Monthly Archives: January 2019

Is there a publishing saboteur in your midst? Is it you?

Is there a publishing saboteur in your midst? Is it you?

If you are waiting for the perfect sentence to drop in … if you are waiting for the perfect word to spark up your sentence … if you are waiting to get everything into the perfect zone so you can publish your work … you, dear author and writer … are a saboteur.
Understand this: perfection is procrastination. When you procrastinate, you sabotage your work.
I have two questions for you: Is there a book (or another) …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of January 26, 2019

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of January 26, 2019

This week is a combo “repurpose” plus a new book for me. I’ve taken a book I first published in 1987, When God Says NO—a heart book that opens on my revelation and emotional experience of when my 19-year-old son died in an accident. This wasn’t my first time—his brother had died as an infant. Yet it was so different. So public. And I was so raw with what was coming at me.
It’s been 39 …

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Successful Authors Embrace the Big Four Publishing DNA

Successful Authors Embrace the Big Four Publishing DNA

Once upon a time, in a land not so far away, there were two types of publishing: the real  publishing route where mega-thousands of books were printed each year; authors were paid moneys upfront called advances; publisher reps happily pitched books that only real authors wrote; all marketing and publicity were handled by the publisher for an author when the book was published and available via real bookstores; and to claimed the moniker of a …

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Embrace 10 ways to make this the best author and publishing word ever!

Embrace 10 ways to make this the best author and publishing word ever!

 10 Ways to Move from So-So Author to Sought Out Author!
What are your author and publishing expectations for this year? Have you thought about them? Have you written them down?

It’s a New Year … and it’s a month that resolutions are created, chewed on, and usually spit out. Either they don’t work. They are rejected. Or it’s easier to do the same thing you’ve always been doing.
How about something different? Such as:

Launching a series and …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of January 12, 2019

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of January 12, 2019

For me, I’m happy to see January and 2019 arrive. So many new changes within AuthorYOU; many books to work on with authors; the annual Publishing at Sea cruise is one week away and I go on a writing retreat in two weeks.
For Colorado authors and authors-to-be, attend the monthly First Saturday program.

The awesome kick off the new year on January 5th—it’s all about celebrations and author events with Mara Purl and myself. The next …

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Do Authors and Books Need Sell Sheets?

Do Authors and Books Need Sell Sheets?

Note: If you have a copy of my book, How to Create a $1,000,000 Speech, Chapter 8 that starts on page 81 of it details how to create the Author One-Sheet.
What About One of Those Sell Sheets, Anyway?
Excerpted and abbreviated from a chapter on preparing review copies in How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically, third in the multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally Series for writers.

Most authors doing their own publicity forget or don’t know about …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of January 05, 2019

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of January 05, 2019

For me, I’m happy to see January and 2019 arrive. So many new changes within AuthorYOU; many books to work on with authors; the annual Publishing at Sea cruise is one week away and I go on a writing retreat in two weeks.
For you, if you are in Colorado TODAY, here’s a live event for you to attend and learn from:

The awesome kick off the new year on January 5th—it’s all about celebrations and author …

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Tips of Goal Setting for Authors and Book Publishing … It’s a New, NEW Year

Tips of Goal Setting for Authors and Book Publishing … It’s a New, NEW Year

No author plans to fail; what he or she does is fail to plan. –Snappy Sassy Salty by Judith Briles
Goals-identify them … a good thing to do for any author who wants to be seriously successfu!
A few “authoring and publishing” years ago, I completed Snappy Sassy Salty: Wise Words for Authors and Writers. Today, January 1, 2019, it still stands as one of my favorites. Why? Because it is woven with quotations to kick-start and propel authors and …

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