Monthly Archives: November 2014

6 Twitter Tips for Happy Tweeting Trails

6 Twitter Tips for Happy Tweeting Trails

Reach Your Audience …
6 Quick Twitter Tips for You:

1. GET the Most Bang
Know when to Tweet and where the audiences are. According to RadiumOne, there are two peak times during the day to Tweet:
10AM to 12PM and 8PM through 10PM
That’s it, at least for now. If you want to see the most shares, with the highest click-through, you should be Tweeting from 12 noon to 2PM. Remember, Tweets are global, which means global times …

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Hot Spit! Colorado Author (that’s me) Gets 6 Book Awards

Hot Spit! Colorado Author (that’s me) Gets 6 Book Awards

Colorado Author Wins 6 National Book Awards
DENVER, CO., Nov. 19, 2014 — Judith Briles of Aurora, Colo., who has written and published more than 30 books, has won six national book awards for her latest, Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms (Mile High Press).
Briles and the book were honored with the “best” in the Writing/Publishing categories from the USA Book News Awards, Indie Excellence Book Awards, International Book Awards, Beverly Hills Book …

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Authors, Judgement and Publishing Predators

Authors, Judgement and Publishing Predators

Authors—the boiler room operations of Author House, Author Solutions, Xlibris, iUniverse, etc., have hundreds of people “hounding” naïve authors-to-be around the clock—it’s their “job”—they are author hounders, lurking in the shadows, ready to root into your creative juices, and yes, your personal vanity, to get your wallet and book.

Getting Your Book into the Friendly Skies

Getting Your Book into the Friendly Skies

Do you want your book in the airport? If you do, you need to know that Hudson News (NJ based)

or The Paradies Shops (GA based) are the only players for airport book sales. Pitch it to headquarters—it’s all about the book … has to be designed and written well. The book hook is critical. Offer a special “Cooperative Rate”—i.e., you offer a special reduction on the first order only that amounts to a $2 credit per book over the regular discount. Alert: return rates are 60-70% … unless the book takes off and then reorders happen.

Book Camp 2014

Book Camp 2014

A special message from Joan Stewart, for next weekend …  

If you want to sell books, you’ll sell far more if you’re not just an author.
You also need to be an expert, even if you’re writing fiction. But it can take years to gain expert status in your field, right?
Wrong.  Publicity expert Joan Stewart, aka The Publicity Hound, will show you how to build your expertise fairly quickly during her daylong presentation at Author U’s Publicity BookCamp …

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GOYT Success Formula for Book Publicity and Marketing Saturday

GOYT Success Formula for Book Publicity and Marketing Saturday

Yowsa … AuthorU.org and The Book Shepherd have an extraordinary BookCamp popping next weekend, Saturday the 15th … it’s our end of the year gift to you.

 
How to Create Killer Book Publicity that Sells Books Far Beyond Your Launch on a Shoestring Budget
 
SO … here’s the BIG question … Would you like to create killer, knock the socks off, book publicity that reaches far beyond any launch you envisioned … even on a teeny tiny shoe …

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Every Author Needs a Copyright Page

Every Author Needs a Copyright Page

One of the most common questions that authors ask is about the Copyright page and “What should my copyright page look like?” Good question, here’s an answer:
The Copyright Page, which follows the title page of your manuscript, is a flexible document with respect to format, but several elements must be included.  The most confusing two are the ISBN and LOCN.  Detailed instructions for sending for them are included below:                                                                                                    

Copyright-book 

-The copyright symbol,
          -Followed by the copyright …

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