Good Authoring Day to YOU …
… And Happy Saturday! This weekend is book-selling at the beautiful Barnes & Noble store in the Southlands Mall in Colorado with eight fabulous authors from 9 to 5. It’s all outdoors—meaning stores are stand-alone, not under a giant complex roof that houses them all. The outdoor decorations are fabulous throughout Main Street.
The huge tree by the skating ring is gorgeous. If you are in Colorado, my neck of the country, come see us. Enjoy the environment. Come … You’ll be glad you did.
The December calendar is a combo, for sure: social and work. And cooking—my jars are ready and lots of lemons in the kitchen. I’ll be making my yummy lemon curd for neighbors and close friends along with mini English muffins to spread it on. Santa will be delivering next week! Oh, and of course, lots of writing with authors, but no teaching and delivering workshops—some fun and encouragement.
And it’s #Caturday post times once again. It’s December … what are you planning going forward for the new year? It’s not the time to doze and coast.
Change things about a bit … even where you visualize and start your planning. A new tea. A book on marketing strategies and tips. Visiting the blogs of the book marketing gurus. The coming 2022 is in the air, surprising things can happen. Book marketing is not instant. It takes time. It takes consistency. It takes your energy. Go for it—for you … for your book.
That’s my past week … how about you … what are you up to?
Friday mornings are the place to be with other authors! I love the Friday coaching that happens early each Friday AM. I always have a “new tip” for the group that I lead with—a “show and tell how to do ‘it’ … whatever ‘it’ is, then it opens up to “catch up” and “asks”. Become a subscriber so you can get Friday Coaching for only $27 a month for VIP AuthorYOU members, $37 for non-members—limited number of subscribers allowed. We gather viz Zoom at 7 AM. Get on board –it’s fun and informative … and you get all questions answered. We do it via Zoom. This is for any author anywhere! Register- http://bit.ly/JudithCoaching
THIS WEEK on Author YOU – Your Guide to Book Publishing, the theme is always author, writing, and publishing success. Thursday’s show added insights on how to get out of Amazon jail—not a good place to be. Take advantage of it—just an hour of your time—Listen in to this podcast with host Judith Briles via http://bit.ly/BookPublishingPodcast.
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Here are your Top Ten Tweets 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
All books must start from somewhere. Ask yourself: Who is it for? Podcast via @JudithBriles @mybookshepherd: bit.ly/BookPublishing… #authors #amwriting #writingcommunity #publishing #podcast #indiepublishing
Wise words for authors & writers: Author Confidence gooser: writing and publishing a book that you have no regrets about–it puts a smile on your face! via @JudithBriles @MyBookShepherd #quotes #authors #authorsuccess #amwriting #JudithBriles
Are any of these books on your must-read list? NPR Unveils ‘Books We Love,’ an Interactive Reading Guide | @NPR pwne.ws/3rlibET #reading #bookstolove #authors #JudithBriles
Social Media and Marketing Strategies
Hey authors: do you want to sell more #books?—start with embracing the Brag Factor-sell you and your book anytime … anywhere. Podcast via @JudithBriles @mybookshepherd @bizsavvycoach bit.ly/BookPublishing… #authors #bookmarketing #podcast #publicity #indiepublishing
Social media can be a small business marketing machine, but you need to make sure that you’ve set up for success and sales. Here are five clever ideas for #smallbusinesses to increase sales using social media! #smallbizsocial pegfitzpatrick.com/5-ideas-for-sm…
Hey authors–how’s your findability strategy? Are you irresistible to your target market? Do they see you … hear you? Tips here: http://ow.ly/6mp050GKueV #smm #authors #indiepublishing #bookmarketing #JudithBriles
[If you plan to pitch to NY, your idea better snap, crackle, and POP] From finding the idea to writing the manuscript and sending it off to agents, author Christine Evans maps out how to turn an idea into a chapter book series. hubs.li/H0__my20 #bookproposal #amwriting #authors #JudithBriles
Wise words for authors & writers: If you are dreaming of author success-you will fail. If you are planning it and getting up each day taking one more step toward your goal … you will succeed via @Judithriles @MyBookShepherd #quotes #authors #authorsuccess #amwriting #JudithBriles
[Writing wisdom via New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah] Discover the most surprising aspect of writing her newest historical fiction novel The Four Winds. #WDAuthorSpotlight hubs.li/Q0100cpJ0 #amwriting #writingcommunity #authors #JudithBriles #authorsuccess
Cool Things, FUN Things & OMG Moments
[OMG…this may not be a good thing]Just How Optimized Can Your Life Be?: A New App Wants to Rebuild Books for ‘Maximum Convenience,’ Condensing Nonfiction Titles into 15-Minute ‘Blinks’ | @nytimes pwne.ws/32uTzPw #authors #books #JudithBriles
Remember … you can listen to over 500+ podcasts that The Book Shepherd® Dr. Judith Briles has created for your book and authoring success: http://bit.ly/BookPublishingPodcast, 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