Good Authoring Day to YOU
Although the IRS extended filing deadlines this year, I did my “normal” and automatically filed for extensions to October. And then the “bug” hit me—let’s get this done. And one and filed it is. I’ve broken my 25 year streak from being on the road always during the spring with speaking and transition to being filed before required! It’s a change in the making.
This coming week, I’ll be taping all my May podcasts. One of the show themes will focus on getting you and your books into schools—schools for kids, schools for adults.
And, I think I have snow fatigue … another week … two more days of white stuff surrounding my home and property. Enough already. In Colorado, we hear of drought … Where? How? … I’m not thinking so in my neck of the woods.
My new deck furniture is dribbling in … four more chairs to go. After doing the research putting tiles on my ten foot outdoor dinning table, I’ve scraped that idea (primarily due to weight) and now in the process of getting the sewing machine out and making long table runners which will serve as placemats. Warm weather is coming and I’ll be ready for it. And I love my new “happy dishes” that I discovered yesterday when I was in a Home Goods store—a single artistic peony gracing the dinner plate. Puts a smile on my face.
Several books went to print and authors are now putting their “sales hats” on.
That’s my past week … how about you … what are you up to?
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Here are your Top Ten Tweet for the past week
Tweets are faster than a speeding bird … below are The Book Shepherd’s® Top Ten Tweets from the past week that you may have missed …
Author, Publishing and Resource Success
Self-publishing News for busy authors: Wattpad and Nike – when Corporations meet Creativity — Alliance of Independent Authors: Self-Publishing Advice Center buff.ly/3rFU3cz via @IndieAuthorALLI #authors #publishing #selfpublishing
I got a lot of heat for this post about (the lack of) ethics in the publishing business when I published it in 2014 but I stand by every word. What’s more, I don’t think anything has improved. davidgaughran.com/publishing-is-…
Speaker Taboo: Don’t become an INFObeast, dumping too much information on your audience. What you produce is a snooze fest instead. #marketing #author #socialmediamarketing #book #publishing #writingcommunity #writingtips #selfpub
Social Media and Marketing Strategies
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Email Marketing Strategy: What Marketers Need to Know dlvr.it/RxkLCf
I just published Every Author Is Involved in Sales … That Means YOU! link.medium.com/CCM249GVrfb #marketing #author #socialmediamarketing #book #publishing #writingcommunity #writingtips #selfpublished
Writers & Writing
Ruthless editing is the writer’s best friend. #thebookshepherd #selfpub #author #bookboost #writer #bookmarketing #publishing #writingcommunity
A good opening line is a powerful thing: It can grab an editor’s attention, set the tone for the rest of the piece, and make sure readers stay through The End. Author Jacob M. Appel shares 10 ways to start your story better. hubs.li/H0Klryn0
For this week’s creative writing prompt, write a scene or story that includes a character wearing an outfit from a fashion show. #WDprompts hubs.li/H0Kf7lJ0
Cool Things, FUN Things & OMG Moments
TCL’s new concept phone unfolds and rolls out to get bigger and bigger dlvr.it/RxkDQc
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