Topic: Book Success

Authors & Writers Words Mean Freedom on the 4th of July!

Authors & Writers Words Mean Freedom on the 4th of July!

Today is the 4th of July … a huge day in America. It’s America’s birthday. For ALL authors and writers globally, we should be joining in a universal cheer and celebration of the power of our words. Their meaning … their impact … their ability to make a difference … to create change … to solve problems … to relieve pain … to entertain. That’s a tremendous amount of power we have.  It’s a  very cool …

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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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Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas: Why Authors Should Register their Books with the USPTO Pronto

Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas: Why Authors Should Register their Books with the USPTO Pronto

One of the beliefs that has floated for years was that an author should mail a copy of the manuscript to him or herself and that was all that was needed. It’s wrong … basically old school and Dinosaurian in thinking.

Here’s what today’s Copyright law covers:
The Author’s copyright becomes automatic as soon as a creative work is captured in a tangible form. In other words, think paper, a file on your computer, any recording device … and …

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Book Marketing 101 Creating Your Book Launch for Unstoppable Momentum

Book Marketing 101 Creating Your Book Launch for Unstoppable Momentum

Let’s recap the last two blogs—Book Marketing Myth: It’s Not for Me … Really … If not for you, then who? revealed why the author has got to be the lead, and driver of his or her book marketing success (or failure); Book Marketing Myth: Getting on a Major TV Show Will Sell Tons of Books and a Publicist Will Get Me On for Sure … probed into the myth that major TV will launch …

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Don’t let your words die … today, they count more than ever!

Don’t let your words die … today, they count more than ever!

Two articles crossed my reading this past week—don’t you wonder how things all of a sudden land in your lap that trigger your blogs?—anyway, Easter is next week and Easter Island came into my thoughts.
An old article by Jared Diamond’s “Easter’s End” in Discover magazine revealed the transformation of a vibrant Easter Island into a no man’s land. With a focus on trees, islanders chopped down one-by-one until they were all gone. When they were …

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5 Hot Tips for Self-Publishing and Indie Authors during the Holidays

5 Hot Tips for Self-Publishing and Indie Authors  during the Holidays

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have passed… Now, “ads” are popping to snag all those who might have missed out … and guess what, some of the deals will be better than what were originally offered.
If you think you missed out on the holiday book-buying rush by not getting your book in all the Black Friday/Cyber Monday rush, you didn’t. Why do you ask? Because books are year round … holidays every month to …

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You are invited to the Author Annual Tea & Book Soiree

You are invited to the Author Annual Tea & Book Soiree

Happy Fall to All! … are you interested in being featured at the Author’s Tea on Saturday afternoon, Oct 29th?
 
There are only 3 spots left … and you have until Thursday to say “I’m in …” eMail Judith@Briles.com
The Annual Authors’ Fall Holiday Tea will be held on: Saturday, October 29th   from 1 – 4 p.m.
Author Julie Griffin has offered to host the event again in her beautiful home in Aurora just off of Parker Road and …

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The Perfect Author Antidote – Deal with Publishing Overwhelm

The Perfect Author Antidote – Deal with Publishing Overwhelm

Are you feeling overwhelmed in the publishing maze?
This week is the official launch for my latest book, How to Avoid 101 Book Publishing Blunders, Bloopers & Boo-Boos. I love the fun of it … and the essentials/must haves and knows of it. And you will too

For everyone who lets me know that they already have a copy—and if you do PLEASE post a REVIEW on Amazon NOW … it makes a huge difference in your …

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