Most authors don’t think of themselves as “police” … yet its one of those post-publication duties added to the authoring list once the book is out.
For copyright protection, if you’ve taken the steps to register your work, enforcing your copyright through the court system is a little easier–if it becomes a necessity. One of the challenges is identifying which part of your work has been copied. Interesting, it’s often a “fan” who will bring it to …
At the annual AuthorU BookCamp this past weekend, Mara Purl asked attendees to bring along a copy of a book that influenced them. Mine was Pat Conroy’s The Prince of Tides. The brilliance in his descriptions and his dialogue mesmerized me the moment the book covered opened and I fell in. I became a SuperFan in just a few pages, devouring any book that Conroy wrote past and future. They became treasures in my personal …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Book Shepherd Client Barbara Sternberg is Being Honored!
It trills … I mean THRILLS me … when one of my authors hits the HOME RUN. The latest is Barbara Sternberg with her wonderful book: Anne Evans-A Pioneer in Colorado’s Cultural History. First, Barbara wrote this as she kissed the big 90! Second, it’s won many book awards. Third, FINALLY, Anne Evans is being recognized throughout Colorado for the many achievements that her path generated – literally …
Would you like to SELL more books? Would you like to get BOOK REVIEWS that buyers read and THAT COUNT?
EARLY BIRD Registration ends Sunday. REGISTER: http://bit.ly/AUSatMornings
On Saturday, February 6th, you will:
Come learn from the Experts who have been reviewing books for years and have partnered with national outlets to create more visibility for books.
Learn which reviews count and which don’t and how to pursue them.
Connect with other AuthorU members.
Get your questions answered and discover answers …
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 …
Kick off your planning for this NEW YEAR by participating in AuthorU’s unique Tech Toolboxes.
As a GOLD or BESTSELLER member of AuthorU, you have the ability to attend the monthly Tech Toolboxes. Designed for in-person or remote participation, they are limited in size to 8 participants so that each AuthorU member experiences one-on-one coachingthroughout the three-hour session. Both Kelly Johnson and Judith Briles are your guides.
The first four months of this year will focus on …