Monthly Archives: July 2018

Have You Become Someone’s Cash Cow?

Have You Become Someone’s Cash Cow?

Have You Become Someone’s Cash Cow?
 
Starting down the publishing path takes money—don’t let anyone … anyone … tell you that it doesn’t. Usually, it’s more that what you think or planned for. And, it takes lots of time. Oh, and energy. Publishing isn’t the time to think you can be a couch potato. It’s a proactive endeavor.
Sure, there are ways to create a book and publish it for minimal dollars. And, it usually looks like …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of July 28, 2018

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of July 28, 2018

Loved the annual BBQ last weekend and doing the webinar on Wednesday. Going forward, it’s all things for the coming awesome Extravaganza. Will you be there? And why not? If you are on the fence, call me and let’s see if it’s a fit for you. I’m at 303-885-2207.
The AuthorYOU Circles will resurface next month on August 4th. All dates for 2018 at www.Meetup.com/AuthorYou AND, this is where you register to attend. Note—you need to join the …

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Adding Amazon Marketing Services to Your Mix

Adding Amazon Marketing Services to Your Mix

In January, I created the full draft of my book, How to Create a $1,000,000 Speech … based on my years (40 of them) on the platform. Fifty states, 20 countries, over $2,000,000 in direct book sales, and $3,000,000 in speaking fees.
In March, the title was with lots on my plate, I added it to my Amazon Advantage and quickly got this: #1 New Release in my category. Meaning, pre-sales came in, earning the Amazon …

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Author Success Always Has This ONE, SINGLE Ingredient

Author Success Always Has This ONE, SINGLE Ingredient

Oh yes … I’ve heard … you’ve heard … we have ALL heard about the author who starts up chatter in the book world. Out of the blue, one hits the bookselling lottery. A gazillion copies are sold. The media is all over the place. The buzz is, well, the buzz.
Authoring … what a journey.  Highs and lows. Hopes and fears. Tears and joy. And a journey that requires perseverance. It’s the magic word that …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of July 14, 2018

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of July 14, 2018

The last two weeks delivered my sixth visit to Alaska. In September, I will return once again to keynote the Alaska Writers Conference. All but two of my stays have been about work—speaking to a variety of groups in multiple cities: from Juneau to Nome. Alaska is a special place.
While there I worked on two books: one for a client and my rewrite of my own. On Friday morning, Skype was alive with the Author …

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12 Book Marketing and Book Selling Goosers for Authors

12 Book Marketing and Book Selling Goosers for Authors

We authors need to be strategic in how we market ourselves and our books. Period. 

Bookselling is way beyond the bookstore—in fact, bookstores are minor players for the great majority of authors today–especially the independent, small press and self-published author.
Is there one true way to do market books? Nope, with the exception … do something–not just anything–something that the target marketing is receptive to. And that means YOU, the author need to do some homework. Who …

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Authors & Writers Words Mean Freedom on the 4th of July!

Authors & Writers Words Mean Freedom on the 4th of July!

Thursday is the 4th of July … a huge day in America. It’s America’s birthday. For ALL authors and writers globally, we should be joining in a universal cheer and celebration of the power of our words. Have you taken some time out to chew over the privilege you have to be able to write what you want? Really chew on it? Many countries don’t have that privilege.
The First Amendment of the Constitution states:
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