Topic: Author U

Essential Question for ALL Authors: Who’s in Your Mind When You Write?

Essential Question for ALL Authors: Who’s in Your Mind When You Write?

It was interesting to hear many authors stumble when asked three simple questions:

Who is your book for … really for?
What’s your target market?
Can you summarize your book in less than 30 seconds? Better yet, how about 15 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, …

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Don’t Be a Screwed Up, Misguided, Resistant Author at Work

Don’t Be a Screwed Up, Misguided, Resistant Author at Work

Holy Moley … I just got off the phone with one of the many trust publishing service providers I work with and refer clients to. This time, I was the listener to my colleague’s rant—she was exhausted in working with a particular client … on that always had the “but” in her vocabulary, ready to flow at a moment’s wink. Repeated phone and Skype calls asking the same questions over and over. When the solution/response …

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2016 Tech Toolboxes: Blogs, Pinterest, Media Pages, Technology

2016 Tech Toolboxes: Blogs, Pinterest, Media Pages, Technology

Kick off your planning for this NEW YEAR by participating in AuthorU’s unique Tech Toolboxes.

As a GOLD or BESTSELLER member of AuthorU, you have the ability to attend the monthly Tech Toolboxes. Designed for in-person or remote participation, they are limited in size to 8 participants so that each AuthorU member experiences one-on-one coachingthroughout the three-hour session. Both Kelly Johnson and Judith Briles are your guides.
 
The first four months of this year will focus on …

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Thank You from AuthorU to Authors Worldwide

Thank You from AuthorU to Authors Worldwide

December is always the month that has too, too much packed into it. There’s the year-end “I’ve got to get this done NOW” push. Then there’s the more events, parties and gatherings to attend and host not to mention the shopping pressure. In between, there’s the desire to just STOP, sit back and marvel at the variety of images, colors, lights and “the feeling in the air” that explodes during this time of the year.

This …

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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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5 Hot Tips for Self-Publishing and Indie Authors during the Holidays

5 Hot Tips for Self-Publishing and Indie Authors  during the Holidays

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have passed… Now “ads” are popping to snag all those who might have missed out … and guess what, some of the deals will be better than what were originally offered.
If you think you missed out on the holiday book-buying rush by not getting your book in all the Black Friday/Cyber Monday rush, you didn’t. Why, you ask? Because books are year round … holidays every month to play …

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Attend the Colorado Country Christmas Gift Show Nov. 6-8

Attend the Colorado Country Christmas Gift Show Nov. 6-8

   Where will you be on the dates of November 6th thru the 8th?
The largest Christmas Gift Show is coming to Denver November 6th thru 8th! AuthorU will be there—will you?  Plan now to get all your shopping done in one place for the Holidays (and for events the coming year) … ahead of the crowds! Enjoy the lights as the Holiday season unrolls, knowing that you don’t have to fight crowds in stores.
The Colorado Country …

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Saturday is all Treats and NO Tricks for Authors and Friends …

Saturday is all Treats and NO Tricks for Authors and Friends …

If you are in Colorado, COME to the Annual Author Tea and Book Sale

AND … share this with all YOU KNOW!
Time:   1 – 4 pm
Where: Julie and Bob Griffin’s beautiful home:  3929 S. Eagle St. Aurora, CO 80014 … don’t miss the awesome dinner ceiling that is painted in zebra stripes … so cool!
Hosted by: Julie Griffin & Judith Briles
The Twist: Almost 20+ authors sharing with you about their books and who they are …

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Creating New Membership Leafs in AuthorU

Creating New Membership Leafs in AuthorU

 The leaves are turning Gold, and so are things at AuthorU… 3 Ways to Get the Most out of Your New Gold Membership.
~Philippa Burgess, Director, AuthorU.org
 
AuthorU is turning a new leaf. We are announcing three new levels of AuthorU membership.
 
If you are an active member, your current membership is being transitioned to GOLD. This is now the intermediate level of membership. This is exactly where you want to be as an author with the necessary …

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Take the Extravaganza Hot Topics Home & Implement Them

Take the Extravaganza Hot Topics Home & Implement Them

Recapping Highlights of the Extravaganza and How to Implement Them through the Summer Months and Beyond

For those who were at there, you know that there were so many stellar sessions at the AuthorU Extravaganza in May that it’s impossible to share them all–get a variety of tips to move you forward at the next AuthorU monthly meeting.
For those of you who weren’t, here’s your chance to learn from AuthorU veterans Nick Zelinger, Kelly Johnson, Susie …

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