Tagged: writing

The Author Goldmine: Repurpose Content … Are You?

The Author Goldmine: Repurpose Content … Are You?

A week doesn’t go by without these two questions coming in: What do I blog on? What should my next book be about? That, dear Author, is easy peasy to respond to. There is no reason to create/invent new-new material for every social media platform or product you put your fingers on.  If you think you need to, you are going to experience burnout pronto. Take a break and noodle over what you have already done. …

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Get Ready to Rock Your Book Sales

Get Ready to Rock Your Book Sales

Summer is gone. Fall is here, which kicks off a variety of “hot” sale opportunities to coattail on. From Columbus Day to Halloween to Black whatever to Thanksgiving to Hanukkah to Christmas to fill in the ________. Before you think about the ice and cold of winter, how about heating up your book? What atmosphere you can you create around your book? A previous book? A forthcoming book? In other words … as 2016 winds …

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Bringing the Prince to Your Writing

Bringing the Prince to Your Writing

 
At the annual AuthorU BookCamp this past weekend, Mara Purl asked attendees to bring along a copy of a book that influenced them. Mine was Pat Conroy’s The Prince of Tides. The brilliance in his descriptions and his dialogue mesmerized me the moment the book covered opened and I fell in. I became a SuperFan in just a few pages, devouring any book that Conroy wrote past and future. They became treasures in my personal …

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Footnote and Endnote Mania … Do You or Don’t You in Writing?

Footnote and Endnote Mania … Do You or Don’t You in Writing?

In Your Writing, Do You Use Footnotes, Endnotes or No Notes?
Footnotes and endnotes are used in printed documents to explain, comment on, or provide references for text in a document. You might use footnotes for detailed comments and endnotes for citation of sources. The Reference tab in your Word document will be your source for both Footnotes and Endnotes. You also will have the ability to ID what type of numbering format you want.

 
I repeatedly …

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Self-Published Authors Beware: Will Your Book Be Hit with an Amazon Slapdown?

Self-Published Authors Beware: Will Your Book Be Hit with an Amazon Slapdown?

Oh-Oh … Avoid the Amazon Warning and Possible Slap Down for a Crappy Book
Amazon has been the self and indie publisher’s best friend. If you’ve got a book, Amazon will be a primary portal to sell it. Amazon also sells 70 percent of eBooks. Because of the ease of getting on Amazon, there are plenty of crappy books available. In January of 2016, Amazon announced that it will slap Warning labels on poorly edited books …

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New Book Ideas and Actions to Kickstart Your Spring

New Book Ideas and Actions to Kickstart Your Spring

Get Ready to Spring New Book Ideas and Actions into Play
Super Bowl Sunday is a thing of the past, celebrations have subsided and it’s back to slugging through the winter. Before the cheers totally fade, have you thought about what kind of Super Bowl atmosphere you can create around your book? A previous book? A forthcoming book? In other words … in 2016, what kind of Super Bowl can you create on your book?

How about …

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Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips January 29

Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips January 29

Blogging is an essential element in your social media outreach. The first quarter of the year is always a good time to kick off ideas to regenerate or just goose you to update what you are doing in the blog world.

Here is a quick 6 step formula to rock your blogs:
1.  Have a central idea or concept that you want to jump on.
Ideas are everywhere—sometimes even standing in line at the grocery story or observing fellow …

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Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips December 11

Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips December 11

Want to do a quick Poll?   PickFu may work for you. For a $20 fee, you can do a single poll … might be ideal if you are working on a book cover or a title and you want to get lots of input quickly.  https://www.pickfu.com/

If you are doing any traveling using airports … make sure you get the Mobile Pass app downloaded on the phone before setting out. Here’s a bonus—if you are abroad, …

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Inspiration and Ideals for Authors

Inspiration and Ideals for Authors

What author doesn’t need a goose every once in a while? And what author | writer wouldn’t love to NOT have to start from scratch for every piece of work that gets published? And, have you thought about exploring what might be a fit for you and your expertise that could be waiting to be found via the public domain?

It’s always fun to share new things that come across the AuthorU desk that does just …

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Get ready for the Author U Circles Member Only Coaching

Get ready for the Author U Circles Member Only Coaching

Author U Circles Are Here!***
We launched Author U Circles at our last live event in Colorado in October, and they were tremendously successful. As in we had to stop the chatter! Now we are bringing them online via your phone, anywhere you are as an Author U member benefit.  The Author U Circles are exclusively for paid up AuthorU.org members—no guests allowed. Not a member? … join here: AuthorU.org
 
What’s the value? … Priceless!
✓ How about not paying for …

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