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 …
On Sunday, November 1st, Dan Poynter ’s fight with acute cancer ended. A true giant. Dan was the catalyst and visionary and has remained in the center of the growing self-publishing community. Seeing the value of self-publishing, it was seeded with his love of parachuting and cats. That love led to the publishing of over one hundred books with the Para Publishing imprint and his name. His Self-Publishing Manual: How to Write, Print and Publish …
What author doesn’t need a goose every once in a while? And what author | writer wouldn’t love to NOT have to start from scratch for every piece of work that gets published? And, have you thought about exploring what might be a fit for you and your expertise that could be waiting to be found via the public domain?
It’s always fun to share new things that come across the AuthorU desk that does just …
Why I Haven’t Sign Up Yet for the AuthorU Extravaganza … Stop the Book Insanity
Authors sometimes don’t want to hear what works in creating a successful book publishing effort—an effort that includes 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 …