Wahoo! It’s National Relaxation Day … what’s your favorite way to just veg out? Cook? Read? Snooze? Garden? Race cars? Take a walk? Play with friends? See a movie? Clean? Do something with crafts? Shop? Have a massage? How about just puttering? What’s your choice?
Today, Your Guide to Book Publishing will focus on all things that makes books into masterpieces, both on the exterior and interior. Judith Briles interviews Phil Knight—all things about printing your book and so much more. 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://rsrn.us/youpublish. You can also go to the Home page of http://www.AuthorU.org, scroll down and click on any of the past shows—just click and you are instantly there!
Wise words for all authors: “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs
Here’s your Top Ten Tweets for the past week
Tweets are faster than a speeding bird … below are Author U’s Top Ten Tweets from the past week that you may have missed …
Monster Author Solutions as at the root of yet another #author and #book scam-FIRE is in the building people… http://ow.ly/nMEw9
The changing workplace–why jobs will become projects. Finish the project, and you can write. It’s the wave of entrepreneurship that will morph all. http://ow.ly/nSOGA
Success & Resources
Key words are critical for all #authors-need for #book, #blog-have you checked yours of late? #getpublished. http://ow.ly/nSK0o
A “just do it” event … Turn your dreams about #writing into I am a #writer. Love this story! http://ow.ly/nSQwP
Good noodling strategies for #authors-how-tos for getting your #book up on Kindle, http://ow.ly/mVF4E
You want to listen—Stephen King on #Writing video Stephen King On Twilight, 50 Shades of Grey, Lovecraft & More (55:51)
4 Reasons We’d Be Screwed if Young Adult #Books Were Real | Huff Post http://t.co/XhY5guJ7ok
Social Media and Marketing Strategies
Love this … book cover clichés to avoid like the plague! Times change, so should covers! http://www.buzzfeed.com/lukelewis/19-book-cover-cliches
Curious about what Fan #Fiction is? Good video (less than 30 min) on the community responding to a #book. http://ow.ly/nSO5g
Cool and Sometimes Goofy
Kind of cool… what is more American than cherry pie?–why it’s a banana split! http://ow.ly/nSQ5B
Bonus: Last week’s Your Guide to Book Publishing with Shannon Parish did a deep dive into author websites—what it is and why you need it. Listen in. http://rsrn.us/youpublish or you can download directly from the AuthorU.org website.
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If you are looking for FREE author and book coaching … call in to Judith’s Author Monday Mornings at NOON Eastern each Monday. The number is 218-632-9854; Access Code 1239874444 … have your questions ready–there’s a full hour to ask and listen.