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 …
A December truism: the colors, the festivities, the gatherings and the changes of pace the Holiday season brings can stimulate or exhaust you.
It’s a wonderful time of “togetherness” with family and friends; and, a time of reflection on the past year … and think forward. Next week sets the stage for the beginning of 2018. As we get ready to launch Author YOU. And your continuation or creation of YOUR AUTHOR SUCCESS.
Here are some big questions …
Are You the Sardine in the Sea?
Are you ready to learn the Art of the Niche? With over 2,000 books being published everyday, is yours drowning in the sea? Yes, there are millions of books out there.
Is yours contributing to book pollution?
Do you have a unique voice, something new to bring to the party, a twist to something old … in other words, can you break from the pack?
Or, will you continue to be …
Aha Mobile Tip:
Did you know that most searches using the cell phone are now done between 7 pm and 10 pm?
That means that you need to strategically place items for the evening crowd—
the majority of postings for social media are done during the 9 to 5-time frames.
Expand your posting hour’s peak time for mobile social media and marketing. http://ow.ly/tXEsA
Is your email getting through?
Maybe. Maybe not. Don’t assume. With all the …
Editing confuses many aspiring authors ..your tips today start out with:
1. Always … Always … Always use an editor who “get” your genre. Your editor is a critical investment to the success of your book. No exceptions.
2. Depending on your writing skill, you may need far more than just a copy editor … the one that does the final check for grammar and typo checks.
3. Lack of or poor editing is the #1 thing that …
It was interesting to hear many authors stumble when asked three simple questions:
Who is your book for … really for?
What’s your target market?
Can you summarize your book in less than 30 seconds? Better yet, how about 15 seconds?
And too many couldn’t respond with clarity, or quickly. Oh, they loved the idea and the art of writing.
But, really, “You want me to tell you who is supposed to be reading, buying my book? Me?”
Why yes, …
Should You or Shouldn’t You and How Do
You Get Them?
One of the most common questions authors ask is: should I get endorsements for my book? The answer is yes. The real question is: where should I put them?
Ahhh, that opens up another window. Maybe on the cover. Maybe on the back cover. Maybe on a flap or dust jacket if your book has that type of cover. Maybe in the opening pages …
Your Book and Author Success Is Just a Listen Away … and a HUGE part of your success is directly related to your investment. Yes, money is needed in most cases. And so is YOUR TIME. Weekly, The Book Shepherd Judith Briles and AuthorU create a podcast that is peppered with tips, tricks, insiders ahas and strategies to leapfrog you over other authors.
Their question for you is: Are you investing in your time – it’s …
Within AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing, you will discover a myriad of tips, tricks, how-tos that will leap your book, author and publishing success factors significantly. Each show is fresh and topical–52 of them a year—information that authors at all stages of publishing are seeking. Whether it’s creation, production, or marketing strategies—you will discover and learn what the latest is to support your success.
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Schmooze … Reconnect … Catchup … Eat!
Author U –Your Guide to Book Publishing is featuring host Judith Briles of The Book Shepherd as she dives into the back of the book—called “Back Matter” … it’s all the items that should be in the back of the book that sometimes don’t because the author didn’t know that they …