Topic: social media

Heartbleed Chaos … What Authors Need to Do NOW

Heartbleed Chaos … What Authors Need to Do NOW

Heartbleed is tearing authors’ hearts apart … at least where it comes to Internet secured passwords. Not all your social media sites are affected, but many are. Don’t wait, you need to take action.

What does action mean? Change your passwords … this includes your regular channels like Pinterest, Facebook (but not LinkedIn and Twitter isn’t sure) … it includes some of the entertainment channels like Netflix (but not Hulu)… it includes email accounts like Gmail …

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Author Thank Yous for 2013 …

Author Thank Yous for 2013 …

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to You! 

It’s a wonderful time of “togetherness” with family and friends; and, a time of reflection on the past year … and think forward. Next week is, gulp, the beginning of 2014.
On the Author U Group on LinkedIn (have you joined–it’s an open Forum with a variety of live discussions throughout the day)–I posted a question today: What are you going to do the same; keep doing–yet …

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Is Your #Blog Stuck? Unstick It … Starting Now!

Is Your #Blog Stuck? Unstick It … Starting Now!

Are you having one of those days? Can’t think of a thing … not a single thing … to blog about? Ideas just don’t gel. The words are stuck. Your creativity spark is on dim. Your fingers can’t move. Are you thinking:
Help! My Blog Has Fallen and It Can’t Get Up!
Is that your problem dear author? Would you like 52 plus blog ideas … one for each week for the next year … and maybe, …

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4 Awesome Videos to Watch this Weekend for #Author Success!

4 Awesome Videos to Watch this Weekend for #Author Success!

17 gems, jewels about print, ebooks, marketing, branding, publishing

 
If you want a crash course on #book #publishing, set aside some time this weekend to watch the replays of four free webinars that will teach you way more than what most authors know about book marketing, distribution, publicity, sales and many other topics related to publishing.
I’m one of the Chicks at Sea, five publishing experts who will be hosting “Create the Ultimate Bestseller at Sea,” a Caribbean cruise Jan. 18-23 for …

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It’s No Baloney-Here’s the Top Tweets for Authors on Oct 24th

It’s No Baloney-Here’s the Top Tweets for Authors on Oct 24th

 Oh boy!  Today is National Balogna Day … anyone over 40 probably grew up with baloney sandwiches… yes, this is the day to celebrate that round piece of sandwich meat.

Or do you remainder the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile? … Quick … what was the word on the Weinermobile’s license plate? Answer is at end of post.
Although Oscar Mayer had lots of products … kids knew that it meant baloney … Balogna can be eaten … and …

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The Author Glaze Factor

The Author Glaze Factor

The deer in the headlights look is common when authors hear the phrase “social media marketing.”  When the glaze factor settles in, the heels dig in and resistance oozes from every pore.

I know that resistance—I resisted it too. The last thing I needed on my plate was something that could literally suck hours of my time each day. That was then; this is now. One of the first things I need on my plate is …

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Top Twitter Tweets for Authors Week of August 22, 2013

Top Twitter Tweets for Authors Week of August 22, 2013

Wahoo! It’s National Ride the Wind Day … fly, ride, run, play, play a wind instrument  … do anything that gets the wind moving… create it!
Today, Your Guide to Book Publishing will focus on all things that makes books into masterpieces, both on the exterior and interior. Judith Briles interviews Joel Friedlander—all things interior design and using templates for less than $50! Tune in at 6 Eastern, 5 Central, 4 Mountain, 3 Pacific and for …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets for Week of August 15th

Top Ten Twitter Tweets for Week of August 15th

Wahoo! It’s National Relaxation Day … what’s your favorite way to just veg out? Cook? Read? Snooze? Garden? Race cars? Take a walk? Play with friends? See a movie? Clean? Do something with crafts? Shop? Have a massage? How about just puttering? What’s your choice?
Today, Your Guide to Book Publishing will focus on all things that makes books into masterpieces, both on the exterior and interior. Judith Briles interviews Phil Knight—all things about printing your …

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Book Marketing Myth #2: Publicity Sells Tons of Books

Book Marketing Myth #2: Publicity Sells Tons of Books

Getting on a Major TV Show will Sell Tons of Books and a Publicist will Get Me On for Sure!

If I have heard it once, I have heard it over a thousand times. “I don’t want to market my books … I just want to write.”
I get it … many authors would rather just be writing. After all, the blood and guts, heart and soul are already in the book. What else could anyone …

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Best Times for Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest … Oh My!

Best Times for Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest … Oh My!

For social media and social media posting, the key question is: What is the best time to post to social media?  The answer: know your target audience and know your time zones. Adjust accordingly.   

While the optimal time to update your Twitter or Google+ is included per a variety of resources, your audience may have a different optimal time. It means you need to know—one of the Author U members has a huge LinkedIn and Twitter …

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