Topic: Book Industry News

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of June 08, 2019

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of June 08, 2019

AuthorYOU SALONs are TODAY … perfect for authors located in Colorado—happens in my living room. Coffee and Tea are on me – bring ideas and questions … always—you leave with ideas and answers. If you are in the Denver area, drop by … it’s the AuthorYOU Salon a gathering and brainstorming for authors starts at 9 and goes to Noon. And you bring a snack to share and new socks that I give to the …

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The Perfect Social Media Cheat Sheet Online Course STARTS on THURSDAY

The Perfect Social Media Cheat Sheet Online Course STARTS on THURSDAY

 
Get ready to snap, crackle and truly POP using the social media platforms for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram PLUS how to get to your ideal target market. It all happens this month.
Those who heard Karen Liz Albert at the April AuthorYOU meeting in Colorado were WOWWED by what she revealed and demonstrated. Now, anyone can see it… no matter where you live and what your time zone is. How? … you ask. Simply by …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of December 29, 2018

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of December 29, 2018

It’s been an overwhelming month for many … Are you a tad worn out from all the Holiday parties, schmoozes, and food? I am … and looking forward to settling down and working with manuscripts and authors. Maybe some hot soup would hit the spot!
Colorado authors: COME ON DOWN … two events here in CO

The awesome kick off the new year on January 5th—it’s all about celebrations and author events with Mara Purl and myself. …

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The discomfort of change is a good thing

The discomfort of change is a good thing

Author Smarts:Getting Comfortable with Discomfort

Wouldn’t it be the cat’s meow if your authoring, publishing and writing worlds were cozy and comfortable?
Wouldn’t it be? But rarely is it. For many authors—we excel at create discomfort. Yup, sometimes for ourselves … and sometimes for our readers.
Your writing can be shocking to some; it can be a rude awakening; it can be action goosing …it can get people off their duffs. Yes … it can be uncomfortable.
If the …

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Heads Up for Authors…the Flip Flop World of Publishing

Heads Up for Authors…the Flip Flop World of Publishing

Is the Publishing World Turning? Yes, yes it is …

Publishing is morphing on a daily basis … If you are a new author, you’ve got publishing questions. Plenty of them. If you are an already published author, you should have publishing questions. Plenty of them.

As an author, ask: should I traditionally publish (hello New York), self-publish, independent publishing, pay-to-publish, hybrid publish, audio publish: ePublish or pPublish or aPublish … which is right for me and …

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Selling your book outside the U.S.

Selling your book outside the U.S.

Are There Foreign Rights in Your Midst?
If you are trying to do this yourself, be careful you aren’t giving away too much. Believe me, it’s easy to do. And personally, I have only worked with my agents in handling foreign rights. English is my language—not Chinese, Arabic, German, French or Korean—all places my books have been published in. In fact, 16 different countries. I’m not picky about foreign language rights: I want the foreign publishers …

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11 Tips for Book Signings and Trade Shows

11 Tips for Book Signings and Trade Shows

Do You Use Your Author Voice
at Book Signings?
This past weekend, several authors signed books at the American Library Association’s MidWinter event. They also participated in a Facebook Live interview and were featured in the catalog that was created and will be sent out this week to the 300 plus names collected plus they will get the librarian names and emails to do their own follow-upFor those who participate, it was a “sell-out” of …

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Decluttering for Authors … the Swedes Call It “Death Cleaning”

Decluttering for Authors …  the Swedes Call It “Death Cleaning”

I came across a new phrase to me last week—a grouping of two words: death cleaning.

It’s a common phrase in Sweden; in fact, books are written on it. The premise is that if your family and close friends don’t want “it” while you are alive (whatever “it” is), why would they want it if you are dead? It’s a good question.
Think about it. We’ve all got “stuff” … stuff in the house, maybe storage units, stuff …

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