Topic: Uncategorized

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of October 16

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of October 16

It’s Thursday at

Today
Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing will focus on Author Photos… as in casual images, book covers, promotion, website images, products, and training. Judith Briles has Rhonda Sheya is her guest—Learn tips and tricks on how to get your creativity juices salivating—Rhonda was behind the creative push in Disney Radio.. Tune in at 6 Eastern, 5 Central, 4 Mountain, 3 Pacific and for our out-of-the-country members and followers … you are …

Read More

Identifying Your Book Categories for Amazon

Identifying Your Book Categories for Amazon

It’s always a challenge to know what categories to put your book in with Amazon. Initially, you get two slots. Within them, are sub-categories which enable you to drill down from the main category.

If you start showing sales, contact Amazon via either the “contact us” tab on your Amazon.com/Advantage page or Author Central and ask if you can add additional categories. Once something is submitted, the respond quickly.
Note: If you are planning an Amazon campaign, …

Read More

Authors … What’s in Your Vision Wallet?

Authors … What’s in Your Vision Wallet?

When someone asks you—anyone—what’s the Vision for your Book, and for you the Author, what do you say? Do you stammer and stutter? Do you feel like you project the “deer in the highlight” gaze? Or are you direct and succinct?

For the visionary founder of Virgin, Richard Branson, he’s been an entrepreneur from the get-go. Virgin was seeded when he was 20 years old—since then; he’s created an empire that includes eight separate billion-dollar companies …

Read More

Confused by eBooks? Welcome to the Crowd …

Confused by eBooks? Welcome to the Crowd …

Is Amazon for eBooks the only game in town?
At the Extravaganza, we had two excellent sessions delivered by Mark Coker, CEO of Smashwords–get the DVD so you can get all the visual nitty gritty, slides are integrated throughout it. In addition, he was featured on an edition on Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing … you can find that on our On the Air section of the website. 
Click on the live links …

Read More

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of May 01

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of May 01

    TICK . . . The                    is here!                                                  

 
Today
Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing will focus on crowdfunding for authors. Judith Briles will have Tammy Bleck as her guest today—Tammy is speaking at the Extravaganza on getting paid for …

Read More

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of May 01

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of May 01

TOCK … The                     is here!      
 

Today
Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing will focus on crowdfunding for authors. Judith Briles will have Tammy Bleck as her guest today—Tammy is speaking at the Extravaganza on getting paid for your blogging—don’t miss it. Today, he’s revealing amazing ways to monetize what you have and can create. Tune in at 6 Eastern, 5 Central, 4 Mountain, 3 Pacific and …

Read More

Getting Inside Amazon’s “Head” with Your eBook Category

Getting Inside Amazon’s “Head” with Your eBook Category

Let’s face it, most authors scratch their heads when it comes to figuring out where they should be in the Amazon machine. Oh, they have a general idea … but how in the heck does one drill down into some of the odd-ball categories so frankly, they can own it. With the millions (yes millions) of books in the “e” world popping annual, claiming the top spot(s) in categories can push book sales. Doing …

Read More

Is Your 30 Second Book Elevator Pitch … Perfect?

Is Your 30 Second Book Elevator Pitch … Perfect?

One of the critical marketing elements that every author needs is a 30 SECOND ELEVATOR PITCH … yet few do. Stumbling and bumbling along, authors ignore that the creation of who/what the book is about in a quick few sentences can make, and certainly break, a book sale.
At the Author U Extravaganza May 1-3 in Denver, CO, multi-award winning author Mary Jo Fay will walk authors step-by-step through the process of creation. In just …

Read More

Is There a Book Award in You? Deadlines this Month …

Is There a Book Award in You? Deadlines this Month …

Book Awards … add to your professional credibility and are an excellent marketing tool.
They can be used as part of your branding, on your business cards, on your website, on your individual book pages on the website, within your email signatures. Think book. Think visual. Think marketing. Think how this one item can nudge you a bit and beyond many other authors in the mix.
Here’s what’s open right now and merit you and your book’s attention–what’s …

Read More