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

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

You have THREE MORE DAYS to save moneys. 
Early Bird Registration ends on August 17

Have you heard some of the speakers before? 
Yes indeed. 
 
Are they presenting new material?
Yes indeed. 
 
Are there new Speakers.
Yes indeed.
 
The Extravaganza is an investment in you and your book. We will deliver. You need to be here to receive it.
 

 KATHY MEIS
 
Hot Marketing from the Get-Go with Bublish Buttercup Juice for Massive Distribution                              
 
Have you discovered Bublish? It’s a fun and very cool way to market your …

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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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Excited we are … for this year’s 7th AuthorU Extravaganza

Excited we are … for this year’s 7th AuthorU Extravaganza

Register before the rates jump $100 and Register for the hotel.  Your food and registration is $397 for members; the hotel room rate is $105. Both are bargain in the publishing and hospitality markets. AuthorU is one of the unique conferences that feeds the brain and the belly. You get plenty of time to interact with the speakers; network; make new author friends. This year, a full breakfast kicks it off on Thursday morning sponsored …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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