Yearly Archives: 2019

A Newbie Author Begins …

A Newbie Author Begins …

I grew up on fiction books, I loved seeing the adventures and worlds in them unfold and still do. Seeing the main characters, kids my own age doing incredible things, overcoming inhuman forces whether through wit or pure chance. All of it intrigued me and pulled me in.
As a child and well through my teens, Harry Potter, Artemis Fowl, and the Bartimaeus Trilogy dominated my imagination. I couldn’t get enough of them. When I entered …

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When Did Your Love of Reading Start?

When Did Your Love of Reading Start?

When Did Your Love of Reading Start?
No matter what age, I always remember having a book with me.  I didn’t realize it at the time, but my grandmother started me on my love for reading.

When I was four, my grandmother (I called her Mom-Mom) would babysit me as both of my parents had full-time jobs, and I was not yet in school. I would play with my toys and spend time outside, but one day …

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Happy Birthday to U.S.A. and to the Freedom of Speech / Words

Happy Birthday to U.S.A. and to the Freedom of Speech / Words

Thursday is the 4th of July … a huge day in America that is looked forward to for a variety of reasons by millions of Americans. Many Americans start in early –this year, it’s probably tomorrow through Sunday. Flags are out. Families and friends plan on picnics, barbecues, and gatherings. All a good thing.

It’s America’s birthday. Meaning a celebration with family and friends.
What happened within the walls of what became known as Independence Hall in …

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6 Hot Tips for Authors to Increase Discoverability and Book Sales

6  Hot Tips for Authors to Increase Discoverability and Book Sales

AuthorYOU and The Book Shepherd have been big supporters of the Bublish brand for popping your book visibility, branding and marketing. Last year, Bublish founder Kathy Meis shared tips for pushing social media discoverability at one of publishing in-person events. As you get ready to cross over to the second half of the year (that’s a gulp from me that you hear), it’s time to review them and see goose you (once again) to keep …

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Woot! Wahoo! Yes … Get Me There!

Woot! Wahoo! Yes … Get Me There!

It’s our annual 30+ Sizzling Soaring Publishing Tips 
from 7 Awesome Publishing Pros
I can’t think of a better way to spend 60 to 90 minutes on a Monday afternoon or early evening.

Get ready to receive more than 30 publishing, publicity, and book marketing tips. You will be taking notes like crazing!
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Coming up on the 24th, we are ready to reel out 30+ of our latest smart tips that will:

move your book marketing …

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Indie Publishing has a cost, but you could be saving a ton of money in the process.

Indie Publishing has a cost, but you could be saving a ton of money in the process.

Did you know AuthorYOU offers discounts, resources, free perks and monthly exclusive educational webinars all totaling over $2500 in value? VIP AuthorYOU members can save money on cover design and interior layout, eBook conversion, editing, printing, marketing platforms, copyright, and trademark lawyers and more.  
You don’t want your book to look self-published, and we know the people who can help you turn your manuscript into the professional book of your dreams, all while coaching you on marketing …

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May UPS Go Out of Business by: Jeff Davidson

May UPS Go Out of Business by: Jeff Davidson

 One of the truly magnificent days in the life of an author, after months and months of writing, more months of production, and then months of waiting, comes when your new books are finally ready to be shipped from the publishers warehouse. 

        Publishers know how to ship books so that they will arrive in good condition. So your author copies, in pristine condition, are carefully packed at the warehouse.  Sometimes, they travel thousands of …

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Is There a Book in YOU?

Is There a Book in YOU?

Over 80% of Americans think they want to write a book. Is that you? Do you know the “why” of why your book should be available to others? And, do you need to learn the basics of publishing, what it takes to turn your vision, your words, into a print book? Dr. Judith Briles, The Book Shepherd,™ will show and teach you how at her exclusive Publishing 101 Workshop for Newbies.
Designed in an all-day workshop …

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Recommended Book Printing Printers from The Book Shepherd™

Recommended Book Printing Printers from The Book Shepherd™

A day doesn’t go by when questions don’t come in via phone or email asking about “which” printer to use for a book.
The companies below I have personally printed my own books with as well as referred hundreds of authors to directly and mentioned them on my podcast. Therefore, each is highly recommended. 
 
 

Total Printing Systems
Charlie Tlapa
Charlie@tps1.com
250 to 1500 is their sweet spot. Excellent quality in children’s’ books and color. Has some terrific tools and …

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The Perfect Social Media Cheat Sheet Online Course STARTS on THURSDAY

The Perfect Social Media Cheat Sheet Online Course STARTS on THURSDAY

 
Get ready to snap, crackle and truly POP using the social media platforms for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram PLUS how to get to your ideal target market. It all happens this month.
Those who heard Karen Liz Albert at the April AuthorYOU meeting in Colorado were WOWWED by what she revealed and demonstrated. Now, anyone can see it… no matter where you live and what your time zone is. How? … you ask. Simply by …

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