More By: Judith Briles

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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Why ALL Authors Need a Professional Editor By Barb Wilson

Why ALL Authors Need a Professional Editor By Barb Wilson

You’re finished. After weeks and months of writing—adding, rephrasing, and deleting—your book is complete. Take a few minutes to congratulate yourself on your accomplishment.

You’re finished. After weeks and months of writing—adding, rephrasing, and deleting—your book is complete. Take a few minutes to congratulate yourself on your accomplishment.
Now comes the next step: finding a professional editor.
There are many reasons to hire an editor—what is the most important one?
You are an author AND a businessperson. Your writing …

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4 Ways to Show Your Social Media Accounts Some Love By Melody Jones

4 Ways to Show Your Social Media Accounts Some Love By Melody Jones

When was the last time you showered your social media accounts with a little TLC? If it’s been awhile, it’s time to give them some lovin’.

First, open all your accounts in separate tabs so you can streamline your TLC process. This will be easier if you use a regular computer and not a mobile device. Then review using the steps below.

Is your author branding consistent across social media platforms?

When we talk author branding, we …

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What Is Author Success to You?

What Is Author Success to You?

Thank you for becoming a part of the AuthorYOU Community. The community consists of authors, independent publishers, author service providers, and publishing experts. AuthorYOU is where authors go to become seriously successful. We are a nonprofit author resource organization dedicated to providing education, resources, and networking opportunities to help you get your book out into the world, and market it for success.
To truly become a successful author you need to understand that this is a …

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Successful Authors Embrace the Big Four Publishing DNA

Successful Authors Embrace the Big Four Publishing DNA

Once upon a time, in a land not so far away, there were two types of publishing: the real  publishing route where mega-thousands of books were printed each year; authors were paid moneys upfront called advances; publisher reps happily pitched books that only real authors wrote; all marketing and publicity were handled by the publisher for an author when the book was published and available via real bookstores; and to claimed the moniker of a …

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Embrace 10 ways to make this the best author and publishing word ever!

Embrace 10 ways to make this the best author and publishing word ever!

 10 Ways to Move from So-So Author to Sought Out Author!
Start noodling. What do you want this year for you? For your authoring? For your publishing? This is the last year of this decade–that’s an OMG! How do you want to make your entrance? What about the exit … leading into the new decade? I know, I know, it’s another OMG … but this, dear author, is called planning.
What are your author and publishing expectations …

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Do Your Actions … Do Your Words … Does Your Promise Match Your Branding Message?

Do Your Actions …  Do Your Words … Does Your Promise Match Your Branding Message?

OK … I’m someone who loves to cheer for and work with authors; learn new things; read a mystery/thriller; putter in the garden (on my list to do is to enroll in the Master Gardner course at the University of Colorado soon; cook for my friends; entertain in my home; and, I admit, I’m a bit of a news junkie.
At this point, I do not know where you are … but where I am is …

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