Topic: Book Publishing

Colorado Author is Being Honored throughout the State

Colorado Author is Being Honored throughout the State

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 …

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Early Bird ends in 2 days for How to Get Book Reviews

Early Bird ends in 2 days for How to Get Book Reviews

 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 …

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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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2016 Tech Toolboxes: Blogs, Pinterest, Media Pages, Technology

2016 Tech Toolboxes: Blogs, Pinterest, Media Pages, Technology

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 …

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Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips January 01

Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips January 01

It’s the New Year … and there is no better time than to start a new, critical habit or fine-tune one that you are doing that is essential to author and book success: the ability to create awesome HEADLINES.

Yes, Headlines count … whether it’s the phrase that an On-Air personality uses or something in print … headlines count. The question is: are you using them? Your  headline is the first thing anyone sees or hears.
 
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Thank You from AuthorU to Authors Worldwide

Thank You from AuthorU to Authors Worldwide

December is always the month that has too, too much packed into it. There’s the year-end “I’ve got to get this done NOW” push. Then there’s the more events, parties and gatherings to attend and host not to mention the shopping pressure. In between, there’s the desire to just STOP, sit back and marvel at the variety of images, colors, lights and “the feeling in the air” that explodes during this time of the year.

This …

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5 Hot Tips for Self-Publishing and Indie Authors during the Holidays

5 Hot Tips for Self-Publishing and Indie Authors  during the Holidays

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have passed… Now “ads” are popping to snag all those who might have missed out … and guess what, some of the deals will be better than what were originally offered.
If you think you missed out on the holiday book-buying rush by not getting your book in all the Black Friday/Cyber Monday rush, you didn’t. Why, you ask? Because books are year round … holidays every month to play …

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Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips November 13

Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips November 13

 
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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Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips November 06

Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips November 06

 
Twitter has long been a personal favorite of The Book Shepherd’s for reaching out and connecting with “like” … as in authors and writers. It’s quick and short, which is my personal style.

In that matter, here are several Twitter type tips for your weekend:

If your readers are outside of the ideal times, ignore them and post where and when they will see it.

Tweets last 15 seconds to many minutes depending on Follower’s followers. Suggest you post …

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A Giant Has Fallen … But Dan Poynter Will Not Be Gone or Forgotten

A Giant Has Fallen … But Dan Poynter Will Not Be Gone or Forgotten

On Sunday, November 1st, Dan Poynter ’s fight with acute cancer ended. A true giant. Dan was the catalyst and visionary and has remained in the center of the growing self-publishing community. Seeing the value of self-publishing, it was seeded with his love of parachuting and cats. That love led to the publishing of over one hundred books with the Para  Publishing imprint and his name. His Self-Publishing Manual: How to Write, Print and Publish …

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