Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips and Ahas

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Here’s your author tidbits and ahas for the weekend … great tools to play with and learn about!


Keywords are criticalUbersuggest is a tool that includes other languages in your search and suggestions for alternative words that might bring more pop along with other sites to check out as well! Übersuggest – Suggest on steroids! ubersuggest


socraticEngaging an audience with gadgets If you are speaking or doing a signing … have a little fun and engage your audience with questions –and get feedback via cell phoneSocrative may be your new best friend.



polleverywhere Have you thought about creating Polls when you speak? It’s a great way to do a “heads up” everyone … Poll Everywhere is a live polling site where attendees can respond to a survey you create with a Tweet, text or online entry. You can create multiple-choice polls or use the brainstorming feature and share words or phrases live with the group. Very cool.



 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.


Ashography Event PhotographyJudith Briles is known as The Book Shepherd a book publishing expert and coach. She 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 31 books including Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms (ForeWord Indie/Fab Book of the Year), Snappy Sassy Salty: Wise Words for Authors and Writers and a speaker at publishing conferences.

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 Unplugged, a two and 1/2 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 Follow @AuthorU and @MyBookShepherd on Twitter and do a “Like” at AuthorU and Judith Briles – TheBookShepherd on Facebook. If you want to create a book that has no regrets, contact Judith at


2 Comments on Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips and Ahas

  1. sandra stanislav says:

    Hello. I am new to writing and trying to sell my book. have looked at this place called american writing .org and am really scared of the site but they say that they can get my book in front of a manager who can put it in front of a publisher. i have researched them also and only found one yelp but since they do not belong to bbb it does not get posted. would love to find out more about this site but sometimes with not knowing the correct questions to ask i am in the dark. i am going to try listen in this monday the third of march to your Monday Mornings at Noon. Thank you. Sincerely, Sandra Stanislav

  2. Sandra … join us for the free Q&A and coaching. Whoever you are considering, always remember to Google the name/company with the words complaint, scam, lawsuit, problems, con, ripoff after them … I know that many never grumble, but some do. Pay attention to what’s said. Companies that are affiliated with AuthorSolutions, AuthorHouse get huge negatives and I would stay away from them. We all know that sometimes that the “fit” just doesn’t work.

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