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 Meetup group—it’s a freebie.
Friday mornings are the place to be with other authors! Yup, while I was in Alaska over the last two weeks, Friday coaching went forward. If I can be there at 5 a.m., so can you. It’s a great way to kick off your weekend authoring noodle. Become a subscriber so you can get Friday Coaching for less than a weekly glass of wine; for less than a weekly Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit – Combo at Chick-fil-A; for less than 3 movie tickets! Only $27 a month—limited amount of subscribers allowed. Two times: 7 AM and Noon Mountain time. The dress? Totally casual. Get on board –it’s fun and informative … and you get all questions answered. We do it via Skype This is for any author anywhere!
Register here: http://bit.ly/FridayCoaching
… AND, how’s your week been?
THIS WEEK on Author YOU – Your Guide to Book Publishing, host Dr. Judith Briles and guest Joan Stewart dub into the how-to of pitching both you as an expert and your book. It all adds to the author and book success. Listen in via the website or via iTunes.
Tune in for the LIVE show at 6 Eastern, 5 Central, 4 Mountain, 3 Pacific and for our out-of-the-country members and followers … you are going to have to do the clock crunching for your time zone at http://bit.ly/BookPublishing-iTunes. You can also go to the Home page of http://www.AuthorU.org, scroll down and click on any of the past shows—just click and are instantly there! With over 100,000 downloaded podcasts each month from around the world, you are in good company!
Here are your Top Ten Tweet for the past week
Tweets are faster than a speeding bird … below are The Book Shepherd’s® Top Ten Tweets from the past week that you may have missed …
Social Media and Marketing Strategies
- “Marketing isn’t about a book. It’s about building a career.” #FrugalBookPromoterQuotes Updated! bit.ly/FrugalBookPromo
- Visual content is 40 times more likely to be shared on social media than any other type of content, creating eye-catching visuals is the most effective way to encourage that all-important engagement on your social media channel of choice. bit.ly/2tDG7nV #authors #books
- About to abandon Facebook #marketing? Not getting enough engagement? – Ask Thought-Provoking Questions – Post Timely Content – Make Your Content Ridiculously Valuable – Make Use of Visual Content – Create a Strategy, System and Schedule rebekahr.com/2zyUYUU
Success & Resources
Oh boy—here’s info for #authors and real #book sales that will knock your socks off—it’s in the numbers-podcast: http://ow.ly/sUbF30kZwXY #selfppublishing
Love this story: New South Bend store helps kids learn about diversity through #reading | @WSBT pwne.ws/2JFoGIP #Authors #books #parenting
Funny thing: Customers like interacting with humans for customer service. Study: 79% of consumers want human-driven customer service marketingdive.com/news/study-79- [my question-why don’t companies get this????]… via @marketingdive #digitalmarketing #marketing #customerservice
Savvy tips for #authors: use HARO for #bookmarketing and #publicity: www.HARO.com
Writers & Writing
‘Twaddle’: librarians respond to suggestion Amazon should replace libraries | @guardian pwne.ws/2uOw7Jt
“These mega-successful authors all nodded and smiled at her with recognition on their faces. Then, one by one, they spoke of their own self-doubt.” buff.ly/2vR3IW7 #amwriting #WritingLife
Cool things and OMG moments!
If you like great photos and #dogs, this article on top photos will be an eye-pleaser for you. http://ow.ly/i5r430l4I2P
Remember … you can listen to over 300+ programs that Author U Founder Judith Briles has created for your book and authoring success: http://tinyurl.com/AuthorURadio , scroll down and click on any of the past shows—just click and you are instantly there! Or you, subscribe directly on iTunes: http://ow.ly/QO0oK
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