Last week, I was in Ajijic, Mexico speaking at the La Chapala Writer’s Conference over a four-day period plus travel days. Forty-five writers and authors came together for an enthusiastic two intense days masterminded by Herbert Piekow. In addition, I had 23 one-on-one consults. Whew!
After being in Mexico—at least the touristy side—many times over the past two decades, Cancun and Cozumel became a big yawn for me. I’ve spent many days in Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlán, …
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One of the most frequent questions I get from independent authors and publishers I meet at writing conferences is “How do I get my book into libraries?” Here are some insights and advice for indie authors in how best to get their book onto library shelves.
Library Organization and Purchasing Decisions
America’s 123,000 libraries fall into four basic types: Public, School, Academic and Special (armed forces, government, corporate). Like bookstores, most libraries …
Have you ever thought about where you have been? And how you got there? And what your mode of travel was?
As I write this, I’m in beautiful Hawaii. Loving the sun; the gentle breeze that flows across the patio in the afternoon; being with four other girlfriends at our annual giggle and gather; and, of course, sipping my favorite peach ice tea. I’m working on three different manuscripts this week—sending one back to my client …
Do YOU tell all that you don’t watch TV? How about boasting that you’re got rid of yours or that you wouldn’t waste your time by having one? In my Book Shepherd and Speaking Coach opinion, you are making a major boo-boo to you and your book’s success.
Since the eighties, I’ve been speaking globally and in all 50 states about my various expertises. Truckloads of books have been sold this way. I connected with …
I love to laugh … do you?
Do you use humor … any type of humor in your writing? How about presentations you make about your book or expertise? Do you know there’s a difference between humor and comedy? How would you like to spend a day with one of Hollywood’s super secrets—the guy the comes in as the Comedy Doc to fix scenes, add lines, get a script or TV show back on track? That’s …
Audiobooks will Gain in Popularity
The Pew Research Center recently reported an increase in audiobook listeners in 2016, with 14% of survey respondents saying that they listened to books. Additionally, The Association of American Publishers reports that “readers” … meaning your book buyers … have put audio in the fastest growing format. This trend is driven by changes in how and where we listen to content. Pay attention to this.
Amazon had a HOT selling season last month. …
Rock Your #Author Branding and Expertise with LinkedIn
Over the weekend, I attended the workshop delivered by LinkedIn expert and author of LinkedIn: 101 Ways to Rock Your Brand, Viveka von Rosen for the AuthorU.org community. Of course, it was ALL about LinkedIn … how to maximize what you are doing as an author, how to use it to expand your branding and expertise and, of course, your author success.
If you are like me, at least …
Leave it to Mark Twain to remind us, “Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.”
One of the most common snafus I come across in editing a manuscript is the confusion of same sounding words. Partly from, auto-corrections, dictation of copy and just not knowing the correct spelling.
All authors stumble here—yes, ALL. Oh, you’ve spelled the word correctly … BUT, is it the right word with the right meaning? …