Top Twitter Tweets for December 6, 2012


Bend down, slip them on … Today is Put on Your Own Shoe Day … hmmm, is there someone out there who would have put them on for you???                        


I don’t care if a reader hates one of my stories, just as long as he finishes the book.” – Roald Dahl


Today, Your Guide to Book Publishing will focus on marketing strategies for fiction and nonfiction with Dana Lynn Smith. 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 website, scroll down on the Home page and see the last five shows—just click and you are instantly there!

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

10 tips for giving a great speech at the holiday party

Best Books Of 2012: The Complete List  [know the holidays are here when this comes out!]

Looking for a literary agent? Here’s 5 tips for authors

What’s the latest on websites and the Home page? Here’s 12 Crucial Elements Every Homepage Should Have –



Headlines are always about getting attention–immediately. Headline Writing Tip: Steal headlines from cover of Cosmo magazine and alter them for your own use. Sassy, Snappy, Salty.


Social Media and Marketing Strategies

4 great tips for holding sales (no more cobwebs around #book boxes in the garage!)

7 Tools for Managing Your Twitter Followers  [yes!]

Facebook announces new photo sync feature. Enjoy!   [I know, I know, another change!]

6 blogging lessons from “Saved by the Bell”

Tweet your email signature automatically with live links, even live Tweet plus add an inspiration quote–cool.

Infographic: Great Content Leads to Great SEO –


This Is Cool

Curl up with a good book in the bookworm–good idea to get a few pillows and get comfy!   


Bonus:  Last week’s Your Guide to Book Publishing was with Alyson Stanfield who revealed strategies and creating a true business around books.  or you can download directly from the website.

This afternoon, Dana Lynn Smith will reveal her marketing strategies for authors for a variety of genres. You can link to it off the Home page on the 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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