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Are You Ready for Author Truthiness?

Are You Ready for Author Truthiness?

Let’s start with your answers to two essential questions:
1    How’s your book visibility?
2   What about your ability to brag as an author?
If there is an introvert in you that is allowed to influence and control your marketing—your book’s visibility, as well as your own, will take a deep hit.  It’s why AuthorU’s kickoff New Year program is all about visibility, position, and gulp, bragging.
There are ways to “brag” and ways not to. …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of December 29, 2016

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of December 29, 2016

 Get ready to receive the Perfect Gift for yourself; your book, your authoring success this week only!

Note to ALL … are you taking advantage of our Week of Webinar Bonanzas that is rolling out this week through January 2nd? ALL free and ALL designed to propel you into an outrageously successful 2017. Wishing you a wonderful and joyous weekend with family, friends and self. Take advantage of this:  http://authoru.org/events.html
This week, and this week only, the …

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Get ready for the Author Marathon Webinar Derby! We have a FULL WEEK of goodies for you …

Get ready for the Author Marathon Webinar Derby!  We have a FULL WEEK of goodies for you …

Get ready to receive the Perfect Gift for yourself; your book, your authoring success all week!

This week, and this week only, the AuthorU Elves have picked the best of the best … an exclusive one time only Re-run of our top Webinars with their discounted offerings on ‘live’ through New Year’s Day. It’s an Author Marathon Webinar Derby!
From now until midnight on January 1, you have the opportunity to listen and view each any time, …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of December 22, 2016

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of December 22, 2016

 ALL … watch for our Week of Webinar Bonanzas coming next week … ALL free and ALL designed to propel you into an outrageously successful 2017. Wishing you a wonderful and joyous weekend with family, friends and self.

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.
Last week, Judith explored awesome tips on creating excellent PowerPoint slides. This week, …

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Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Holidays and Happy Author New Year from AuthorU to ALL of you.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Holidays and Happy Author New Year from AuthorU to ALL of you.

A December truism: the colors, the festivities, the gatherings and the changes of pace the Holiday season brings can stimulate or exhaust you.
It’s a wonderful time of “togetherness” with family and friends; and, a time of reflection on the past year … and think forward. Next week sets the stage for the beginning of 2017. And your continuation or creation of YOUR AUTHOR SUCCESS.
Here are some big questions to ask yourself to add to your Assessment …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of December 15, 2016

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of December 15, 2016

 

Today
Author U – 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, it explores how to create PowerPoint presentations that rock with your audience plus juicy insights of Amazon secrets for you and your book.
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 …

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Book Contests – Why Bother Entering?

Book Contests – Why Bother Entering?

Ellen Reid has been a guest on the AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing podcast and a supporter of AuthorU. In today’s blog, she answers the question, Why bother entering book contests?

So … you received an email or saw an ad about a book contest. What’s your first thought? For many authors it’s, “Can I win?” That question is likely followed by, “Why would I enter, anyway?”
The best answer to the question can be summed up …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of December 08, 2016

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of December 08, 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, it’s loaded with essentials for working with independent book stores and gift stores.
Today, she explores Hollywood ahas for your book with Daniel Hall. Last week, she explored the step-by-step process of getting your book into independent book stores with Amy Collins.
Tune in at 6 Eastern, 5 Central, …

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Making Your Reviews the Hard Lifting for Your Marketing Campaign By Carolyn Howard-Johnson.

Making Your Reviews the Hard Lifting for Your Marketing Campaign  By Carolyn Howard-Johnson.

Our guest blog is created by Carolyn Howard-Johnson. Always savvy in frugal promoting, push your book marketing as you get reviews with a twist.
 

Excerpted (and adapted) from Carolyn’s new How To Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically: The ins and outs of using free reviews to build and sustain a writing career.
Authors rarely get the most from their reviews. Surprised? I think it’s because the idea of extending a review’s value doesn’t occur to …

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Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

 
 It’s August. Most likely, it’s hot where you live in work. Here a few tips to keep you out of hot water from publishing attorney Helen Sedwick with “Come-On Lines to Avoid…”

1   “We will distribute your print book to the largest bookstores.”
Sorry, this does not mean your book will appear on bookstore shelves. All it means is bookstores may order copies from distributor’s catalogs. That’s it.
Realistically, retailers are unlikely to carry your book. You’ll …

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