Author U continues to grow and grow. We have just received notification that we are the proud owner of an official registered trademark! The Extravaganza has only 30 seats left and six weeks to fill them! The odds are high—we will be sold out this year. All Exhibitor spots are already taken. The Author Shark Tank already has one member ready to take a swim. The Extravaganza is going to show every participant how to create the “edge” as an author; and for their book.
We have plans for many new programs and services to help our Author U® members create quality books, as well as market and sell more books. Meaning money and adding to your bank account. In other words: achieve success as an author. Isn’t that your goal?
The hiccup is that we need some assist. We have more ideas than people to implement them. Are you feeling creative? Would you be willing to volunteer some time to help us continue to grow?
One lucky author or author-to-be will walk away with over $6,000 in prizes this month.
Enter now for the opportunity to win 10 amazing prizes … all to ONE person: http://ow.ly/iMzSz
- Silver Success eBook Promotion from Penny Sansevieri, VALUE: $499
- Reduce the Cost of Your Next Print Run from Color House Graphics, VALUE: $1,000
- Book Covers Say a Thousand Things—You Get One that Does from Nick Zelinger, VALUE: $750
- Author U Extravaganza May 2-4, 2013 in Denver, CO from Author U, Value: $560
- Premium Conversion and Distribution form BookBaby, VALUE $249
- Every Book Needs an Editor for 10 Hours from John Maling, VALUE: $500
- Extreme FaceBook Makeover from Georgia McCabe, VALUE: $750
- Specialty Ad Placement in Premium Book Catalog form Brian Jud, VALUE: $500
- The Book Shepherd Consultation from Judith Briles, VALUE: $750
- Para Promotion program for Book Marketing and Sales from Dan Poynter, VALUE: $497
Emotions and Intentions. They affect us all when it comes to the book.
Sharing with a publishing colleague that I’m always amazed that authors wait until the last minute to sign up for things. “Pay more later for the same thing that I could have gotten for less sooner,” is their operating model. Or, “I just can’t make up my mind what I want to do, to be.” Or, “I don’t like to, don’t want, to prioritize.” Or, “My book success really isn’t critical … at least now.”
What prompted our discussion was a recent conversation with a client who said that she wouldn’t be attending the Author U Extravaganza May 2-4, 2013 because she had another workshop that she was going to register for the same week—it was one with a business sales orientation. I had held a spot for her at the early bird rate. Well, business sales are important. But …
It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn’t give it up because by that time I was too famous. – Robert Benchley
Today, Your Guide to Book Publishing with Judith Briles and Nicholas Taylor where the focus was on online marketing for books, especially fiction. You can go to the Home page of http://www.AuthorU.org, scroll down and click on any of the past five show—just click and you are instantly there!
Here’s your Top Ten Tweets for the past week
Tweets are faster than a speeding bird … below are Author U’s Top Ten Tweets from the past week that you may have missed …
Success & Resources
The best revenge is success. Have you had book rejects? Here’s a list of 30 mega sellers who have had multiple. http://ow.ly/hNoaY
Author Update on Amazon E-book Borrowing http://t.co/h3DANVry
Have you wondered why celebrities being interviewed on television can look so calm when millions of people are watching them? And have you ever wondered if you could do that?
At the Extravaganza you will learn how to perform on national television and radio while appearing calm and collected.
The key to any good performance is preparation. Just as actors do, media guests need to know what they are going to say during all their performances and practice their delivery of each word beforehand. Adequate preparation will make you more confident in your ability to perform and help you relax while you are on the air.
You have probably heard that practice makes perfect. However, that is not necessarily true. Practice makes permanent, so you have to make sure you are rehearsing the right things. At the Extravaganza, you will discover the right techniques that you can make permanent.
Oh boy, today is your day to snooze in full view. And, today is the day to do it—it’s National Public Sleeping Day. A bench in the mall, a slab in the park, a catnap the job, 40 winks in the car (not while driving!), in the sun—take a few winks and enjoy.
Today, Your Guide to Book Publishing will focus on creating audio tapes and how to avoid some of the most common, and costly errors. Judith’s guest is Bret Ridgway. 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://rsrn.us/youpublish. You can also go to the Home page of http://www.AuthorU.org, scroll down and click on any of the past five show—just click and you are instantly there!
A well-written life is almost as rare as a well-spent one. – Thomas Carlyle
Author U will hold its 4th Annual Extravaganza May 2-4 at the Renaissance Denver Hotel. With 25 author and publishing experts speaking at workshops and 30 national Exhibitors, the Author U Extravaganza attendees will feast in information to expand their marketing, social media and publishing efforts. The question is: will YOU be there?
Do You Have the Edge? Every Author Needs One!
Over THREE amazing days, you will be working with amazing book marketing strategists, publicists, Internet gurus, mobile marketing geniuses, audio and video pioneers … all done in an intense workshop environment … Block the dates on your calendar and register now for THREE days that will turn you and your book into creating the edge that you both need. Keynotes are Guy Kawasaki (APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur), Joel Friedlander (The Book Designer)and Penny Sansevieri (Red Hot Internet Publicity).