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Virtual Book Blog Tours – Plan One for Your Book Success

Virtual Book Blog Tours – Plan One for Your Book Success

Don’t you love it when authors actually take their own advice? In a blog that was published some time ago, Author U had a special guest featured within our blog. Dana Lynn Smith put together a Virtual Blog Tour for her book, Virtual Book Tour Magic. Let’s revisit the key elements. Virtual Blog Tours are quite common now … don’t bypass it in your book marketing plans.
Here’s why this book makes marketing sense for today’s author:

The author has …

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Celebrating the Author and Book Publishing World?

Celebrating the Author and Book Publishing World?

What is independence in publishing? Good question to think about on this 4th of July. As the Author and Publishing Worlds Turn, the words “self” and “independent” have almost become interchangeable. There is a difference, agreed, a fine line at times.

A self-published book can mean almost anything … from what gets spilled out of the fingers and mind of the author to the presentation from the local printing shop and sometimes looking like it was put …

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Please, Please … Ban Book Pollution

Please, Please … Ban Book Pollution

Several times a month, I get calls or emails from aspiring or just-ready-to-give-birth authors. Or so they think. Maybe they are ready for the book birth—but too many times, it’s a false labor, or should be. This past month, after an SOS from a book designer I work with, I literally pulled two books out of the “line” where the authors had jumped the gun and submitted theirs too soon and directly to him, bypassing …

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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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