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The ISBN Dilemma … Should Authors Buy Their Own?

The ISBN Dilemma … Should Authors Buy Their Own?

WOWSA! Such a deal … buy your ISBN for only ten bucks … who wants to pay $125? The real questions are: are they legit ISBNs? Or, are they knockoffs? Or, are they a re-sale? And if they are a resale, are they being sold by an approved resale outlet? Are they legit … or are they fake? What’s an author to do?
 

All authors need to understand this: ISBNs are ONLY ISSUED by Bowker … …

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A special request and ask of authors …

A special request and ask of authors …

A special request and ask of you …
AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing that I host on the Toginet Radio Network has been broadcasting for three years now. Its audience is robust. All shows are fresh and woven with content to advance you and your book’s success in publishing and marketing. Starting with a handful of listeners, it now has hundreds of thousands of live and downloads each month. The last two were essentials in building …

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Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips and Ahas

Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips and Ahas

Twitter is one of my favorite social media platforms… here’re a couple of tips to make your weekend.
Aha #TweeterTip #1: Are you asking your Peeps to Retweet you? Just add to the end of your Tweet: Please Retweet … Hint: if you spell out versus abbreviating (pls RT), you have a higher probability of getting a “goose” from others.
 
 
 
Aha #TweeterTip #2: Twitter allows for 140 characters which include your spacing. Did you know that if …

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Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips and Ahas

Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips and Ahas

 
It’s a glorious weekend here in Denver, Colorado. Lots of sun, no snow. It’s a Happy Dance for me!

 Be open for ideas that just “drop in” … 10 days ago, I was working on something totally unrelated, in an article buried up that I wrote last year … actually, it was an article that I spun into a chapter for a friend’s book. This time, it lured me to look it over. What if … …

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Is your book seasick? Lost? Can it be re-found?

Is your book seasick? Lost? Can it be re-found?

Amazon changed the publishing field—a great thing for so many newbie authors who didn’t think New York or an agent would ever give them a moment’s notice … and it’s also a not so good thing. The level of book pollution has gone beyond the stratosphere.
Anyone and almost everyone can vomit out words and dump them into Amazon’s CreateSpace or get in bed with the growing number of vanity-type presses and in days, literally days, …

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Last Week to Register for Publishing at Sea Discount!

Last Week to Register for Publishing at Sea Discount!

It’s the Third Annual Publishing at Sea Cruise Create Your Ultimate Best Seller at Sea
…in only 7 days while you’re on vacation!
We’ve got a terrific Publishing at Sea working vacation planned for you next January. Our workshops are in-depth, hands-on and fun …
 
What: A 7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise to Jamaica, Haiti and Cozumel. You sail from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
When: Jan. 24-31, 2016
The Ship: The Royal Caribbean’s spectacular Allure of the Seas, voted 2013’s Best Overall Individual Cruise Ship.  Get …

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Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips and Ahas

Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips and Ahas

 
Authorly is a digital publishing platform that enables anyone to create interactive, cross-platform storybook apps. Using the intuitive web interface, authors can build beautiful, unique, and powerful native applications for Android and iOS smartphones and tablets. http://Authorly.com
 
No-cost photos
If you are speaking, need marketing material, website visual gooses and not have to pay for photos, here are sites to nab from—Some do require attribution, so please read the fine print. http://www.designskilz.com/free-photos/
 
Shout Outs for Webinars
If you …

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Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips and Ahas

Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips and Ahas

Here’s your author tidbits and ahas for a Saturday …
 
For the DIY Website builder … Get this easy-to-use drag and drop editor that combines with your website. With Wix, you can create your own. Sometimes you may just need a page or two for a special project.
 
Try Visual Brainstorming.
For any type of mind-mapping, check out Bubbl.us, a free web application for brainstorming online for PCs. For Mac/iPad/iOS, use Simple Mind.
 
 
Send video emails.  Sometimes saying it, and seeing you saying …

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