Tagged: self publishing

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy Author New Year!

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy Author New Year!

Can You Hear What I Hear?

It’s a wonderful time of “togetherness” with family and friends; and, a time of reflection on the past year … and think forward. Next week is, gulp, the end of 2019 and at the strike of midnight, the beginning of 2020. And I hear AUTHOR SUCCESS!
As you spend time with those you are close to, it’s a natural to noodle a bit. They all know you have a book … …

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How to Succeed in Book CrowdFunding by Judith Briles

How to Succeed in Book CrowdFunding by Judith Briles

Surprise – Surprise – Surprise … December is an Excellent Month to deliver a Crowdfunding Campaign!
Say What … and Why you ask. Because people give more freely during Holiday times. It’s that simple. But, it takes thought, and definitely your energy.
Understand this:
Book CrowdFunding isn’t a piece of cake to accomplish. Only the minority succeed … as in less than 30 percent. And, in my humble opinion, with planning and execution, you can be in a …

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How to Surf the Publishing Wave by Judith Briles

How to Surf the Publishing Wave by Judith Briles

Twenty plus years ago, one of my author friends coined one of my favorite book titles: Sacred Cows Make the Best Burgers. It’s all about change and slashing through the things that continually hold people and companies back. A few years ago, I ran into Bob Kriegel at a conference we were both speaking at. He was still talking about burgers and he reminded me of a story he told me long ago about surfing …

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Are You a Newbie to Publishing? Don’t Shatter Your Publishing Journey – Part II

Are You a Newbie to Publishing?  Don’t Shatter Your Publishing Journey – Part II

Publishing Blunders, Bloopers, and Boo-Boos aren’t fun … they can knock down your confidence, sabotage your bank account, and diminish your credibility. The savvy author can side-step many of them by not rushing to publish and getting educated to the publishing process. And, by using common sense.

Everywhere you turn, there is info via the Internet, on the bookshelf,  via videos,  and certainly from workshops. You would think that any beginning author would start with a …

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The Perfect Social Media Cheat Sheet Online Course STARTS on THURSDAY

The Perfect Social Media Cheat Sheet Online Course STARTS on THURSDAY

 
Get ready to snap, crackle and truly POP using the social media platforms for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram PLUS how to get to your ideal target market. It all happens this month.
Those who heard Karen Liz Albert at the April AuthorYOU meeting in Colorado were WOWWED by what she revealed and demonstrated. Now, anyone can see it… no matter where you live and what your time zone is. How? … you ask. Simply by …

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Are You a Newbie to Publishing? Don’t Shatter Your Publishing Journey – Part I

Are You a Newbie to Publishing?  Don’t Shatter Your Publishing Journey – Part I

When newbie authors are asked about their publishing experience, the phrase “It’s overwhelming” would surface within the top three responses. And it is.

There is expansive information about publishing. Multiple books have been written on every aspect of it. Public and private workshops are available. Webinars flow daily. Author and writing groups are in most cities. Information is out there—a plethora of information—how to do it; what not to do; how to publish your book for …

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Authorpreneurship in 5 Steps

Authorpreneurship in 5 Steps

Author success revolves around being an entrepreneur. My raw definition of an entrepreneur is someone who creates, organizes and operates a business or multiple businesses. He or she takes on financial risks in order to do so and spends uncountable hours in the process. Often, it’s a solo act … with assist/help from others who are engaged along the journey. Yup, that sounds like the path of a successful author.

To take the journey, here’s what’s …

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Heads Up for Authors…the Flip Flop World of Publishing

Heads Up for Authors…the Flip Flop World of Publishing

Is the Publishing World Turning? Yes, yes it is …

Publishing is morphing on a daily basis … If you are a new author, you’ve got publishing questions. Plenty of them. If you are an already published author, you should have publishing questions. Plenty of them.

As an author, ask: should I traditionally publish (hello New York), self-publish, independent publishing, pay-to-publish, hybrid publish, audio publish: ePublish or pPublish or aPublish … which is right for me and …

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