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Ten 10 Twitter Tweets for November 1

Ten 10 Twitter Tweets for November 1

It’s National Adoption Awareness month … and today is All Saints Day … are they connected? Sounds like a lot of love and caring …
 
 
 
 
 

Here’s your Top Ten Tweets for the past 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 …
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One of the top 5 mistakes fiction authors make: rushing to publish. http://ow.ly/ehW2j
Calling all authors—there is an …

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Why Publishing on Your Own Is a Very, Very Viable Option

Why Publishing on Your Own Is a Very, Very Viable Option

Once upon a time, in a land no so far away, there were two types of publishing: the coveted traditional route, where thousands of books were printed, media releases created and publisher reps marketed the books that only real authors wrote; and the disdained vanity press—here the giant spitting sound. Authors went the vanity press route only as a last resort. Under the vanity umbrella dwelled the small presses and self-publishing, costly ventures where mass …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets for Week ending August 23rd

Top Ten Twitter Tweets for Week ending August 23rd

It’s National Friendship Week … reach out and let someone you care for know that you are thinking of them.        
                
 
Tweets are faster than a speeding bird …
below are Author U’s Top Ten Tweets from the past week that you may have missed …
 
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6 Things Social Media Can’t Do For You http://ow.ly/cRFsg  
Amazon & Book Ownership. Who owns your book review? http://t.co/wkrHoSLh
How to Increase Your Book’s Amazon Rank  http://t.co/IZHx9GJr

Authoring & Writing …

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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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