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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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Do You Know Where Your Book Sales Come From? Do You Know Where Your Clients Come From?

Do You Know Where Your Book Sales Come From? Do You Know Where Your Clients Come From?

The Internet has changed a lot of the rules of yesterday … yesteryear. It’s a fast forward time … today, it’s all about being “out there”—exposed, talked about, findable. How do people find you? And connect with you? Are you visible?

If you have a product—a book, consulting services Having a marketing and sales background, it was drilled in that I had to follow my leads, track my leads and know where my business came from.
Sometimes …

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Pinterest Part 3: Finding Your Edge

Pinterest Part 3: Finding Your Edge

Ready to use Pinterest to work for you?  In this post, you’ll learn how to read and use analytics, create content for your marketing success, and use the Pinterest toolkit to benefit your business.  This is a deep dive into the nuts and bolts on how to use all the tools Pinterest has created for you to be successful on their platform.  I created this guide so you would have all the important information in …

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Proof Carefully. Print Confidently. By Sandy Gould

Proof Carefully. Print Confidently. By Sandy Gould

It’s simple – proofing is important. Proofs give you the ability to catch errors in both your text and cover files and make corrections before it’s too late.  Keep in mind that your printed proof should not be used as your initial attempt at proofreading – your files should be fully edited and as perfect as possible when submitted to the printer. Your printer will not proofread for content; they are only looking for issues …

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Pinterest Part 2: Creating Your Edge

Pinterest Part 2: Creating Your Edge

Time for the nitty-gritty of Pinterest profiles!  In this post, you’ll learn all the details of how to create a business profile and what a scheduler is and why you should be using one.  This is the post you’ve been waiting for: The IKEA of Pinterest profile building!
Pinterest offers personal or business accounts.  As an author, you will want to upgrade to a free business profile in order to utilize the tools Pinterest has set …

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Pinterest: The Social Media Edge You’ve Been Looking For Part I

Pinterest: The Social Media Edge You’ve Been Looking For Part I

Author alert: if you’ve been looking for a social media edge, the search is over! Pinterest is a platform that can launch your content into orbit—and keep it there. It’s ideal to support the marketing of your book.
Think of Pinterest as a social search engine: it’s the search engine driven by people. This makes it powerful.  I’ve spent the last two months intensely researching this platform in order to gain understanding and insight with an …

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Come See the Colorado Authors’ Hall of Fame

Come See the Colorado Authors’ Hall of Fame

Discover the Colorado Authors’ Hall of Fame. Just launched, it’s ready to celebrate and honor the legacy of authors connected with Colorado.

And, it’s TIME and OVERDUE to formally celebrate and acknowledge the amazing literary talent that has been influenced by Colorado.
What authors, you might say or think? And how do they need to be connected? Good questions, here’s how:

Authors who have been born in Colorado;
Authors who lived at one time in Colorado;
Authors who came and …

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Discover HOW audiobooks can improve your writing

Discover HOW audiobooks can improve your writing

Voices in Your Head:
How Audiobooks Can Improve Your Writing
By Richard Rieman

Do you hear voices in your head while writing? It can be a very good thing.
As a veteran Audible audiobook narrator, I am always impressed when the writing just flows smoothly without choppiness or a staccato pattern. 
Write Music
The late, great author and writing coach Gary Provost says reading your written words aloud will make you a better writer:
“This sentence has five words. Here are five …

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Is a paid book promotion worth an author’s time and money?

Is a paid book promotion worth an author’s time and money?

Paid Book Promotion
Authors and publishers often participate in paid book promotion for a book’s marketing campaign. The reason? It’s a very effective way of getting your book in front of readers eyes.
There are multiple companies providing paid promotion services. Therefore, Hybrid Global Publishing offers assistance with three promotion services available to authors: IndieReader, Edelweiss, and LibraryThing.
IndieReader
IndieReader provides services to improve a book’s findability and status. The main service they provide is professional book review. They …

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