It’s that time of the year … you’ve just completed the Holidays; you have good intentions pouring from everything cell of your being; and then, January progresses to February. The diet ends; the New Year’s resolutions start to tank; and you are back doing the same thing as you’ve always done.
Here are four questions to ask yourself as your kick-start your authoring and publishing year:
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 …
This is the final blog from AuthorU.org … beginning, next month, your feed will be coming from AuthorYOU and The Book Shepherd as we combine our resources that were outlined in the October 31 blog.
December is always the month that has too, too much packed into it. There’s the year-end “I’ve got to get this done NOW” push. Then there’s the more events, parties and gatherings to attend and host not to mention the shopping …
… ahhhh, the old days, when NY came courting up and coming authors; advances were common; authors were groomed and nurtured in the process; media tours were set up; your editor was your advocate; and you were looked up to when you told others you had an agent.
You will see lots of changes under the AuthorU umbrella over the next two months.
We are STREAMLINING! AuthorU will be transitioning to a rebranded AuthorYOU. The membership site that many of you have had challenges with since the conversion two years ago will be archived and membership will revert to the Meetup site. This means that any payments made for Activities and Events will process via PayPal via the site.
Much of the material you currently …
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Early Bird Registration ends on August 17
Have you heard some of the speakers before?
Are they presenting new material?
Are there new Speakers.
The Extravaganza is an investment in you and your book. We will deliver. You need to be here to receive it.
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 …
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 …
At AuthorU.org, we have had the pleasure of two workshops with Molly Kocialski, the Rocky Mountain Regional Director of the USPTO—the United States Patent and Trade Office. Fingers crossed, Molly’s schedule will allow her to be with us again at the Extravaganza in September to do the Deep Dive Workshop on Thursday, September 7th.
One of the beliefs that have floated for years was that an author should mail a copy of the manuscript to him or …
This week is a favorite—little on the agenda—oh there’s football, family, and food. For me, I also dive into Macy’s Parade for the kid is me and the National Day Show, wondering “which one” will get the grand prize—I don’t own a dog now, but I love those sassy pooches as they parade around.
I’m grateful for the freedom we all have and often too assume .. Let AuthorU start with a thank you—we are grateful …
It’s the weekly blog grind and you are wondering … What? What I’m I going to write about? If you are stomped for what to write in your blog, here are 6 quick tips to create the goose that just might lay the golden egg for authors.
1 The progress you are making on your book marketing (the good, the bad, even the ugly).
2 Another blog you read that you totally agreed with OR disagreed …