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 …
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)
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Reach Your Audience … 6 Quick Twitter Tips for You:
1. GET the Most Bang
Know when to Tweet and where the audiences are. According to RadiumOne, there are two peak times during the day to Tweet:
10AM to 12PM and 8PM through 10PM
That’s it, at least for now. If you want to see the most shares, with the highest click-through, you should be Tweeting from 12 noon to 2PM. Remember, Tweets are global, which means global times …
Authors need feedback, reality checks and plain old-fashion butt-kicking. And they need a little kindness. Few think about putting together an “official” type of board to serve in the feedback/reality check/butt-kicking honors. An Author Inner Circle … a type of Advisory Board.
Who Belongs in Your Inner Circle?
It’s time to create yours. The Author Inner Circle … trusted colleagues, pals, and always someone who has “been there, done that.” Most likely, it’s not going to be …