Topic: Author U

Author U Welcomes USA Book News as Extravaganza Sponsor!

Author U Welcomes USA Book News as Extravaganza Sponsor!

Online Media Company, USA Book News, to Sponsor AuthorU Extravaganza in Denver Colorado, May 1-3. The AuthorU Extravaganza will include seminars and workshops on a wide variety of topics that are critical to the success of emerging authors and writers, as well as established authors seeking guidance through the changing world of contemporary book publishing.
The online media company, USA Book News, located in Los Angeles, California has become a sponsor for the three day, annual …

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Authoring is a Business … “Get It” for Your #Book #Success!

Authoring is a Business … “Get It” for Your #Book #Success!

As an author, do you think of yourself as just the author? And wear only the author hat … most likely, you would rather be writing.
Or, do you think of yourself as an author … and a business owner—the business owner of all things authoring? Or, if appropriate, as the business owner of a small publishing company? Meaning that once your book is written, and in production, you put your author hat down and …

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New Author U Website Debuts this Week!

New Author U Website Debuts this Week!

Watch for it to roll out … spend time exploring the AuthorU.org website. New features. Critical category to look at is “Events” each month–a grey tab on the dashline will be there AND a nifty new icon on the center Home page that you click on that opens up all events in a poster type format–Attend an Event.

On the Home page, you will see  Attend an Event (items on our calendar with full descriptions and …

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Top Twitter Tweets for Week of July 25th

Top Twitter Tweets for Week of July 25th

It’s National Culinarians Day …  if you like to cook, this is your day. Create a new recipe whip up a favorite.  is a special day for anyone who cooks.
DON’T Forget to sign up for the AU Member BBQ August 3rd
 
Book Awards … to get special Author U discount through July—here’s $20 USA Book News Awards—you must enter this month for Awards announced in November.
http://www.usabooknews.com/2013usabestbookawards.html (Special through
7-31-2013: 4-month book listing on USABookNews.com for every entry)
 
http://www.internationalbookawards.com/ …

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Book Marketing Myth #2: Publicity Sells Tons of Books

Book Marketing Myth #2: Publicity Sells Tons of Books

Getting on a Major TV Show will Sell Tons of Books and a Publicist will Get Me On for Sure!

If I have heard it once, I have heard it over a thousand times. “I don’t want to market my books … I just want to write.”
I get it … many authors would rather just be writing. After all, the blood and guts, heart and soul are already in the book. What else could anyone …

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Publishing Predator Update … Hello Author Solutions … Hello Class Action Lawsuit

Publishing Predator Update … Hello Author Solutions … Hello Class Action Lawsuit

The favorite sound of every publishing predator is: Cha-king … Cha-king … Cha-king

Author Solutions tentacles are massive. AuthorHouse is its flagship brand. Then there is Xlibris and iUniverse and Trafford Publishing and Booktango and Palibrio and those expanding “strategic partnerships” with Balboa Press (Hay House) | Archway Publishing (Simon and Schuster) | WestBow Press (Thomas Nelson)| Abbott Press (Writers Digest) | Inspiring Voices (Guideposts) | LifeRich Publishing (Readers Digest) … stealthful relationships that most authors …

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Don’t Confuse Independent Publishing with Self-Publishing

Don’t Confuse Independent Publishing with Self-Publishing

 
Indie, Independent and Small Press Publishing Are So, Soooooo Different from Self-Publishing, Vanity Presses and Pay-to-Publish “Publishing”
 
I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a zillion times: yes, dear author-to-be (and those already published), there is a difference between self-publishing, vanity presses, pay-to-publish, a small press, and independent publishing. Don’t mix them up. Don’t get confused.
Use Wikipedia as an initial guide:
“The terms “small press”, “indie publisher”, and “independent press” are often used interchangeably, with “independent press” defined …

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Author Twitter Tweets for the Week of May 30th

Author Twitter Tweets for the Week of May 30th

Author smarts: Get the CDs and DVDs from the Author U 2013 Extravaganza … order yours today!     http://ncrsusa.com/cgi-bin/store/main-authoru.html 
 
The professional writer says, ‘It is almost certain that most of what I write will not resonate with most people who read it, but over time, I will gain an audience who trusts me to, at the very least, be interesting.’ ~ Seth Godin
  Today, Your Guide to Book Publishing will focus on all things that …

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Author Key Question: Who’s in Your Mind When You Write?

Author Key Question: Who’s in Your Mind When You Write?

 At the Author U Extravaganza, it was interesting to hear many authors stumble when asked three simple questions:

Who is your book for?
What’s your target market?
Can you summarize your book in less than 30 seconds?

And too many couldn’t respond with clarity, or quickly. Oh, they loved the idea and the art of writing. But, really, “You want me to tell you who is supposed to be reading, buying my book? Me?”
Why yes, that’s exactly what was …

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Author U’s Top Twitter Tips for the Week

Author U’s Top Twitter Tips for the Week

Wahoo!  You can now order the CDs and DVDs from the Author U 2013 Extravaganza … order yours today!     http://ncrsusa.com/cgi-bin/store/main-authoru.html
Authors: don’t trash everything, you just may have a hidden nugget there: “Mistakes are the portals of discovery.” ~James Joyce
 
Today, Your Guide to Book Publishing will focus on all things that makes books into masterpieces, both on the exterior and interior. Award winning cover and book designer Nick Zelinger is Judith’s guest. Tune in …

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