Topic: Book Coach

December 20th Top Ten Twitter Tweets

December 20th Top Ten Twitter Tweets

Today is National Go Caroling Day … perfect for this time of the year.
 1    Book awards are in the book mix again. USA Book News offers paid up Author U members a $10 discount when entering book awards contest. Here’s the link to get yours: http://usabooknews.com/authoru.html 
 

 
2    Hurry and reserve your seat! Early Bird ends December 27th. Learn the 6 Must-Focus-On Areas to Build Readership, Increase Book Sales and Gain Exposure as an Author for …

Read More

Why Publishing on Your Own Is a Very, Very Viable Option

Why Publishing on Your Own Is a Very, Very Viable Option

Once upon a time, in a land no so far away, there were two types of publishing: the coveted traditional route, where thousands of books were printed, media releases created and publisher reps marketed the books that only real authors wrote; and the disdained vanity press—here the giant spitting sound. Authors went the vanity press route only as a last resort. Under the vanity umbrella dwelled the small presses and self-publishing, costly ventures where mass …

Read More

Top Ten Twitter Tweets for week ending August 30th

Top Ten Twitter Tweets for week ending August 30th

It’s National Toasted Marshmallow Day — perfect for the end of summer BBQ!

Tweets are faster than a speeding bird … below are Author U’s Top Ten Tweets from the past week that you may have missed …
 
Success & Resources
Wise words from famous http://t.co/Y0Z3PeAN
The One Thing Top Gun’s Maverick Knows About Blogging That You (and other authors) Don’t  http://ow.ly/deKpH 

Social Media
18 Steps To The Perfect LinkedIn Profile for authors and books http://t.co/5mFRyCfz
Authoring & Writing & Speaking …

Read More

2012-2013 … Which Book Awards Are for You?

2012-2013 … Which Book Awards Are for You?

                  As summer comes to a close, authors start thinking book marketing and business again. … your email may be loading up with a variety of solicitations to enter book awards. Do you … or don’t you? Are they worth the entry fee? Which do you submit to? And what do you do if your book is recognized … besides telling all your friends?

Can book awards make a difference? Yes, if they are the …

Read More

Authors’ Top Ten Twitter Tweets for August 16th

Authors’ Top Ten Twitter Tweets for August 16th

Would you like an amazing refresher mini-course in what’s happening in publishing today? Are you new to the book and authoring worlds? How about the dollars, cents and sense of it? Would you like to have some key steps in taking your book strategy from OK to WOW?

 
Tweets are faster than a speeding bird … below are Author U’s Top Ten Tweets from the past week that you may have missed …
You must stay …

Read More

Is There a Book in You? How’s It Doing? Would you like IT and YOU to be Successful?

Is There a Book in You? How’s It Doing? Would you like IT and YOU to be Successful?

Question: If you are an Author, are you happy with your book sales?
Question: Would you like to be an Author of a successful Book?
Question: Do you really know how Authors become rock stars who get minimal advances, if any, yet soar?
Question: Would you be thrilled with a few hundred copies of your book sold (average is less than 500) or would you like to sell thousands?
                       
Answers: Author U Partners with the Tattered Cover in LoDo …

Read More

Top Ten Twitter Tweets: A Tweet Is Worth a Thousand Ideas

Top Ten Twitter Tweets: A Tweet Is Worth a Thousand Ideas

The Mansoons have hit Colorado …amazing thunder and rain storms this past week … If you are in Colorado and new to authoring and publishing, don’t forget to register for the August 18th Is There a Book In YOU?  half-day program designed for the Eaglet—the newbie—to the authoring and publishing worlds. It’s only $47 and includes breakfast, workbook and a copy of Judith Briles’ book, Show Me About Book Publishing ($20 value). Early bird deadline …

Read More

How Should I Publish? New York or On My Own? What Should I Do?

How Should I Publish? New York or On My Own? What Should I Do?

How Should I Publish? New York or On My Own? What Should I Do?
 
                       
Not a week goes by that these questions don’t surface via email or a phone call:

Should I try to sell my book to New York?
Should I self-publish?
What’s the difference between the two?
What should I do?

Fair enough … all valid questions … all important. Without writing a full chapter …

Read More

Book Acknowledgements: Who’s in Your Village? … Who Are You Going to Thank?

Book Acknowledgements: Who’s in Your Village? … Who Are You Going to Thank?

Who’s in Your Village? … Who Are You Going to Thank?
Everyone … That’s Who!

One of the last items on the book publishing “to do” list is to create the Acknowledgement Page … the Thank Yous to the team that assisted you in creating your baby. These are the people who got you here … don’t ignore them. Think in the narrative … let your readers know what your team did to get your book birthed. …

Read More

Where Do Your Book Sales Come From? Are You Findable?

Where Do Your Book Sales Come From? Are You Findable?

Book Publishing Savvy Today:
 
Do You Know Where Your Book Sales Come From?
       Do You Know Where Your Clients Come From?
              Do You Know Where Your ____ Comes From?
Having a marketing and sales background, it was drilled in that I had to follow my leads, track my leads and know where my business came from. Maybe. Maybe not … at least today. The Internet has changed a lot of the rules of yesterday … yesteryear. It’s …

Read More