Topic: Judith Briles

Move Over Netflix … Here Comes Bookflix

Move Over Netflix … Here Comes Bookflix

The Buzz Arrives … Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited Lands!
Amazon has a new offering … the dust hasn’t settled but the buzz is flowing. You have heard of Netflix. This is Bookflix.

 
If you at think about using this program, here’s a HUGE caution: 
Indies would do well to avoid Kindle Unlimited for one simple reason:  it requires KDP Select exclusivity. For me, doing an exclusive means that there has to be a tremendous bonus, usually financial with it.  Smashwords’ CEO Mark Coker …

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Over 2 Days, Create a Bestselling Author – YOU!

Over 2 Days, Create a Bestselling Author – YOU!

Do you want to be seriously successful as an author?
I mean, really successful?
And, have you decided what success looks like for you?
Is it Fame, Fortune, Sales … What?

Most authors want success; yet most limp along.

Register: http://thebookshepherd.com/briles-unplugged-2014.html
  At
you get the entire Game Plan, the guide that will lead to your success, whatever you choose it to be. And, you get two solid days with just Judith. Next week all discounting disappears.
… this is your LAST CHANCE …

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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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Authors and Writers … You Deserve a Break Today …

Authors and Writers … You Deserve a Break Today …

You Deserve a Break Today …
There are Three BIG Rules to becoming a successful writer and author.
Rule #1: Write, Write, Write
Rule #2: Read, Read, Read 
Here’s Rule #3: Take a Break, Take a Break, Take a Break aka, a vacation from your authoring hat for a few days.
Summertime is approaching—the outdoors beckons. A warm day in the sun, a day on the lake or at the beach, river-rafting, a movie marathon, a week of dinners with friends, …

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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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Are You a Helping Hand for Author U?

Are You a Helping Hand for Author U?

 Author U continues to grow and grow.  The Author Resource, our online magazine has 54 pages this month … 54 pages!–all new layout, even a front magazine cover! … check it out at: http://authoru.org/2014-january.html
The Extravaganza has 45 already registered and 4 plus months to go… all info for registration is on the website, partial speakers, rest to come shortly –get registered. Full agenda will be up soon. The odds are high—we will be sold out this year. three-quarters …

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Halloween Twitter Tweets for #Authors!

Halloween Twitter Tweets for #Authors!

It’s many adults favorite day … Halloween. Do you dress up—for work or later, or do you just ignore, nibbling the candy that your co-workers put out …or secretly hope the stuff disappears quickly?  
Don’t forget … if you are in Colorado … The #AuthorU BookCamp is TWO weeks away … get registered on the website–discounts disappear tomorrow. There are 30 reasons why you should. BIG ones!
 
Today, Your Guide to Book Publishing will …

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Top Twitter Tweets for Week of July 25th

Top Twitter Tweets for Week of July 25th

It’s National Culinarians Day …  if you like to cook, this is your day. Create a new recipe whip up a favorite.  is a special day for anyone who cooks.
DON’T Forget to sign up for the AU Member BBQ August 3rd
 
Book Awards … to get special Author U discount through July—here’s $20 USA Book News Awards—you must enter this month for Awards announced in November.
http://www.usabooknews.com/2013usabestbookawards.html (Special through
7-31-2013: 4-month book listing on USABookNews.com for every entry)
 
http://www.internationalbookawards.com/ …

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Book Marketing Myth #2: Publicity Sells Tons of Books

Book Marketing Myth #2: Publicity Sells Tons of Books

Getting on a Major TV Show will Sell Tons of Books and a Publicist will Get Me On for Sure!

If I have heard it once, I have heard it over a thousand times. “I don’t want to market my books … I just want to write.”
I get it … many authors would rather just be writing. After all, the blood and guts, heart and soul are already in the book. What else could anyone …

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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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