Topic: Book Marketing

Don’t Miss Webinar: 30 Best Book Publishing for Authors

Don’t Miss Webinar: 30 Best Book Publishing for Authors

 
Imagine how much smarter you’d be if you could get six of the top book publishing experts in one room for 90 minutes, and hear their best tips on how to publish, market, distribute and publicize your book online and offline.
Now, you can. Virtually. And it’s free. That is, if you act now and get registered for the awesome free webinar that I along with five other publishing superstars have planned for you today.
You’re invited …

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Essential Question for ALL Authors: Who’s in Your Mind When You Write?

Essential Question for ALL Authors: Who’s in Your Mind When You Write?

It was interesting to hear many authors stumble when asked three simple questions:

Who is your book for … really for?
What’s your target market?
Can you summarize your book in less than 30 seconds? Better yet, how about 15 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, …

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7 Tips to Get Book Endorsements

7 Tips to Get Book Endorsements

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 …

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

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

As summer unfolds, many authors who entered their books in award competitions this year have gotten news and have been honored this season as of this writing. —some are Finalists; some are Winners; some get a Gold, Silver or Bronze; and some are Finalists in the IndieFab Awards.  Congratulations to Kim Curtis – Money Secrets; Richard Rieman – The Author’s Guide to AudioBook Creation; Pat Morgan – The Concrete Killing Fields; Jo Kairys – I …

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Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips

Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips

 
Is Audio in the AIR for you and your book. If it isn’t, start re-noodling your thinking. Right now, audio books exceed one BILLION in sales .. that’s a lot of listening and re-listening. Think libraries; drive trips; anyone working out; taking a long walk; or even just a quiet afternoon in the garden. Your reach is unlimited–are you taking advantage of it.

1. Before you start down audio-land, it’s wise to consult with someone who …

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Footnote and Endnote Mania … Do You or Don’t You in Writing?

Footnote and Endnote Mania … Do You or Don’t You in Writing?

In Your Writing, Do You Use Footnotes, Endnotes or No Notes?
Footnotes and endnotes are used in printed documents to explain, comment on, or provide references for text in a document. You might use footnotes for detailed comments and endnotes for citation of sources. The Reference tab in your Word document will be your source for both Footnotes and Endnotes. You also will have the ability to ID what type of numbering format you want.

 
I repeatedly …

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Turning the Author’s Table

Turning the Author’s Table

Every few weeks, hubby John and I get together with another couple—it’s our dinner and a movie night. Sometimes it’s a movie; others, it’s a TV series. Last week, we dove into Netflix’s House of Cards fourth season with Kevin Spacey and Robin Penn. I’m a fan from the get-go and was mesmerized by the BBC series that surfaced in 1990 that starred Ian Richardson. As I watched the first five episodes, I viewed scenes …

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Why Goal Setting for Your Book is the NEW Black!

Why Goal Setting for Your Book is the NEW Black!

What better time than the first quarter of the year to get out the author and book crystal ball, shake it up, and gaze into it. What worked last year? What didn’t? If you have the magic wand, what would you like this year to do for you … for your book?

 
Whatever it is … you need a plan. For You. Your Book. Your Publishing.
No author plans to fail; what they do is fail to …

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Self-Published Authors Beware: Will Your Book Be Hit with an Amazon Slapdown?

Self-Published Authors Beware: Will Your Book Be Hit with an Amazon Slapdown?

Oh-Oh … Avoid the Amazon Warning and Possible Slap Down for a Crappy Book
Amazon has been the self and indie publisher’s best friend. If you’ve got a book, Amazon will be a primary portal to sell it. Amazon also sells 70 percent of eBooks. Because of the ease of getting on Amazon, there are plenty of crappy books available. In January of 2016, Amazon announced that it will slap Warning labels on poorly edited books …

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Author Power: The Secret to Author SMARTs Is Being DUMB

Author Power:  The Secret to Author SMARTs Is Being DUMB

To Become a MASTER … Authors Begin the Journey as a DUMMY
Are you dumb? Sheep on Dunce Hat
 
Throughout the year, my favorite Geek Girl, Kelly Johnson and I create a mini intensive on a specific topic … the goal is always to talk our small enclave of dummies to ace users over a three hour period of time. In the three years, we have delivered Tech Tool Boxes for the AuthorU community, the transition never …

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