How to Enter Book Award Competitions by Judith Briles
Which book awards do you enter? Do they matter? And the essential question: should you? Let’s start with the second question first. The answer: sometimes. Depending upon the tenacity of the author/publisher in getting the word out about the book and the award, you
If Book Publishing Is to Be … what are an author’s options?
To be … or Not to be is a form of a question I get at least once a week when it comes to publishing. Should I just do it myself? Should I signup with a self-publishing kind of company to get my book
Goodreads Opens Door for Book Review Bombing Trolls
Yikes … what a headline to write. One that I never imagined I would. And I’m glad I did. Consider this a full author alert. In a podcast I did years ago with the then president of the Colorado Library Association, she revealed that
Top Ten Twitter Tweets of July 10, 2021
Good Authoring Day to YOU Reminder … TODAY is AuthorYOU Salons. Online starts at 7 AM Mountain time … IN-Person at 9 AM. details are on the www.Meetup.com/AuthorYouSalons page. The sold out Amazon Bestseller Campaign workshop started
Top Ten Twitter Tweets of June 19, 2021
Good Authoring Day to YOU This is a writing weekend for me. Clients’ books to move forward. And, getting ready for Speaking Unplugged. Are you coming? It’s the only session this year. The clock is on the
26 Hot Tips for Authors to Succeed at Fairs & Farmers Markets
Are There Book Sales via Book & Crafts Fairs Plus Farmers Markets in Your Midst? Yep, it’ still COLD out there in some parts of the country … but book marketing for late Spring and the Summer should be starting NOW … Gulp …
Creating Your Creation… the Author’s Lifetime Lifeline
Amazon has been the lifeline for millions of authors every day. Some just starting on the authoring and publishing journey; some deeply involved in it with Amazon the primary distributor or printing of their current book(s); and others reawakening and pushing out an old
Author Alert: Has Your Blog Fallen Down and Needs Help?
Hey Authors … Has Your Blog Gone Limp? Are you ready to keep your blogs ALIVE for an entire year? Yup … I mean, not to have to wonder WHAT you are going to be writing this week … or next? Have you ever
Why Speak about Your Book? About Your Expertise?
Why You Should Speak about Your Book and Expertise Because … The public and a specific sector need and want your message, your smarts, your expertise, your insights, your solutions. Because … You can solve problems and provide answers that a group or an individual
Stop Author Insanity … Support Your Book-Don’t Abandon It
This Blog started with an email from an author--he didn't want to put a dime into marketing his book--he hadn't put the first dollar forward yet that I knew of, but he was pulling the plug ... and he was working on the second