Topic: Author Success

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

Thursday is the 4th of July … a huge day in America that is looked forward to for a variety of reasons by millions of Americans. Many Americans start in early –this year, it’s probably tomorrow through Sunday. Flags are out. Families and friends plan on picnics, barbecues, and gatherings. All a good thing.

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 …

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6 Hot Tips for Authors to Increase Discoverability and Book Sales

6  Hot Tips for Authors to Increase Discoverability and Book Sales

AuthorYOU and The Book Shepherd have been big supporters of the Bublish brand for popping your book visibility, branding and marketing. Last year, Bublish founder Kathy Meis shared tips for pushing social media discoverability at one of publishing in-person events. As you get ready to cross over to the second half of the year (that’s a gulp from me that you hear), it’s time to review them and see goose you (once again) to keep …

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Woot! Wahoo! Yes … Get Me There!

Woot! Wahoo! Yes … Get Me There!

It’s our annual 30+ Sizzling Soaring Publishing Tips 
from 7 Awesome Publishing Pros
I can’t think of a better way to spend 60 to 90 minutes on a Monday afternoon or early evening.

Get ready to receive more than 30 publishing, publicity, and book marketing tips. You will be taking notes like crazing!
Register NOW … ow.ly/hHyz50uAFAP  
Coming up on the 24th, we are ready to reel out 30+ of our latest smart tips that will:

move your book marketing …

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Is There a Book in YOU?

Is There a Book in YOU?

Over 80% of Americans think they want to write a book. Is that you? Do you know the “why” of why your book should be available to others? And, do you need to learn the basics of publishing, what it takes to turn your vision, your words, into a print book? Dr. Judith Briles, The Book Shepherd,™ will show and teach you how at her exclusive Publishing 101 Workshop for Newbies.
Designed in an all-day workshop …

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The Perfect Social Media Cheat Sheet Online Course STARTS on THURSDAY

The Perfect Social Media Cheat Sheet Online Course STARTS on THURSDAY

 
Get ready to snap, crackle and truly POP using the social media platforms for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram PLUS how to get to your ideal target market. It all happens this month.
Those who heard Karen Liz Albert at the April AuthorYOU meeting in Colorado were WOWWED by what she revealed and demonstrated. Now, anyone can see it… no matter where you live and what your time zone is. How? … you ask. Simply by …

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Do You Know Where Your Book Sales Come From? Do You Know Where Your Clients Come From?

Do You Know Where Your Book Sales Come From? Do You Know Where Your Clients Come From?

The Internet has changed a lot of the rules of yesterday … yesteryear. It’s a fast forward time … today, it’s all about being “out there”—exposed, talked about, findable. How do people find you? And connect with you? Are you visible?

If you have a product—a book, consulting services Having a marketing and sales background, it was drilled in that I had to follow my leads, track my leads and know where my business came from.
Sometimes …

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Pinterest Part 3: Finding Your Edge

Pinterest Part 3: Finding Your Edge

Ready to use Pinterest to work for you?  In this post, you’ll learn how to read and use analytics, create content for your marketing success, and use the Pinterest toolkit to benefit your business.  This is a deep dive into the nuts and bolts on how to use all the tools Pinterest has created for you to be successful on their platform.  I created this guide so you would have all the important information in …

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Proof Carefully. Print Confidently. By Sandy Gould

Proof Carefully. Print Confidently. By Sandy Gould

It’s simple – proofing is important. Proofs give you the ability to catch errors in both your text and cover files and make corrections before it’s too late.  Keep in mind that your printed proof should not be used as your initial attempt at proofreading – your files should be fully edited and as perfect as possible when submitted to the printer. Your printer will not proofread for content; they are only looking for issues …

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Pinterest Part 2: Creating Your Edge

Pinterest Part 2: Creating Your Edge

Time for the nitty-gritty of Pinterest profiles!  In this post, you’ll learn all the details of how to create a business profile and what a scheduler is and why you should be using one.  This is the post you’ve been waiting for: The IKEA of Pinterest profile building!
Pinterest offers personal or business accounts.  As an author, you will want to upgrade to a free business profile in order to utilize the tools Pinterest has set …

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Pinterest: The Social Media Edge You’ve Been Looking For Part I

Pinterest: The Social Media Edge You’ve Been Looking For Part I

Author alert: if you’ve been looking for a social media edge, the search is over! Pinterest is a platform that can launch your content into orbit—and keep it there. It’s ideal to support the marketing of your book.
Think of Pinterest as a social search engine: it’s the search engine driven by people. This makes it powerful.  I’ve spent the last two months intensely researching this platform in order to gain understanding and insight with an …

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