Two articles crossed my reading this past week—don’t you wonder how things all of a sudden land in your lap that trigger your blogs?—anyway, Easter is next week and Easter Island came into my thoughts.
An old article by Jared Diamond’s “Easter’s End” in Discover magazine revealed the transformation of a vibrant Easter Island into a no man’s land. With a focus on trees, islanders chopped down one-by-one until they were all gone. When they were …
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 do you ask? Because books are year round … holidays every month to …
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 …
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 …
I’m always the amused when authors to be jump the gun to become an author. Don’t, there’s lots you need to learn in the very fast whirlwind of publishing that if not, can paralyze your book. And you.
Avoid the RTP Syndrome … Rush to Publish. Too many authors rush into publishing without understanding the many hurdles and obstacles. Breathe and start learning. You are on a marathon, not a sprint.
Start hanging out … meaning that …
Today is the 4th of July … a huge day in America. For Authors and Writers globally, join in our celebration of the FREEDOM of your words. The liberation for you as the writer … and the freedom that your readers savor for hope, encouragement and inspiration.
A self-published book can mean almost anything … from what gets spilled out of the fingers and mind of the author to the presentation from the local printing shop …
Authors need feedback, reality checks and plain old-fashion butt-kicking. And they need a little kindness. Few think about putting together an “official” type of board to serve in the feedback/reality check/butt-kicking honors. An Author Inner Circle … a type of Advisory Board. It’s time to create yours. The Author Inner Circle … trusted colleagues, pals, and always someone who has “been there, done that.” Most likely, it’s not going to be your sibling, mom or dad. Not unless they’ve authored or work with authors, publishing, books. You want someone who has got an inkling of what is going on in the publishing business; someone who is connected with others; someone who has a sense of humor; someone who has a kaleidoscope of business experience; someone who will say it as it is and not side-step the elephant in the room (which could be you); someone who loves to brainstorming and bounce off-the-wall ideas around; someone who will move you to action; someone who gets what social media marketing is about; someone who gets your Vision for your book and where you want to go with it.
As summer unfolds, many of my Book Shepherd authors who entered their books in award competitions this year have gotten news and have been honored this season—some are Finalists; some are Winners; some get a Gold, Silver or Bronze; and some are Finalists in the IndieFab Awards for the Book of the Year that will be announced at the American Library Association’s annual meeting this month.
HUGE Congratulations to:
Kim Curtis – Money Secrets
Richard Rieman – …