Brrr … the Polar Vortex has spread across North America, across the Atlantic and created monster waves off the coast of the United Kingdom.
Stay in. Stay warm. And let your fingers do the walking to open up an amazing avenue of book marketing ideas and ahas. It’s Author U’s Top Twitter Tweets of the Week time!
Don’t forget to sign up for the January 11th Brunch & Learn… that’s in TWO DAYS … this month …
Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to You!
It’s a wonderful time of “togetherness” with family and friends; and, a time of reflection on the past year … and think forward. Next week is, gulp, the beginning of 2014.
On the Author U Group on LinkedIn (have you joined–it’s an open Forum with a variety of live discussions throughout the day)–I posted a question today: What are you going to do the same; keep doing–yet …
Help … my Book Review has fallen and it can’t get up!
A recent phone conversation from an author revealed that several of her 5 star reviews were given the ax via Amazon. All were legit; all had read the book to her knowledge … I know that I had and I went into some detail with my review.
Two years ago, there was grumbling in the author community that book reviews on Amazon were mysteriously going astray. A …
Endorsements … Should You or Shouldn’t You and How Do You Get Them?
One of the most common questions authors ask is: should I get endorsements for my book? The answer is yes. The real question is: where should I put them?
Ahhh, that opens up another window. Maybe on the cover. Maybe on the back cover. Maybe on a flap or dust jacket if your book has that type of cover. Maybe in the opening pages …
What’s next … What do you do when you win a book award? The savvy #author tells others about it. Don’t count on your publisher to do it if you are published by someone other than your own company. You need strategies–below are 10 that will add life to your book award … it’s all part of book marketing. Start by creating a shout out for yourself. And doing a happy dance!
Book Awards are a badge …
It’s many adults favorite day … Halloween. Do you dress up—for work or later, or do you just ignore, nibbling the candy that your co-workers put out …or secretly hope the stuff disappears quickly?
Don’t forget … if you are in Colorado … The #AuthorU BookCamp is TWO weeks away … get registered on the website–discounts disappear tomorrow. There are 30 reasons why you should. BIG ones!
Today, Your Guide to Book Publishing will …
This is hot and it puts Indie Authors in the catbird seat … Amazon came up with a program last month that pushes print books … the bonus is that your get the eBook at a deep discount.
Matchbook bundles the print book with the ebook. The customer they get a deeply discounted or free Kindle version of the same book. It’s similar to what Amazon’s audiobook program.
Traditional publishers are doing something that sounds like, but …
17 gems, jewels about print, ebooks, marketing, branding, publishing
If you want a crash course on #book #publishing, set aside some time this weekend to watch the replays of four free webinars that will teach you way more than what most authors know about book marketing, distribution, publicity, sales and many other topics related to publishing.
I’m one of the Chicks at Sea, five publishing experts who will be hosting “Create the Ultimate Bestseller at Sea,” a Caribbean cruise Jan. 18-23 for …
2013-2014 … Which Book Awards Are for You?
As fall opens, 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?
Book Awards … Some Have Deadlines Soon … Including …
Are you a Facebook user? And an author? Get ready to do a happy dance if you are. It’s Independent Author Promotion Month—tell the global community about you, your book and create buzz and sales! The information and links below were adapted from a blog created by Cate Russell-Cole and are being shared with her kind permission. And remember, you promote your book year round … not just for one month.
There are many… here’s a …