Monthly Archives: September 2015

It’s Selfie Time … Are You Doing Publicity Shout-Outs?

It’s Selfie Time … Are You Doing Publicity Shout-Outs?

 
If you want to move from barely visible to all over the place, there’s work to do when and where is comes to gather publicity for yourself … for your book.
Here are ten tips to get you started:

Create a Website for your book. No exceptions. If you don’t have one, it will be hard for potential readers to find you and the media to promote you. Make sure that you have a media tab on …

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Build Your Twitter Empire for Marketing, Branding and Influence

Build Your Twitter Empire for Marketing, Branding and Influence

How do you like your social media served up? If it’s long or chatty, most likely Facebook is going to be for you. If it’s visual, Pinterest will be in your corner. If you want visual and quick, Instragram might be for you. If you want short and punchy, than Twitter will be in your feed. If you write for the YA crowd, then Tumblr and Instragram will beckon to you. If you are about …

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Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas September 19

Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas September 19

 
Editing confuses many aspiring authors ..your tips today start out with:

Always … Always … Always use an editor who “get” your genre. Your editor is a critical investment to the success of your book. No exceptions.
Depending on your writing skill, you may need far more than just a copy editor … the one that does the final check for grammar and typo checks.
Lack of or poor editing is the #1 thing that will get a …

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KUDOS from How to Write a NonFiction Book in 4 Weeks!

KUDOS from How to Write a NonFiction Book in 4 Weeks!

Over the summer, I rolled out a new  workshop … it was “an experiment” for me … to see if I could really show writers and authors how to get a quality book out of their core; into their laptops; and move it to editing. And, by golly, that’s what happened.
Living in Colorado, naturally I did the “in person” class in the Denver area. Several ahas popped including the value of keeping it small. …

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Great Tool for Authors: Create Your Own Newsletter EASY!

Great Tool for Authors: Create Your Own Newsletter EASY!

How would you like a daily push for you as an author in book marketing, book promotion, book publicity and YOU as an expert in your topic and industry? Of course you would — at least if you want to be seriously successful in publishing.
At the recent Judith Briles Book Publishing Unplugged last month, all attendees were introduced and encourage to create their own newspaper. With the assistance of Kelly Johnson, my favorite Geek Girl and …

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Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas September 5

Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas September 5

 
 
Covers  and ISBNs are critical … what are the “differences” in the self-publishing markets and the indie publishing markets is the inclusion of the LCCN–the Library of Congress Number. If you want your book in the library, you best apply for one before publication and include it on your copyright page. Here are your tips this week:
In deciding on a style or type of coverGet to a brick and mortar bookstore. First, go to the …

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Don’t Miss OUT – FREE Webinar with #Publishing Must Haves TODAY

Don’t Miss OUT – FREE Webinar with #Publishing Must Haves TODAY

 

What are you doing today? As in at 7:15 Eastern, 6:15 Central, 5:15 Mountain, 4:15 Pacific? If you are an author or an author-to-be, how would you like to fast forward your publishing ahas in just one hour for FREE?
Imagine how much smarter you’d be if you could get five of the top book publishing professionals in one room for an hour, and hear their best tips on how to publish, market, distribute and publicize …

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Killer Tips for Book Designing

Killer Tips for Book Designing

When interviewing a prospective book designer, ask these key questions:

What is his or her experience in book production?

  This isn’t the time for your to work with a designer newbie—you want someone who has years of experience. Your designer to-be should have knowledge of book graphic design and software including PhotoShop, InDesign, QuarkXpress and Illustrator. Hands on experience in the publishing industry is a must have. Otherwise, pass.
  Getexamples of their work—if they are in the …

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