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 …
This past weekend, I did some yukking up under the guise of Steve Kaplan, comedy expert and guru to some of the top stars and TV shows in the industry. Yup, we watched video clips of classic comedy sketches (hello Abbott and Costello) … but it was the beauty of the clips from movies that were rolled … then pulled apart line by line. And here is what was cool: good movies and bad movies—both …
November Delivers National Novel Writing Month!
Using the abbreviation and hashtag, NaNoWriMo, the National Novel Writing Month challenges participants to write 50,000 words (their minimum number of words for a novel) from November 1 until the deadline at 11:59PM on November 30. The goal of NaNoWriMo is to get people writing and keep them motivated throughout the process. For many … it doesn’t matter if it’s fiction or nonfiction. It’s a goal … get the draft done … just …
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 …
It is always a pleasure to open my phone up to authors from across the country as they meet me on the phone … Yesterday was Author Mentoring Monday. With my colleague Michele DeFlippo from 1106 Design, we were open for any and all questions that author callers asked us. The hard cost? To them, just their time.
One Saturday morning a month, I open my home to local authors to schmooze, network and again, ask whatever questions …
When it comes to gathering publicity for yourself and your book, I have two big questions for you:
Do you sometimes feel absolutely clueless as to what goes in a press release … and for that matter, why you should care?
Do you know what’s the difference between authors who write timely, helpful press releases for their books and other news events, and authors who don’t?
And drumroll … how about these answers:
Thousands of dollars in free publicity.
Are you feeling overwhelmed in the publishing maze?
This week is the official launch for my latest book, How to Avoid 101 Book Publishing Blunders, Bloopers & Boo-Boos. I love the fun of it … and the essentials/must haves and knows of it. And you will too
For everyone who lets me know that they already have a copy—and if you do PLEASE post a REVIEW on Amazon NOW … it makes a huge difference in your …