Top Twitter Tweets for October 4, 2012


Oh my, many of Author U’s members can fondly remember Leave It to Beaver and Roy Rogers’ TV shows—it’s their day today …  if you are a musician and the flute is your instrument of choice—get it out … it’s Toot Your Flute Day!  In the heart of falltime, if you who love carrying around sticks and hitting a ball, it’s National Golf Day.

Today, it’s all about niche markets on Your Guide to Book Publishing. It will focus on getting your books into all the nooks and crannies you may not think that book sales can occur. 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. Remember—you can go to the website, scroll down on the Home page and see the last five shows—just click and you are instantly there!

In just 3 days, on Saturday, October 6th, BookCamp, Book Marketing with a Twist is where the action is at—remember, there is no October Dinner and a Program when there is a BookCamp in the month. There is a Salon dedicated to writing snappy, sassy and salty copy for your media releases. All info is on the website. Get ‘ye there!

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 …


Success & Resources

ID the perils of being a true crime writer and author podcast.

Author Alert: Got a YA manuscript? Poisoned Pen Press seeks submissions   So does Carolrhoda Books:

8 resources for ebook cover design.

450 Free Audio Books: Download Great Books for Free

A 99-cent sale on Amazon helped propel one author to the top of Self Published Bestsellers List:

RT @susanroane: Giving a speech?  If you want to connect with the audience, speak WITH people individually before you get on stage!


Social Media and Marketing Strategies

The B2B Social Marketing Universe [Infographic]

[INFOGRAPHIC] How to Distribute Content Marketing

Wondering why your FB reach is decreasing this will explain why.

Very Cool!
Recommended! #1: Hubble’s Universe: Greatest Discoveries and Latest Images


Bonus:  Last week’s Your Guide to Book Publishing was with NY Times bestselling author Harry MacLean was ideal for any author who is using research, dealing with interviews, and especially writing true crime—if that sounds like you, this podcast is for you!  or you can download directly from the website.

This afternoon, Brian Jud will start his series on deep-diving into the specialty markets that will be followed by a free webinar the following week. Don’t miss it—if you do, download the podcast. You can link to it off the Home page on the website.

Don’t forget to fill out “About” on your FB page. It’s what people see! Add your URL there. And make sure that it shows your email to contact you at, not FB’s

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