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Using Visualization to Guide You through Any Publishing Project

Using Visualization to Guide You through Any Publishing Project

Using Visualization to Guide You through Any Publishing Project

Author and Vision expert Dr. Lynn Hellerstein joins host Judith Briles, The Book Shepherd, for an insightful episode on AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing podcast. It’s all about Vision, and its impact on writing, research, publishing, book marketing, and creating author confidence.
It’s all about vision and using visualization to soar your author and writing success. Get ready to embrace the rules of visualization and:

 Get useful tips to unblock writer’s block.
· How to …

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Start Early and Often for Author Social Media Marketing

Start Early and Often for Author Social Media Marketing

Start Early and Often for Author Social Media Marketing
When it comes to social media, too many authors engage in One for the Money … Two for the Show … Three to Get Ready (maybe) … and rarely GO.

This is not your option. The wise author … the savvy author … the author whose objective is to be seriously successful gets started early and engages often moving forward.
Why?

To get your feet wet.
To learn shortcuts for creating …

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Publicity and Book Marketing Hooks and Tips Part II

Publicity and Book Marketing Hooks and Tips Part II

Publicity and Book Marketing Hooks and Tips Part 2

WOOT … AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing podcast has a two-parter for you with host Dr. Judith Briles and Joan Stewart. All about Hooks to get Publicity and push your Book Marketing. This is Part 2
You will get:

Ideas that will hook readers who don’t know you —Ideas that will keep your most loyal fans coming back for more —
Easy ways to catch the media’s attention all year …

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The Magic Word for Authors Is Compelling

The Magic Word for Authors Is Compelling

Not a week goes by when an author-in-waiting doesn’t say to me:
I want to sell a million copies.
My book is like the ones James Patterson writes.
My writing is like Sandra Brown’s.
I want to be published in New York.
Alrighty … goals are always good to have … and reach for. When I hear comments I like the above, I know—yes, I know, that the author-in-waiting hasn’t done his or her publishing homework.

My Truthiness: In most years, less …

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Tick Tock … Absolute last day to grab your author bonuses

Tick Tock … Absolute last day to grab your author bonuses

Only Attend the Extravaganza if You Want Author Success

Pre Extravaganza April 7
Extravaganza April 8-9
Be There for Craft, Publishing, and Community
You will learn. You will network. You will laugh.
8 Reasons for ALL Authors to Attend the AuthorYOU Extravaganza Conference in April …
1. All sessions are general … you won’t miss anything. They fit your specific authoring needs and goals.
2. AYE is an “Info Fest” … not a PitchFest. Just the facts for authors and authors-to-be.
3. You …

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Author Smarts: The Power of “Re” for Authors

Author Smarts: The Power of “Re” for Authors

Author Smarts: The Power of “Re”
As last year came to an end, I started my simmering process. A noodling of what I imagined I wanted to do going forward for The Book Shepherd and for me personally. I know that I have The Author’s Walk on my writing calendar with several chapters already completed. But there was more to consider … to do. 2022 will carry a theme of “Re” … for me, it started …

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Author Tips to Avoid Social Media Posting Blunders

Author Tips to Avoid Social Media Posting Blunders

Author Marketing Blunders …
Not Using Ninja Strategies to Push Your Social Media Out
SOMETIMES, AUTHORS MIX UP their priorities. Maybe they think they can “do it all” … you can’t. Stop it. It’s time to morph your thinking and your actions when it comes to social media posting.

When it comes to social media, you need a management system in place to maintain your social media sanity.

To schedule your posts.
To follow comments.
To make comments.
To access what is …

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Don’t Sabotage Your Author, Writer and Publishing Career

Don’t Sabotage Your Author, Writer and Publishing Career

Not a week goes by that I don’t get a variety of “How do I do it?” questions that pertain to either writing, publishing or book marketing. Whew. None are one-sentence responses.
If it’s about writing, it may be: How can I make a living writing? Do you know who pays for freelancers? Should I join a writing group?
For authors and authors-to-be, it could be:  How do I get started? How do I find an agent …

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Selecting a Book Topic, 101 by Jeff Davidson

Selecting a Book Topic, 101 by Jeff Davidson

As the author of 67 mainstream books, one of the techniques I use to find good book topics is to identify obstacles, roadblocks, or irritations that people face. As patterns began to emerge… aha, this could be the book topic. Over the years I’ve found that if you notice as few as two people experiencing a problem in their personal lives, careers, or organizations, you have enough preliminary evidence to begin exploring the topic altogether.

New …

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Embrace 10 ways to make this the best author and publishing word ever!

Embrace 10 ways to make this the best author and publishing word ever!

 10 Ways to Move from So-So Author to Sought Out Author!
Start noodling. What do you want this year for you? For your authoring? For your publishing? This is the last year of this decade–that’s an OMG! How do you want to make your entrance? What about the exit … leading into the new decade? I know, I know, it’s another OMG … but this, dear author, is called planning.
What are your author and publishing expectations …

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