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Author Great Things Start with an Idea—get moving

Author Great Things Start with an Idea—get moving

Great Things Start with an Idea …
What Are You Waiting For?
Five plus years ago …  I had an idea. I didn’t know how to put it all together … or execute it, but I had an idea.

Today, that idea has influenced millions of authors since I finally took the leap and just did it. Before the month of February ends, over 1,000,000 plus authors will have listened to the sage words that flowed from …

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Tips of Goal Setting for Authors and Book Publishing … It’s a New, NEW Year

Tips of Goal Setting for Authors and Book Publishing … It’s a New, NEW Year

No author plans to fail; what he or she does is fail to plan.
-Judith Briles
Snappy Sassy Salty-Wise Words for Authors and Writers
Goals-identify them … a good thing to do for any author who wants to be seriously successful!
A few “authoring and publishing” years ago, I completed and published Snappy Sassy Salty: Wise Words for Authors and Writers.  It still stands as one of favorites. Why? Because it is woven with quotations to kick-start and propel authors and …

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Happy Christmas – Awaken Your Author and Book Spirit

Happy Christmas – Awaken Your Author and Book Spirit

 

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy Author New Year to You from my home to yours! 
This is a favorite time of the year for me. I love the lights, the colors, the festivities, the gatherings and the changes of pace it brings. Everything! And oh yes, we do decorate and do lots of entertaining. And even though we aren’t entertaining this year, I still decorated. Nightly, we light candles and all the colorful lights. Loved …

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Author Gift for the Ultimate Book Marketing Visuals Year Round!

Author Gift for the Ultimate Book Marketing Visuals Year Round!

TODAY is the last day for what a call a Happy Dance time for authors in book marketing. Let’s snap, crackle, and pop a quick push on your book NOW to create book sales with eye candy. For this month. For forward.
Last year, I did a special webinar with CJ McDaniel using his MockUpShots program. Reaching out to say hello this week—I asked if we could make a special end of the year gift to …

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6 Essential Questions for Author Book Marketing Success

6 Essential Questions for Author Book Marketing Success

How’s your book marketing doing?
Are you scrambling for ways to connect in the social distancing mode of 2020 … or are have you chosen to submerge yourself in the shadows of your marketing, waiting for a better day? A better year?
Don’t. 
6 Book Marketing Questions for Authors …
The better thing to do is ask yourself a few questions to flourish with your book position, marketing, and sales. Ask and answer my 6 Essential Questions for …

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12 Tips for Authors to Get Endorsements & Forewords

12 Tips for Authors to Get Endorsements & Forewords

Not a week goes by that I don’t get an email or a call from an author asking how to get an Endorsement for their book or how to get someone to write the Foreword.

Here’s my response …
For Forewords:
Big suggestion … pull a line or phrase from the writer of the Foreword and put it in a “blurb” format that pops on your back cover. It supports them; a shout out thank …

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Critical Question for All Authors: Are You Findable? by Judith Briles

Critical Question for All Authors: Are You Findable? by Judith Briles

If you have a product—a book, consulting services or any other product—today, it’s all about being “out there”—exposed, talked about, findable.
YES … Authors must be findable… easily findable. Right now … open a new tab on the browser you have opened or open a new browser. What’s your expertise or your tagline. Type it in and do a “search” … what pops up? YOU … or someone else?
Online is your friend–it’s the town hall–the global …

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15 Book Marketing and Book Selling Goosers for Authors

15 Book Marketing and Book Selling Goosers for Authors

During COVID, authors need to be strategic in book marketing and book selling. Period. 

Bookselling in the COVID world and 2020 meant virtual bookselling options. Authors egos want to be featured in the main bookstore in their community … but, bookselling is way beyond the bookstore (it has always been)—in fact, bookstores are minor players for the great majority of authors today–especially the independent, small press and self-published author. 
Is there one true way to do market …

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