Stop the Book Insanity …
Authors sometimes don’t want to hear what works in creating a successful book campaign—campaigns that include the creation, the marketing and the sales of a book … they would rather keep doing the same thing … the thing that has produced no results. Which is usually sitting on their tush. Or if they did try “something” and it didn’t work, that they then choose to sit on their tush because …
A December truism: the colors, the festivities, the gatherings and the changes of pace the Holiday season brings can stimulate or exhaust you.
It’s a wonderful time of “togetherness” with family and friends; and, a time of reflection on the past year … and think forward. Next week sets the stage for the beginning of 2018. As we get ready to launch Author YOU. And your continuation or creation of YOUR AUTHOR SUCCESS.
Here are some big questions …
Book Editors & Book Publishing Are Like Peanut Butter and Jelly
Why so many authors think that their friend who teaches literature at the local college, or their sister who
loves everything they write and do is the perfect editor for their work is beyond me.
Your editor can make or break your work—she can shape and shore it up … or, put in some commas and check your spelling. There are now more self and independent …
Are You the Sardine in the Sea?
Are you ready to learn the Art of the Niche? With over 2,000 books being published everyday, is yours drowning in the sea? Yes, there are millions of books out there.
Is yours contributing to book pollution?
Do you have a unique voice, something new to bring to the party, a twist to something old … in other words, can you break from the pack?
Or, will you continue to be …
ALL … watch for our Week of Webinar Bonanzas coming next week … ALL free and ALL designed to propel you into an outrageously successful 2017. Wishing you a wonderful and joyous weekend with family, friends and self.
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.
Last week, Judith explored awesome tips on creating excellent PowerPoint slides. This week, …
Aha Mobile Tip:
Did you know that most searches using the cell phone are now done between 7 pm and 10 pm?
That means that you need to strategically place items for the evening crowd—
the majority of postings for social media are done during the 9 to 5-time frames.
Expand your posting hour’s peak time for mobile social media and marketing. http://ow.ly/tXEsA
Is your email getting through?
Maybe. Maybe not. Don’t assume. With all the …
It was interesting to hear many authors stumble when asked three simple questions:
Who is your book for … really for?
What’s your target market?
Can you summarize your book in less than 30 seconds? Better yet, how about 15 seconds?
And too many couldn’t respond with clarity, or quickly. Oh, they loved the idea and the art of writing.
But, really, “You want me to tell you who is supposed to be reading, buying my book? Me?”
Why yes, …
Should You or Shouldn’t You and How Do
You Get Them?
One of the most common questions authors ask is: should I get endorsements for my book? The answer is yes. The real question is: where should I put them?
Ahhh, that opens up another window. Maybe on the cover. Maybe on the back cover. Maybe on a flap or dust jacket if your book has that type of cover. Maybe in the opening pages …
Author U –Your Guide to Book Publishing is featuring host Judith Briles of The Book Shepherd. Judith will focus on Part II: several key points from the May AuthorU Extravaganza.
Tune in at 6 Eastern, 5 Central, 4 Mountain, 3 Pacific and for our out-of-the-country members and followers … you are going to have to do the clock crunching for your time zone at http://tinurl.com/AuthorURadio. You can also go to the Home page of http://www.AuthorU.org, scroll …
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OH my … there are ONLY 22 Days until the
AHA Books is coming … how cool is this? Attendees will create an AHA Extravaganza Book … the best of the best within the Extravaganza and it will be published. You won’t believe this technique and how you can immediately use it to create and soar your visibility. Amplifying is the HOT new strategy. Wait til you see what we do at the Extravaganza! …