Topic: social media

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of June 5

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of June 5

    It’s Thursday at …
On June 1st, General Jim Hall passed away—he was one of Author U’s first members and the author of Parachuting for Gold in Old Mexico and the to be released, Korea.

For those wishing to attend services, they will be at:
Funeral Mass & Reception    
Friday, June 6
11:00 am
Our Lady of Loreto Catholic Parish
18000 E. Arapahoe Road
Foxfield, CO  80016

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Hall Family Memorial Fund, P.O. …

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It’s Easy to Get Lost in Publishing Terminology

It’s Easy to Get Lost in Publishing Terminology

        You confused in which way to publish today? And for that matter, what are the publishing options? Traditional publishing, self-publishing and independent publishing are tossed in the air with the flick of the tongue. Just what are they? Authors feel like they are going bonkers with the choices, that unfortunately, lead to plenty of disillusionment.
 

 Is the easiest to get … and digest. The biggies in the field today are: Simon & Schuster, Wiley, Hachette, HarperCollins, …

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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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