Topic: Author Success

Every Author Is Involved in Sales … That Means YOU!

Every Author Is Involved in Sales … That Means YOU!

Are your book sales on the light side? Are the limping along? Do you know that every author needs to master the art of selling? And do you know why?

How about … Ineffective authors lose books sales. And money. Could that be happening to you?  If so, that’s a tad of a downer.
At the core is sales. Selling books. Pitching your book … and yourself. Even if no one told you that the job description …

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Are You a Newbie to Publishing? Don’t Shatter Your Publishing Journey – Part II

Are You a Newbie to Publishing?  Don’t Shatter Your Publishing Journey – Part II

Publishing Blunders, Bloopers, and Boo-Boos aren’t fun … they can knock down your confidence, sabotage your bank account, and diminish your credibility. The savvy author can side-step many of them by not rushing to publish and getting educated to the publishing process. And, by using common sense.

Everywhere you turn, there is info via the Internet, on the bookshelf,  via videos,  and certainly from workshops. You would think that any beginning author would start with a …

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Are You a Newbie to Publishing? Don’t Shatter Your Publishing Journey – Part I

Are You a Newbie to Publishing?  Don’t Shatter Your Publishing Journey – Part I

When newbie authors are asked about their publishing experience, the phrase “It’s overwhelming” would surface within the top three responses. And it is.

There is expansive information about publishing. Multiple books have been written on every aspect of it. Public and private workshops are available. Webinars flow daily. Author and writing groups are in most cities. Information is out there—a plethora of information—how to do it; what not to do; how to publish your book for …

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Robocaller Hell and Back … or How to Slow Down, and maybe, Stop the Pests

Robocaller Hell and Back …  or How to Slow Down, and maybe, Stop the Pests

If you are like me, you get unwanted calls: most are robocall generated. Because I work with authors globally, I answer the phone. If it’s a robocall, I hang up and immediately block the number on my phone. I’ve learned, and I bet you have too, that the Do Not Call national lists don’t work—the robocallers have figured out how to get around them. Sometimes hiding calls within a bank of regional area calls to …

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In Colorado? Want Publishing Help One Saturday a Month Free?

In Colorado? Want Publishing Help One Saturday a Month Free?

Each month, I roll up my sleeves and put on my think cap on the second Saturday for any author or author-in-the-works to come over, hang out, and ask questions about publishing. Would that be something you would like to be involved with? You can … and I’ve been offering this to Colorado authors for several years. Fifteen years ago, … I called them Armchairs … then Circles … and now, I’m transitioning to SALONS …

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Calling All Authors … Are You Ready to Spring Forward?

Calling All Authors … Are You Ready to Spring Forward?

Tomorrow is the “traditional” celebration that SPRING is here … but is it? In my neck of the woods—that’s Colorado—March and April are known as the “snow months” … blizzards drop in; days of snow can pile up. Many don’t think of spring planting until May and Mother’s Day as the safe zone. That means delays … sometimes in planning, and certainly in implementation … as in rationalizing doing much until it is weather safe.
I’m …

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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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