Have you heard? Author U is going BANANAS over APE! Everyone who attends the Extravaganza will get a copy of Guy Kawasaki’s APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur. With over 1.2 million Twitter followers, 4 million Google+ connections, multiple NY Times best-sellers, former Chief Evangelist for Apple Computer, Guy knows marketing, branding, books and authors … and he’s the Friday, May 3rd Keynoter. And he didn’t publish APE via New York. Saturday’s Keynote will be delivered by Cevin Bryerman, Publisher of Publishers Weekly—he’s allotting plenty of Q&A time.
If you have an eBook … Deadline tonight-January 31st – for Global eBook Awards Contest
Dan Ponter’s Global eBook awards entry window ends at midnight tonight. There’s a Special Offer on the table: first entry is $79, second is $29 (another book or category). Use coupon code: 50OFF2 during checkout.
If you have already entered an eBook in the 2013 Global Ebook Awards, you may add a category or another ebook for $29.00
(Use coupon code: ADDCAT during checkout). Visit http://globalebookawards.com/registration/
to add your entries NOW! Note: All Discounts for add-on entries will be matched with Global database before processing.
ALERT: Extravaganza Early Bird ends soon. What are you waiting for? Details of all speakers, times will be up in a this week. Full agenda, including the Thursday Eagle (Advanced) and Eaglet (Newbie) sessions will be posted on website today. Register NOW: http://www.authoru.org
Today, Your Guide to Book Publishing will focus on master selling strategies via online with Daniel Hall.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 at http://rsrn.us/youpublish. You can also go to the Home page of http://www.AuthorU.org, scroll down and click on any of the past five show—just click and you are instantly there!
Tweets are faster than a speeding bird …
below are Author U’s Top Ten Tweets from the past week:
Success & Resources
27 pre-designed calls-to-action in a handy PowerPoint template. Free @HubSpot. Opt-in required. http://ow.ly/h1toH
What is Quora and how will it help the selfpublished authors and book marketing? http://ow.ly/h7StX
Author tips-3 steps in contacting literary agents for your book and you to getpublished podcast. http://ow.ly/h70Oy
Social Media and Marketing Strategies
8 Ways to Instantly Improve the Quality of Your Marketing Content http://t.co/uwEq79Wy
10 Important Facts of Blog Promotion http://t.co/ezHAOdOa
Blogging ROI: 15 Ways Blogs Make Money http://ow.ly/ha26o
5 Book Club Tips for Authors-if you are hosting, good reminders. http://ow.ly/h1hkb
Feel free to post your books on MagazineTwit’s Facebook Page http://t.co/qBdsJHP3
Cool and Sometimes Goofy
Super Bowl alert: Hit the sweet spot of Super Bowl snacks with eggshell cupcakes! http://t.co/PKo7jvZp
Got 5 min? This is lovely–flash of Ode de Joy to inspire the author and writer soul. Very cool. http://ow.ly/haOsl
Bonus: Last week’s Your Guide to Book Publishing was with Mark Malatesta was incredibly revealing about agents. http://rsrn.us/youpublish or you can download directly from the AuthorU.org website.
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