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Discover the art to “ servant authorship”

Discover the art to “ servant authorship”

Does your book make a difference? Are you writing one … and want to make a difference to your reader? Should be a YES answer.

Do you know what “servant authorship” is? You will after you listen in.
Did you know that the majority of authors do not write a book with an outline?
Did you know that authors are more confused today as to which publishing option/path they should pursue?
Did you know what the #1 hiccup is …

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Discover the myths the gurus aren’t telling you about social media

Discover the myths the gurus aren’t telling you about social media

Busting Social Media Myths for Authors
Too many authors get caught up in the “myths” of publishing, using them as their guiding principles … where they should be trashed!
· Myth #1 – You must be on all social media platforms.
· Myth #2 – The more fans and followers you have, the better.
· Myth #3 – Social media is free.
· Myth #4 – Social media will generate leads for your business.
and embrace the #1 Truthiness: It’s all about the foundation!
Get ready …

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New podcast: Author and book marketing planning for the new year

New podcast: Author and book marketing planning for the new year

Times are a tad disorderly for authors during the era of COVID. It’s time to plan forward for the next year. Judith Briles, The Book Shepherd and host of AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing offers a variety of marketing and influence tips in a fast-moving hour with tips on how to engage in successful book marketing during turbulent times.

how to sell more books
how to find book buyers online
how to build your influence on social media …

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It’s time to spice up your book design, bling, and swag

It’s time to spice up your book design, bling, and swag

It’s time to “spice” up your book design and beyond, Host Judith Briles The Book Shepherd and Book Designer Rebecca Finkel spike up creativity during COVID times on the AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing podcast for authors and writers.

create a game plan for book design;
how to create texture on the book cover in a POD print world;
tips on creating and enhancing the Search Inside feature for books on Amazon;
tips for creating ebooks’
how to create ebooks …

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It’s yours today … 22 awesome tips and tools for authors to sizzle

It’s yours today … 22 awesome tips and tools for authors to sizzle

Marketing, social media, and building author influence lead my list of “needs” from authors during their publishing journey.
Join host Judith Briles, The Book Shepherd is her favorite Geek Girl, Kelly Johnson, for a rousing fast hour loaded with 22 tips, tricks, and tools for the author and writer.

Get 22 awesome online tips and tools for author success.
Learn how to market your book next year starting now.

From YouTube to a nifty word search for writing–this is …

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Join me in one something I care lots about

Join me in one something I care lots about

With Winter and the current Covid-19 health crisis, the homeless and low-income individuals fall into the most vulnerable category. Did you know that?
And, did you know that socks are the #1 clothing need of those experiencing homelessness. Plus, did you know that “the homeless” includes INCREASING numbers of families with children? Keeping feet clean and warm is vital to winter health care. Socks are essential. 
As an honored Sock Ambassador for the Sock It To ‘Em Sock Campaign, …

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Newest podcast: Writing POP and Power post NANO

Newest podcast: Writing POP and Power post NANO

Calling all authors and writers. Get ready for a jammed packed hour from writing guru and must Anne Randolph. Over 20 tips in this podcast, including:

Read lots, including the cereal box for ideas.
Don’t edit as you write, it will let your brilliant bubbles escape.
Take a break and read poetry—opens another world to your thinking, feeling, emotion.
The best bookmark for a writer—a 4 x 6 blank card that “aha” notes can be added to as a …

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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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