Heads up authors … when you sell your book as the author/publisher, you may no longer be at the top of the list of buy choices!
AuthorU.org is one of the Affiliates of the Independent Book Publishers Association. Below is an announcement that popped this week that is directed from it … all authors that have books on Amazon for sale should take note.
If you are with IngramSpark, Create Space or any other POD service, this WILL …
Authors love FREE stuff. And they want to sell eBooks when they are created. One of the questions that pops often is: Where can I sell my eBook outside of Amazon?
We heard you … and here are two resources for you:
1. Thanks to the Kindle Boards, here’s a long list of places where self-published authors can promote their eBook for free!
2. Here’s more information about the sites in a simple directory, linking to the …
As writers, we are expected to create consistently for our livelihood. But what happens when that creativity has problems expressing itself? That’s right, folks; I’m talking about the dreaded writer’s block.
We all get it: That horrible feeling when you sit down to type or write out some great material only to find that you seem to have lost every idea you’ve ever had. Your fingers lie stagnant, waiting for the inspiration to come, and it …
Get over it. The most common phrase out of too many authors is: I can’t market my books. Or, I don’t want to market my books. I just want to write. Get over it. You have to write your books. Oh please, get over your resistance. The reality is, YES … you can!
If you can write, you CAN market.The definition of marketing is: the action or business of promoting and selling products or services.So …. …
What … you didn’t hear your name announced with the other Academy Award nominees? Well, maybe the awesome Comedy Intensive BookCamp is just what you need to make sure your name is announced next year! How’s that sound? Start by sharpening your comedy writing, directing and performance skills with the industry’s top comedy instructor! Steve Kaplan is coming to Denver and AuthorU.org is bring him here March 4th and 5th.
The Comedy Intensive is a two-day …
This week is an immersion of all things publishing … as in 18 hours of classwork for authors at all levels of the publishing journey. AuthorU members Kelly Johnson, Daniel Hall, Amy Collins, Joan Stewart, Nick Zelinger and Judith Briles are leading several of our members plus many “to be” members in four days of mastering publishing and marketing on the high seas (actually, they are pretty flat)
One of the sizzling sessions identified several websites …
In March, a very special event is coming to Authors, Screenwriters and all those “planning on being either” to Colorado. Comedy Trainer Steve Kaplan is coming to AuthorU.org (open to the public) for two all-day workshops. The first day, March 4th concentrates on incorporating comedy and humor into your writing (something we all could use); and the second day, March 5th, a clarion event for all those who want to sell their work to Hollywood …
Our guest blog is created by Carolyn Howard-Johnson. Always savvy in frugal promoting, push your book marketing as you get reviews with a twist.
Excerpted (and adapted) from Carolyn’s new How To Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically: The ins and outs of using free reviews to build and sustain a writing career.
Authors rarely get the most from their reviews. Surprised? I think it’s because the idea of extending a review’s value doesn’t occur to …
Our guest blog is by member Andi Phillips who first learned about Paper.li at Judith Briles Book Publishing Unplugged. It’s a terrific process of curating “like” expertise and producing a weekly or daily newspaper—takes about an hour … and once you are done … you-are-done! Become a subscriber of mine: http://paper.li/e-1437000336
Make your own paper … Judith
At #AuthorU, I recently learned about a new tool called Paper.li, which creates a web newspaper and e-mail newsletter with …
This week is a favorite—little on the agenda—oh there’s football, family, and food. For me, I also dive into Macy’s Parade for the kid is me and the National Day Show, wondering “which one” will get the grand prize—I don’t own a dog now, but I love those sassy pooches as they parade around.
I’m grateful for the freedom we all have and often too assume .. Let AuthorU start with a thank you—we are grateful …