Topic: Author U

Will Your Book Get the Book Award Boot?

Will Your Book Get the Book Award Boot?

End of Summer and Fall kick off the Book Award submission season. Will the author be honored for his or her words and book? Or will the Book Boot be felt? The question every author needs to ask is, “Did I do the best job in writing, in presenting, in connecting with my crowd—the people who need, want my words?” In other words, “Did I rush to publish?”

Working with authors every day, there are routine hiccups that …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of August 14

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of August 14

It’s Thursday at 


Today
Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing will focus on a variety for common hiccups that new authors get into. Her guest is Rebecca Finkel the CEO of F + P Design, a multi-award winning book design company. Last week, Judith and Victoria Sutherland and her team deep-dove into Book Reviews, what they look for and how to get attention for your book—you don’t want to miss this one! It’s up on …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of August 07

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of August 07

It’s Thursday at 

Today
Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing will focus on a variety for common hiccups that new authors get into. Her guest is Victoria Sutherland, the CEO of ForeWord Reviews, the #1 reviewer of independent publishers. Last week, Judith and D’vorah Lansky deep-dove into creating a Virtual Book Tour—you don’t want to miss this one! It’s up on the In the Air section on the AuthorU.org site. Tune in at 6 Eastern, …

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Marketing Your Book: Do You Quack About Your Book … or Just Peep Here and There?

Marketing Your Book: Do You Quack About Your Book … or Just Peep Here and There?

Do You Quack About Your Book … or Just Peep Here and There?

When the year began to unfold, many authors who entered their books in award competitions got good  news—their books were award winners.  Author U has gotten notification of several members who have earned recognition from book awards, with the latest being the National Indie Excellence Awards.  Congratulations to Members who picked up a variety of awards and honors:
Judith Briles – Author YOU: Creating and …

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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

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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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