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Successful Authors Embrace the Big Four Publishing DNA

Successful Authors Embrace the Big Four Publishing DNA

Once upon a time, in a land not so far away, there were two types of publishing: the real  publishing route where mega-thousands of books were printed each year; authors were paid moneys upfront called advances; publisher reps happily pitched books that only real authors wrote; all marketing and publicity were handled by the publisher for an author when the book was published and available via real bookstores; and to claimed the moniker of a …

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Author Success Always Has This ONE, SINGLE Ingredient

Author Success Always Has This ONE, SINGLE Ingredient

Oh yes … I’ve heard … you’ve heard … we have ALL heard about the author who starts up chatter in the book world. Out of the blue, one hits the bookselling lottery. A gazillion copies are sold. The media is all over the place. The buzz is, well, the buzz.
Authoring … what a journey.  Highs and lows. Hopes and fears. Tears and joy. And a journey that requires perseverance. It’s the magic word that …

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Authors Need to Ride Surfing the Publishing Wave

Authors Need to Ride Surfing the Publishing Wave

Thirty plus years ago, one of my author friends coined one of my favorite book titles: Sacred Cows Make the Best Burgers. It’s all about change and slashing through the things that continually hold people and companies back. Fast forward 20 years. I ran into the author Bob Kriegel at a conference we were both speaking at. He was still talking about burgers and he reminded me of a story he told me long ago …

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Stop the Book Insanity … Or Why I Don’t Want to Market My Book

Stop the Book Insanity … Or Why I Don’t Want to Market My Book

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 …

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The Author and Book Tipping Point … or why show up on the 7th will make or break your book.

The Author and Book Tipping Point … or why show up on the 7th will make or break your book.

Extravaganza fury is in the air this week. Yes, it’s the last minute. Do you go? Do you stay home? Do you keep doing what you have been doing this past year? What’s your tipping point?
These questions always surface as the Extravaganza approaches from anyone who is on the fence:

What and Why do I need more authoring, publishing and how-to information?—I mean, I’m on overload and overwhelm now.
Why would I want to spend money …

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Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips November 27

Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips November 27

 
Here are 3 HUGE mistakes I see authors making every day. Do any sound like you or an author friend?
 
1.     When asked the simple question, “Who is your book for?” they say:
“My book is for everybody.”
Nonsense …take off your shades … otherwise you will continue to live in Delusional Land.
If your book is for “everybody,” that means you mean it’s written for men, women, children, babies, and everything in between. It means that it’s …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of July 16

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of July 16

 Today
Author U –Your Guide to Book Publishing is featuring host Judith Briles of The Book Shepherd will have foreign rights agent Bob Erdmann as her guest Bob has been responsible for place Judith Briles’ books in 16 countries). The topic is foreign rights with an emphasis on getting your books in the hands of people you never imagined you would connect with!
Tune in at 6 Eastern, 5 Central, 4 Mountain, 3 Pacific and for …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of May 28

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of May 28

 

 Today
Author U –Your Guide to Book Publishing is featuring host Judith Briles of The Book Shepherd. Judith will focus on the Timelines Needed for ANY CrowdFunding Campaign.
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 down and …

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FINAL DAY to Save $$$ to Skyrocket You and Your Book Success

FINAL DAY to Save $$$ to Skyrocket You and Your Book Success

Today is the FINAL DAY to get Early Bird pricing for the AuthorU Extravaganza. Skyrocket your #author and #book success overnight. If you don’t want to hear, to learn what’s new, what’s hot, what’s going to separate you and your book from the masses, don’t read further.

It’s the Author U Extravaganza in Denver, CO  May 7-9, 2015 … Meet me there!
The 6th Annual 3-Day Author U Extravaganza offers 26 intensive sessions that deliver the “how-tos and …

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Why Publishing on Your Own Is a Very, Very Viable Option

Why Publishing on Your Own Is a Very, Very Viable Option

Once upon a time, in a land no so far away, there were two types of publishing: the coveted traditional route, where thousands of books were printed, media releases created and publisher reps marketed the books that only real authors wrote; and the disdained vanity press—here the giant spitting sound. Authors went the vanity press route only as a last resort. Under the vanity umbrella dwelled the small presses and self-publishing, costly ventures where mass …

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