Monthly Archives: March 2016

Get Ready for Write Your Book in 4 Week TIPS

Get Ready for Write Your Book in 4 Week TIPS

In APRIL, I start up my “How to Write a Book in 4 Weeks” online course (April 5, 12, 19, 26) and in MAY, the in-person (Denver- May 3, 10, 17, 24)… if you want to participate … get registered pronto on TheBookShepherd.com website.  In person is in April and online in May. All info is posted on the The Book Shepherd site under Events. Register here: http://bit.ly/JB-4weeksclass  
 
Keep two things as your driving factor: Short is the …

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Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas March 26

Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas March 26

 
Protect Your Work from Book Pirates!
Yikes-a-roo … How would like to being doing a random Google or Bing search with your name and book title … and WHOOPS … a “free download” pops up? A download you never authorized or know nothing about. Aargh!
You need help … your book has been pirated. Here are two sources to know about. First of all, you want to listen to the podcast dated 2-25-2016—it’s all about Book Piracy. …

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Are You Ready to Turn Your Author’s Table?

Are You Ready to Turn Your Author’s Table?

 

 

Every few weeks, hubby John and I get together with another couple—it’s our dinner and a movie night. Sometimes it’s a movie; others, it’s a TV series. Last week, we dove into Netflix’s House of Cards fourth season with Kevin Spacey and Robin Penn. I was a fan from the get-go. We were sucked into the BBC series that surfaced in 1990 that starred Ian Richardson—the four eposides that aired were not to be missed in …

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Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas March 19

Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas March 19

 
 Amazon … You Can Love It – Hate It … But You Need to Use It!

When you have your book cover, create an Amazon.com/Advantage account along with your Author Centralaccount on Amazon. Set your Author Central account up at AuthorCentral.Amazon.com.
*Note – you need to have at least one book for sale through Amazon in order to set up an Author Central account.
Start loading info about your book, along with any endorsements received (and about you …

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Footnote and Endnote Mania … Do You or Don’t You in Writing?

Footnote and Endnote Mania … Do You or Don’t You in Writing?

In Your Writing, Do You Use Footnotes, Endnotes or No Notes?
Footnotes and endnotes are used in printed documents to explain, comment on, or provide references for text in a document. You might use footnotes for detailed comments and endnotes for citation of sources. The Reference tab in your Word document will be your source for both Footnotes and Endnotes. You also will have the ability to ID what type of numbering format you want.

I repeatedly …

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Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas March 12

Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas March 12

In April, I will have my next book available: How to Avoid Book Publishing Blunders, Bloopers and Boo-Boos. One, by one, I’ll reveal all 101 of them … below is your next Tip for this week:
Are Your Social Media Profiles Fresh or Stale?

Most authors create their Profiles quickly, not really thinking of marketing/branding or leave them incomplete. Stop. Your profiles are essential for SEO purposes as well as possible followers looking for savvy advice or someone …

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Eliminate Publishing Boo-Boos: How to Create the Steps to Write Your Book

Eliminate Publishing Boo-Boos: How to Create the Steps to Write Your Book

Your PLAN is to write and publish your book. Excellent. Now what are the steps you need to get there? They become your stepping stones across the publishing river.
Those stepping stones are essential to identify from the get-go … and know that you will have additional ones pop up as you progress. Your stepping stones should have measurements to them and dates when they will be achieved. Yes, hiccups can come in and bump them—but …

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Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas March 05

Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas March 05

In April, I will have my next book available: How to Avoid Book Publishing Blunders, Bloopers and Boo-Boos. One, by one, I’ll reveal all 101 of them … below is your next Tip for this week:
Avoid AFS – Author Fatigue Syndrome: Get a Virtual Assistant What is your time worth? What do you love to do and what do you want to avoid like the plague? Start making a list and then open yourself up to …

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