Topic: Books

The Top Ten Twitter Tweets of the Week …

The Top Ten Twitter Tweets of the Week …

Did you know that it’s Share a Sunset with Your Lover Month? … how fabulous is that!
… definitely don’t forget to attend the Author U-Tattered Cover event on Monday evening, July 23rd …  http://authoru.org/tattered-cover.html
ALL profits go to support the fire-fighting efforts that so devastated major areas of Colorado in June and July. Come and out and let your educational/investment in your book dollars count. Tell your friends!

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Book Acknowledgments: Who’s in Your Village? … Who Are You Going to Thank?

Book Acknowledgments: Who’s in Your Village? … Who Are You Going to Thank?

Who’s in Your Village? … Who Are You Going to Thank?
Everyone … That’s Who!

One of the last items on the book publishing “to do” list is to create the Acknowledgment Page … the Thank Yous to the team that assisted you in creating your baby. These are the people who got you here … don’t ignore them. Think in the narrative … let your readers know what your team did to get your book birthed. …

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The Magic, No … the Wonder of Perseverance

The Magic, No … the Wonder of Perseverance

The Magic, No … the Wonder of Perseverance
Sometimes it’s not easy being an author … there’s rejection—sometimes in a cascading abundance; sometimes we authors feel that everything attempted is a massive flop;  sometimes we think we should be committed for spending the time and money in creating our books; sometimes we think there’s no freakin way we can sell any; and sometimes we just think …
But then, a nudge comes into play. You love your …

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Is There a Book in Your Belly?

Is There a Book in Your Belly?

Authors can’t write a good book without the Passion Factor. It’s how the book in the belly gets out. Do you have one in yours?
It’s their passion that fuels their engines, enables them to work one more hour, take one more step to get their “baby” written, laid-out, designed and to the printer. It’s their passion that allows them to roll up their sleeves and create a marketing and promo plan and even speak publicly about …

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Where Do Your Book Sales Come From? Are You Findable?

Where Do Your Book Sales Come From? Are You Findable?

Book Publishing Savvy Today:
 
Do You Know Where Your Book Sales Come From?
       Do You Know Where Your Clients Come From?
              Do You Know Where Your ____ Comes From?
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. Maybe. Maybe not … at least today. The Internet has changed a lot of the rules of yesterday … yesteryear. It’s …

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Which Book Award Contests are Everywhere …

Which Book Award Contests are Everywhere …

Tis the season … Book award contests are everywhere. What do you do when you win a book award? The savvy author tells others about it. Don’t count on your publisher to do it if you are published by someone other than your own company. Wondering what Book Awards are worth their weight in entry fee costs? Author U posted a detailed list with submission guidelines in the January 2012 Resource news magazine that is …

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Book Publishing … Which Book Award Contests Merit Your Attention?

Book Publishing … Which Book Award Contests Merit Your Attention?

Book Awards List …
Which Book Awards Are for You?
It’s a new year … and thoughts of book awards get an author’s attention quickly … are they worth the entry fee? Which do you submit to? And what do you do if your book is recognized … besides telling all your friends?
Can book awards make a difference? Yes, if they are the right ones—that’s why Author U has cherry-picked the ones that are recommended for your …

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Your Guide to Book Publishing radio show debuts today, January 5th

Your Guide to Book Publishing radio show debuts today, January 5th

Your Guide to Book Publishing: Everything You Wanted to Know about Publishing and Didn’t Know to Ask radio show is live on Thursday, January 5th on the Rock Star Network at 6 p.m. EST; 5 p.m CST; 4 p.m. MST; 3 p.m. PST. Plan on a fast paced magazine format. Participate live and download the podcast.  Join Dr. Judith Briles and her guests: Book Marketing guru’s Penny Sansevieri and Brian Jud along with others for the …

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Book Marketing and Selling: The Web is the Author’s Best Friend …

Book Marketing and Selling: The Web is the Author’s Best Friend …

You’ve got to be strategic in how you market yourself and your books. Book selling is way beyond the bookstore—in fact, bookstores are minor players for many authors. It makes sense to be on Facebook (continues to grow–and change–by leaps and bounds), LinkedIn (business connecting); and Google+ (savvier than Facebook–watch it really take off next year); to send out tweets on Twitter (if you have different hats of expertise, more than one Twitter account makes …

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Book Publishing … Take Advantage of Seasonal Selling Now!

Book Publishing … Take Advantage of Seasonal Selling Now!

Book Publishing … Take Advantage of Seasonal Selling Now!
If your book is ideal for a gift (and it’s a rare one that is not), seasonal celebrations are ideal to reach out to your followers … why not your book as the gift? This month, of course December is hot. But so will January … for the “how-to” crowd, this is the high GOYA month—Get Off Your Ass—and get started (or re-started).
Game plan your “kick-start” now …

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