Topic: Tips-Authors

Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

 
Cover and Book Designer Rebecca Finkel of F+P Design offers 5 essential book design tips for busy authors:
1. Have your book professionally edited before embarking on design. It will save headaches down the line.
2. Hire a professional cover/book designer. Let me focus on what I do best, book design, to make your book look it’s best.
3. Carry some element from the cover to the interior. It makes the book more sophisticated and interesting.
4. Decide early …

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Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

List of Book Reviewers
Savvy authors will request reviews at Amazon, B&N.com, Goodreads, and other review opportunities–such as when someone/anyone buys your book directly from you.
Understand this: Reviews sell eBooks, printed books and audiobooks. Reviews make your eBook appear important. Solicit as many reviews as possible.
Reviews are the most effective and least expensive form of ANY book related promotion–far cheaper than an ad.
For reaching out to “unknown to you” reviewers, try The …

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Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

During the PublishingAtSea.com cruise, ace publicity expert, Joan Stewart the Publicity Hound pushed a variety of hot tips. Included were:
1.    Authors need to create top-quality free content that others will want to share. And make sure you have live “share” icons on your posts that allow for easy and no-brainer sharing with your followers.
2.    Who, Who, Who … you must identify early in your publishing game just “who” your target market is. Then set up a strategy …

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Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

 
 
 
Marketing Tip …  Create your own NAME TAG with, book cover, your name of course–make a tag line about who you are or what you do.
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Judith Briles is a book publishing expert and coach. She empowers authors and is the Founder of Author U, a membership organization created for the serious author who wants to be seriously successful. She’s been writing about and conducting workshops on publishing since the 80s. Judith is the author of 35 books including Author YOU: …

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Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

 
 
 Three quick tips to enhance your blog clout and you that popped from the recent jammed paced webinar that Joel Friedlander, Joan Stewart, Amy Collins, Kelly Johnson and Judith Briles did.
 

1. Don’t make your blog’s “About” page about you. It’s about what you are bringing to the reader. “You” are the carrier … take care of that in your signature at the end of each blog.
2. Include a “call to action” with every blog post. …

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Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips April 08, 2016

Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips April 08, 2016

 
Authors deal with a variety of contracts … here’s a couple of tips to add to your radar screen:
Know the Difference between Exclusive and Nonexclusive ContractsDon’t give everything away. I get it—you are thrilled that a publisher (or anyone) is interested in your book. Breathe and know what you are letting others do with your work. When it comes to the self-publishing companies (the ones that you pay to publish your book), do not, do …

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Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips January 22

Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips January 22

Two tools for you to consider …
 

Find profitable keywords – Meet Long Tail Pro
How would you like to nail down the ideal phrase and words to use in all your posts and blogs? TO be able to know what your competitors are using that might give them the leading edge? How would you like to know what key words and phrases your ideal buyer is using in Google searches? Long Tail Pro just may create …

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Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips December 11

Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips December 11

Want to do a quick Poll?   PickFu may work for you. For a $20 fee, you can do a single poll … might be ideal if you are working on a book cover or a title and you want to get lots of input quickly.  https://www.pickfu.com/

If you are doing any traveling using airports … make sure you get the Mobile Pass app downloaded on the phone before setting out. Here’s a bonus—if you are abroad, …

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Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips November 20

Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips November 20

 
Do you have Siri or a “talking” to you feature on your mobile? Here’s some tips and ideas on how to use:
1.       Safe Texting … If you are driving, out walking—you name it; you can send a quick text message using hands-free technology.
2.       Get Help … ask questions, do research  with your voice.
3.       Call people … say the name and your phone searches your contact base and dials for you.
4.       Use as a Calculator … …

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Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

 
Are you interested in getting moneys to support your and your book project? Moneys that are a “gift” and don’t have to pay back? It’s called OPM … other people’s money and crowdfunding becomes your window to make it happen.
Oh, you need to tell the taxing folks that you got moneys … but let’s face it, when you create a book, money is spent. Sometimes, lots. Whatever you take in, you will most likely spend–so …

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