Our guest blog is by member Andi Phillips who first learned about Paper.li at Judith Briles Book Publishing Unplugged. It’s a terrific process of curating “like” expertise and producing a weekly or daily newspaper—takes about an hour … and once you are done … you-are-done! Become a subscriber of mine: http://paper.li/e-1437000336
Make your own paper … Judith
At #AuthorU, I recently learned about a new tool called Paper.li, which creates a web newspaper and e-mail newsletter with …
Tired of Talking to Voice Robots? … Find Humans to Help You!
If you’ve been stuck in voice mail hell, here’s some bypass codes. Also are two sites that can assist you in identifying direct dial phone numbers: Get Human and Dial a Human.
Get everyone to see your Twitter replies when using #Hashtag as FIRST word.
If you want others in your Twitter stream to see your replies, place the DOT before the # as: .# … …
Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing, host Dr. Judith Briles of The Book Shepherd digs into a variety of writing and publishing insights each show. Today, it’s loaded with awesome author online tools and tidbits with Kelly Johnson, the Author’s Virtual Assistant.
Last week, Judith explored the latest and greatest on creating Twitter Power for your social media platform. You learn step-by-step how she created over 40,000 Twitter followers on one stream and another 27,000 …
This week is a favorite—little on the agenda—oh there’s football, family, and food. For me, I also dive into Macy’s Parade for the kid is me and the National Day Show, wondering “which one” will get the grand prize—I don’t own a dog now, but I love those sassy pooches as they parade around.
I’m grateful for the freedom we all have and often too assume .. Let AuthorU start with a thank you—we are grateful …
Facts for a weekend for you to noodle on:
1 Authors need traditional publishing less and less. Oh my, that hurts, but it’s the truth. With all the resources available to new and old authors, the question has to be asked: do we need you? With all the resources like IngramSpark, great blogs that we put out on both The Book Shepherd and AuthorU sites plus the zillions of others, the information is readily available to write, create and publish a book. …
This has been an amazing year of change—whether it’s politics, health, relationships or publishing … change is a “deck the halls” theme for the year. And, it’s usually a good thing. As an author, you stretch to learn, to pivot, to transition. Scary and stressful sometimes … but exciting. Ae you stuck in the rut? Or are you ready for stimulation and growth?
Did you listen in to the ‘hot’ webinar we did yesterday on how …
In a packed room at the Saturday Morning AuthorU meeting, the new owner of the Tattered Cover Bookstore, Len Vlahos, gave an inspiring and information presentation to local authors at the November gathering of AuthorU members.
A new program for local authors is in the works with Matilde Marrero-VanFleet leading the way and serving as the contact for local authors. Once the Tattered Cover has their new computer system in place, the Local Author Program details …
Don’t miss out on your LinkedIn profile … publish in addition!
Let people know within the LinkedIn community that you have content to share. Lots of it. Take your blogs–tweak them a bit and drop them into your Home page as a “post” … you are now published on LinkedIn! Let those know what your write about when they visit your Profile page – it’s connected.
Connecting with the AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing radio show … …
Tis a time to ponder a bit … The leaves are gone … the Election is over … and WINTER is coming fast. What are you doing to get ready for a soaring next year? What are you stocking up on? … What are you letting go of?
Interested in getting your book into #1 bestseller status on Amazon? Join the Webinar November 16th to learn How to Create a #1 International Bestseller in 10 Steps. …
In the U.S., over 70% of books are sold through the Amazon channels. Book reviews are considered “essential” to have, yet Amazon has taken an aggressive posture in removing many that are posted: many from legitimate book buyers/owners and some from phony “reviewers”.
What happens when a posted book review has been zapped by the Amazon bots (or many); is there a path to getting reviews that stick; are perplexed about which type of reviews to seek …