Topic: Self Publish

Author Smarts: Your Toughest Questions about Publishing Answered

Author Smarts: Your Toughest Questions about Publishing Answered

 Author Smarts start here …

Spend some time this weekend learning about book publishing mistakes and publishing predators, and you’ll spare yourself misery and a lot of wasted money when you publish your next book.
You can register to listen to the replays of two webinars I hosted recently with four other book experts. This free training is a crash course in what you need to know to avoid being robbed.
“Authors Beware: What You Must Know to …

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Celebrate and Promote Independent Author Month

Celebrate and Promote Independent Author Month

Are you a Facebook user? And an author?  Get ready to do a happy dance if you are. It’s Independent Author Promotion Month—tell the global community about you, your book and create buzz and sales! The  information and links below were adapted from a blog created by Cate Russell-Cole and are being shared with her kind permission.  And remember, you promote your book year round … not just for one month.
 
There are many… here’s a …

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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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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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Authors: When Do You Post for Twitter and Facebook?

Authors: When Do You Post for Twitter and Facebook?

Social media keeps shifting.  That’s an understatement. It used to be that AMs were the best time to blast out Tweets to your Peeps and get on Facebook. Google+ is now roaring into place and timing is unknown, yet my gut tells me AMs will dominate with revisits later in the day for it.

Social media posts get lost quickly; they have a limited shelf life. Very limited. If you have something that is timely and …

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Becoming Part of the Author U Community with Your Know How!

Becoming Part of the Author U Community with Your Know How!

 Author U continues to grow and grow. We have just received notification that we are the proud owner of an official registered trademark! The Extravaganza has only 30 seats left and six weeks to fill them! The odds are high—we will be sold out this year. All Exhibitor spots are already taken. The Author Shark Tank already has one member ready to take a swim. The Extravaganza is going to show every participant how to …

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Calling All Authors! The Author YOU Cha-Cha-Cha Sweepstakes is open!

Calling All Authors! The Author YOU Cha-Cha-Cha Sweepstakes is open!

 
One lucky author or author-to-be will walk away with over $6,000 in prizes this month.
 

Enter now for the opportunity to win 10 amazing prizes … all to ONE person: http://ow.ly/iMzSz

Silver Success eBook Promotion from Penny Sansevieri, VALUE: $499
Reduce the Cost of Your Next Print Run from Color House Graphics, VALUE: $1,000
Book Covers Say a Thousand Things—You Get One that Does from Nick Zelinger, VALUE: $750
Author U Extravaganza May 2-4, 2013 in Denver, CO from …

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Authors: Are You Emotionally Driven or Intentionally Driven?

Authors: Are You Emotionally Driven or Intentionally Driven?

Emotions and Intentions. They affect us all when it comes to the book.

Sharing with a publishing colleague that I’m always amazed that authors wait until the last minute to sign up for things. “Pay more later for the same thing that I could have gotten for less sooner,” is their operating model. Or, “I just can’t make up my mind what I want to do, to be.” Or, “I don’t like to, don’t want, to …

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4th Annual Author U Extravaganza … Will You Be There?

4th Annual Author U Extravaganza … Will You Be There?

Author U will hold its 4th Annual Extravaganza May 2-4 at the Renaissance Denver Hotel. With 25 author and publishing experts speaking at workshops and 30 national Exhibitors, the Author U Extravaganza attendees will feast in information to expand their marketing, social media and publishing efforts. The question is: will YOU be there?
 Do You Have the Edge? Every Author Needs One!

Over THREE amazing days, you will be working with amazing book marketing strategists, publicists, Internet …

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Author Smarts: Creating the Copyright Page

Author Smarts: Creating the Copyright Page

One of the most common questions that authors ask is about the Copyright page and “What should my copyright page look like?” Good question, here’s an answer:
 
The Copyright Page, which follows the title page of your manuscript, is a flexible document with respect to format, but several elements must be included.  The most confusing two are the ISBN and LOCN.  Detailed instructions for sending for them are included below:                                                                                                    

Copyright

-The copyright symbol,
          -Followed by the …

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