Topic: Publishing

Get ready for a popcorn-packed 60 minutes of hot tips … you can’t stop eating!

Get ready for a popcorn-packed 60 minutes of hot tips … you can’t stop eating!

30 Sizzling Tips for Authors Pops this Week … and We Are Going to Sea!

I have six questions for you today.

1     Would you like to know instantly … I mean instantly … what the keywords and key phrases that the top influencers in your industry or the best-selling authors you consider your competitors are using?
2     Would you like to learn one, make your book pop off the shelf book trick that will make your book soar in …

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Your Best Writing May Not Be What You Think By Carolyn Howard-Johnson

Your Best Writing May Not Be What You Think By Carolyn Howard-Johnson

One of the biggest writing problems I see among people in my mentoring program, and others who hire me to improve their writing, is that they’re afraid to write like they talk. Perhaps they fear “wordiness”, but sometimes writing like you talk is less wordy.

For instance, they never use one-word sentences. Or fragments. Those, for sure, are not wordy!
They refuse to start sentences with words such as “and” and “but” because of an elementary teacher …

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Special Amazon Alert for All Authors and Publishers

Special Amazon Alert for All Authors and Publishers

Heads up authors … when you sell your book as the author/publisher, you may no longer be at the top of the list of buy choices!

AuthorU.org is one of the Affiliates of the Independent Book Publishers Association.  Below is an announcement that popped this week that is directed from it … all authors that have books on Amazon for sale should take note.
If you are with IngramSpark, Create Space or any other POD service, this WILL …

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The Author Goldmine: Repurpose Content … Are You?

The Author Goldmine: Repurpose Content … Are You?

A week doesn’t go by without these two questions coming in: What do I blog on? What should my next book be about? That, dear Author, is easy peasy to respond to. There is no reason to create/invent new-new material for every social media platform or product you put your fingers on.  If you think you need to, you are going to experience burnout pronto. Take a break and noodle over what you have already done. …

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What is AuthorU to Me? … Community! Guest blog by Megan Poczos

What is AuthorU to Me? … Community! Guest blog by Megan Poczos

It’s not easy being an author in a world that thrives on moving quickly and getting to “the next best thing.” It’s especially hard to be a young author in this world or even an author who is just starting out.
I happen to be one of those authors who are both young and just starting out. I have been a writer all my life, but I have just started to find my voice when it …

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Is Your Author Photo a Selfie or Professionally Done?

Is Your Author Photo a Selfie or Professionally Done?

What photos are you using on your website? How about for media? Or, a speaking engagement? Are they oldies, but what you consider goodies? Could they be more than five years old?

Your picture says a thousand words:

what you do;
who you are;
what you love to play with or at;
what your expertise is;
who’s your crowd;
what else?

Visuals are powerful. You may use them on your book covers, your website and your promo and publicity material. Think Bio shots, …

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EARN YOUR ‘WRITE’ TO SPEAK:  ADDING THE B.S. TO YOUR BOOK DREAMS (Best -Seller)  

EARN YOUR ‘WRITE’ TO SPEAK:  ADDING THE B.S. TO YOUR BOOK DREAMS (Best -Seller)   

Susan RoAne will speak Friday morning September 16th at the AuthorU Extravaganza.

Susan RoAne is the best-selling author of the classic Silver Anniversary of HOW TO WORK A ROOM, The SECRETS OF SAVVY NETWORKING, WHAT DO I SAY NEXT?, FACE TO FACE,  and three other books. She has sold over a million books worldwide in 13 countries and was #1 on Book of the Month Club’s bestseller list (and the San Francisco Bay Area Bestseller list). She is …

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Talk Targets™: How To Inspire Conversation

Talk Targets™: How To Inspire Conversation

Susan RoAne is the leading expert in how to connect with anyone in any room at a time. It’s what every author needs to know and do to succeed in selling and marketing books. Get ready to learn from the pro at the Extravaganza.

People who produce, sell books and people who buy books, the better positioned we are as authors to build essential long-term relationships.
Being a Talk Target—someone who makes other people feel like brilliant …

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How to Handle Book Bigotry & Self Published Bias

How to Handle Book Bigotry & Self Published Bias

AuthorU looks forward to having Carolyn Howard Johnson at the Extravaganza in September. Book publishing expert and savvy supporter for authors in all things in the marketing and promo area, today she shares insights about “book bigotry” — oh yes, it’s out there!

I thought I would share an early draft from my coming book in the How To Do It Frugally series of books for writers titled How To Get Great Reviews Frugally and …

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Learn How to Write an Author Press Release Quickly and Easily!

Learn How to Write an Author Press Release Quickly and Easily!

When it comes to gathering publicity for yourself and your book, I have two big questions for you:

Do you sometimes feel absolutely clueless as to what goes in a press release … and for that matter, why you should care?
Do you know what’s the difference between authors who write timely, helpful press releases for their books and other news events, and authors who don’t?

And drumroll … how about these answers: 

Thousands of dollars in free publicity.
Top …

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