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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of December 24

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of December  24

 
 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. During December, she will focus on strategies to kickstart your publishing success … or reboot it. Today her guest is Kelly Johnson, the author’s perfect virtual assistant – a celebration of tools that really worked for authrs this year. You don’t want to miss this—it will be another fast …

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Awakening Your Author and Book Spirit during the Holidays.

Awakening Your Author and Book Spirit during the Holidays.

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy Author New Year to You from AuthorU to you.
 
The, the colors, the festivities, the gatherings and the changes of pace the Holiday season brings can stimulate or exhaust you. The long anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens certainly woke up millions of movie goers, breaking records this past weekend. Launching forward 30 years from where it left devotees 10 years ago, AuthorU members who joined the crowds report …

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Author, Writing, Book Marketing Tips December 18

Author, Writing, Book Marketing Tips December 18

 
Are You VISIBLE? Get your planning in gear with 2 hot tips from the Publicity Hound, Joan Stewart:
 
1. Use 2016 Editorial Calendars

Get a jump start on next year’s publicity campaign by collecting 2016 editorial calendars of publications, blogs and websites where you want publicity.
Editorial calendars list the topics that will be featured in a specific issue, week or month, and have deadlines for advertising and editorial. 
Newspapers and magazines use them, mostly for the benefit of …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of December 17

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of December 17

 
 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. During December, she will focus on strategies to kickstart your publishing success … or reboot it. Today she will focus on the myriad of steps to successful publishing. You don’t want to miss this—it will be another fast hour.   Tune in at 6 Eastern, 5 Central, 4 Mountain, …

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Books … Morning, Afternoon and Evening Delight

Books … Morning, Afternoon and Evening Delight

OK … I confess … I’m a Book Addict. And I don’t plan on entering a 12-Step program to stop my beloved addiction and pleasure. The countless hours of pleasure that they have given me since I was a little kid can never be tallied. The goosing to my imagination gives me a Happy Dance. The creation of the AuthorU.org community with members all over the world is a wonder. And the reality that working …

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Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips December 11

Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips December 11

Want to do a quick Poll?   PickFu may work for you. For a $20 fee, you can do a single poll … might be ideal if you are working on a book cover or a title and you want to get lots of input quickly.  https://www.pickfu.com/

If you are doing any traveling using airports … make sure you get the Mobile Pass app downloaded on the phone before setting out. Here’s a bonus—if you are abroad, …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of December 10

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of December 10

 
 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. During December, she will focus on strategies to kickstart your publishing success … or reboot it. THe Publicity Hound Joan Stewart joins Judith today as they reveal the latest in the power of email lists and email marketing. You don’t want to miss this—it will be another fast hour. …

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Time is Running Out to Register for Book Awards

Time is Running Out to Register for Book Awards

 WOWSA … several annual Book Awards have deadlines NOW …
Why should you bother … let me count the ways. Book Awards get the attention of readers, librarians, book stores … and yes, the media. Post it on your website, your social media connections—with a link to where it can be bought. It’s shout-out time.
And, when you get one, you should create a press release and let the world – or at least your local area …

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Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips December 04

Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips December 04

 
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 December 03

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of December 03

 
 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. During December, she will focus on strategies to kickstart your publishing success … or reboot it. Book Designer Michele DeFlippo joins her sharing much of the ahas that have surfaced this past year from the Author Mentoring Mondays they co-host for AuthorU members. You don’t want to miss this—it …

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