10 Tips for Publishing Success (especially if you have an MFA)
By Kathryn Brown Ramsperger
I was lucky enough to attend Hollins University, renowned for its MFA in creative writing (Masters in Fine Arts degree). My classmates became award-winning authors. I sat next to, and was taught by, Pulitzer Prize winners and Poet Laureates. I found my voice there through experimentation and objective, positive critique. However, when I received my degree, the pervading mentality was that writing …
Let’s start with your answers to two essential questions:
1 How’s your book visibility?
2 What about your ability to brag as an author?
If there is an introvert in you that is allowed to influence and control your marketing—your book’s visibility, as well as your own, will take a deep hit. It’s why AuthorU’s kickoff New Year program is all about visibility, position, and gulp, bragging.
There are ways to “brag” and ways not to. …
A December truism: the colors, the festivities, the gatherings and the changes of pace the Holiday season brings can stimulate or exhaust you.
It’s a wonderful time of “togetherness” with family and friends; and, a time of reflection on the past year … and think forward. Next week sets the stage for the beginning of 2017. And your continuation or creation of YOUR AUTHOR SUCCESS.
Here are some big questions to ask yourself to add to your Assessment …
Our guest blog is created by Carolyn Howard-Johnson. Always savvy in frugal promoting, push your book marketing as you get reviews with a twist.
Excerpted (and adapted) from Carolyn’s new How To Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically: The ins and outs of using free reviews to build and sustain a writing career.
Authors rarely get the most from their reviews. Surprised? I think it’s because the idea of extending a review’s value doesn’t occur to …
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. Today, it’s loaded with essentials for working with independent book stores and gift stores.
Last week, Judith explored awesome author online tools and tidbits with Kelly Johnson, the Author’s Virtual Assistant.
Tune in at 6 Eastern, 5 Central, 4 Mountain, 3 Pacific and for our out-of-the-country members and followers … you …
Our guest blog is by member Andi Phillips who first learned about Paper.li at Judith Briles Book Publishing Unplugged. It’s a terrific process of curating “like” expertise and producing a weekly or daily newspaper—takes about an hour … and once you are done … you-are-done! Become a subscriber of mine: http://paper.li/e-1437000336
Make your own paper … Judith
At #AuthorU, I recently learned about a new tool called Paper.li, which creates a web newspaper and e-mail newsletter with …
In a packed room at the Saturday Morning AuthorU meeting, the new owner of the Tattered Cover Bookstore, Len Vlahos, gave an inspiring and information presentation to local authors at the November gathering of AuthorU members.
A new program for local authors is in the works with Matilde Marrero-VanFleet leading the way and serving as the contact for local authors. Once the Tattered Cover has their new computer system in place, the Local Author Program details …
Interested in getting your book into #1 bestseller status? We’ve got a Webinar in early November that will do just that. All details on our website under Events. It’s a freebie but you have to register to get the replay.
Make sure you are registering for November’s Saturday program with the ground-breaking in indie bookstores—the Tattered Cover insights and how-tos to work with them. Get signed up for a terrific program. Details on the website: www.AuthorU.org …
This week’s guest blog is by Carolyn Howard-Johnson. Carolyn gave an excellent presentation at the Extravaganza on frugal book marketing for little bucks.
A couple years ago I was answering questions for an online interview to promote the Southern Utah Book Expo I would soon be presenting at. Because I am from Utah, my high school newspaper and yearbook became a topic of discussion when mentioned that getting sponsorship ads for those things was as vital …
Happy Fall to All! … are you interested in being featured at the Author’s Tea on Saturday afternoon, Oct 29th?
There are only 3 spots left … and you have until Thursday to say “I’m in …” eMail Judith@Briles.com
The Annual Authors’ Fall Holiday Tea will be held on: Saturday, October 29th from 1 – 4 p.m.
Author Julie Griffin has offered to host the event again in her beautiful home in Aurora just off of Parker Road and …