Topic: Book Publicity

Is There a Book in Your Belly?

Is There a Book in Your Belly?

Authors can’t write a good book without the Passion Factor. It’s how the book in the belly gets out. Do you have one in yours?
It’s their passion that fuels their engines, enables them to work one more hour, take one more step to get their “baby” written, laid-out, designed and to the printer. It’s their passion that allows them to roll up their sleeves and create a marketing and promo plan and even speak publicly about …

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Authors Thinking Ahead … What’s After Your Book? Another Book … or a “Product”?

Authors Thinking Ahead … What’s After Your Book? Another Book … or a “Product”?

Authors Thinking Ahead … What’s After Your Book?
Maybe … Another Book … or a “Product”?
 

Whew … you’ve worked hard … your book is outselling, reviews coming in, maybe a little speaking (personally, I hope lots) … what are you going to do next?
Write another book? That would be a big “yes” from me. Savvy authors know that if they practice “I’m a one-book pony” that the probability for success comes to a screeching halt.
Have you …

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Has Your Book Walked the Plank?

Has Your Book Walked the Plank?

Woot … you’ve got your book—congrats for sure.
You are now a “published” author; some sales are coming in; you are promoting it in every channel you can think of, and then an online OMG moment hits. It may be a not-so “Yo-Ho-Ho” time for you and your book. You’ve done an online search and discovered that your book is being sold by someone(s)o you have never heard of—someone(s) you never engaged in selling your book. …

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Hot Spit! Being on TV Will Sell Truckloads of Books!

Hot Spit! Being on TV Will Sell Truckloads of Books!

Getting on a Major TV Show Will Sell Tons of Books and a Publicist Will Get Me On for Sure … IT WILL NOT!

Repeating the last few weeks’ blogs on book marketing: If I have heard it once, I have heard it over a thousand times. “I don’t want to market my books … I just want to write.”
Yup, I get it … many authors would rather just be writing. After all, the blood and …

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Tips for #Authors to Become a Rock Star with LinkedIn

Tips for #Authors to Become a Rock Star with LinkedIn

Rock Your #Author Branding and Expertise with LinkedIn
Over the weekend, I attended the workshop delivered by LinkedIn expert and author of LinkedIn: 101 Ways to Rock Your Brand, Viveka von Rosen for the AuthorU.org community. Of course, it was ALL about LinkedIn … how to maximize what you are doing as an author, how to use it to expand your branding and expertise and, of course, your author success.
If you are like me, at least …

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Ready, Aim, WRITE … it’s National Novel Writing Month. Get your rough draft of 50,000 words going!

Ready, Aim, WRITE … it’s National Novel Writing Month.  Get your rough draft of 50,000 words going!

November Delivers National Novel Writing Month!
Using the abbreviation and hashtag, NaNoWriMo, the National Novel Writing Month challenges participants to write 50,000 words (their minimum number of words for a novel) from November 1 until the deadline at 11:59PM on November 30. The goal of NaNoWriMo is to get people writing and keep them motivated throughout the process. For many … it doesn’t matter if it’s fiction or nonfiction. It’s a goal … get the draft done … just …

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10 BIG Reasons Why You Should Cancel EVERYTHING and be at the 3-Day Extravaganza starting this Thursday  

10 BIG Reasons Why You Should Cancel EVERYTHING and be at the 3-Day Extravaganza starting this Thursday  

This week delivers the seventh annual Author U extravaganza. And an event that is designed for both newbie and establishes authors to basically take their book to any level they envision.
Throughout the Extravaganza, attendees have the opportunity to interact with 30 excellent publishing service providers. That means that book designers, cover designers, editors, printers, publishing legal experts and experts in book marketing will all be there.
That means that you have the opportunity to basically get everything …

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The 9 Steps of Writing Your Book

The 9 Steps of Writing Your Book

The Stages of Writing and Creating Your Manuscript
 
1.       Write 50 to 100 words. Congrats … that’s a PARAGRAPH.
2.       Next, string 225 to 250 words … that’s a PAGE.
3.       Depending on your chapter length—remember, I’m a fan of “short is the new black”, create anywhere from 1,000 words to 2,000 words … that’s a CHAPTER.
4.       You are on a roll. Now, expand your creativity. How many chapters to you think are needed to deliver your story …

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