Top Ten Twitter Tweets of December 28, 2017

The final weekend of the year surfaces this tomorrow—it will be a looooong one for most. Be safe. Stay warm. Do have fun. And please do some noodling … visualize what your ideal 2018 will be for your authoring and publishing endeavors. What do you need to do to create it? To make it happen? What tools and skills do you need? Or what do you personally need to do to push you over to enthusiastically embrace the steps needed to be taken?

Have a wonderful long weekend. Until next year,


TODAY on  Author YOU  – Your Guide to Book Publishing, host Dr. Judith Briles and Michele DeFilippo wraps up a year of coaching and questions that were created from the Mentoring Mondays. Lots to share—don’t miss it.

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Here are your Top Ten Tweet for the past weekTweets 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

  • 6 Ways to Improve Your Videos on Facebook With Dynamic Benchmarks via @socialbakers | Great read! See how your videos stack up! #MCSMN 

  • 31 Tips on How to Use #SocialMedia to Boost Sales #smallbusiness

  • Ready for a #SocialMedia Clean-Up? Here’s How To Go About It by @BadRedheadMedia 

  • Customer insights can help your marketing stand out from the pack. Integrations from @typeform, @Persado, and @goGrow can help.

Success & Resources

  • New giveaways program on Goodreads for #authors and #books.  Will you use it?

Writers & Writing

  • Write Like the Pros & Pitch Your Book – Learn from Award-Winning Authors & Editors #amediting #Amwriting

  • Because of Your Reading Preference? #bookmarketing#indieauthors

  • Here’s a list of classic Christmas #books for all. Can you see any favs on it? Thanks to @BookBub for creating!… #amreading #Christmas #holidayseason #familyfun  #lovetoread

  • New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Julia Livshin) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.

Cool things and OMG moments!

  • Oh-Oh … U.S. postage increases a penny for one ounce letter … it will be 50 cents on January 21, 2018. Remember–Forever Stamps are FOREVER … buy a few rolls. Postcards join the penny march–price will be 35 cents.



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