Are You an Author? Should You Be Speaking on Your Book?
By Judith Briles
There are a gazillion books published every year. But there aren’t a gazillion authors speaking on their books. And my question is: why the heck not?
Here are five reasons to consider becoming an author who speaks:
Speaking shares your message with more people. You have something to say, right? Isn’t this why you wrote your book? Speaking lets you present your core messages …
Moving Beyond Wishes … It’s About Author and Publishing Goals
Everyone knows someone who starts a sentence with “I wish…” I wish I had a better job … I wish I made more money … I wish I could lose 20 pounds … I wish I could go on vacation … I wish I had a bigger home … I wish I had a new car … I wish … my book was a bestseller … …
Your book is coming … or you are thinking about doing a “repush” on one that came out last year or some time ago.
Are you ready to shout out and celebrate?
Are you ready to do “the ASK?”
You should be.
It’s time to reach out.
Who are your Friends?
Who are your Fans?
Who has a “site” that could be an ideal hosting venue to invite others to?
Who has a business that could be the site and bring in potential …
It’s a Perfect Day Designed for Writers Who Want to Become Authors …
Join me, The Book Shepherd, for a day designed just for you at Casa Quatar. Are you ready to take the next step to become an author? OR … do you know someone who is?
Share this post with them.
Over 80% of Americans think they want to write a book. Is that you? Do you know the “why” of why your book should …
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 …
10 Ways to Move from So-So Author to Sought Out Author!
What are your author and publishing expectations for this year? Have you thought about them? Have you written them down?
It’s a New Year … and it’s a month that resolutions are created, chewed on, and usually spit out. Either they don’t work. They are rejected. Or it’s easier to do the same thing you’ve always been doing.
How about something different? Such as:
Launching a series and …
Question for All Authors: Have you thought to have your book featured on TV or the big screen?
Have your readers written you, told you, or posted on social media that your book would make a great TV show or movie?
As you worked on your work and reread it upon completion felt that your work could be featured on the screen?
Is the storyline in your book comparable to shows and movies that have been successful?
Over the next three months, I will be at seven live events. Meeting hundreds, actually thousands of authors, but meeting new experts. Their expertise expands my learning and my connections. It benefits me professionally; it benefits me mentally; and it benefits my publishing clients. That’s a win-win-win.
There are six key options for author learning:
attend live publishing and book marketing related events;
attend online publishing and book marketing events;
become a DIYer and learn by the school of …