Topic: Author Success

Hot Spit … Here’s a Great Solution to Creating Your Own Book Store

Hot Spit … Here’s a Great Solution to Creating Your Own Book Store

Over the past weekend, a question popped at the monthly Author YOU Circles. “Tell me about how I can have a store for my website …”
Last June, I wrote a blog on a new feature within the IngramSpark offerings. The previous year, it purchased Aerio, a portal that allows the user to create a storefront on individual websites. With the powerhouse of Ingram’s catalog of books carried in its inventory to bookstores, YOU now have …

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Ampersands: Pretty Is as Pretty Does By Carolyn Howard-Johnson

Ampersands: Pretty Is as Pretty Does By Carolyn Howard-Johnson

The ampersand is a really pretty little dude but it isn’t a letter nor even a word. It’s a logogram that represents a word. Its history goes back to classical antiquity, but interesting history and being cute is no reason to overuse it in the interest of trying to separate one’s writing from the pack. Better writers should concentrate on the techniques that make a difference rather than gimmicks that distract. Here are some legitimate …

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Change is “a-coming” to AuthorU!

Change is “a-coming” to AuthorU!

You will see lots of changes under the AuthorU umbrella over the next two months.
We are STREAMLINING! AuthorU will be transitioning to a rebranded AuthorYOU. The membership site that many of you have had challenges with since the conversion two years ago will be archived and membership will revert to the Meetup site. This means that any payments made for Activities and Events will process via PayPal via the site.
Much of the material you currently …

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Calling All Authors Who Want to Be Successful … Don’t Miss Out!

Calling All Authors Who Want to Be Successful … Don’t Miss Out!

Don’t miss it! It’s our last 1st Saturday of the month workshop.

Join us to learn about this all important rule when writing and marketing your books! Also, a special bonus for the creative types … yes, that’s you!

What is the 90/10 Rule?
What is one of the best ways to take advantage of the 90%?
What is the real “killer” of future book sales?
I cannot wait to find out what the AuthorU bonus is … I love …

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Extravaganza Take-Aways from a First-Timer by Sierra Rakes

Extravaganza Take-Aways from a First-Timer by Sierra Rakes

How does a college student feel when she walks into a hotel and is suddenly surrounded by so many professional authors? Well, imagine how nervous she’d be. That was me.
The AuthorU Extravaganza 2017 was not only the first Extravaganza I had ever been to, but it was also my first big leap into the authoring and publishing world that I have been so desperately wanting to inhabit. As AuthorU’s Intern, I had a small foot …

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Has Your Blog Fallen Down and Needs to Get Up?

Has Your Blog Fallen Down and Needs to Get Up?

Summer “officially” passes this week. For authors, their eyes begin to look at upcoming Holiday sales. The thought of writing anything new moves to the back burner. Should it? Nope.
Keep your blogs ALIVE during this busy time … with new ideas, repurposing of old content … and not opening the door to an invitation of doing nothing–of letting stickiness creep in.
Have you ever had one of those days? Can’t think of a thing … not …

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The Authors’ Fall Tea Is Coming – Are You In?

The Authors’ Fall Tea Is Coming – Are You In?

 
Hello to our favorite people: Authors! … are you interested in being featured at the Annual Author’s Tea on Saturday afternoon, Oct 28th ?—

The Annual Authors’ Fall Holiday Tea will be held on:
Saturday, October 28th   from 1 – 4 p.m.
 
Author Judith Briles will be the host this year in her home within the Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Club in Colorado. We know it’s Bronco time and there’s a game the next day, so there is no football …

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Happy Birthday to U.S.A. and to the Freedom of Speech / Words

Happy Birthday to U.S.A. and to the Freedom of Speech / Words

Today is the 4th of July … a huge day in America that is looked forward to for a variety of reasons by millions of Americans.

It’s America’s birthday. Meaning a celebration with family and friends.

What happened within the walls of what became known as Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was life changing. The Declaration of Independence and Constitution were both debated and adopted. 

Within the Constitution lies multiple Amendments. The First Amendment is essential …

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What is AuthorU to Me? … Community! Guest blog by Megan Poczos

What is AuthorU to Me? … Community! Guest blog by Megan Poczos

It’s not easy being an author in a world that thrives on moving quickly and getting to “the next best thing.” It’s especially hard to be a young author in this world or even an author who is just starting out.
I happen to be one of those authors who are both young and just starting out. I have been a writer all my life, but I have just started to find my voice when it …

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Authors … Get Over Your Book Marketing Resistance

Authors … Get Over Your Book Marketing Resistance

Get over it. The most common phrase out of too many authors is: I can’t market my books. Or, I don’t want to market my books. I just want to write. Get over it. You have to write your books. Oh please, get over your resistance. The reality is, YES … you can!

Here’s why:

If you can write, you CAN market.The definition of marketing is: the action or business of promoting and selling products or services.So …. …

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