Yearly Archives: 2017

The Dollars … Cents … and Sense of Publishing

The Dollars … Cents … and Sense of Publishing

This past week, an article … a kind of “pity me” article … appeared in an edition of the Atlantic magazine. 
The author shared how she had been pitching to traditional publishers and agents for a decade; how she had several novels and other unpublished works on her computer; and how she is going to hold out for a traditional publishing contract.
I got tired of her whine and what she was writing and eventually posted my …

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The Author Success Formula Revisited …

The Author Success Formula Revisited …

A few weeks ago, I did a blog about the differences of “click” online events only and “brick” in person events. The pros and cons of each. 
After attending last week’s annual AuthorU Extravaganza in Denver, Colorado, I firmly believe that to maximize your growth and success quotient, you have got to show up … as in attending events and conferences in person.

The Author Success Formula requires relationships. Relationships that may be have been seeded online, …

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Is Your Book in the Limp-Along Merry-Go-Round?

Is Your Book in the Limp-Along Merry-Go-Round?

It’s reality check time … are you feeling a tad bummed as an author? Look in the mirror and ask: Are you disappointed with the flow of your book sales?
So … why do some authors fail … and merely limp along with their book sales?
Here are my top 10 reasons “why your book could be nose-diving” and caught on a book limp along merry-go-round.
1 Not understanding why minimal editing by a non-professional could be the …

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What’s More Beneficial for Authors … Clicking or Bricking?

What’s More Beneficial for Authors … Clicking or Bricking?

 
Do you love the ability and ease to “click” quickly and get info for marketing, publishing or “whatever” you are seeking? Most of us do. But what about the other way … the “brick” approach? Brick meaning “in person.” Showing up.
I get it… the “click” method is fast. Register, be there when it begins. Or, wait for the replay to be sent to you. Easy peasy. Bricking it takes a commitment. That “show up” thing …

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8 Ways Self and Indie Authors Sell More Books

8 Ways Self and Indie Authors Sell More Books

The typical self-published author sells less than 100 books. One Hundred Freakin’ Books! Yikes. You can’t make a living that way. You can’t cover your costs of production. What you do has become frustrated and dismayed. In other words, you fail–something that wasn’t in your vision path when you first started doing your authoring and publishing path.
Yes Dear Author, there is a significant difference between authors who sell just a few books (and yes, that’s …

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Here are 11 MORE of the 22 Reasons Why YOU Should Attend the AuthorU Extravaganza

Here are 11 MORE of the 22 Reasons Why YOU Should Attend the AuthorU Extravaganza

You have THREE MORE DAYS to save moneys. 
Early Bird Registration ends on August 17

Have you heard some of the speakers before? 
Yes indeed. 
 
Are they presenting new material?
Yes indeed. 
 
Are there new Speakers.
Yes indeed.
 
The Extravaganza is an investment in you and your book. We will deliver. You need to be here to receive it.
 

 KATHY MEIS
 
Hot Marketing from the Get-Go with Bublish Buttercup Juice for Massive Distribution                              
 
Have you discovered Bublish? It’s a fun and very cool way to market your books …

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Will You Join Other Successful Authors in Denver?

Will You Join Other Successful Authors in Denver?

If you are like me, your email box is loaded … in fact, overloaded … with offers to do “this” and offers to do “that”; with call to action after call to action. It’s exhausting, to say the least.
Each year, I put an enormous amount of time and energy in putting together AuthorU’s annual Extravaganza—a three-day event bringing a variety of publishing and marketing experts together under one roof. Each commit to not being Swoopers—speakers who …

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YES … A New Book (and more) Is Gelling this Summer!

YES … A New Book (and more) Is Gelling this Summer!

Each summer, I teach the How to Write a Book in 4 Weeks workshop … Sometimes, I join in and complete one; other times, I start one, knowing that it will take some time.
The first time, crowdfunding was on my mind. Seeing now what’s known as the Author YOU Mini-Series, The CrowdFunding Guide for Authors & Writers was generated. A total of 96 pages in a 5 x 7 format, four colors throughout and with …

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