Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips and Ahas

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Last Thursday, Joan Stewart, Kelly Johnson, Joel Stewart, Amy Collins and myself revealed 25 awesome tips to make your authoring and publishing life soar.  Over the next few postings, I will share them with you. Here’s three for today:

1  The best online media directory–filled with thousands of contacts who work at daily and weekly newspapers, college newspapers, and TV and radio stations in the U.S.–is at And it’s free. The only time you pay is if you want to buy one of the media lists. Otherwise, you can use it for free every time you visit the site. Thank you Joan Stewart!

2 Make sure that you have not only an About the Author page in the back of your book … BUT, create a How to Work with  your name .  This is a fabulous way for you to professional shout out about your consulting, your speaking, your fill in the blank.  Make sure you include phone number, website, email.  You consider adding a fantastic endorsement you got from an attendee or the meeting planner … every bit helps!  Thank you Judith Briles!

3 Knowing how your website appears to the SEO robots is important. The two websites below are your allies.

Both are website review and SEO tools and provide information on areas you can improve your website, keywords, social media, etc. Thank you Kelly Johnson!

WooRank and Marketing Grader

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Judith Briles is a book publishing expert and coach. She empowers authors and is the Founder of Author U, a membership organization created for the serious author who wants to be seriously successful. She’s been writing about and conducting workshops on publishing since the 80s. Judith is the author of 33 books including Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms (ForeWord IndieFab Book of the Year), Snappy Sassy Salty: Wise Words for Authors and Writers and a speaker at publishing conferences. Book #33 will be published in June: The CrowdFunding Guide for Authors and Writers.

Become part of her inner circle by joining the Author’s Ark and exclusive monthly webinar and coaching event. Each summer, she holds Judith Briles Book Publishing Unplugged, a three day intensive limited to a small group of authors who want to be seriously successful. In 2015, the dates are August 27-29th.  Her audio and workbook series, Creating Your Book and Author Platform is now available. Join Judith live on Thursdays at 6 p.m. EST for Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing on the Toginet Network at .

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header-logo1.pngAuthor U is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to the author who wants to be seriously successful. Monthly education programs delivered face-to-face and online, The Author Resource ezine, BookCamps and the annual Author U Extravaganza are tools designed for authors pre, during and post publishing of their books. Join today.

 If you are looking for FREE author and book coaching … call in to Judith’s Author Monday Mornings at NOON Eastern each Monday. The number is 218-632-9854; Access Code 1239874444 … have your questions ready–there’s a full hour to ask and listen.