Top Ten Twitter Tweets of April 18, 2020


Good Authoring Day to YOU 

Still working on catch up projects. Accepting the Unacceptable by Denice Reich went to the printers this week—an amazing book by an even more amazing woman. My octogenarian at 88 is more than halfway done with her rewrites and editing of What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?—go JC … GO

I hope you are using the sequestered time to fine-tune a project, start a new one … even get ready to implement a book marketing campaign!


It was week three for my online How to Write a Nonfiction Book in 4 Weeks group. Several have already written several chapters—four are approaching the halfway writing mark… love it. Not only do I love the variety of authors and the books-to-be that are represented, but to the interaction amongst all of us … plus the “cross help” that is now occurring … and of course support for each. Note: I will repeat this in May—it’s on my website——there are only 5 slots left. We meet on Wednesdays via Zoom at 3 pm Mountain time.

Alert to all of you in Colorado who are VIP AuthorYOU members … the April second Saturday AuthorYOU Salons of the year is slated for May 9 may be live or virtual … depending on the Governor of Colorado. Either way, it starts at 8.30 a.m., ending at 11.30 a.m.

If it’s on Zoom—I’ll post the link (copy and paste in your browser) in the last Twitter blog in April.


Take care of yourself …


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THIS WEEK on  Author YOU  – Your Guide to Book Publishing: the theme is always author, writing, and publishing success. Children’s Book Awards expert Linda Radkee joins me for a fun hour—all about what authors should know about entering book awards, how judging is implemented along with marketing tips for books.

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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

  • Looking forward to the VAHH – my Virtual Authors Happy Hour this afternoon-ZoomTails! Catching up–enjoying a favorite beverage and a nibble or two with many of my favorite people. It’s 5 o’clock in the Rockies, and where I’m at on Fridays now! @MyBookShepherd #authors

  • An Opportunity for Children’s Authors and Readers to Help

  • Where Do Authors Get Their Ideas?… via @RobinStorey1

 Social Media and Marketing Strategies 

  • It takes time and effort to research and write your blog articles, the same amount of time needs to be spent marketing your content as well: #SMM #socialmedia #socialtips #socialmarketing
  • If Your Colleagues Don’t Read Anything You Write, then follow these 8 Ways to Change That. BTW–Reduce your inbox clutter by sharing it with your colleagues! Includes insights from @annhandley via @nytimes #marketing #digitalmarketing #inboxhelp
  • NEW BLOG: “Were you planning a book launch for your print, eBook or audiobook? If you were … authors have had hiccups. Actually, lots. And you are stuck at home. read more… #amwriting #selfpub #thebookshepherd #bookmarketing

Writers & Writing

  • Check out the 89th annual writing competition from Writer’s Digest open to 9 categories of writing: More than 100 prizes, including a grand prize of $5,000 cash, interview in WD magazine, and more. Enter today!

  • Did you know that scheduling procrastination could be a good thing in writing your book? Discover why in this podcast via @JerryBJenkins @mybookshepherd @JudithBriles:… #authors #amwriting #writingcommunity #publishing #IARTG

  • Want to increase your impact? Leave a legacy? Stop saying that you’re not a writer, or you can’t write or you don’t know enough to write. If you get results for clients, it’s time to write your book. #bookwriting #author #LeadershipDevelopment

Cool Things, FUN Things & OMG Moments

5 Ways To Make Required Reading Easier 📚 [written by a high school student for other students!



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