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The pot of book gold is yours this weekend from Judith Briles, The Book Shepherd

The pot of book gold is yours this weekend from Judith Briles, The Book Shepherd

It’s your lucky weekend … Judith Briles, The Book Shepherd is offering two of her multiple award-winning books for only 99 cents each (or both for $1.80).

It’s a “your choice … you choose” approach.
You’ve got Judith at your side. As The Book Shepherd, publishing expert and author of 37 books, she knows what the roadblocks and pitfalls are that authors encounter. And now, you will know, too and what to do when you encounter them.

 
How …

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Author and Speaker Alert: Are You Stretching What You Do?

Author and Speaker Alert: Are You Stretching What You Do?

Over the weekend, I had the honor of presenting a four-hour workshop on Publishing Today for the Denver Women’s Press Club with a packed room. Book Publishing Options Today. It was a “wide-open” topic, one I knew inside out … and one that I can do blindfolded.
The question was: would I? And the answer: No. If I had given the “usual,” it would have been a good presentation—it always is. But, it would have been …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of March 09, 2019

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of March 09, 2019

It’s been a BURRRRRRRRRR week in my home state of Colorado. Temps in my neck of the woods have been as low as 5 below … that doesn’t bring into play the wind-chill factor. It means—stay in and write. Get caught up. Cook some delicious tummy warming soup. Watch a movie. Did them all!

The March AuthorYOU Circles will be held on a Sunday, March 10th due to my solid already booked Saturday schedule … perfect …

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Everyday Hashtag Delight

Everyday Hashtag Delight

The Twitter platform created hashtags. The savvy author uses them. Everywhere. It’s the #1 way to spread your sage words, your images, your blogs, your news … in fact, just about anything that can be posted on social media.

 
The wise author has done their homework to discover what hashtags are relevant to the genre he or she writes within. They do it by checking out their comparables and competitors. They do it by checking out …

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10 Social Media Tips for 2019

10 Social Media Tips for 2019

Social media is the town hall of marketing for most authors. It’s a landscape that has pros and cons and is in a constant mode of change. Below are 5 Social Media Tips to start now … or continue doing. And there are 5 Social Media Oh-Ohs … meaning “be on alert” … change is in the air.

 
Let’s start with smart things to do, starting now.

 
1 Social Media Tip #1: Always be thinking—build your community.LinkedIn …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of February 23, 2019

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of February 23, 2019

This is my birthday week—did you pick up the free ebook of How to Create a $1,000,000 Speech? … AND, there are special discounts for Speaking Unplugged—grab them while they last … that is if you want to join me March 22-23 for a workshop that will take you, your book, and your career to another and different platform. Do … not … miss … it. Details are on my personal site, www.TheBookShepherd.com. If you …

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When Authors Are Through Changing … It’s an Oh-OH!

When Authors Are Through Changing … It’s an Oh-OH!

How’s your authordom been — calm, serene, laid back, tranquil . . . or maybe, a tad hectic? If the latter, the change factor is most likely the creator. You have a choice. Get on the change train, or get run over. You might say, “I’ll stop writing for a while … or even find something else to do. Either way, you won’t avoid change.

Change — the breeder of resistance for most. It involves identifying …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of February 16, 2019

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of February 16, 2019

Well … my stove decided it was time to take a permanent siesta. New one is in and I’m loving it—now a 5-burner baby! Working with a variety of projects and finishing up a BIG one … plus moving forward with the book cover for my own new book … no sheepie guys on it!
Get registered for the March mini Extravaganza … it’s ALL about marketing. Details here: http://bit.ly/MiniExtravaganza
This is my birthday month… special discounts for …

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