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How to create pre-publishing buzz for your book

How to create pre-publishing buzz for your book

It’s all about the “buzz” pre-during-and post publication that creates legs for a book and the author. In this edition of the AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing podcast with host Dr. Judith Briles, The Book Shepherd, you will learn:

-how to build your contact lists
-how to create buzz on your book while you are writing it
-timelines for book launch
-how authors can set goals that don’t overwhelm you
-how to create a pre-launch strategy for your book

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21 steps to create an Amazon Bestseller

21 steps to create an Amazon Bestseller

If you want to create a “lasting” Amazon bestseller, Dr. Judith Briles, The Book Shepherd reveals her 21 steps to make it happen to snag all of Amazon’s categories that you are in.

when to start the planning
how to use social media
what ads should you do
how to choose Amazon categories
how to do it for mini bucks
websites for tools to grab
the #1 thing not to do

Get ready to write pages of notes. This is the program that …

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How to engage viewers online and remotely

How to engage viewers online and remotely

Do you know how to engage people in a remote or online presentation? You will after this edition of the AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing. Whether you are interacting on Zoom or even Facebook, this is a must listen to podcast. 
Did you know that 7 out of 10 who are online presentations aren’t “really there”? Where they are is multitasking or have just dropped out … from you, from the presentation. 
Get ready to learn how …

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Easy peasy videos that your bank account will love.

Easy peasy videos that your bank account will love.

I loved this lively session with a double whammy for you. Gina Carr, video expert AND Tribe building expert joins me for a fast-moving hour. What tickles me is when I come away with multiple ideas that I can do to either currently expand what I’m doing, adding something new to the mix … OR, morphing what I already have. I got both.
Times have changed for authors. HOT news … no longer is complicated and …

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10 Essentials to Avoid the Author Merry-Go-Round

10 Essentials to Avoid the Author Merry-Go-Round

The Library of Congress Control Number (The LCCN)
NOTE: The entire program for the LCCN can be found on Google under
LCCN Publishers User Guide
The #1 question that most authors don’t know to ask is, How do I get an LCCN?
What’s an LCCN? Good question—it’s the Library of Congress Number that shows that you exist, and the one that any library that you are pitching your book to wants to know you have. Think of it …

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Author Website Makeovers for Influence Podcast

Author Website Makeovers for Influence Podcast

Authors make mistakes—in the beginning … and ongoing. In attempting to build their influence. In setting up their websites. In a variety of areas. Ask yourself: Di I want to defend what I post/publish in 5 years on social media … on my website? What’s out there delivers “ghosts” … meaning you may think you deleted it … but it still is hanging around somewhere … somehow … and sleuths can bubble it up. Ugh …

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The Futurist spills the beans for Authors and Marketing

The Futurist spills the beans for Authors and Marketing

NY Times bestselling author and Futurist Daniel Burrus joins AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing host Judith Briles in an “author forward for success” podcast.
Get tips and secret sauce on what took him to become a magnet for NY—and why he’s now publishing differently.
-How to make a proposal that puts all others to shame;
-a variety of excellent book launch tips;
-the key to overall success.
PLUS—you have a bonus … Dan is giving everyone the hardcopy …

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New podcast: Author Success- websites, gadgets and more!

New podcast: Author Success- websites, gadgets and more!

 

Did you know that your website is the core of your influence and marketing … and one that you control? Get tips on what you need to bring ‘em in.
Did you know why it’s wise to rack up your “noes” for author success? You will.
Want to get sanity throughout the week? Get the 4 critical tasks writers must divide their time between.
Would you like to know how to spread your authoring, publishing, marketing tasks so …

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Latest podcast on Author and Book Selling with Bob Burg

Latest podcast on Author and Book Selling with Bob Burg

I have a HUGE author question for you: How are your book sales doing? Would you like to increase them exponentially, starting now? Did you know that the best author sellers are also givers?

Get the inside scoop for author success;
Discover today’s 5 laws of success and why you should embrace them, starting today; and
Learn savvy tips and strategies on how to implement them via @MyBookShepherd @JudithBriles @BobBurg (author of the Go-Giver bestseller series).

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Why Speak in Person and Virtually by Judith Briles

Why Speak in Person and Virtually by Judith Briles

Why Speak in Person and Virtually by Judith Briles

Do you have a book or one that is due out in the next six months? Are you speaking about the topic of the book to audiences … right now? And if no, why not? When you speak, you change lives … to sell truckloads of books … make money … go places you never thought you would … make a difference … and have fun.
Host Dr. …

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