Topic: Book Coach

Authors … What’s in Your Vision Wallet?

Authors … What’s in Your Vision Wallet?

When someone asks you—anyone—what’s the Vision for your Book, and for you the Author, what do you say? Do you stammer and stutter? Do you feel like you project the “deer in the highlight” gaze? Or are you direct and succinct?
 
For the visionary founder of Virgin, Richard Branson, he’s been an entrepreneur from the get-go. Virgin was seeded when he was 20 years old—since then; he’s created an empire that includes eight separate billion-dollar companies …

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What To Do Next for Your Next, Next Move After You Have Book In Hand?

What To Do Next for Your Next, Next Move After You Have Book In Hand?

… Speak About and Market It, Of Course!

When the book deliver euphoria wears off, every author has the gaze in the belly button moment … what do I do next?
Two quick responses:
1     Market, Market, Market. Eighty percent of your time will now be directed to this single word.
2     Speak, Speak, Speak. You will enjoy the reprints, not to mention the book sales.

I am a firm believer that speaking is one of …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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10 Publishing Blunders to Avoid … Part II

10 Publishing Blunders to Avoid … Part II

Publishing Blunders aren’t fun … they can knock down your confidence, sabotage your bank account, and diminish your credibility. The savvy author can side-step many of them by not rushing to publish and getting educated to the publishing process. And, by using common sense.
Everywhere you turn, there is info via the Internet , on the bookshelf,  via videos,  and certainly from workshops. You would think that any beginning author would start with a quick search …

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