Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips and Ahas

 TIPS … the take-aways I’m always looking for at a conference, workshop, program, meeting, event- you name it, it’s the “gem” in the pile that I can see the immediate “aha” to and implement in my “get it done” mode.

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captioGreat way to Nudge and Remind Yourself: If you want to email notes to yourself on-the-go in just two clicks (less time than sending yourself an email)


instagramInstagram announces Instagram Direct for private photo, video, and text messaging –

 Facebook again recently attempted to buy the very popular mobile app SnapChat (for $3 billion) without success. Not long after, Instagram (owned by Facebook) introduced the ability to direct message users in an attempt to create a similar effect to SnapChat (though this feature is the same idea as DMs on Twitter and Facebook). Watch for as the Social Media World Turns … Instagram is hot …


mindmaster Are you into Mind-Mapping? check out for PCs, a free web application for brainstorming online and MindMeister. If you are a Mac/iPad/iOS user, try Simple Mind.




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Judith Briles is a book publishing expert and coach. She empowers authors and is the Founder of Author U, a membership organization created for the serious author who wants to be seriously successful. She’s been writing signature-full TRNabout and conducting workshops on publishing since the 80s. Judith is the author of 35 books including Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms (ForeWord IndieFab Book of the Year), Snappy Sassy Salty: Wise Words for Authors and Writers and a speaker at publishing conferences. Book #35 was published this summer: The How to Avoid 101 Book Publishing Blunders, Bloopers & Boo-Boos. Get your copy now.

Each summer, she holds Judith Briles Book Publishing Unplugged, a three day intensive limited to a small group of authors who want to be seriously successful. In 2017, the dates are June 22-24th.  Her audio and workbook series, Creating Your Book and Author Platform is now available. Join Judith live on Thursdays at 6 p.m. EST for “AuthorU – Your Guide to Book Publishing” on the Toginet Network at .

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One Comment on Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips and Ahas

  1. As the virtual assistant known as the “geek girl,” this is great to learn about new online tools to make it easier for all of us to share new information and get our content out there! As reliant as we all are on technology, how great is it to email notes to yourself in two clicks with Captio?

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