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 she will focus on Building Your Community and Making Money! With Stephanie Chandler, CEO of the Nonfiction Author Assn—it will be another fast hour. Tune in at 6 Eastern, 5 Central, 4 Mountain, 3 Pacific and for our out-of-the-country members and followers … you are going …
Blogging is an essential element in your social media outreach. The first quarter of the year is always a good time to kick off ideas to regenerate or just goose you to update what you are doing in the blog world.
Here is a quick 6 step formula to rock your blogs:
1. Have a central idea or concept that you want to jump on.
Ideas are everywhere—sometimes even standing in line at the grocery story or observing fellow …
Every book has a starting point for its journey. Along the way, the author sharpens their ideas and gathers the tools to be successful.
#1 Be smart from the get-go! Savvy authors learn quickly that books are a business. Creating cobwebs in your garage or basement shouldn’t be an option. Knowing what your book cost (really cost, not an estimate—that means you crunch the numbers so you have a true unit/book cost); knowing who your …
When Amazon’s eBook sales, a la Kindle, exceeded its print book sales that we authors and publishers love so well, the “book sky is falling” dooms-dayers and sayers came out of the woodwork.
~ Books have power! ~
The University of Tennessee has been exploring students’ test scores for the past three years. Research led by Richard Allington has found that students who brought “real” books home had significantly higher reading scores than those who didn’t. …
After spending several hours with an author who was incredibly frustrated (and most likely PO’d at me for being the messenger) that what she had so carefully structured in her 8 x 11 print out version was most likely NOT going to be the same presentation in the interior design of the finished book.
Here’s the heads up: what you put down, page-by-page in your Word document/pdf may have little to do with what it looks like …
When you talk … are the people you want to hear you listening?
When someone asks what your book is about, you Pitch … what do you say as you Pitch them your work and words? Do you stumble a bit? Do you start and stop your response until you get it out to the listener. Is the listener still listening? Or do …
Do You Have Author Fatigue Syndrome?
Wouldn’t you love to be able to pick up a pen/pencil or open a blank document on your computer and breeze through the article or chapter you are thinking about … basically having it completed within a short period of time? Or how about structuring the marketing program you’ve been thinking about for the past six months, but somehow summer got in the way? Your desk is clear—calendar open and …
I’m lucky. I’m passionate about what I do when working with authors and their books and about the books that I write. When authors attend my various Publishing and Speaking Salons, they know what they are writing or want to speak about. They come with enthusiasm … and passion. And many show up a bit overwhelmed with the whole process.
It’s their passion that fuels their engines and enables them to work one more hour, take …
Authors get confused. Just what is this thing called a Platform? And why do they need one? Both good questions that deserve answers.
Let’s start with the first … What’s a Platform? … with the beginning of the Oscar® nominated movie, Monument Men with the main stars being George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, and Hugh Bonneville. The movie is based on The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi …
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Author U Extravaganza May 2-4, 2013 in Denver, CO …