You can’t avoid them. They are on your TV. They are in press releases. They are used in radio discussions, ads, even billboards. Blogs are loaded with them, not to mention LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook and of course, bows to Twitter for goosing us all to start using them.
Why are hashtags so hot? It’s all about social media … that phrase that is now ingrained in our thoughts and tongues: search engines. Those little devils love hashtags …
Endorsements … Should You or Shouldn’t You and How Do
You Get Them?
One of the most common questions authors ask is: should I get endorsements for my book? The answer is yes. The real question is: where should I put them?
Ahhh, that opens up another window. Maybe on the cover. Maybe on the back cover. Maybe on a flap or dust jacket if your book has that type of cover. Maybe in the opening pages …
Yowsa … AuthorU.org has an extraordinary BookCamp popping next weekend, Saturday the 15th … it’s our end of the year gift to you.
How to Create Killer Book Publicity that Sells Books Far Beyond Your Launch on a Shoestring Budget
SO … here’s the BIG question … Would you like to create killer, knock the socks off, book publicity that reaches far beyond any launch you envisioned … even on a teeny tiny shoe string budget? And your …
Author U Circles Are Here!***
The online Author U Circles goes live this afternoon/evening … depending upon where you are at. Times are 7 ET, 6 CT, 5 MT, 4 PT. This is an Author U member benefit. The Author U Circles are exclusively for paid up AuthorU.org members—no guests allowed. Not a member? … join here: AuthorU.org
The phone number to call in was emailed to ALL paid up members on Thursday last week. Since this is private, we will not …
Sometimes the best of an author’s plan goes kaput.
The question that should be asked: was it a plan, a real plan … or a fantasy … or a wish?
We authors are good at creating the “what ifs” during the germination of a book; during the writing of a book; during the production of a book; during the marketing of …
Join us for a Webinar on September 17
What’s holding you back or got you in a quandary A look into the ghosts of the past and what’s in the next, next realm of publishing for today’s author. This session will break up the myths and bring realty to today’s author/publishers.
This session will repeat on Saturday, September 20th.
Tittle: Webinar GOLD : Sacred Publishing Myths Busted and Beyond
Date : Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM …
When someone asks you—anyone—what’s the Vision for your Book, and for you the Author, what do you say? Do you stammer and stutter? Do you feel like you project the “deer in the highlight” gaze? Or are you direct and succinct?
For the visionary founder of Virgin, Richard Branson, he’s been an entrepreneur from the get-go. Virgin was seeded when he was 20 years old—since then; he’s created an empire that includes eight separate billion-dollar companies …
Which book awards do you enter? Do they matter?
Let’s start with the second question first. The answer: sometimes. Depending upon the tenacity of the author/publisher in getting the word out about the book and the award, you could be wasting your money. Awards can be used to market your book, but it doesn’t happen by itself. You will be the primary promoter. Always.
Some of the more established awards—USA Book News, ForeWord Indie/Fab, Ben Franklin, IPPY, …
End of Summer and Fall kick off the Book Award submission season. Will the author be honored for his or her words and book? Or will the Book Boot be felt? The question every author needs to ask is, “Did I do the best job in writing, in presenting, in connecting with my crowd—the people who need, want my words?” In other words, “Did I rush to publish?”
Working with authors every day, there are routine hiccups that …
Do You Quack About Your Book … or Just Peep Here and There?
When the year began to unfold, many authors who entered their books in award competitions got good news—their books were award winners. Author U has gotten notification of several members who have earned recognition from book awards, with the latest being the National Indie Excellence Awards. Congratulations to Members who picked up a variety of awards and honors:
Judith Briles – Author YOU: Creating and …