Monthly Archives: March 2015

Calling All Authors – Don’t Miss This Deadline!

Calling All Authors – Don’t Miss This Deadline!

 
Deadlines are HERE for the AuthorU Extravaganza. I wouldn’t miss this event. It’s an investment in me. It’s an investment in my books. It’s an investment in my future. I would be nuts if I wasn’t in Denver, Colorado May 7-9th … and so are you if you aren’t as well.

1  TOMORROW, March 31st is the last day to take advantage of Early Bird pricing for the AuthorU Extravaganza. Save $$$. Register and use the promo …

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Here’s to Joyce Meskis, the Woman, the Legend, the Author’s Best Friend

Here’s to Joyce Meskis, the Woman, the Legend, the Author’s Best Friend

 
 Joyce Meskis is a visionary, an advocate and fearless friend to authors and publishers everywhere. What a gift to all of us she has been for the 40 years at the best book store in the world, the Tattered Cover.
I knew it would happen and I’m bummed. All of us in the publishing community in Colorado knew that the clock was ticking. The legendary Joyce Meskis of the awesome Tattered Cover Book Store has announced her retirement …

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Creativity Juice for Writing … 100 Years Ago

Creativity Juice for Writing … 100 Years Ago

Authors and Writers look for ideas to create “juice” for their writing. Consider looking back to look forward. What was happening 50 years ago? 100 years ago?  In the good old days … will how good were they? Would you like to revert back to them? Here’s what was happening across a broad spectrum in 1915 …

The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.

Fuel for the car was sold in drug stores only. 

Only …

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Why Nick Zelinger is Attending the AuthorU Extravaganza!

Why Nick Zelinger is Attending the AuthorU Extravaganza!

I loved this post that popped up on Facebook from one of my favorite book designers, Nick Zelinger.  He’s at the awesome AuthorU Extravaganza … you should be there too!  Read on …
As a book designer, author and musician—I get to wear many hats—and this May 7-9, I’ll be in seventh heaven! The AuthorU May Extravaganza is THE premier event for authors and writers, publishers, editors, schmoozing together and learning the most recent publishing and marketing …

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Revisiting Book Awards for Authors

Revisiting Book Awards for Authors

 Which book awards do you enter? Do they matter?
AuthorU Let’s start with the second question first. The answer: sometimes. Depending upon the tenacity of the author/publisher in getting the word out about the book and the award, you could be wasting your money. Awards can be used to market your book, but it doesn’t happen by itself. You will be the primary promoter. Always.

 
Some of the more established awards—Parents Choice, Moonbeam, USA Book News, Global eBook …

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Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips and Ahas

Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips and Ahas

 
Authorly is a digital publishing platform that enables anyone to create interactive, cross-platform storybook apps. Using the intuitive web interface, authors can build beautiful, unique, and powerful native applications for Android and iOS smartphones and tablets. http://Authorly.com
 
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If you are speaking, need marketing material, website visual gooses and not have to pay for photos, here are sites to nab from—Some do require attribution, so please read the fine print. http://www.designskilz.com/free-photos/
 
Shout Outs for Webinars
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10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know about Judith Briles, The Book Shepherd

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know about Judith Briles, The Book Shepherd

Okay, it’s truth and tell time. 
I get questions all the time about my upbringing (it wasn’t like Leave It to Beaver and June Cleaver wasn’t my birth mother). People are curious as to what brings someone to do what they do and who they are. Here’s mine:

10 Things You May Not Know About Me
1              One time, a girlfriend and I got the idea that we wanted to go see the TV show, Let’s Make …

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Meet Inkling … One of the New Kids on the Block in eBooks Creation

Meet Inkling … One of the New Kids on the Block in eBooks Creation

We authors are always on the prowl for platforms to connect with readers. eBooks are approximately 20 percent of the buyer user/preference. Have you discovered Inkling yet?
Inkling is a cloud publishing platform where you can create beautiful, interactive content and share it securely with customers, employees, or partners, across all devices, anywhere in the world.
It’s got the ability to create collaborative with others; manage it all within your computer  a la “the cloud”, templates to …

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