Topic: Book Publishing

8 Author Goals Tips for Book Success

8 Author Goals Tips for Book Success

What does author and book success have in common? Good question … the answer is: a goal with a plan to reach it.

When I completed Snappy Sassy Salty: Wise Words for Authors and Writers, it was woven with quotations to kick-start and propel you forward. If you are going to succeed in this writing, authoring, publishing arena, you need to be kick-started and refueled to propel your forward.
Most of us have resolutions at this …

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Is There an Author (in) U?

Is There an Author (in) U?

One reason I am asking if there is an author in you, is that I am finally embracing the author in me. I’ve also always been passionate about helping content creators create and market successfully. As such, I am excited to share a great gem I recently found with you.

Do you have an idea for a book?
Are you writing a book?
Are you getting ready to publish?
Or are you actively marketing your book?

If any of these …

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Book Publishing Today … Are You the Sardine in the Sea?

Book Publishing Today … Are You the Sardine in the Sea?

Are You the Sardine in the Sea?
Yep, there are millions of books out there … is yours contributing to book pollution … or do you have a unique voice, something new to bring to the party, a twist to something old … in other words, can you break from the pack? Or, will you continue to be a sardine in the vast sea? Learn the art of the niche and your start will shine!

 
 
And the …

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Intentional Book Selling in 3 Steps

Intentional Book Selling in 3 Steps

For authors to be successful, the magic dust of book selling and marketing need to be in play. Do you know the  three steps that will set you up for your book sales?
  It’s All About Intentions …

  Step 1 … The Pitch and Platform When someone asks what your book is about … what do you say as you Pitch them your work and words? Do you stumble a bit? Do you start and …

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Please, Please … Ban Book Pollution

Please, Please … Ban Book Pollution

Several times a month, I get calls or emails from aspiring or just-ready-to-give-birth authors. Or so they think. Maybe they are ready for the book birth—but too many times, it’s a false labor, or should be. This past month, after an SOS from a book designer I work with, I literally pulled two books out of the “line” where the authors had jumped the gun and submitted theirs too soon and directly to him, bypassing …

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Cliques Aren’t Us … Author U Expands Its Community

Cliques Aren’t Us … Author U Expands Its Community

 There are a variety of definitions of “community” including:
A group of people with common interests,
likeness, shared ideas and activities.

Author U fills them all—we are authors; we are alike (and yet very different in our topics, methodologies and strategies); we share ideas and activities.   
The author’s voice—your voice—is amazing … reaching every corner of every community. To expand our community, Author U has surfaced on LinkedIn this past week. The community has expanded broadly …

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Why Should You Publish via Printing … Let Me Count the Ways!

Why Should You Publish via Printing … Let Me Count the Ways!

With the onslaught of the “e” world … and yes, it is an onslaught; the overwhelming amount of “e” pollution has turned many off. “You’re an author … what type of an author are you? A real author … or who that just jabbers and tosses out anything and everything, without really thinking about content, much less the audience that it is meant for or who it really is?

Can you be a real author and …

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Is There an Excuse in Your Author Midst?

Is There an Excuse in Your Author Midst?

We think that summer is starting here in the U.S. Your writing and your book, or about-to-be-book, should be planning its next step. Your book marketing, or the steps you need to be taking should also have their own steps. Within those steps should be the inclusion of getting off and away from any of the excuse ruts you may have fallen into.

Don’t we all get stuck at some time? The list is endless …

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Author Essentials: The 3 Ps … Pitch, Platform and Plan

Author Essentials: The 3 Ps … Pitch, Platform and Plan

When you talk … are the people you want to hear you listening? 
                       
 
When someone asks what your book is about, you Pitch … what do you say as you Pitch them your work and words? Do you stumble a bit? Do you start and stop your response until you get it out to the listener. Is the listener still listening? Or do …

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It’s Easy to Get Lost in Publishing Terminology

It’s Easy to Get Lost in Publishing Terminology

        You confused in which way to publish today? And for that matter, what are the publishing options? Traditional publishing, self-publishing and independent publishing are tossed in the air with the flick of the tongue. Just what are they? Authors feel like they are going bonkers with the choices, that unfortunately, lead to plenty of disillusionment.
 

 Is the easiest to get … and digest. The biggies in the field today are: Simon & Schuster, Wiley, Hachette, HarperCollins, …

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