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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of the Week for Authors

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of the Week for Authors

Batman makes an appearance in Aurora, CO …
Christian Bale went room to room, visiting the many victims of the theater shooting to their surprise and delight. This is the smart thing for Bale and 20th Century Fox to do/support.  And Warner Bros. will be making a substantial donation to the charities that support the victims of the shooting.  As the savvy author you are … you’ve noticed that much of the planned publicity for the …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of the Week

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of the Week

It’s been a heart-breaking week for so many in Colorado … our thoughts and prayers to all … please remember that your amazing words make a difference … use them to spread the healing.
Below are your top Tweets of the week …
 
Tweets are faster than a speeding bird … below are Author U’s Top Ten Tweets from the past week that you may have missed …
Success & Resources
Are you in charge of your workflow? Or …

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The Top Ten Twitter Tweets of the Week …

The Top Ten Twitter Tweets of the Week …

Did you know that it’s Share a Sunset with Your Lover Month? … how fabulous is that!
… definitely don’t forget to attend the Author U-Tattered Cover event on Monday evening, July 23rd …  http://authoru.org/tattered-cover.html
ALL profits go to support the fire-fighting efforts that so devastated major areas of Colorado in June and July. Come and out and let your educational/investment in your book dollars count. Tell your friends!

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10 Blunders Guaranteed to Crush Your Publishing Efforts … Part I

10 Blunders Guaranteed to Crush Your Publishing Efforts … Part I

Everywhere you turn, there is info via the Internet , on the bookshelf,  via videos,  and certainly from workshops. You would think that any beginning author would start with a quick search on the Internet to begin their quest. It would certainly reveal a plethora of information—how to do it; what not to do; publish your book for a few hundred bucks, become a best-seller; sell books by the boatloads—you name it, it’s out there.

Yet, …

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Surfing the Publishing Wave

Surfing the Publishing Wave

Twenty plus years ago, one of my author friends coined one of my favorite book titles: Sacred Cows Make the Best Burgers. It’s all about change and slashing through the things that continually hold people and companies back. A few years ago, I ran into Bob Kriegel at a conference we were both speaking at. He was still talking about burgers and he reminded me of a story he told me long ago about surfing …

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Book Publishing … Which Book Award Contests Merit Your Attention?

Book Publishing … Which Book Award Contests Merit Your Attention?

Book Awards List …
Which Book Awards Are for You?
It’s a new year … and thoughts of book awards get an author’s attention quickly … are they worth the entry fee? Which do you submit to? And what do you do if your book is recognized … besides telling all your friends?
Can book awards make a difference? Yes, if they are the right ones—that’s why Author U has cherry-picked the ones that are recommended for …

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Book Publishing … Goodbye 2011 and Hello 2012

Book Publishing … Goodbye 2011 and Hello 2012

Book Publishing … Goodbye 2011 and Hello 2012
The decorations are down, dishes put away and guests departed. It’s time to get back to the author’s work with new passion, a vision that has possibly been tweaked over the Holidays and a commitment that this is the year. Your year.
Starting a book is a major event. Continuing the journey deserves a tap dance or two. Launching it is a firework celebration.
As The Book Shepherd, my goal …

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Authors: You Don’t Have to Answer Every Question When Doing Media

Authors: You Don’t Have to Answer Every Question When Doing Media

Authors: You Don’t Have to Answer Every Question When Doing Media
Ha! You’ve landed an interview on your book; you’ve prepped, only to discover that they person interviewing you is clueless. The odds are that they have not read your book–the back cover, yes; flaps, yes–their producer has supplied the questions that will come your way.
Or, they have their own agenda. What to do?
Your answer: Why take control, that’s what you do!
Remember growing up, you were …

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Authors Beware … What You See and Write In Word Is Not What You Get!

Authors Beware … What You See and Write In Word Is Not What You Get!

Authors Beware … What You See and Write In Is Word Is Not What You Get!
After spending several hours with a client who was incredibly frustrated (and most likely PO’d at me for being the messenger) that what she had so carefully structured in her 8 x 11 print out version was most likely NOT going to be the same presentation in the interior design of the finished book.
Here’s the heads up: what you put …

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The Amazing Power of Books

The Amazing Power of Books

The Amazing Power of Books
When Amazon’s eBook sales, a la Kindle, exceeded its print book sales that we authors and publishers love so well, the “book sky is falling” dooms-dayers and sayers came out of the woodwork.
Stop it! Printed books—pBooks—are not going to disappear. There’s a significant body of evidence growing that not only are pBooks here to stay, they do some downright wonderful things for reader.

Books have power!
The University of Tennessee has been exploring …

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