Topic: Books

Take a short media-training course at the Author U Extravaganza

Take a short media-training course at the Author U Extravaganza

Have you wondered why celebrities being interviewed on television can look so calm when millions of people are watching them?  And have you ever wondered if you could do that?
At the Extravaganza you will learn how to perform on national television and radio while appearing calm and collected.

The key to any good performance is preparation. Just as actors do, media guests need to know what they are going to say during all their performances …

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Do You Want Author and Book Success?

Do You Want Author and Book Success?

January is the month for planning and reflection. What worked last year, what didn’t? What do you, the author, what to accomplish this year? What will work … and what do you think won’t (meaning you avoid like the plague)? Is your book just birthing … and is it a little tired?
Is author and book success in your plan?

If you do, there are 4 things you want to do:
1  Pay attention to our radio show.  …

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Book Awards … What To Do When You Get the Congratulations Email or Call

Book Awards … What To Do When You Get the Congratulations Email or Call

Book Award Announcement Season is here  What do you do when you win a book award? The savvy author tells others about it. Don’t count on your publisher to do it if you are published by someone other than your own company.

It’s time for you to start bragging … and formally announce you and your books kudos to the world.
Get your computer open and:
1. Create the publicity to now support your book and drive up …

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Ten 10 Twitter Tweets for November 8

Ten 10 Twitter Tweets for November 8

Hold the salt, are you dangerous or daring in the kitchen — it’s National Cook Something Bold Day … what can you stir up?

 
 
Here’s your Top Ten Tweets for the past week —

Tweets are faster than a speeding bird … below are Author U’s Top Ten Tweets from the past week that you may have missed …
Success & Resources
7 Distraction-Free Writing Environments for Authors http://t.co/whCuVclJ
Ten ways to save the publishing industry-like the sixth one! …

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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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Ten 10 Twitter Tweets for October 18

Ten 10 Twitter Tweets for October 18

oooh, today is National No Beard Day … let’s hope so for the ladies … and trust you are lucky too!

Today, Your Guide to Book Publishing will focus on getting your books into the social media channels and finding your crowd including what’s Klout and how can you use it. Tune in at 6 Eastern, 5 Central, 4 Mountain, 3 Pacific and for our out-of-the-country members and followers … you are going to have to …

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Book Selling Savvy in 3 Steps

Book Selling Savvy in 3 Steps

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 stop your response until you get it out to the listener? Is the listener still listening? Or do you say it smoothly in the words you absolutely intended to say with confidence?
 What about …

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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 … 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 you say …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of the Week

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of the Week

It’s been a heart-breaking week for so many in Colorado … our thoughts and prayers to all … please remember that your amazing words make a difference … use them to spread the healing.
Below are your top Tweets of the week …
 
Tweets are faster than a speeding bird … below are Author U’s Top Ten Tweets from the past week that you may have missed …
Success & Resources
Are you in charge of your workflow? Or …

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The Top Ten Twitter Tweets of the Week …

The Top Ten Twitter Tweets of the Week …

Did you know that it’s Share a Sunset with Your Lover Month? … how fabulous is that!
… definitely don’t forget to attend the Author U-Tattered Cover event on Monday evening, July 23rd …  http://authoru.org/tattered-cover.html
ALL profits go to support the fire-fighting efforts that so devastated major areas of Colorado in June and July. Come and out and let your educational/investment in your book dollars count. Tell your friends!

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