Top Ten Twitter Tweets of December 5, 2020

Good Authoring Day to YOU               

Oooh, I love the sparkle and kaleidoscope of lights that weave through the evening skies during the Holidays. Looking out over my back deck, this year has more displays than I can remember.

This was big news that broke during the week: the book industry’s biggest trade show just got canceled for 2021. Usually held in New York—it was an event!

Plus, news of the pending takeover of publishing giant Simon & Schuster by Penguin Random’s parent company, German media goliath Bertelsmann SE for a tad over $2 billion. That brings the US publishing to the “Big 4” … and a bellringer for indie publishing. The indies are outselling the big boys!

Don’t forget to take advantage of grabbing my books at 50% off. It’s all happening via my website. I’ve “bundled” several of my books with discounts that you can only get via my website. Gift yourself … gift others. There are four different bundles … all available through December 2020.

Get yours here—there are four options to select from:

It’s my gift to you … for your success and one that you can share with others if you already own some of the books.

What are you up to?

My two bits for this Saturday morning.


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THIS WEEK on Author YOU Your Guide to Book Publishing, the theme is always author, writing, and publishing success. Thursday’s show added insights to what’s happening in book printing today. Joining me was Anne Randolph—my favorite writing muse. We went over 20 tips to make you a better writer—listen in. Take advantage of it—just an hour of your time:

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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

  • This is a HUGE Yes to add to your To Do List: How to Support Indie Bookstores with Holiday Shopping | @lifehacker

  • “7 Tips to Overcome Author Fatigue Syndrome” You may have Author Fatigue Syndrome! Get 7 tips to get back on track. If you are feeling a tad overwhelmed … or just plain blocked on going forward, get your author power back. Read more… #selfpub

  • Opportunities aren’t given. You create them every single day.

 Social Media and Marketing Strategies 

  • Get tips on what to do to starting building buzz about your book 6 months before it’s published via new podcast via @JudithBriles @MyBookShepherd #bookmarketing #authors #books #publishing #selfpub

  • Book Expo takes a back seat. Will it get on board again? Book industry’s biggest trade show just got canceled for 2021 #bookselling #authors #bookstores #publishing #selfpub #indiepublishing

  • RT @RebekahRadice: 5 #InfluencerMarketing Content Strategies

    1. Awareness 2. Interest 3. Desire 4. Decision 5. Advocacy

    #socialmediamarketing #digitalmarketing

Writers & Writing

  • Your Creative Process Evolves When You Do by Stephanie Georgopulos via @Medium

  • Cultivating multiple article ideas from the same topic can help freelance writers collect more bylines says freelance writer Dinsa Sachan. -The Art of Spin-Offs: Freelance Article Ideas via @WritersDigest #authors #writingcommunity #selfpub #amwriting

  • Question for authors and writers: what does artificial intelligence have in common with editing your book? Answers here via Podcast via @JudithBriles @TheBookShepherd… #authors #books #fiction #selfpub #amwriting #editing

Cool Things, FUN Things & OMG Moments

A Covid-19 patient played the violin while on a ventilator in the ICU to thank health care workers



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