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Is There an Excuse in Your Author Midst?

Is There an Excuse in Your Author Midst?

We think that summer is starting here in the U.S. Your writing and your book, or about-to-be-book, should be planning its next step. Your book marketing, or the steps you need to be taking should also have their own steps. Within those steps should be the inclusion of getting off and away from any of the excuse ruts you may have fallen into.

Don’t we all get stuck at some time? The list is endless …

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Newbie Nuggets for Authors via Author U Extravaganza

Newbie Nuggets for Authors via Author U Extravaganza

Oh my … ONE WEEK to go and counting to the Author U Extravaganza … tic, tic, tic. Do you have two minutes? Here’s what’s happening in 7 days for authors … 

Are you feeling author overwhelm? How about being OD’d with what to do next with your publishing? Would you like an insider’s tricks and tips to show you how to get with the publishing maze with your sanity intact? Or do, you need a refresher course? Nick Zelinger’s Nuggets for Newbies …

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The Clock is Ticking … How to Successfully Publish and Thrive as an Author

The Clock is Ticking … How to Successfully Publish and Thrive as an Author

 Over 3 jammed-packed days in Denver, CO you will be working with amazing book marketing strategists, publicists, Internet gurus … all done in an intense workshop environment, that is comfortable and includes your food … The Author U Extravaganza.  The clock is ticketing and running out for any discounting. During the month of February, all registrants will get the Thursday Deep Dive Dinner Workshop with Penny Sansevieri  FREE. Here’s what’s happening and why you should …

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Agents Who Are Looking for New Authors to Publish

Agents Who Are Looking for New Authors to Publish

Anyone looking for a literary agent should become familiar pronto with the Guide to Literary Agents, the bible for finding literary representation.
 
Over 500 agents are listed with specifics about who and what they represent best. It also include tidbits on how to pitch to them.
In a recent issue of Writers Digest, five were identified as looking for new authors in a variety of genres.
1. Brittany Howard  –  Corvisiero Literary Agency
YA is her thing, from paranormal, …

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Celebrate and Promote Independent Author Month

Celebrate and Promote Independent Author Month

Are you a Facebook user? And an author?  Get ready to do a happy dance if you are. It’s Independent Author Promotion Month—tell the global community about you, your book and create buzz and sales! The  information and links below were adapted from a blog created by Cate Russell-Cole and are being shared with her kind permission.  And remember, you promote your book year round … not just for one month.
 
There are many… here’s a …

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New Author U Website Debuts this Week!

New Author U Website Debuts this Week!

Watch for it to roll out … spend time exploring the AuthorU.org website. New features. Critical category to look at is “Events” each month–a grey tab on the dashline will be there AND a nifty new icon on the center Home page that you click on that opens up all events in a poster type format–Attend an Event.

On the Home page, you will see  Attend an Event (items on our calendar with full descriptions and …

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Twitter Tips for Authors

Twitter Tips for Authors

Reach Your Audience … 6 Quick Twitter Tips for You:

1. GET the Most Bang
Know when to Tweet and where the audiences are. According to RadiumOne, there are two peak times during the day to Tweet:
10AM to 12PM and 8PM through 10PM
That’s it, at least for now. If you want to see the most shares, with the highest click-through, you should be Tweeting from 12 noon to 2PM. Remember, Tweets are global, which means global times …

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What “SomeOnes” Are In Your Author Circle?

What “SomeOnes” Are In Your Author Circle?

Authors need feedback, reality checks and plain old-fashion butt-kicking. And they need a little kindness. Few think about putting together an “official” type of board to serve in the feedback/reality check/butt-kicking honors. An Author Inner Circle … a type of Advisory Board.

Who Belongs in Your Inner Circle?
It’s time to create yours. The Author Inner Circle … trusted colleagues, pals, and always someone who has “been there, done that.” Most likely, it’s not going to be …

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Top Ten Tweets for National School Librarian Day and Authors

Top Ten Tweets for National School Librarian Day and Authors

As it should be … today is National School Librarian Day … hugs, flowers, supporting, reminding the community and its leaders to keep the doors open, visit and discover your local  school library and just say, “Thank you.” Sci-fi writer Ray Bradbury told Judith Briles, “My idea of education is locking a kid in the library and letting him out when he’s 18.”

Today, Your Guide to Book Publishing will focus on all things that …

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