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Discover the Author & Writer Editing AI Dance feast!

Discover the Author & Writer Editing AI Dance feast!

 

It’s Thanksgiving and we’ve got the ideal word feast for you. Think of it as an all new program that will be the perfect gift to your writing and your book. Fixional.com is ready to be unwrapped.
Get ready to learn about a hot website for authors and writers that recommends improvements to the manuscript as comments, which are available for download in Microsoft Word’s Track Changes.
Discover the potential copy and line edits and how original …

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Discover the essential questions authors should ask a printer

Discover the essential questions authors should ask a printer

Authors print books—there are plenty of questions to ask … and get answered. Get tips on how to print as quickly as possible for an event, celebration, or holiday.

How should they print them?
What is the best time to order a print run?
What are the types of proofs?
What are the printing options for books?
Why it’s essential to stick to the printing schedule.
What current trends in printing today?
What Print options do I have?
What are the essential questions …

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How to create the magic for writing a page turner

How to create the magic for writing a page turner

The AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing delivers a “two-fer in this week’s podcast.
Bestselling and multi-award-winning author Mara Purl joins host Judith Briles, The Book Shepherd, for a jammed packed hour. Get writing tips from a writing pro on:

converting from one genre to another within a series;
how to set up a series using the location as a main character;
how to create the magic for writing a page turner;
discovering the power of the Milford-Haven book series;
turning your …

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Latest info on Book Design Snap, Crackle & POP

Latest info on Book Design Snap, Crackle & POP

In the world of book design, multi-award-winning book designer Nick Zelinger of NZGraphics.com and podcast host Judith Briles, The Book Shepherd, reveals that the best book covers practice the art of “less is more” in grabbing a book buyer’s eye. It’s an important element to remember.
Get the latest insider scoops for:

Why research is the best asset for both author and designer.
How book covers and book awards go hand-in-hand.
The “whys” and “hows” to design a book …

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Open up your savvy words to 60 million readers.

Open up your savvy words to 60 million readers.

Here’s an excellent question for ALL authors—are you curating your own work?
Yup, curate what you have already written and published. Where “repurposing” is a tweaking with a slight rewrite … “curate just pulls what you have and re-pushes it. Love it, and so will you. Listen in to the 10 essential tips and strategies that will open up your savvy words to 60 million readers.
Discover the power of Medium, the perfect platform to do it …

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Judith’s take on social media pop and power

Judith’s take on social media pop and power

Social Media is the town hall for book promotion and building influence. Are you using it effectively?

What platforms should you be on?
Why types of postings should you include?
What should authors avoid posting?
What 5 things should authors be doing now?
What 5 things should avoid not to do?
And, of course, much more.

Get ready to shine, using social media with another podcast from AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing with Host, Dr. Judith Briles, The Book Shepherd via @MyBookShepherd …

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9 Tips for Writing Better and Faster

9 Tips for Writing Better and Faster

Reading and Writing are joined at the hip. I’m often asked how do I get so much pumped out each week with blogs, podcasts, communications about ongoing events and experiences, the variety of books I work of with clients … and noodling ideas for my own books.

 
First,  I read lots. I scan through five newspapers every morning–within 10 minutes of being up, I’m reading accompanied by my ever-present mug of hot tea. Items that catch …

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15 tips to enhance your book marketing promos

15 tips to enhance your book marketing promos

Want to create the best marketing copy for promos and your book marketing? Imagine being in a coffee shop and having a simple conversation. You connect instantly.
Don’t stress what your book is about. Stress what it delivers—quench the desire for solutions and pain relief.
Learn from @CaseyDemchak @JudithBriles @MyBookShepherd via the AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing podcast for book marketing success:  http://bit.ly/BookPublishingPodcast #authors #indiepublishing #writingcommunity #bookmarketing #promo
 
 

Dr. Judith Briles is a book publishing expert and author …

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Why you need to be wary of word blindness

Why you need to be wary of word blindness

An author’s words can pull in a reader … or push him or her away. It’s all about the editing that is brought in by another set of eyes.
Three of the huge takeaways from the AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing podcast with Editor Barb Wilson:

One of the biggest grumbles on Amazon reviews deals with mediocre editing—or lack of any editing.

Be wary of your own “word blindness” … repeating the same word or phrases ad …

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Discover how a small town author attracted sponsorship from a Fortune 100 company

Discover how a small town author attracted sponsorship from a Fortune 100 company

When authors create strategic partnerships with non-profits and corporate sponsors, they discover that they and their book can buzz locally and spread to national attention.
Join AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing’s Host Dr. Judith Briles and author Marjorie Hollman- Finding Easy Walks Wherever You Are (her latest book). It attracted LL Bean, a Fortune 100 company. Why not you?
It’s another info-filled podcast via AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing and The Book Shepherd.
Podcast via @MyBookShepherd @JudithBriles http://bit.ly/BookPublishingPodcast …

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