Monthly Archives: March 2014

Is Your Book Your Passion or Is It Your Poison?

Is Your Book Your Passion or Is It Your Poison?

Authoring is overwhelming. For some, if it’s missing one ingredient, it can be a curse, even a poison. All they can think about is how to get away from the promotion, the book, the time and money drain. The ones with the missing ingredient don’t even venture near that path. Why? They have the Passion Factor.  Though  a bit overwhelmed with the process, they continue with enthusiasm—and passion about their book, their writing, what they are doing.
It’s their passion that fuels their …

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Holding Your Author Rhythm in Writing and Publishing

Holding Your Author Rhythm in Writing and Publishing

by IJustD0ntKn0
Oh my, Dancing with the Stars is back on the air … and without one of my favorite orchestra leaders Harold Wheeler … you know the orchestra leader, the one that kicks off the routine with the perfect beat and rhythm for the couple on the floor.  As an author and book coach, why should I care?
One, I get a kick out of the show and was disappointed when the buzz started that Wheeler was getting …

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Author Spice: add your voice to your blog postings now!

Author Spice: add your voice to your blog postings now!

At the Author U Tech Tool Box in March in my offices in CO with ace digger upper of cool apps, Kelly Johnson, we all made audio clips using AudioBoo.fm.
 

I made 5 different boards within my new profile with a descriptor on the “May the inspiration muse be with you.” Board …  then added a little something for social media posting: All #authors need a muse and #inspiration along the #getpublished path from The Book Shepherd and #book #publishing …

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Bookstore Sales Slow to a Mere Drip … is the Flushing Over?

Bookstore Sales Slow to a Mere Drip … is the Flushing Over?

Think about it … sometimes “bad news” can be good news … as in a blessing in disguise.

Back in 2007, the “good old days,” bookstores were the hot place for an author to be. Over all sales were just shy of 18 billion … that’s BILLION dollars. Things starting going to hell in a hand basket the next year. The economy nose-dived, Borders hadn’t gone belly up (but the buzz was in the air that it …

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Is Your Book Spine and Cover a Tesla or a Trike?

Is Your Book Spine and Cover a Tesla or a Trike?

It’s always wise to “get” which book covers are hot, which are cold, and which just drip and limp along. You have an assignment to get your tush to your favorite brick and mortar book store. If you don’t have one, adopt one immediately. It will be good for you and your book. You are going to do an onsite test for your cover. Wouldn’t you want to have the Tesla’s of book covers or would …

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Book Awards for You to Consider NOW!

Book Awards for You to Consider NOW!

Book Awards … add to your professional credibility and are an excellent marketing tool. They can be used as part of your branding, on your business cards, on your website, on your individual book pages on the website, within your email signatures. Think book. Think visual. Think marketing. Think how this one item can nudge you a bit and beyond many other authors in the mix.
Here’s what’s open right now and merit you and your book’s attention–what’s …

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