Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to You!
It’s a wonderful time of “togetherness” with family and friends; and, a time of reflection on the past year … and think forward. Next week is, gulp, the beginning of 2014.
On the Author U Group on LinkedIn (have you joined–it’s an open Forum with a variety of live discussions throughout the day)–I posted a question today: What are you going to do the same; keep …
Help … my Book Review has fallen and it can’t get up!
A recent phone conversation from an author revealed that several of her 5 star reviews were given the ax via Amazon. All were legit; all had read the book to her knowledge … I know that I had and I went into some detail with my review.
Two years ago, there was grumbling in the author community that book reviews on Amazon were mysteriously going astray. A …
Endorsements … Should You or Shouldn’t You and How Do You Get Them?
One of the most common questions authors ask is: should I get endorsements for my book? The answer is yes. The real question is: where should I put them?
Ahhh, that opens up another window. Maybe on the cover. Maybe on the back cover. Maybe on a flap or dust jacket if your book has that type of cover. Maybe in the opening pages …
Quick … when someone asks you what your book is about … do you stumble finding the words to describe it? You are not alone–most authors fail miserably in delivering the “hook” that is gets the listeners attention and buy-in. They don’t get that they have to be a little different, well, may a lot different, to get the attention of the book buyer. To say, “You Who … I’ve got something to say, worth …
What’s next … What do you do when you win a book award? The savvy #author tells others about it. Don’t count on your publisher to do it if you are published by someone other than your own company. You need strategies–below are 10 that will add life to your book award … it’s all part of book marketing. Start by creating a shout out for yourself. And doing a happy dance!
Book Awards are a badge …
Wahoo… today is National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day. If you are a chocolate lover … it’s a happy dance … add a few almonds … and you become the star on the dance floor!
Chocolate is a vegetable, made from cocoa beans. Almonds are good for you, as they help to improve your Cholesterol levels. So, bittersweet chocolate with almonds is really, really good for you, right!?
Don’t forget … if you are in Colorado … …
It’s many adults favorite day … Halloween. Do you dress up—for work or later, or do you just ignore, nibbling the candy that your co-workers put out …or secretly hope the stuff disappears quickly?
Don’t forget … if you are in Colorado … The #AuthorU BookCamp is TWO weeks away … get registered on the website–discounts disappear tomorrow. There are 30 reasons why you should. BIG ones!
Today, Your Guide to Book Publishing will …
This is hot and it puts Indie Authors in the catbird seat … Amazon came up with a program last month that pushes print books … the bonus is that your get the eBook at a deep discount.
Matchbook bundles the print book with the ebook. The customer they get a deeply discounted or free Kindle version of the same book. It’s similar to what Amazon’s audiobook program.
Traditional publishers are doing something that sounds like, but …
17 gems, jewels about print, ebooks, marketing, branding, publishing
If you want a crash course on #book #publishing, set aside some time this weekend to watch the replays of four free webinars that will teach you way more than what most authors know about book marketing, distribution, publicity, sales and many other topics related to publishing.
I’m one of the Chicks at Sea, five publishing experts who will be hosting “Create the Ultimate Bestseller at Sea,” a Caribbean cruise Jan. 18-23 for …
Oh boy! Today is National Balogna Day … anyone over 40 probably grew up with baloney sandwiches… yes, this is the day to celebrate that round piece of sandwich meat.
Or do you remainder the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile? … Quick … what was the word on the Weinermobile’s license plate? Answer is at end of post.
Although Oscar Mayer had lots of products … kids knew that it meant baloney … Balogna can be eaten … and …