Topic: Publishing at Sea

Join Me at Sea in January! …. Here’s 30 Sizzling Tips for Authors?

Join Me at Sea in January! …. Here’s 30 Sizzling Tips for Authors?

Last week, the Publicity Hound Joan Stewart, Amazon and Library Expert Amy Collins, Authors Virtual Assistant Kelly Johnson, Award-Winning Book Designer Rebecca Finkel, Writing and Audio Expert Mara Purl and yours truly, The Book Shepherd® shared multiple tips, tricks and ahas to support authors, their books and marketing efforts.

As promised to the 400+ registrants, we recorded the webinar that featured 30 Sizzling Tips for Authors. Your link for replay is HERE. 
Thirty plus one tips were …

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Get ready for a popcorn-packed 60 minutes of hot tips … you can’t stop eating!

Get ready for a popcorn-packed 60 minutes of hot tips … you can’t stop eating!

30 Sizzling Tips for Authors Pops this Week … and We Are Going to Sea!

I have six questions for you today.

1     Would you like to know instantly … I mean instantly … what the keywords and key phrases that the top influencers in your industry or the best-selling authors you consider your competitors are using?
2     Would you like to learn one, make your book pop off the shelf book trick that will make your book soar in …

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Join me at Sea next January with 6 Publishing Pros!

Join me at Sea next January with 6 Publishing Pros!

Join us for a webinar on Jul 11, 2017 at 4:00 PM MDT.

Register now! https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8243926363111827969 
 
On Tuesday, July 11th (6 ET, 5 CT, 4 MT, 3 PT.) … 30 awesome and Hot Publishing Ahas and Tips from six amazing publishing pros: Judith Briles, Joan Stewart, Rebecca Finkel, Kelly Johnson, Mara Purl and Amy Collins. Plus we always throw in a few more that you won’t want to miss! 
What author and writer don’t want savvy insider tips and …

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Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas

Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas

Day 4 … we are in San Juan Puerto … I’m ready to hit the streets this afternoon after our AM sessions that Joan Stewart, the Publicity Hound walks everyone through the creation of a press release and Kelly Johnson, the Author’s Virtual Assistant reveals in Tech Tools Demystified. Last night, we were all rock’in ‘n roll’in with Elvis impersonator—too much fun!

Joan’s aha tip … go to Amazon and look up the “log line” for …

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Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas

Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas

I started off the morning with how to write a One-Sheet for an Author, your Business or your Book that is SLICK, CLICK and TICKS … walking everyone through a process to create theirs, then revealed step-by-step what I went through as I created mine this past week. And then read my new Intro on it … the only paragraph about my work from me—the other three were testimonials of my work and why I …

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Navigating the High Seas on the 4th Annual Publishing at Sea Cruise Was Smooth Sailing

Navigating the High Seas on the 4th Annual Publishing at Sea Cruise Was Smooth Sailing

I’m coming off the 4th Annual Publishing At Sea cruise. Today is a time to look back and reflect a bit. What were my takeaways?
Let’s start with Community. Forty-five authors and their spouses/partners gathered on their floating home away from home and classroom for the next eight days.

Plenty of “down” time was planned for them—meaning that on Port days, it was play time. On the three “at sea” days, they were in the publishing mode at …

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Day 8 … at Sea and our Final #Publishing and #Book Marketing Workshops plus another afternoon with Book Signings on the Promenade

Day 8 … at Sea and our Final #Publishing and #Book Marketing Workshops plus another afternoon with Book Signings on the Promenade

Joan Stewart kicks off the AM with a fun video clip of an existing ads – throughout the AM session, she focused on the 7 things authors must include in their 2017 publicity plan … Hot tip for Authors: review movies, look at ads running. You are looking for the gem; the funny; the aha … that will connect with your point or audience.

Goal—ID your target market

Take a sheet of paper; run a line down …

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Day 7 … at Sea … #Author and #Publishing Workshops Today and Author #Book Signing

Day 7 … at Sea … #Author and #Publishing Workshops Today and Author #Book Signing

Today, I kicked off the morning with Author Success Tools and Tips.
I went through the essential differences between traditional publishing and self-publishing. For me, it’s about Quality, Control, Timing and Money. Meaning how do you want your book to look and feel; is having input into cover design, copy and layout important; what about when your book will be available; and really understand the money side.

One of my Publishing Contract HOT TIPS was: If you …

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