Each summer, I teach the How to Write a Book in 4 Weeks workshop … Sometimes, I join in and complete one; other times, I start one, knowing that it will take some time.
The first time, crowdfunding was on my mind. Seeing now what’s known as the Author YOU Mini-Series, The CrowdFunding Guide for Authors & Writers was generated. A total of 96 pages in a 5 x 7 format, four colors throughout and with …
The Book Shepherds: Why should you write a book? The Credibility Factor
#2 Your book creates The Creditibility Factor. Creating a book with substance and quality says reams about whom and what you are. You’ve done the research; you’ve done a study;
I had plenty of take-aways from Judith Briles Book Publishing Unplugged last week. Some old, some new.
Yes, it was three intensive days for 47 of us.
Yes, it was loaded with plenty of new, hands-on info and author and book marketing tools.
Yes, it was an over-load of material and how-tos.
Yes, there was lots of laughing, eating, playing, working. Each came away with a detailed Judith Briles Book Publishing Unplugged Workbook that supported in detail all the …
Would you rather go for a root canal at the dentist? Or schedule a colonoscopy? How about avoid the author elephant in the room—book marketing? Get over it. The most common phrase out of too many authors is: I can’t market my books. Or, I don’t want to market my books. I just want to write. Get over it.
You have to market your books—your product. Oh please, get over your resistance. The reality is, YES …
I need a “professional” to market my book is what too many authors think and say. That usually follows—I just want to write … I don’t want to market. Or, an I don’t know how to do any type of marketing.
Reframe your thinking and your marketing strategies. Whoever start the myth that you had to hire a “professional book marketer” is full of baloney … and I suspect other things. The belief is utter …
Leave it to Mark Twain to remind us, “Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.”
One of the most common snafus I come across in editing a manuscript is the confusion of same sounding words. Partly from, auto-corrections, dictation of copy and just not knowing the correct spelling.
All authors stumble here—yes, ALL. Oh, you’ve spelled the word correctly … BUT, is it the right word with the right meaning? …
Everyone has the answer … at least their answer … to the question: How does an author become successful? In this season of overwhelming places to be at and things to do, here’s my answer in a few seconds in FOUR words:
Perspiration. Persistence. Perseverance.
I have just finished watching Netflix’s The Crown (highly recommended). It reminded me of Winston Churchill’s remarks made at the school he attended years prior to “his success” … a school he came close to …
You Can’t Be an Eeyore When It Comes to Your Book!
Let’s be real … what successful author do you know who just limps along? Who is blah and so-so when it comes to his or her book? Who really doesn’t seem to care which way things go? Or has just plain lost enthusiasm for the entire project? Nothing works, everything is the pits … there’s always a problem … the book life is a bummer …