Topic: Publishing

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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Why Authors Need to Get on the Book Bubble Band Wagon to Market Their Books Now!

Why Authors Need to Get on the Book Bubble Band Wagon to Market Their Books Now!

Today is the 4th of July … a huge day in America. For Authors and Writers globally, join in our celebration of the FREEDOM of your words. The liberation for you as the writer … and the freedom that your readers savor for hope, encouragement and inspiration.

A self-published book can mean almost anything … from what gets spilled out of the fingers and mind of the author to the presentation from the local printing shop …

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Why Authors Need to Get on the Book Bubble Band Wagon to Market Their Books Now!

Why Authors Need to Get on the Book Bubble Band Wagon to Market Their Books Now!

Bublish is the world’s first complete publishing system with integrated branding, marketing and discoverability features. The platform has award-winning tools to help authors write, publish, promote, sell and track their work—all from a single dashboard.

Here’s what Bublish helps you do as an author:

Grow your audience. Bublish helps you share enriched, author-branded Book Bubbles that are easy to create, put thousands of eyes on you and your book(s), and connect the dots for your target audience. …

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Get Your Print Books Reviewed Pre and Post Publication

Get Your Print Books Reviewed Pre and Post Publication

The Library Journal, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus and ForeWord Reviews are the gold standard in book reviews. Some (Publishers Weekly, ForeWord Reviews  and Kirkus have also created a paid for review service—this doesn’t mean that you are guaranteed a blue ribbon with your payment for it. It means that you are guaranteed a review, sometimes “wow”, sometimes not-so hot. Blue Ink Reviews (also an Author U member and Extravaganza Exhibitor) has garnered an …

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Author Alert: Beware of Publishing Pitch Fests

Author Alert: Beware of Publishing Pitch Fests

Be careful of what is known as a “pitch fest.” Pitched to newbie authors as education, they are really designed to lure them in (and their credit cards) to buy, buy, buy and buy some more. What are they buying? Products, services, trainings—you name it.  Pitch fests are big business for the promoters. Authors want a quick fix to whatever ails them … or they are on the hunt to the “wonder cure” for quick …

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Do YOU Have a Written Publishing Plan for Your Publishing?

Do YOU Have a Written Publishing Plan for Your Publishing?

We all need some type of a guide for a project.  Oh, you may have one in your head—which is good. Visualizing what your book will look like; feel like; seeing buyers line up to buy it; speaking from a stage to hundreds—heck, thousands, is always good. But, what’s the plan in getting there? What are you doing to hold yourself accountable in bringing those crowds; delivering the book for which that the oohs and …

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The Author Goldmine: Repurpose Content … Are You?

The Author Goldmine: Repurpose Content … Are You?

There is no reason to create/invent new-new material for every social media platform or product you put your fingers on. A book that was written a few years ago can be cut up, combined with new information and re-introduced—new title, new ISBN, new descriptions, new cover … just new-new, all seeded with words that you created long ago. Now modified, they are repurposed.

Let’s look at blogs. If you take a blog post or an article …

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