Topic: Judith Briles

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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Author Twitter Tweets for the Week of May 30th

Author Twitter Tweets for the Week of May 30th

Author smarts: Get the CDs and DVDs from the Author U 2013 Extravaganza … order yours today!     http://ncrsusa.com/cgi-bin/store/main-authoru.html 
 
The professional writer says, ‘It is almost certain that most of what I write will not resonate with most people who read it, but over time, I will gain an audience who trusts me to, at the very least, be interesting.’ ~ Seth Godin
  Today, Your Guide to Book Publishing will focus on all things that …

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Author Key Question: Who’s in Your Mind When You Write?

Author Key Question: Who’s in Your Mind When You Write?

 At the Author U Extravaganza, it was interesting to hear many authors stumble when asked three simple questions:

Who is your book for?
What’s your target market?
Can you summarize your book in less than 30 seconds?

And too many couldn’t respond with clarity, or quickly. Oh, they loved the idea and the art of writing. But, really, “You want me to tell you who is supposed to be reading, buying my book? Me?”
Why yes, that’s exactly what was …

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Author U’s Top Twitter Tips for the Week

Author U’s Top Twitter Tips for the Week

Wahoo!  You can now order the CDs and DVDs from the Author U 2013 Extravaganza … order yours today!     http://ncrsusa.com/cgi-bin/store/main-authoru.html
Authors: don’t trash everything, you just may have a hidden nugget there: “Mistakes are the portals of discovery.” ~James Joyce
 
Today, Your Guide to Book Publishing will focus on all things that makes books into masterpieces, both on the exterior and interior. Award winning cover and book designer Nick Zelinger is Judith’s guest. Tune in …

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Twitter Tips for Authors

Twitter Tips for Authors

Reach Your Audience … 6 Quick Twitter Tips for You:

1. GET the Most Bang
Know when to Tweet and where the audiences are. According to RadiumOne, there are two peak times during the day to Tweet:
10AM to 12PM and 8PM through 10PM
That’s it, at least for now. If you want to see the most shares, with the highest click-through, you should be Tweeting from 12 noon to 2PM. Remember, Tweets are global, which means global times …

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What “SomeOnes” Are In Your Author Circle?

What “SomeOnes” Are In Your Author Circle?

Authors need feedback, reality checks and plain old-fashion butt-kicking. And they need a little kindness. Few think about putting together an “official” type of board to serve in the feedback/reality check/butt-kicking honors. An Author Inner Circle … a type of Advisory Board.

Who Belongs in Your Inner Circle?
It’s time to create yours. The Author Inner Circle … trusted colleagues, pals, and always someone who has “been there, done that.” Most likely, it’s not going to be …

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