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Here are 11 of the 22 Reasons Why YOU Should Attend the AuthorU Extravaganza

Here are 11 of the 22 Reasons Why YOU Should Attend the AuthorU Extravaganza

 

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 …

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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

Today is the 4th of July … a huge day in America that is looked forward to for a variety of reasons by millions of Americans.

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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was life changing. The Declaration of Independence and Constitution were both debated and adopted. 

Within the Constitution lies multiple Amendments. The First Amendment is essential …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of April 06, 2017

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of April 06, 2017

Today
Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing, host Dr. Judith Briles of The Book Shepherd digs into a variety of writing and publishing insights each show. 
Today, Judith dives into MORE Author Success—as in your visual branding today. Listen in live; from the website or via iTunes.
Tune in for the LIVE show at 6 Eastern, 5 Central, 4 Mountain, 3 Pacific and for our out-of-the-country members and followers … you are going to have …

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Author, Writing and Book Publishing Tips and Ahas for January 23, 2015

Author, Writing and Book Publishing Tips and Ahas for January 23, 2015

 

 
The BIG 4 Website Blunders
1 COLOR pollution
You have a myriad of colors blends … don’t use them. Stick with THREE primary colors (or less).
2 OD of IMAGES and NO CONTENT
Yes, the majority of the world is visual … but, you need some verbiage on your website.
3 Your Critical INFO is at the BOTTOM of a Page … any Page
Open a Page on your website … any Page. What shows? On your screen—Computer, Tablet, …

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Do You Quack About Your Book … or Just Peep Here and There When You Have NEWS?

Do You Quack About Your Book … or Just Peep Here and There When You Have NEWS?

As summer unfolds, many authors who entered their books in award competitions this year have gotten news and have been honored this season as of this writing. —some are Finalists; some are Winners; some get a Gold, Silver or Bronze; and some are Finalists in the IndieFab Awards.  Congratulations to Kim Curtis – Money Secrets; Richard Rieman – The Author’s Guide to AudioBook Creation; Pat Morgan – The Concrete Killing Fields; Jo Kairys – I …

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Revisit Your Copyright Page

Revisit Your Copyright Page

Did you know that what you include, and don’t include, on your copyright page is revealing to book buyers? For libraries, the lack of specific data can be a book purchase deal breaker!
Your ISBNs, LCCN and CIP data are all posted on your copyright page.
Copyright year: usually the current year you publish in—BUT, if yours is between September and December, use the next year’s. Why? It gives your book a longer “new” life.
Disclaimers: some books …

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Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips March 04

Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips March 04

Protect Your Work from Book Pirates!
Yikes-a-roo … How would like to being doing a random Google or Bing search with your name and book title … and WHOOPS … a “free download” pops up? A download you never authorized or know nothing about. Aargh!
You need help … your book has been pirated. Here are two sources to know about. First of all, you want to listen to the podcast dated 2-25-2016—it’s all about Book Piracy. …

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New Book Ideas and Actions to Kickstart Your Spring

New Book Ideas and Actions to Kickstart Your Spring

Get Ready to Spring New Book Ideas and Actions into Play
Super Bowl Sunday is a thing of the past, celebrations have subsided and it’s back to slugging through the winter. Before the cheers totally fade, have you thought about what kind of Super Bowl atmosphere you can create around your book? A previous book? A forthcoming book? In other words … in 2016, what kind of Super Bowl can you create on your book?

How about …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of November 12

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of November 12

 
 Today
Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing, host Dr. Judith Briles of The Book Shepherd digs into a variety of writing insights this month. During November, millions pick up pen, pencil, dictating and heaving typing as they particiate in the National Write a Novel  and a new Nonfiction book month. Very cool. During the month you will pick up a variety of short-cuts for writing/publishing from authors “who are doing it”.
Today, award winning book and …

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Are You Stuck in Your Writing? Are You Ready for an Off-the Wall Goose?

Are You Stuck in Your Writing? Are You Ready for an Off-the Wall Goose?

Every writer, every author hits the wall some time … sometimes, lots of times. Oh, we can bring it all on ourselves, allowing and enabling a slew of distractions to create the detour—it’s the Squirrel Factor … just about anything can seduce you away from what you think you want to be doing. Or, some cosmic force comes into play—totally unexpected and totally uncontrollable. It’s called life, and yes, it does happen. And sometimes it …

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