Monthly Archives: October 2016

Have You Matched UP Yet with Amazon?

Have You Matched UP Yet with Amazon?

Have You Matched UP Yet? It’s a Happy Birthday month to Amazon for its creation of the Kindle / Book Matchbook program.

Two years ago, Amazon quietly launched the Matchbook program. Designed to push print books … the bonus is that a buyer can get the eBook at a deep discount. Are you and your books in it? All you need is a print edition (POD counts) and an eBook. And, of course, to let Amazon know …

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Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas

Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas

 
Here are 3 HUGE mistakes I see authors making every day. Do any sound like you or an author friend?
 
1.     When asked the simple question, “Who is your book for?” they say:
“My book is for everybody.”
Nonsense …take off your shades … otherwise you will continue to live in Delusional Land.
If your book is for “everybody,” that means you mean it’s written for men, women, children, babies, and everything in between. It means that it’s for …

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You are invited to the Author Annual Tea & Book Soiree

You are invited to the Author Annual Tea & Book Soiree

Happy Fall to All! … are you interested in being featured at the Author’s Tea on Saturday afternoon, Oct 29th?
 
There are only 3 spots left … and you have until Thursday to say “I’m in …” eMail Judith@Briles.com
The Annual Authors’ Fall Holiday Tea will be held on: Saturday, October 29th   from 1 – 4 p.m.
Author Julie Griffin has offered to host the event again in her beautiful home in Aurora just off of Parker Road and …

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Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips and Ahas

Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips and Ahas

 TIPS … the take-aways I’m always looking for at a conference, workshop, program, meeting, event- you name it, it’s the “gem” in the pile that I can see the immediate “aha” to and implement in my “get it done” mode.

 
 
Great way to Nudge and Remind Yourself: If you want to email notes to yourself on-the-go in just two clicks (less time than sending yourself an email)
 
Instagram announces Instagram Direct for private photo, video, and text …

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7 Rules to Avoid Author Self-Sabotage — Don’t Be a WikiLeaks Moment!

7 Rules to Avoid Author Self-Sabotage — Don’t Be a WikiLeaks Moment!

As the political season enters the final month, we have all been overloaded with accusations, innuendos and a variety of interesting and inventive side steps and blatant untruths. Some of you are appalled by it; some of you have been amused by it; some of you have been mesmerized by it; some of you are sick of it; and some of it you have chosen to just ignore it.  Why am I bringing this up? …

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Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas November 28

Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas November 28

 
 
Do you have Siri or a “talking” to you feature on your mobile? Here’s some tips and ideas on how to use:
1.       Safe Texting … If you are driving, out walking—you name it; you can send a quick text message using hands-free technology.
2.       Get Help … ask questions, do research  with your voice.
3.       Call people … say the name and your phone searches your contact base and dials for you.
4.       Use as a Calculator … …

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Author Alert: Don’t Become a Cash Cow!

Author Alert: Don’t Become a Cash Cow!

Starting down the publishing path takes money—don’t let anyone … anyone … tell you that it doesn’t. Sure, there are ways to create a book and publish it for minimal dollars. And, it usually looks like it. And there are multiple ways you can create a Cadillac version—yet do you need to?
The lease expensive way to get into the publishing game is via the eBook route or the minimalist version that IngramSpark or Create Space …

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Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas

Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas

 

Want to do a quick Poll?   PickFu may work for you. For a $20 fee, you can do a single poll … might be ideal if you are working on a book cover or a title and you want to get lots of input quickly.  https://www.pickfu.com/

If you are doing any traveling using airports … make sure you get the Mobile Pass app downloaded on the phone before setting out. Here’s a bonus—if you are abroad, …

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