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 years since Frank died and 34 years since I first published my experience and I’m doing a revisit. The book had multiple printings and publications. I put it to rest 15 years ago after selling 40,000 copies. In the past two years, I’ve had countless requests by readers to republish it—to get it back out there.
And, so I am. Same title, different version. That’s what this week is all about. Weaving in my head; in my thoughts; and now through my fingers. A new cover; smaller version will be out in the late spring. From my heart to yours.
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… AND, how’s your week been?
THIS WEEK on Author YOU – Your Guide to Book Publishing, host Dr. Judith Briles invited Mara Purl to join her on writing tips for the fiction author—character development and so much more… to do some “tool” strategies for authors for the new year. 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!
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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 …
Author, Publishing and Resource Success
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How To Make Your Audiobook Work For You #audiobooks #publishing with @TheSuperStarter thecreativepenn.com/2019/01/18/how… via @thecreativepenn
Woot … loved the interview I did in Dallas with the awesome Dallas Geeks. All about speaking and selling books-watch: Just completed an interview with the Dallas Geeks! https://www.dallasgeekofficial.com/home/spotlight-sunday-judith-briles
Get the latest in essential online tools and services for #authors and #bookmarketing to review and use in planning for the new year via @MyBookShepherd -podcast. http://ow.ly/e9vk30nf2fw #publishing #books
Social Media and Marketing Strategies
R U #Struggling w/ getting a grip on how to best use Twitter to #Grow your # Community? bit.ly/1njkV9A #GaryLoper
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Writers & Writing
In case you missed it, check out Lessons For 21st Century Creatives With @markmcguinness goo.gl/BnxpFy #amwriting #Creativity
Essential questions every #writer and #author should ask as he or she begins the #book journey-podcast: http://ow.ly/YV4c30n9ZeB #publishing
Cool things and OMG moments!
Whoa, scientists want to use CRISPR to make one spicy tomato! dlvr.it/QwGCgf
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