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Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips

Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips

Your tip today is a caution … actually a huge one. Attending conferences on writing and publishing is a grand thing to do. But … be careful. Don’t get caught up in any hype … they are common … in fact, most “require” the speakers to include a “lure” to get money. Why? Simply this: the promoter gets part … and of course, so does the speaker. Go to learn. If it’s appropriate to “buy” …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of August 04, 2016

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of August 04, 2016

 
 
Jeeze … don’t you hate it when the techno gremlin decides to rear its head? On Mondays awesome 28 Killer Publishing Tips we ran into a sound glitch, but got it fixed within two minutes—but what a pain in the tush. Here’s the replay—take advantage of it, good until the 6th. http://publishingatsea.com/best-webinars/

Today is a celebration for the men and women in the U.S. Coast Guard—many don’t realize the massive amount of work that these amazing …

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25 Reasons Why You Should Be at the EXTRAVAGANZA

25 Reasons Why You Should Be at the EXTRAVAGANZA

AuthorU Extravaganza – September 15-17, 2016
Get Discounted Rate for DWPC Members

Start Date: July 27, 2016End Date: September 15 – 17, 2016Location: Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel, Denver CO Contact Information: AuthorU.org – 720-588-9838 – info@AuthorU.orgRegistration: General Registration
Authors and Indie Publishers have questions. The annual AuthorU Extravaganza September 15-17, 2016 in Denver, CO has the answers … 25 expert speakers including Joel Friedlander, Judith Briles, Amy Collins, Robin Cutler, Joan Stewart, Daniel Hall, David Dunham, Susan RoAne, Matthew …

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Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips

Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips

Have you honed in your very brief, less than 15-second pitch for yourself? If not … get to it—it’s an excellent thing to have nailed down before the summer is over.

Here’s three that I use for me:
Hello, I’m Judith Briles, The Book Shepherd and book publishing expert. I show authors how to create books they never regret.
Hello, If you want practical book publishing guidance, you want to work with me. I’m Judith Briles, The Book …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of July 28, 2016

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of  July 28, 2016

 
Oh Boy … what a week … we are getting ready for another hot webinar for this Monday: 28 MORE Book Publishing and Marketing Tips – don’t miss it. Remember, if you can’t attend live, register anyway … you will get the replay.
Here’s your link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1408490164562698242

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 Briles …

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How to Handle Book Bigotry & Self Published Bias

How to Handle Book Bigotry & Self Published Bias

AuthorU looks forward to having Carolyn Howard Johnson at the Extravaganza in September. Book publishing expert and savvy supporter for authors in all things in the marketing and promo area, today she shares insights about “book bigotry” — oh yes, it’s out there!

I thought I would share an early draft from my coming book in the How To Do It Frugally series of books for writers titled How To Get Great Reviews Frugally and …

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Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips

Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips

 
You never know where you name, your book, your expertise can be picked up and shouted out by media. Here’s a few tips to give you a goose along the way.

1         Are you looking to connect with media—both national and regional. Have you registered with HARO (Help a Reporter Out)? It  is a service that helps reporters
find sources for stories. Each day they send out three emails with lists of requests from reporters. Within the …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of July 21, 2016

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of  July 21, 2016

 Wow … in fact, a HUGE  
What a summer sensation the How to Create a Knock Your Socks off Webinar yesterday with Joan Stewart. There will be a special blast to all of those who had the author smarts to register, even if they couldn’t attend live, will get the replay link today. It will be included once again in the AuthorU Gold It’s Monday at AuthorU. 

 

Today
Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing, host Dr. Judith …

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Learn How to Write an Author Press Release Quickly and Easily!

Learn How to Write an Author Press Release Quickly and Easily!

When it comes to gathering publicity for yourself and your book, I have two big questions for you:

Do you sometimes feel absolutely clueless as to what goes in a press release … and for that matter, why you should care?
Do you know what’s the difference between authors who write timely, helpful press releases for their books and other news events, and authors who don’t?

And drumroll … how about these answers: 

Thousands of dollars in free publicity.
Top …

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Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips

Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips

 
 
If you need “another” phone number, one that you don’t have to pay an arm and a leg for … … it’s Google to the rescue. If you don’t want to use your personal number for posting on your website, get a Google phone number. Here’s what I like about it–the redirect and the reveal.

Redirect means that it gets directed to the number you want to answer but not reveal. I use my mobile. AND …

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