Author U –Your Guide to Book Publishing, host Dr. Judith Briles of The Book Shepherd digs into a variety of writing, publishing insights each show. This week is all about how to outfox Amazon with its push of third party sellers of books and learn what Aer.io is and how to create your own bookstore using its platform on author website PLUS offer any other book within the Ingram catalog and earn money as well. Listen …
Are You the Sardine in the Sea?
Are you ready to learn the Art of the Niche? With over 2,000 books being published everyday, is yours drowning in the sea? Yes, there are millions of books out there.
Is yours contributing to book pollution?
Do you have a unique voice, something new to bring to the party, a twist to something old … in other words, can you break from the pack?
Or, will you continue to be …
Hello to our favorite people: Authors! … are you interested in being featured at the Annual Author’s Tea on Saturday afternoon, Oct 28th ?—
The Annual Authors’ Fall Holiday Tea will be held on:
Saturday, October 28th from 1 – 4 p.m.
Author Judith Briles will be the host this year in her home within the Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Club in Colorado. We know it’s Bronco time and there’s a game the next day, so there is no football …
Add fireworks to your book sales with this special webinar this week only!Don’t you love it when you take just ONE HOUR and the bells and whistles go off that YES, this is what I’ve been looking for? … and it’s what happened the first time AuthorU offered this webinar to our authors and authors to be. Fireworks started to soar for many!
Why is it hot? How about taking your expertise … your slides from …
List of Book Reviewers
Savvy authors will request reviews at Amazon, B&N.com, Goodreads, and other review opportunities–such as when someone/anyone buys your book directly from you.
Understand this: Reviews sell eBooks, printed books and audiobooks. Reviews make your eBook appear important. Solicit as many reviews as possible.
Reviews are the most effective and least expensive form of ANY book related promotion–far cheaper than an ad.
For reaching out to “unknown to you” reviewers, try The …
Our guest blog is created by Carolyn Howard-Johnson. Always savvy in frugal promoting, push your book marketing as you get reviews with a twist.
Excerpted (and adapted) from Carolyn’s new How To Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically: The ins and outs of using free reviews to build and sustain a writing career.
Authors rarely get the most from their reviews. Surprised? I think it’s because the idea of extending a review’s value doesn’t occur to …
In the U.S., over 70% of books are sold through the Amazon channels. Book reviews are considered “essential” to have, yet Amazon has taken an aggressive posture in removing many that are posted: many from legitimate book buyers/owners and some from phony “reviewers”.
What happens when a posted book review has been zapped by the Amazon bots (or many); is there a path to getting reviews that stick; are perplexed about which type of reviews to seek …
Have You Matched UP Yet? Last month, it was the Happy Birthday month for Amazon’s creation of the Kindle / Book Matchbook program. On yesterday’s Author Mentoring Mondays, we had quite a discussion on the how-tos and why authors should take advantage of the free participation.
Let’s recap what the program does for you and your book …
Two years ago, Amazon quietly launched the Matchbook program. Designed to push print books … the bonus is that a …
Is Audio in the AIR for you and your book. If it isn’t, start re-noodling your thinking. Right now, audio books exceed one BILLION in sales .. that’s a lot of listening and re-listening. Think libraries; drive trips; anyone working out; taking a long walk; or even just a quiet afternoon in the garden. Your reach is unlimited–are you taking advantage of it.
1. Before you start down audio-land, it’s wise to consult with someone who …
Susan RoAne will speak Friday morning September 16th at the AuthorU Extravaganza.
Susan RoAne is the best-selling author of the classic Silver Anniversary of HOW TO WORK A ROOM, The SECRETS OF SAVVY NETWORKING, WHAT DO I SAY NEXT?, FACE TO FACE, and three other books. She has sold over a million books worldwide in 13 countries and was #1 on Book of the Month Club’s bestseller list (and the San Francisco Bay Area Bestseller list). She is …