Top Twitter Tweets for Authors Week of August 22, 2013

Wahoo! It’s National Ride the Wind Day … fly, ride, run, play, play a wind instrument  … do anything that gets the wind moving… create it!

YourGuidetoBookPublishing_graphic3-300x229Today, Your Guide to Book Publishing will focus on all things that makes books into masterpieces, both on the exterior and interior. Judith Briles interviews Joel Friedlander—all things interior design and using templates for less than $50! 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  You can also go to the Home page of, scroll down and click on any of the past shows—just click and you are instantly there!


WRU_logoWebinars R Us … Wednesday, September 4th, Webinars R Us is back. It’s the Social Media Quadfecta Learn all the inside tips for making movies on your iPad/tablets (Note: even if you don’t have a tablet or an iPad, you will want to see what we are going to do … then, you may have an “aha” moment.) Learn how to get free visitors to your websites, have friends share your videos on Facebook, Pinterest, your blog and YouTube to rise in Google —it’s a freebie and starts at 6 PM Eastern—here’s your link:  … Don’t miss it!


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 …


Has someone wanted to use your original art or product for free within your #book or #blog? Here’s a very short blog on how to handle it.


Success & Resources

#Authors should be speaking about their #books … fiction and nonfiction. Excellent TED video on framing story.   

Cool tech site for #book mapping and other #author tools

5 video tips to engage your viewers for #authors and their #books.

Very provocative read for #authors on #publishing and #book industry.

Social Media and Marketing Strategies

#Authors and #Amazon–peanut butter and jelly–creating #bestseller for your #book–key tips   

#Book budget? Here’s 20 ways #authors can promote their #books pronto.

Heidi Cohen always has excellent info for #marketing self via Facebook and Twitter. Here’s the latest:

Google+ … here’s some tips to soar your social media platforms for #authors and #publishing.

Cool and Sometimes Goofy

Ever wondered what is REALLY in Play Doh? Here’s the secret sauce!

Bonus:  Last week’s Your Guide to Book Publishing with Phil Knight of Color House Graphics did a deep dive into book printing—what it is and why you need it and how best to work with a printer. Listen in.  or you can download directly from the website.

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