Top Ten Twitter Tweets of April 25, 2020


Good Authoring Day to YOU 

I’ve lost track of how many books fiction writer Courtney Miller has created. He’s just delivered his latest manuscript: Murder on the Royal Gorge Express, a White Feather Mystery. Now in editing and the cover design completed. Next up is the back cover and layout. Fans will have it for summer reading.

Finally, I’ve gotten several of my “stealth” book reviews up on Amazon this week with my backdoor method. Such games we must play since Amazon’s robots delete legit book reviews if they deem there is a connection between the reviewer and the author.

It was the final week 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.

Join me next month for the MAY How to Write a Nonfiction Book in 4 Weeks—it’s on my website——there are only 5 slots left. We meet on Wednesdays via Zoom at 3 pm Mountain time and starts on May 6th.



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 first Top Twitter blog for May 2nd.

Have a good week. How about planning a “campaign” of some sort? It can be to sell your book, eBook, audiobook … or a “gather” of doing something for someone else, a group, or a cause.



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. Deck Card Creator Rosie Battista joined me for a fun hour—all about what authors should know about creating “decks” to support their expertise. Get ready for a little fun.

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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

  • Have you self-published a book? Get it more exposure (and win some cash) by entering the annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Competition. Grand prize winner receives $8,000, a feature article about the author and book in WD, and more!

  • Top Live Streaming Video Tools for Virtual Event Speakers, Zoom and Live Webinar Presenters via @iSocialFanz

  • Design Tips for Authors: @HeatherWeidner1…

  • As an author—have you asked yourself: what will make the biggest impact to your audiences? Take that and increate a card deck. Podcast: #bookmarketing #authors #books #bookpromo #bookboost

  • 6 Design Tips for Perfectly Crafted Emails 💌 🥰 via @mailmunch…

 Social Media and Marketing Strategies 

  • Are you creating one graphic for your blog post and calling it a day? Learn how to create 10 unique social shares for one blog post. #SMM #socialmedia #socialtips #socialmarketing

  • How to Promote Your Books Right Now by Rachel Thompson #writers #Authors #bookpromotion #creativepromotion #WritingCommunity via @BadRedheadMedia

  • Tips for children’s authors on book marketing, promo and getting book reviews via @StoryMonsters @MyBookShepeherd Podcast:… #authors #amwriting #kidlit #kidsbooks #ASMSG #IARTG

Writers & Writing

  • Picking the Right Setting Details ~ WRITERS HELPING WRITERS® #writing #writetip

  • The 8 best books on writing—and how to read them via @storyartist_me #writingtips

Cool Things, FUN Things & OMG Moments

How are creators helping cooped-up kids? | @kidscreen



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