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Crowdfunding campaigns for 2022

Crowdfunding campaigns for 2022

In this week’s AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing, Host Dr. Judith Briles reveals the power of using and implementing a crowdfunding campaign for your book—or any project that is in your wheelhouse. Only 35% of publishing-related campaigns. You will get tips on how to be in the minority!

Crowdfunding stats for 2021. Some are eye-opening.
Crowdfunding moneys can be used to print your book.
Crowdfunding moneys can be used to push out a marketing and publicity campaign.
Crowdfunding moneys …

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How to Make Your Author Website POP

How to Make Your Author Website POP

 
When it comes to websites, it’s time to ask critical questions.

Does your website stand out … or is it limping along?
Does it represent your brand and branding … or is it a hodgepodge of your past?
Is it vibrant and fresh … or is it stale and tired in its look?
Does it match up with what is expected in the layout of websites … or is it a treasure hunt?

Answers to fixes and how to soar …

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2022 Book Marketing tips with John Kremer

2022 Book Marketing tips with John Kremer

Get ready for an hour with two masters of book marketing and what you should be doing for 2022: John Kremer, author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Book, and Dr. Judith Briles via the AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing podcast.
Your takeaways include:

Hot tips for 2022 to do starting now
Rediscover why superfans are your sweet marketing spot.
How to serialize your book via Amazon Vella.
New tips for creating the “CliffNotes” version of your book.
Discover Substack.
Why authors should be …

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Is traditional publishing for you? Get must do steps.

Is traditional publishing for you? Get must do steps.

 

Weekly, Dr. Judith Briles receives questions about how to get published by a traditional publisher, primarily based in New York. Of the 37 books, she’s published, 18 were with New York publishers. In 2000, she crossed over to become an independent publisher.
If your goal is to publish traditionally, this episode of the AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing podcast has questions for you to address and steps to take.
Takeaways include:

The #1 thing all publishers require authors …

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Get tips on spotting a scammer in your midst

Get tips on spotting a scammer in your midst

In my decades as a human being, it has never ceased to amaze me the level of deception that can be parlayed. When I was young, words like rip-off, scam, con, and grifter weren’t in my vocabulary. I knew what a person who was a robber did, but that was it. It wasn’t until I started to work in the financial industry that my vocabulary and understanding of rip-offs, scams, cons, and grifters surfaced.
Most don’t …

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How to Develop Your Author and Book Brand

How to Develop Your Author and Book Brand

Did you know that over 80% of what people hear is what they see! What do your visuals say about you? What is your brand about?
As an author, your marketing material, your social media platforms, your website, your book cover, EVERYTHING that is connected to you, need clarity and consistency. Does yours?
Branding … it’s personal and professional. What do potential readers hear when they see you and what you are connected with?

Discover the 5 essential …

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Tips for Authors in dealing with Amazon Jail

Tips for Authors in dealing with Amazon Jail

Have you been stuck on Amazon with your publishing account? How about with Amazon’s Seller portal? Or have you been sent to Amazon Jail and had your account suspended, blocked, or dumped?

If YES to any of the above, this edition of the AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing podcast is a MUST listen to.

Joining host Dr. Judith Briles is Chris McCabe, a former Amazonian who was on the “fix it – resolution” team at Amazon and now heads …

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How to add “juice” to your writing

How to add “juice” to your writing

Are you able to “write hot”? How about with a “sizzle”? It’s all about allowing yourself to juice up your creativity … creativity that gooses “fresh writing” and takes you to another level that you didn’t realize that you could deliver. It’s time for quick starting your incubation writing time.

How to let your writing energy flow.
Why you should “check” your inner critic at the door.
Why it’s essential to kick your pen moving.
Why correct spelling and …

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Tips for authors to create the ultimate “brag-a-thon”

Tips for authors to create the ultimate “brag-a-thon”

When it comes to authoring and positioning an author as an expert, a speaker, and just create an opening introduction, this edition of the AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing podcast is a core part of author success.
It starts with key questions:

Do you want to sell more books?
Do you want to create more speaking engagements?
Would you like to create “grabber” brag statements that get any listener’s attention?
Would you like to learn how to create statements that …

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Tips on how to transition from “unknown” to “newsworthy” for authors.

Tips on how to transition from “unknown” to “newsworthy” for authors.

It’s Booktober and Time to Up Your AudioBook and VideoBook Game

Are you, your expertise, and your book getting noticed? By readers? By the media? Would you like to be? … it’s a good idea for author success.
If you want to be the #1 influencer in your genre and industry, you need to step up your game by increasing your media visibility. In this week’s podcast, you will come away with strategies to help you go …

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