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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of February 12

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of February 12

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What a terrific program at AuthorU last Saturday. Deep-diving into a variety of topics—we had to postpone the legal maze until April 11th—we did a preview of next month’s writing with Scrivener, noodled how to become a bestseller on Amazon; different ways to repurpose an existing book; editing variables; crowdfunding and much more. Our original speaker had a personal emergency and couldn’t make it so Judith Briles and Nick Taylor offered three options …

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What Sizzled and What Got Chilly in Book Sales in 2014 – Print Book Selling Stats  

What Sizzled and What Got Chilly in Book Sales in 2014 – Print Book Selling Stats  

Nielsen’s BookScan monitors sales via retail outlets in print sales.
The Self-Help category (15%) led the pack in non-fiction followed by Religion/Bibles and Biography/Autobiography/Memoir both posting unit increases of 12%. Non-fiction also out-performed fiction.  Graphic Novels (13%) led growth in Fiction categories—the only other category with growth in fiction was Western.
Past categories that have done fairly well in adult nonfiction, didn’t turn out to be a laughing matter. Humor had the largest decline, off 13%, followed …

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Author, Writing and Publishing Tips & Ahas | AuthorU for February 6, 2015

Author, Writing and Publishing Tips & Ahas | AuthorU for February 6, 2015

 
   
Aha Mobile Tip: Did you know that most searches using the cell phone are now done between 7 pm and 10 pm? That means that you need to strategically place items for the evening crowd— the majority of postings for social media are done during the 9 to 5 time frames. Expand your posting hours-peak time for mobile social media and marketing. http://ow.ly/tXEsA
 
Is your email getting through? Maybe. Maybe not. Don’t assume. With all the …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of February 05

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of February 05

It’s Thursday at


TODAY at NOON is the last day to get the Early Bird discount for this Saturday’s excellent program on all things legal, including keeping your writing and book out of the frying pan of legalities. Only $20 for paid up members and $30 for non-members.
The cost creep for the Extravaganza hit this week. Get registered before the next increase in a month. If you want to:

get your books into foreign markets, you …

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It’s an AuthorU Day at Barnes & Noble in May!

It’s an AuthorU Day at Barnes & Noble in May!

 May 2 will be BIG for AuthorU members and AuthorU … all day long, it’s AuthorU Day at the Colorado Blvd. Barnes & Noble bookstore.

There will be author signings throughout the day. We will have two tables for signings—two authors at each table and signing times will be 90 minute  slots. Twenty authors will have the opportunity to be featured. There are 5 strings attached with this free event.

You must (or your publisher) be a …

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Author, Writing and Publishing Tips & Ahas | AuthorU – Jan 30, 2015

Author, Writing and Publishing Tips & Ahas | AuthorU – Jan 30, 2015

 
Are you Blogging?
Here’s a HOT TIP for pushing your Blogs via LinkedIn.
It’s a huge traffic possibility—key word searching drives it. What does that mean? Simply this: make sure you use one or two of your key words in the title … then repeat them, of course, in the body of the blog.
That’s Social Media 101.
                                                                        
All you do is write your lead HEADLINE, click on the paperclip image and add the full link to …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of January 29

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of January 29

It’s Thursday at


Make sure you check out the website, AuthorU.org … Extravaganza speakers are posted with topics. Expect a few tweaks. The amazing TED Talk expert Haley Foster will show you how to create a “short talk” and why you should … this is one of the HOTTEST scenes on YouTube.
Dates are May 7-9 this year. Get them on your calendar. Better yet, get registered, Early, Early Bird ends in 3 DAYS!
After that, …

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At the Extravaganza … An Evening with Jimmy Wayne

At the Extravaganza … An Evening with Jimmy Wayne

 A very special evening on Friday, May 8th is planned for all AuthorU Extravaganza attendees.

Country Singer and Author Jimmy Wayne is coming to the Extravaganza to entertain and delight attendees on Friday evening. This is included in the Extravaganza fee (are you registered yet?). A huge treat for all of us … there will be a few extra tickets available for purchase to share the evening with your friends. Watch for availability on the website.

A …

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Author, Writing and Book Publishing Tips and Ahas for January 23, 2015

Author, Writing and Book Publishing Tips and Ahas for January 23, 2015

 

 
The BIG 4 Website Blunders
1 COLOR pollution
You have a myriad of colors blends … don’t use them. Stick with THREE primary colors (or less).
2 OD of IMAGES and NO CONTENT
Yes, the majority of the world is visual … but, you need some verbiage on your website.
3 Your Critical INFO is at the BOTTOM of a Page … any PageOpen a Page on your website … any Page. What shows? On your screen—Computer, Tablet, …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of January 22

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of January 22

It’s Thursday at


Make sure you check out the website, AuthorU.org … Extravaganza speakers are posted with topics. Expect a few tweaks. The amazing Joan Stewart will be back and you will learn “How to Beat Amazon”-hot! Dates are May 7-9 this year. Get them on your calendar. Better yet, get registered, Early, Early Bird ends this month.
Get registered for the February 7th Colorado program—it’s all things legal … in other words, how to cover your …

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