Topic: Niche Books

Faster than a Speeding Bullet … The Publishing World Waltz

Faster than a Speeding Bullet … The Publishing World Waltz

Who would have thought … two giants in publishing are doing the merger waltz? —this times it’s Penguin and Random House. The negotiations are on for what the surviving and new publishing company will look like including who will be exiting the building. The new company, to be called Penguin Random House, will boast $4 billion in revenue and control about 25 percent of the worldwide consumer book market.

There will be obvious changes: to save …

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Top Twitter Tweets for October 4, 2012

Top Twitter Tweets for October 4, 2012

 
Oh my, many of Author U’s members can fondly remember Leave It to Beaver and Roy Rogers’ TV shows—it’s their day today …  if you are a musician and the flute is your instrument of choice—get it out … it’s Toot Your Flute Day!  In the heart of falltime, if you who love carrying around sticks and hitting a ball, it’s National Golf Day.

Today, it’s all about niche markets on Your Guide to Book Publishing. …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets for Week of September 6th

Top Ten Twitter Tweets for Week of September 6th

Today is Fight Procrastination Day … get it done!  Here’s your Top Ten Twitter Tweets:

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
Authors-Want an Agent? Tips from the newest Writers Digest w/ 25 agents looking for new clients: http://t.co/3Pwfe8BC
Authors and writers can dominate w/ Personal Brand On Google 14 Point Checklist http://t.co/KX1Ew1wD
Great INFOGRAPHIC : “How To Plan …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets for week ending August 30th

Top Ten Twitter Tweets for week ending August 30th

It’s National Toasted Marshmallow Day — perfect for the end of summer BBQ!

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
Wise words from famous http://t.co/Y0Z3PeAN
The One Thing Top Gun’s Maverick Knows About Blogging That You (and other authors) Don’t  http://ow.ly/deKpH 

Social Media
18 Steps To The Perfect LinkedIn Profile for authors and books http://t.co/5mFRyCfz
Authoring & Writing & Speaking …

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2012-2013 … Which Book Awards Are for You?

2012-2013 … Which Book Awards Are for You?

                  As summer comes to a close, authors start thinking book marketing and business again. … your email may be loading up with a variety of solicitations to enter book awards. Do you … or don’t you? Are they worth the entry fee? Which do you submit to? And what do you do if your book is recognized … besides telling all your friends?

Can book awards make a difference? Yes, if they are the …

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Is There a Book in You? How’s It Doing? Would you like IT and YOU to be Successful?

Is There a Book in You? How’s It Doing? Would you like IT and YOU to be Successful?

Question: If you are an Author, are you happy with your book sales?
Question: Would you like to be an Author of a successful Book?
Question: Do you really know how Authors become rock stars who get minimal advances, if any, yet soar?
Question: Would you be thrilled with a few hundred copies of your book sold (average is less than 500) or would you like to sell thousands?
                       
Answers: Author U Partners with the Tattered Cover in LoDo …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets: A Tweet Is Worth a Thousand Ideas

Top Ten Twitter Tweets: A Tweet Is Worth a Thousand Ideas

The Mansoons have hit Colorado …amazing thunder and rain storms this past week … If you are in Colorado and new to authoring and publishing, don’t forget to register for the August 18th Is There a Book In YOU?  half-day program designed for the Eaglet—the newbie—to the authoring and publishing worlds. It’s only $47 and includes breakfast, workbook and a copy of Judith Briles’ book, Show Me About Book Publishing ($20 value). Early bird deadline …

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Authors … You Deserve a Break Today …

Authors … You Deserve a Break Today …

You Deserve a Break Today …
There are two 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.

It’s summertime—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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10 Blunders Guaranteed to Crush Your Publishing Efforts … Part I

10 Blunders Guaranteed to Crush Your Publishing Efforts … Part I

Everywhere you turn, there is info via the Internet , on the bookshelf,  via videos,  and certainly from workshops. You would think that any beginning author would start with a quick search on the Internet to begin their quest. It would certainly reveal a plethora of information—how to do it; what not to do; publish your book for a few hundred bucks, become a best-seller; sell books by the boatloads—you name it, it’s out there.

Yet, …

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Your Book Success Is Up to You … and ONLY You!

Your Book Success Is Up to You … and ONLY You!

Your Book Success Is Up to You … and ONLY You!
This week, I send three emails to three separate authors that I had shephered and agreed to co-publish their books about the lack of sales. Publishers don’t love the term, “lack of sales.” None of these authors should have got the “Wake up and smell the book roses … possible death toll bell” from me.
I hated writing them … I hated sending them.
And, I had …

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