This is a special day … I’m reminded to the outstanding work that the Coast Guard does on an everyday basis and what it does during hurricane season plus just all the search and rescue (often not recognized by so many). Two of my brothers did their military service in the Coast Guard, and oh my, as a young teen, I have to tell you—I hated my job of ironing their “whites” at times! My other brother was in the Marines.
The AuthorYOU Circles will resurface TODAY, August 4th. It’s from 9 to noon here in Colorado. COME! All dates for 2018 at www.Meetup.com/AuthorYou AND, this is where you register to attend. Note—you need to join the Meetup group—it’s a freebie.
We are on countdown. On Thursday, I was on site, creating final menus, layouts, etc. It will be a wowsa when all see the fantastic foyer we have for our schmoozing and gathering. We are excited! Going forward, it’s all things for the Awesome Extravaganza. We have some “surprise” exhibitors this year. Fun! Will you be there? And why not? If you are on the fence, call me and let’s see if it’s a fit for you. I’m at 303-885-2207.
Friday mornings are the place to be with other authors! Friday coaching will happen all through AUGUST with the exception of Friday, the 24th. I’ll be deep in the heart of the AuthorYOU Extravaganza in the beautiful mountain town of Breckenridge, Colorado. If I can be there at 7 a.m. ready to go, so can you. It’s a great way to kick off your weekend authoring noodle. Become a subscriber so you can get Friday Coaching for less than a weekly glass of wine; for less than a weekly Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit – Combo at Chick-fil-A; for less than 3 movie tickets! ALERT …we do this on SKYPE … you need to connect with me. Only $27 a month—limited amount of subscribers allowed. Two times: 7 AM and Noon Mountain time. The dress? Totally casual. Get on board –it’s fun and informative … and you get all questions answered. We do it via Skype This is for any author anywhere!
Register here: http://bit.ly/FridayCoaching
… AND, how’s your week been?
THIS WEEK on Author YOU – Your Guide to Book Publishing, host Dr. Judith Briles and guest Barb Wilson dove into the how-to of editing your book. It all adds to the author and book success. Listen in via the website or via iTunes.
Tune in for the LIVE show at 6 Eastern, 5 Central, 4 Mountain, 3 Pacific and for our out-of-the-country members and followers … you are going to have to do the clock crunching for your time zone at http://bit.ly/BookPublishing-iTunes. You can also go to the Home page of http://www.AuthorU.org, scroll down and click on any of the past shows—just click and are instantly there! With over 100,000 downloaded podcasts each month from around the world, you are in good company!
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 …
Social Media and Marketing Strategies
Which Social Media Channel Sells The Most Books? buff.ly/2La1uYP by @BadRedheadMedia #SocialMedia #Social #Writers #Books #MondayBlogs
How to Recognize and Overcome Facebook Ad Fatigue dlvr.it/QcSbX5
Learn how to get the most from your business’ Instagram. How to Add Instagram Action Buttons to Your Business Profile bit.ly/2tns3Os #SMM #Instagram
Success & Resources
Oh-Oh … Top 5 Public Speaking Behaviors that Can Make You Appear Dishonest dlvr.it/QcRsZJ
Criticism: How to Turn Gripes into Growth ed.gr/u45y
Love this: #FrugalBookPromoTips Check #TheNewBookReview for lots of independent reviewers under “More About the Reviewer” in each blog post.
Sell Sheets: A Guide For New Self-Publishers | buff.ly/1cW2hq0 via Joseph C. Kunz, Jr.
Writers & Writing
If you can write a book, you can write a tweet. https://t.co/AB9aJaAFnf
Many writers who can’t get their first novel published right away must decide whether to put it in a drawer and write a second one or to persevere with the first. Here, @gaylelabrams discusses the internal debate: buff.ly/2zWhysd
Cool things and OMG moments!
Very cool: These are the world’s largest planes (and other flying things) cnn.it/2LfzmDQ
Remember … you can listen to over 300+ programs that Author U Founder Judith Briles has created for your book and authoring success: http://tinyurl.com/AuthorURadio , scroll down and click on any of the past shows—just click and you are instantly there! Or you, subscribe directly on iTunes: http://ow.ly/QO0oK
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