Topic: Author U

How to Get Your ISBN

How to Get Your ISBN

 
One of the most common questions the about to publish author asks is, “Where do I get my ISBN?”
Excellent question—start here:

 The International Standard Book Number is known to all in the book world as an ISBN.   It costs $125 for one and $295 for a block of ten. It’s highly recommend that you purchase a block of 10 because the author usually has at least another book on the “back burner.”  If you do a hard …

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Virtual Book Blog Tours – Plan One for Your Book Success

Virtual Book Blog Tours – Plan One for Your Book Success

Don’t you love it when authors actually take their own advice? In a blog that was published some time ago, Author U had a special guest featured within our blog. Dana Lynn Smith put together a Virtual Blog Tour for her book, Virtual Book Tour Magic. Let’s revisit the key elements. Virtual Blog Tours are quite common now … don’t bypass it in your book marketing plans.
Here’s why this book makes marketing sense for today’s author:

The author has …

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Over 2 Days, Create a Bestselling Author – YOU!

Over 2 Days, Create a Bestselling Author – YOU!

Do you want to be seriously successful as an author?
I mean, really successful?
And, have you decided what success looks like for you?
Is it Fame, Fortune, Sales … What?

Most authors want success; yet most limp along.

Register: http://thebookshepherd.com/briles-unplugged-2014.html
  At
you get the entire Game Plan, the guide that will lead to your success, whatever you choose it to be. And, you get two solid days with just Judith. Next week all discounting disappears.
… this is your LAST CHANCE …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of July 03

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of July 03

 
It’s Thursday at 

As authors, our words express freedom in a variety of ways. For ourselves. For others. Embrace the privilege and the honor over the long weekend!
Today
Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing will focus on a variety fo common hiccups that new authors get into. Her guest is Nick Zelinger of NZ Graphics. Judith’s guest is Michele DeFilippo. Last week, Judith and book designer Michele DeFilippo deep dove into the ins and outs of publishing …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of June 19

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of June 19

It’s Thursday at It’s 

Sneaky cat loves cookies… from Amazing Photos Around the World!
 

Today
Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing will focus on all things legal for authors and writers. Judith’s guest is Steve Replin. Last week, Judith and Phillipa Burgess deep dove into the ins and outs of turning your book into a screenplay and how to connect with the whos who in Hollywood.Tune in at 6 Eastern, 5 Central, 4 Mountain, 3 Pacific and …

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Please, Please … Ban Book Pollution

Please, Please … Ban Book Pollution

Several times a month, I get calls or emails from aspiring or just-ready-to-give-birth authors. Or so they think. Maybe they are ready for the book birth—but too many times, it’s a false labor, or should be. This past month, after an SOS from a book designer I work with, I literally pulled two books out of the “line” where the authors had jumped the gun and submitted theirs too soon and directly to him, bypassing …

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Cliques Aren’t Us … Author U Expands Its Community

Cliques Aren’t Us … Author U Expands Its Community

 There are a variety of definitions of “community” including:
A group of people with common interests,
likeness, shared ideas and activities.

Author U fills them all—we are authors; we are alike (and yet very different in our topics, methodologies and strategies); we share ideas and activities.   
The author’s voice—your voice—is amazing … reaching every corner of every community. To expand our community, Author U has surfaced on LinkedIn this past week. The community has expanded broadly …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of June 5

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of June 5

    It’s Thursday at …
On June 1st, General Jim Hall passed away—he was one of Author U’s first members and the author of Parachuting for Gold in Old Mexico and the to be released, Korea.

For those wishing to attend services, they will be at:
Funeral Mass & Reception    
Friday, June 6
11:00 am
Our Lady of Loreto Catholic Parish
18000 E. Arapahoe Road
Foxfield, CO  80016

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Hall Family Memorial Fund, P.O. …

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Is There an Excuse in Your Author Midst?

Is There an Excuse in Your Author Midst?

We think that summer is starting here in the U.S. Your writing and your book, or about-to-be-book, should be planning its next step. Your book marketing, or the steps you need to be taking should also have their own steps. Within those steps should be the inclusion of getting off and away from any of the excuse ruts you may have fallen into.

Don’t we all get stuck at some time? The list is endless …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of May 29

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of May 29

It’s Thursday at …

Today
Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing will focus on some of the top to-dos from the recent 3-day Author U Extravagana—don’t miss it. Last week, Judith walked listeners through a step-by-step for crafting signature stories. This week it’s all about great websites and apps for your to use.Tune in at 6 Eastern, 5 Central, 4 Mountain, 3 Pacific and for our out-of-the-country members and followers … you are going to have …

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