When Did Your Love of Reading Start?
No matter what age, I always remember having a book with me. I didn’t realize it at the time, but my grandmother started me on my love for reading.
When I was four, my grandmother (I called her Mom-Mom) would babysit me as both of my parents had full-time jobs, and I was not yet in school. I would play with my toys and spend time outside, but one day …
When was the last time you showered your social media accounts with a little TLC? If it’s been awhile, it’s time to give them some lovin’.
First, open all your accounts in separate tabs so you can streamline your TLC process. This will be easier if you use a regular computer and not a mobile device. Then review using the steps below.
Is your author branding consistent across social media platforms?
When we talk author branding, we …
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 …
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:
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 …
Question: If you are an Author, are you happy with your book sales?
Question: Would you like to be an Author of a successful Book?
Question: Do you really know how Authors become rock stars who get minimal advances, if any, yet soar?
Question: Would you be thrilled with a few hundred copies of your book sold (average is less than 500) or would you like to sell thousands?
Answers: The answers are in front of you. Within the …
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 …
… 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.
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, …
It’s the midst of summertime and on Saturday, Judith Briles will be hosting her last AuthorU member and friends BBQ. If you are here in Colorado, join in … it’s a freebie and always fun. Starts at 5 p.m.—bring a side dish to share … she will take care of the rest of the fixins’ … you need to RSVP to Judith@Briles.com –count me/us in!
It’s Thursday and this afternoon … drop in and learn all …