Tagged: Book Shepherd

It’s My Birthday … Come Celebrate with Me!

It’s My Birthday … Come Celebrate with Me!

Wahoo… another great year has passed and here’s to the one that unfolds.
Here’s my GIFT to all of YOU.  You can get as many of the books that I’ve written … ummm … unless I run out … for FREE TODAY and over the Weekend ONLY to celebrate my birthday. All you have to do is pay for the shipping and handling of each. It’s going to be $7 per book.
If you order over 5, you …

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Author YOU Smarts: Write or Die!

Author YOU Smarts: Write or Die!

Every writer, every author, hits the wall some time … sometimes, lots of times. Oh, we can bring it all on ourselves, allowing and enabling a slew of distractions to create the detour. Or, some cosmic force comes into play—totally unexpected and totally uncontrollable. It’s called life, and yes, it does happen. What happens if you routinely get waylaid … or you are on a true crunch deadline and you have got to get the chapter finished by tomorrow am or the book out the door within the next two weeks?

Are you a procrastinator? Do you need a nudge to get you, or keep you going? A gentle one … or an evil one? Here’s something that just might do the trick to pull you out of a funk and kick-start your fingers and mind.

Every Author Needs a Copyright Page

Every Author Needs a Copyright Page

One of the most common questions that authors ask is about the Copyright page and “What should my copyright page look like?” Good question, here’s an answer:
The Copyright Page, which follows the title page of your manuscript, is a flexible document with respect to format, but several elements must be included.  The most confusing two are the ISBN and LOCN.  Detailed instructions for sending for them are included below:                                                                                                    

Copyright-book 

-The copyright symbol,
          -Followed by the copyright …

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Author Alert: If You Snooze … You Lose

Author Alert: If You Snooze … You Lose

For the 2013, make a decision to go forward or eliminate vs. the one that you have practiced—to do nothing.

Moving from wannabe author to the real thing is totally possible this coming year. Moving from wannabe speaker to the real thing is totally possible this coming year. Moving from wannabe anything to the real thing is totally possible this coming year.
Are you a snoozer? Are you looking for the perfect phrase, word, idea? Are you stuck? Wouldn’t getting unstuck and moving forward be a fantastic goal for 2013. Today is Take a Snooze Day? Is that a good idea? Have you been snoozing where it comes to your book. Maybe this is the day, the week, the month, the year when your book is no longe in your dreams or chatter … it becomes a reality.

The Book Shepherds on Publishing: which is for you?

The Book Shepherds on Publishing: which is for you?

The Book Shepherds on Publishing: which is for you?
I’m afraid you are in for a rude awakening if you go the traditional route. Yes, you can get the attention of an agent and publisher with 60,000 book sales—especially since the traditional publishing averages LESS than 5,000. What’s motivating you—maybe ego? Do you think there will be less work on your side involved with creating sales? Maybe you think a publisher will promote like hell? Think again.