Over the next three months, I will be at seven live events. Meeting hundreds, actually thousands of authors, but meeting new experts. Their expertise expands my learning and my connections. It benefits me professionally; it benefits me mentally; and it benefits my publishing clients. That’s a win-win-win.
There are six key options for author learning:
attend live publishing and book marketing related events;
attend online publishing and book marketing events;
become a DIYer and learn by the school of …
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 …
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 …
Do you love the ability and ease to “click” quickly and get info for marketing, publishing or “whatever” you are seeking? Most of us do. But what about the other way … the “brick” approach? Brick meaning “in person.” Showing up.
I get it… the “click” method is fast. Register, be there when it begins. Or, wait for the replay to be sent to you. Easy peasy. Bricking it takes a commitment. That “show up” thing …
What’s the difference between authors who are only selling a few books and authors who are selling lots of books?
Selling authors know where their specific book buyers are.
Selling authors know how to get sponsors behind their books.
Selling authors know that it takes on-going learning (especially via books and live seminars).
Selling authors know that it pays to hang out with authors who know how to sell books.
Selling authors know how to use the right social media …
Dr. Judith Briles
SUCK IT UP BUTTERCUP … DISCOVER WHAT GRIT HAS TO DO WITH YOUR AUTHOR SUCCESS!
Whether you are just beginning the author journey or think you are an old pro, the publishing maze has a few tricks up its sleeve. Contracts can snarl you, marketing can swamp you, and social media can suck your energy. No wonder authors become comatose—no longer, after this highly interactive, fun and “aha” session.
Your takeaways include:
Identify the deadly sins …
Congratulations to the Finalists in this year’s Draft to Dream Book Competition … in two of the categories, there was such a point discrepancy that the judging committee felt that Finalists needed to have a point average of 90 or above of the total 140 points that could be awarded. In the NonFiction category, three of the top six tied in scoring. Therefore, a sixth slot was given. Winners of each category will be announced …
At AuthorU.org, we have had the pleasure of two workshops with Molly Kocialski, the Rocky Mountain Regional Director of the USPTO—the United States Patent and Trade Office. Fingers crossed, Molly’s schedule will allow her to be with us again at the Extravaganza in September to do the Deep Dive Workshop on Thursday, September 7th.
One of the beliefs that have floated for years was that an author should mail a copy of the manuscript to him or …
Summer is gone. Fall is here, which kicks off a variety of “hot” sale opportunities to coattail on. From Columbus Day to Halloween to Black whatever to Thanksgiving to Hanukkah to Christmas to fill in the ________. Before you think about the ice and cold of winter, how about heating up your book? What atmosphere you can you create around your book? A previous book? A forthcoming book? In other words … as 2016 winds …