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If you need “another” phone number, one that you don’t have to pay an arm and a leg for … … it’s Google to the rescue. If you don’t want to use your personal number for posting on your website, get a Google phone number. Here’s what I like about it–the redirect and the reveal.

Google Voice

Redirect means that it gets directed to the number you want to answer but not reveal. I use my mobile. AND for the Reveal … Google transform the voice message to a text. Instantly I can see who it is from and what they are saying. If I want to respond, I can. If I choose not to, ditto.

Here’s the easy way to get yours:

1. Visit the Google Voice website, then sign in with your Google Account.
2. You’ll be prompted to choose a Google Voice account type. …
3.. Enter a forwarding phone number and phone type. …
4. You’ll see a numerical code on your screen. …
5. When you receive the call, enter the code from your computer screen.





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Judith Briles is a book publishing expert and coach. She empowers authors and is the Founder of Author U, a membership organization created for the serious author who wants to be seriously successful. She’s been writing signature-full TRNabout and conducting workshops on publishing since the 80s. Judith is the author of 35 books including Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms (ForeWord IndieFab Book of the Year), Snappy Sassy Salty: Wise Words for Authors and Writers and a speaker at publishing conferences. Book #35 was published this summer: The How to Avoid 101 Book Publishing Blunders, Bloopers & Boo-Boos. Get your copy now.

Each summer, she holds Judith Briles Book Publishing Unplugged, a three day intensive limited to a small group of authors who want to be seriously successful. In 2017, the dates are June 22-24th.  Her audio and workbook series, Creating Your Book and Author Platform is now available. Join Judith live on Thursdays at 6 p.m. EST for “AuthorU – Your Guide to Book Publishing” on the Toginet Network at .

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header-logo1.pngAuthor U is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to the author who wants to be seriously successful. Monthly education programs delivered face-to-face and online, The Author Resource ezine, BookCamps and the annual Author U Extravaganza are tools designed for authors pre, during and post publishing of their books. Join today.

 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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