Question: If you are an Author, are you happy with your book sales?
Question: Would you like to be an Author of a successful Book?
Question: Do you really know how Authors become rock stars who get minimal advances, if any, yet soar?
Question: Would you be thrilled with a few hundred copies of your book sold (average is less than 500) or would you like to sell thousands?
Answers: The answers are in front of you. Within the …
Here’s one of the biggest reasons why authors aren’t using email marketing to build a fan base and stay connected:
“I don’t know what to write about.”
Many nonfiction and fiction authors don’t have ideas for content they can offer in their emails—like juicy tidbits that tie into their expertise, topic or books. Yet at publishing conferences, they hear speakers and book coaches recommend that they build an email list. Most authors have no clue where to …
Adapted from the multi-award-winning Frugal Book Promoter
By Carolyn Howard-Johnson
In the world of publishing as in life, persistence counts. Of course, there is no way to keep a book at the top of the charts forever, but if you keep reviving it, you might hold a classic in your hands. Or your marketing efforts for one book may propel your next one to greater heights.
I can’t tell you how often I’ve seen authors who measure their success …
This is the final blog from AuthorU.org … beginning, next month, your feed will be coming from AuthorYOU and The Book Shepherd as we combine our resources that were outlined in the October 31 blog.
December is always the month that has too, too much packed into it. There’s the year-end “I’ve got to get this done NOW” push. Then there’s the more events, parties and gatherings to attend and host not to mention the shopping …
A December truism: the colors, the festivities, the gatherings and the changes of pace the Holiday season brings can stimulate or exhaust you.
It’s a wonderful time of “togetherness” with family and friends; and, a time of reflection on the past year … and think forward. Next week sets the stage for the beginning of 2018. As we get ready to launch Author YOU. And your continuation or creation of YOUR AUTHOR SUCCESS.
Here are some big questions …
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 …
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 …
AuthorU is honored to announce and congratulate all the Winners and Finalists for the annual Draft to Dream Book Competition at the annual AuthorU Extravaganza held in Denver, CO this month. The Winners in each of the categories receive a variety of “prizes” including cover and interior design, ebook, audiobook consult, publishing consult, featured within Ingram when their book is published, one-year membership in AuthorU, Bublish, Association of Publishers for Special Sales and so much …
This past week, I had the pleasure to, once again, put together the annual AuthorU Extravaganza. Three unbelievable days that made a lot of promises to attendees … and over-delivered. One of the events is the Author Shark Tank, a first-day event that invites selected attendees to pitch to AuthorU’s publishing pros. The pros want to help and indeed they did. Four pitches that yielded anywhere from $2,000 to $3,000 in takeaway value each.
I confess …
Extravaganza fury is in the air this week. Yes, it’s the last minute. Do you go? Do you stay home? Do you keep doing what you have been doing this past year? What’s your tipping point?
These questions always surface as the Extravaganza approaches from anyone who is on the fence:
What and Why do I need more authoring, publishing and how-to information?—I mean, I’m on overload and overwhelm now.
Why would I want to spend money …