Yearly Archives: 2013

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy Author New Year to You!

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy Author New Year to You!

Can You Hear What I Hear?

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 is, gulp, the beginning of 2014. And I hear AUTHOR SUCCESS!
As you spend time with those you are close to, it’s a natural to noodle a bit. They all know you have a book … or are writing a book. Are they encouragers or stompers? …

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Books, Tea and the Perfect Book Marketing / Sales Pitch

Books, Tea and the Perfect Book Marketing / Sales Pitch

Last week, I celebrated my Annual Authors’ Fall Tea … a dozen authors were featured, authors who I’ve worked with in the past year and had books published. One of their gifts from me was a type of graduation with the opportunity to Pitch their books … to a gathering of my friends and friends they brought as well.
The theme was a High Tea with a table laden with sweets, sandwiches, crab cabs and other tidbits. …

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What Authors Should Do When a #BookAward is Won

What Authors Should Do When a #BookAward is Won

What’s next …  What do you do when you win a book award? The savvy author tells others about it. Don’t count on your publisher to do it if you are published by someone other than your own company. Start by creating a shout out for yourself. And doing a happy dance! Then, start creating strategies to enhance your book marketing … or kick start it. Below are 10 that you can start using now.
Book …

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17 Gems for #Authors to Keep Them Afloat

17 Gems for #Authors to Keep Them Afloat

17 gems, jewels about print, ebook publishing

 
If you want a crash course on #book #publishing, set aside some time this weekend to watch the replays of four free webinars that will teach you way more than what most authors know about book marketing, distribution, publicity, sales and many other topics related to publishing.
I’m one of the Chicks at Sea, five publishing experts who will be hosting “Create the Ultimate Bestseller at Sea,” a Caribbean cruise Jan. 18-23 for authors …

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It’s Baloney Day … Top Tweets from #AuthorU Oct 24th week

It’s Baloney Day … Top Tweets from #AuthorU Oct 24th week

  Today is National Balogna Day … anyone over 40 probably grew up with baloney sandwiches… yes, this is the day to celebrate that round piece of sandwich meat.

Or do you remainder the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile? … Quick … what was the word on the Weinermobile’s license plate? Answer is at end of post.
Although Oscar Mayer had lots of products … kids knew that it meant baloney … Balogna can be eaten … and it fits …

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What Authors Must Know to Avoid Being Fleeced by the Publishing Predators

What Authors Must Know to Avoid Being Fleeced by the Publishing Predators

Webinar  October 10th   8 pm  Eastern
Authors Beware:
What You Must Know to Avoid Being Fleeced by the Publishing Predators

Reserve your Webinar seat
now at:  https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/622991398
Authors and newbie authors are the latest targets for a variety of “publishing  services” and “book consultants.” We call them the Publishing Predators because they have a far greater interest in your checkbook and credit card than in developing you as an author and helping you create a book you can be proud …

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7 Deadly Sins of Publishing … Redux!

7 Deadly Sins of Publishing … Redux!

If you’re writing a book, and you have only a few thousand dollars to spend publishing and marketing it, how should you spend your money?
 
Three things must be at the top of your list. If they aren’t, you risk ending up with a book that looks amateurish, unprofessional and sloppy–with no chance whatsoever to become a bestseller.
 
Three book experts joined me on a webinar Tuesday night to explain “The 7 Deadly Sins Authors Commit in …

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Join 5 Chicks at Sea to Create the Ultimate Best Seller!

Join 5 Chicks at Sea to Create the Ultimate Best Seller!

Are you available Tuesday October 1st at 7 Eastern, 4 Pacific?
 
Join The Book Shepherd Judith Briles, Publicity Hound Joan Stewart, Book Branding and Sales Strategist Amy Collins, Book Marketing Expert Penny Sansevieri and Social Media Hot Shot Georgia McCabe on Tuesday, October 1st at 7 Eastern, 6 Central, 5 Mountain and 4 Pacific. They will deliver a LIVE and FREE webinar on The 7 Deadly Sins in Publishing Today (and give you solutions) … you must register …

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