Monthly Archives: December 2015

12 Best of the Best in Author & Publishing Podcasts in 2015

12 Best of the Best in Author & Publishing Podcasts in 2015

OH MY … it’s the last content blog of the year. How could that have happened? Next year, I will be adding guest blogs to the mix. For this final, I dipped into the 52 original radio shows this past year:  AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing. I’m so grateful to the 3,000,000 plus downloads that evolved over the year from our many listeners! 
This is usually a quiet week for many—planning, cleaning up and regrouping—an ideal to …

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Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas December 26

Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas December 26

 

 
Are You VISIBLE? Get your planning in gear with 2 hot tips from the Publicity Hound, Joan Stewart:
 
1. Use 2016 Editorial Calendars

Get a jump start on next year’s publicity campaign by collecting 2016 editorial calendars of publications, blogs and websites where you want publicity.
Editorial calendars list the topics that will be featured in a specific issue, week or month, and have deadlines for advertising and editorial. 
Newspapers and magazines use them, mostly for the benefit of …

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Happy Christmas and Awakening Your Author and Book Spirit

Happy Christmas and Awakening Your Author and Book Spirit

 

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy Author New Year to You from my home to yours! 
This is a favorite time of the year for me. I love the lights, the colors, the festivities, the gatherings and the changes of pace it brings. Everything! And oh yes, we do decorate and do lots of entertaining. And last week, my little kid took in the opening night of Star Wars: the Force Awakens. Loved it!

It’s a wonderful …

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Books … Morning, Afternoon and Evening Delight

Books … Morning, Afternoon and Evening Delight

OK … I confess … I’m a Book Addict. And I don’t plan on entering a 12-Step program to stop my beloved addiction and pleasure. The countless hours of pleasure that they have given me since I was a little kid can never be tallied. The goosing to my imagination gives me a Happy Dance. The creation of the AuthorU.org community with members all over the world is a wonder. And the reality that working …

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Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas December 12

Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas December 12

You never know where you name, your book, your expertise can be picked up and shouted out by media. Here’s a few tips to give you a goose along the way.

1         Are you looking to connect with media—both national and regional. Have you registered with HARO (Help a Reporter Out)? It  is a service that helps reporters
find sources for stories. Each day they send out three emails with lists of requests from reporters. Within the …

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Time is Running Out to Register for Book Awards

Time is Running Out to Register for Book Awards

 WOWSA … several annual Book Awards have deadlines NOW …
Why should you bother … let me count the ways. Book Awards get the attention of readers, librarians, book stores … and yes, the media. Post it on your website, your social media connections—with a link to where it can be bought. It’s shout-out time.
And, when you get one, you should create a press release and let the world – or at least your local …

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5 Hot Tips for Self-Publishing and Indie Authors during the Holidays

5 Hot Tips for Self-Publishing and Indie Authors  during the Holidays

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have passed… Now “ads” are popping to snag all those who might have missed out … and guess what, some of the deals will be better than what were originally offered.
If you think you missed out on the holiday book-buying rush by not getting your book in all the Black Friday/Cyber Monday rush, you didn’t. Why, you ask? Because books are year round … holidays every month to play …

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