What experiences will you carry forward for this New Year?
1 HOT News … the Broncos playoff game is on Sunday, the 20th … not the day of the Winter BookCamp as some were worried about. Sign up NOW—you can’t afford to miss this full day to set the stage, to tweak what you are currently doing, to add amazing new ideas and strategies—it’s the 6 Must Haves for You and Your Book for 2013.
Saturday, January 19th (there is no Dinner and a Program this month). Info on the website at http://www.authoru.org
Cost: Members $119 early bird through 1/7, Non-Members $159 early bird
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AuthorU Non-Members Early Bird – $159
2 Today, Your Guide to Book Publishing will focus on marketing strategies and insider tips on how to soar your ebook sales with marketing guru Joanna Penn. Tune in at 6 Eastern, 5 Central, 4 Mountain, 3 Pacific and for our out-of-the-country members and followers … you are going to have to do the clock crunching for your time zone. Remember—you can go to the AuthorU.org website, scroll down on the Home page and see the last five shows—just click and you are instantly there!
“Experience is not what happens to you; it’s what you do with what happens to you.”
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 …
Success & Resources
What Writers and Authors Need to Know About Goodreads http://ow.ly/gi0hh
A 3-Step Process for Painless Keyword Research–a writer and author must have for marketing http://ow.ly/gi0PN
Author – Writer alert: How to Find the Best Magazines/Blogs to Pitch Stories-Books to get published and marketing http://ow.ly/gi26H
How many books will you read this year? Make it official with a @goodreads reading
Smashwords’ 2013 Publishing Industry Predictions – Indie Ebook Authors Take Charge http://t.co/klX6IGCP
Curl up with a free creepy tale tonight. The scariest stories of the year on Reddit: http://t.co/hFJy8CBx
Social Media and Marketing Strategies
The 4 Myths of Facebook Marketing for Authors and Writers http://ow.ly/gi1l0
The Amazing Social Media Statistics 2012 – infographic http://t.co/1zxtBf1I
2013 Extreme Marketing Predictions http://ow.ly/gu3BN
This Is Cool
The hottest New Year’s Eve show in the solar system
Bonus: Last week’s Your Guide to Book Publishing was with Georgia McCabe who revealed an amazing array of website and social media strategies for authors in a variety of genres. http://rsrn.us/youpublish or you can download directly from the AuthorU.org website.
This afternoon, Joanna Penn will deep dive into marketing fiction and nonfiction. Joanna hosts one of the top ten writers blogs in cyberland. You can link to it off the Home page on the AuthorU.org website.
Don’t forget to fill out “About” on your FB page. It’s what people see! Add your URL there. And make sure that it shows your email to contact you at, not FB’s
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If you are looking for FREE author and book coaching … call in to Judith’s Author Monday Mornings at NOON Eastern each Monday. The number is 218-632-9854; Access Code 1239874444 … have your questions ready–there’s a full hour to ask and listen.
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