Topic: Book Publishing

5 Critical AuthorU Extravaganza Deadlines NOW for Authors

5 Critical AuthorU Extravaganza Deadlines NOW for Authors

 
The AuthorU Extravaganza Deadlines are coming fast.

1  TOMORROW, March 31st is the last day to take advantage of Early Bird pricing for the AuthorU Extravaganza May 7-9. Save $$$. Register and use the promo code AU2015 to save an extra $100. Book you spot at the AuthorU Extravaganza.
2   STAYING at the hotel is author smart. Our block will go away in two weeks. Thursday and Friday are long days–stay there … driving back and forth from home …

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What Sizzled and What Got Chilly in Book Sales in 2014 – Print Book Selling Stats  

What Sizzled and What Got Chilly in Book Sales in 2014 – Print Book Selling Stats  

Nielsen’s BookScan monitors sales via retail outlets in print sales.
The Self-Help category (15%) led the pack in non-fiction followed by Religion/Bibles and Biography/Autobiography/Memoir both posting unit increases of 12%. Non-fiction also out-performed fiction.  Graphic Novels (13%) led growth in Fiction categories—the only other category with growth in fiction was Western.
Past categories that have done fairly well in adult nonfiction, didn’t turn out to be a laughing matter. Humor had the largest decline, off 13%, followed …

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Author, Writing and Book Publishing Tips and Ahas for January 16, 2015

Author, Writing and Book Publishing Tips and Ahas for January 16, 2015

 

 
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The TechSlinger … not sure if you would call this a “tip” or but what the heck … if you have a lot of gadgets and want to be “different”… this could be for you! www.techslinger.com
 
 
 
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Is Draft to Publish in Your Dreams?

Is Draft to Publish in Your Dreams?

Is the Draft to Publish for your next book in your reach? Are you a Newbie Author or an Author who is putting his or her writing toe in another genre? Then the Draft to Dream Book Publishing Competition is exactly what and where you should be this week!

 

It could be … but only if you enter the Draft to Dream Book Publishing Competition that AuthorU and two dozen other amazing and downright awesome sponsors …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of January 08

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of January 08

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Amazing Year is Headed Your Way! Get signed up for the Extravaganza before the Early, Early, Early Bird discount disappears. AND … get your manuscript in for the Draft to Dream Book Publishing Competition … only 7 days to go!
 
 Today
Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing is featuring Kelly Johnson of Cornerstone VA and Judith Briles of The Book Shepherd. Indepth info and how-tos around the best Gizmos and Gadgets for authors …

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The Author’s Journey: Ban New Year’s Resolutions

The Author’s Journey: Ban New Year’s Resolutions

And …
Typically, most view January as the month of Resolutions. I suggest you don’t. Why?—simply this: most resolutions are trashed within a few weeks. In reality, over 70 percent are either stomped on, forgotten or deemed not worth the resolver’s while.

What are the top reasons resolutions that become out of sight … out of mind to an author?
1             Creating an All or Nothing Scenario Almost guaranteed to set any author up for …

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Getting Inside Amazon’s “Head” with Your eBook Category

Getting Inside Amazon’s “Head” with Your eBook Category

Let’s face it, most authors scratch their heads when it comes to figuring out where they should be in the Amazon machine. Oh, they have a general idea … but how in the heck does one drill down into some of the odd-ball categories so frankly, they can own it. With the millions (yes millions) of books in the “e” world popping annual, claiming the top spot(s) in categories can push book sales. Doing …

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Don’t Wait til Next Year … Set Book and Author Goals Now!

Don’t Wait til Next Year … Set Book and Author Goals Now!

Most authors wait until the new year to think about goals for books and themselves.

Don’t.  Get out your crystal ball, shake it up, and gaze into it. What worked this past year? What didn’t? If you have the magic wand, what would you like NEXT year to do for you … for your book? Whatever it is … you need a plan.
No author plans to fail; what they do is fail to plan.      
                                              -Snappy Sassy Salty                                                  
When …

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Don’t Confuse Independent Publishing with Self-Publishing

Don’t Confuse Independent Publishing with Self-Publishing

Indie, Independent and Small Press Publishing Are So, Soooooo Different from Self-Publishing, Vanity Presses and Pay-to-Publish “Publishing”

I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a zillion times: yes, dear author-to-be (and those already published), there is a difference between self-publishing, vanity presses, pay-to-publish, a small press, and independent publishing. Don’t mix them up. Don’t get confused.
Use Wikipedia as an initial guide:
“The terms “small press”, “indie publisher”, and “independent press” are often used interchangeably, with “independent press” defined …

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Authoring is a Business … “Get It” for Your #Book #Success!

Authoring is a Business … “Get It” for Your #Book #Success!

As an author, do you think of yourself as just the author? And wear only the author hat … most likely, you would rather be writing.
Or, do you think of yourself as an author … and a business owner—the business owner of all things authoring? Or, if appropriate, as the business owner of a small publishing company? Meaning that once your book is written, and in production, you put your author hat down and …

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