Good Authoring Day to YOU
TOMORROW is the last day to NOMINATE a favorite author to the Colorado Authors’ Hall of Fame. Have you?
Loved my birthday weekend—the fun online with friends globally, sharing a favorite a friend in a restaurant I haven’t been to in 9 months and celebrating the breadth of #1s that my book When God Says NO—Revealing the YES When Adversity and Loss Are Present earned on Amazon over the long weekend.
Book Marketing Unplugged Online rolled yesterday. Today is Day 2—love playing with all the tools we authors can use to enhance our influence and build followings. And of course, sell books. Next month is Social Media. All details here: https://thebookshepherd.com/online-book-marketing-on-february.html
My two bits for this last Saturday morning of the month.
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, then it opens up to “catch up” and “asks”. 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 Zoom … you need to connect with me. Only $27 a month—limited amount of subscribers allowed. We gather via Zoom at 7 AM. The dress? Totally casual. Get on board –it’s fun and informative … and you get all questions answered. This is for any author anywhere!
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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 the latest in book printing with Rebecca Humrich from Sheridan Books. Take advantage of it—just an hour of your time:
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OR … just go to http://bit.ly/BookPublishingPodcast. With over 4 million downloaded podcasts to select from, the AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing podcast has experienced over 4,000,000 listeners … 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 …
Author, Publishing and Resource Success
Report from Pew Research Center found that 27% of adults hadn’t read a single book in the previous 12 months in 2019. I wonder if COVID changed it? Data shows the BEST leaders are readers. Can you count yourself in? https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/09/26/who-doesnt-read-books-in-america/ #authors #publishing #leaders #success
NEW BLOG: “5 Steps to Overcome Author Procrastination to Achieve Success in 2021” read more… ow.ly/DcbP30rveP3 #success #success #books #publishing #writing #author #thebookshepherd
Social Media and Marketing Strategies
Clubhouse … Picture this–it’s the old fashion “party line” phone only–no visuals, just chat and exchange … Clubhouse App for Business is buzzing: What Marketers Need to Know https://t.co/sexbWgLUOR #authors #publishing #books #JudithBriles
I forgot to which bookstore I sold my book. Oh wait … it’s coming back to me now. (Sell non-returnable to non-retail buyers) #bookmarketing #APSSbrianjud
Facebook Metrics fall into two categories: 1️⃣ PROXY (or vanity) metrics: likes, followers, reach, engagement, reactions, comments, shares, video views + 2️⃣ BUSINESS metrics: traffic, leads, sales. You need both, but don’t confuse the two! #facebooktips #facebookforbusiness
Writers & Writing
Will this nonsense ever stop? Women Authors Get Less Media Coverage than Male Writers – time to stop gender sabotage across all platforms per @JudithBriles Article via @ElectricLit https://electricliterature.com/emilia-report-media-coverage-undermines-women-authors/ #WritingCommunity #Women #authors #publishing
How to Write Your Author Business Plan – I’m interviewed on @Rebelauthorpod buff.ly/3dEIPRZ #writinglife
Happy birthday to Rainbow Rowell, author of the Simon Snow series. Get inspired to write with these eight Rowell quotes for writers about writing. #WDarchives hubs.li/H0H6wcc0
Cool Things, FUN Things & OMG Moments
This father worked for six years to construct a 558-foot-long bobsled track in his yard for his children to enjoy cnn.it/3ajRCGX
Remember … you can listen to over 300+ programs that AuthorYOU 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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