books and audiobooks. Reviews make your eBook appear important. Solicit as many reviews as possible.
Reviews are the most effective and least expensive form of ANY book related promotion–far cheaper than an ad.
For reaching out to “unknown to you” reviewers, try The …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of April 06, 2017

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of April 06, 2017

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, Judith dives into MORE Author Success—as in your visual branding today. Listen in live; from the website or via iTunes.
Tune in for the LIVE show at 6 Eastern, 5 Central, 4 Mountain, 3 Pacific and for our out-of-the-country members and followers … you are going to have …

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Authors … Get Over Your Book Marketing Resistance

Authors … Get Over Your Book Marketing Resistance

Get over it. The most common phrase out of too many authors is: I can’t market my books. Or, I don’t want to market my books. I just want to write. Get over it. You have to write your books. Oh please, get over your resistance. The reality is, YES … you can!

Here’s why:

If you can write, you CAN market.The definition of marketing is: the action or business of promoting and selling products or services.So …. …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of March 30, 2017

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of March 30, 2017

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, Judith dives into MORE Author Success—as in marketing success. She will focus on the ins and outs of one of the hottest tools in the Amazon Marketing Services offerings. Listen in live; from the website or via iTunes.
Tune in for the LIVE show at 6 Eastern, 5 Central, 4 …

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Looking for the Writing Force to Find You? Look Within …

Looking for the Writing Force to Find You? Look Within …

There isn’t a writer out there who hasn’t hit a roadblock or pothole in creating a book. Sometimes it happens within a chapter … or a blog. Wanting to be a writer; transitioning to a better writer, and arriving to the status of a great writer doesn’t happen overnight. It’s a process.

The process begins with reading. Devouring the words of others can guide and mentor both a writer-to-be and already established one. The process continues …

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