Top Ten Twitter Tweets of February 12

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What a terrific program at AuthorU last Saturday. Deep-diving into a variety of topics—we had to postpone the legal maze until April 11th—we did a preview of next month’s writing with Scrivener, noodled how to become a bestseller on Amazon; different ways to repurpose an existing book; editing variables; crowdfunding and much more. Our original speaker had a personal emergency and couldn’t make it so Judith Briles and Nick Taylor offered three options and the attendees voted on which way to go—the Free for All took the honors.

Next month is a “different” type of Saturday program and actually perfect for a Saturday. On March 7th, it’s your writing pedal to the medal as your learn the insider tips and tricks to go from ZERO to 100 mph in your writing. 

It’s all about the awesome writing software, Scrivener. You don’t want to miss this! Only $20 for paid up members and $30 for non-members.

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The cost creep for the Extravaganza hit last week. Get registered before the next increase in a month. If you want to:

  • have Sandra Beckwith showing you how to build massive book buzz—you want to be front row for her presentation, How to Build Book Buzz on Friday, May 8th
  • If you want to get more time in your day, you want to attend Kelly Johnson’s how-to session, Is There a VA in Your Life?-Bringing Sanity to Your Day, on Thursday, May 7th;
  • Know how to Succeed in Crowdfunding to Your Book Success, you want to be at Amanda Barbara’s session on Thursday, May 7th; AND 
  • Learn from Heather Lutze, one of the masters of the cyberworld on Findability for You and Your Book and How to Spy on Your Competition, you want to be at Deep-Dive Dinner Workshop on Thursday, May 7th.

Dates are May 7-9 this year. Get them on your calendar. Better yet, get registered,! Pronto

Congrats AND good luck to all who entered the Draft to Dream #Book #Publishing competition. Entries have been sent to the Judges!



Author UYour Guide to Book Publishing is featuring host Judith Briles of The Book Shepherd.SUCCESS … Her guest is Joel Friedlander who is the brains behind the multi-awarded blog,

They will reveal 7 Tips for Taking the Leap from Author to Publisher.

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  You can also go to the Home page of, scroll down and click on any of the past shows—just click and are instantly there!  With over 250,000  downloaded podcasts each month from listeners worldwide, are you missing out?

 Here are your Top Ten Tweets for the past week
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Tweets are faster than a speeding bird … below are Author U’s Top Ten Tweets from the past week that you may have missed …

Success & Resources                

  • 6 Ways To Trick People Into Thinking You’re Smarter Than You Actually Are | Fast Company | Business + Innovation…

Social Media and Marketing Strategies

  • New lit agent Cynthia Kane seeks young adult, children’s, nonfiction, memoir & commercial fiction

Writers & Writing

  • New lit agent Cynthia Kane seeks young adult, children’s, nonfiction, memoir & commercial fiction
  • #Author alert: Self-help and fantasy (graphic novels) lead the category pack in #book sales in categories–get the “hot” and “cold” per PubWeekly.

    Fun and Cool Things to Know or Do
  • This is a wonderful way to spend 4 minutes on this Super Bowl Sunday-video on a Grateful-A Love Song to the World.  

    Nice way to start your day or take a break: A haunting, beautiful rendition of “Mad World” on classical guitar [video-2 min]


 Remember … you can listen to over 175 programs that Author U Founder Judith Briles has created for your book and authoring success: , scroll down and click on any of the past shows—just click and you are instantly there! Or you, can go to the radio show’s home page and do the same:  

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.

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