Good Authoring Day to YOU and Happy, Happy New Year!
Looking forward to seeing many of you on Saturday … recovering from all the Holidays … getting back on track. Hmmm, yesterday was Toss Out the Fruitcake Day—wonder how many wanted to do that and didn’t know that there was an official day to dump and delete one? Come to think of it, it would be good to have a Dump and Delete Day in general!
This past week, I’ve been in the creation mode—developing a new opt-in piece for TheBookShepherd.com. Watch for the debut of the Ultimate Interview Cheat Sheet—you want this one for sure!
How about you? Where are your creative juices taking you?
Alert to all of you in Colorado … the second Saturday AuthorYOU Salons of the year is slated for January 11th. It starts at 8.30 a.m., ending at 11.30 a.m. Bring socks—I share these with the homeless … and it’s going to be chilly this winter. Plus, a snack to share with the group.
And this coming weekend? Lisa Reinicke and I will be sharing the AuthorYOU platform. She’s a wiz at creating books for kids … and she’s going to show you adult storytellers and nonfiction authors just how to do it as well. I’m going to stretch all of you on marketing ideas and strategies for the New Year. It’s happening on this Saturday, January 4th—be there.
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 adds more insights to goose your author and publishing success.
Listen in to this podcast with host Judith Briles, The Book Shepherd as she digs into writing for the children’s market as well as taking a nonfiction or fiction adult book and doing a rewrite for the kids market. Lisa Reinicke, joins me for a fun … and enlightening session on just how to do it.
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 …
Author, Publishing and Resource Success
Why Indie Authors Should Make Audiobooks Part of their Self-Publishing Strategy selfpublishingadvice.org/why-indie-auth… via @jayartale
Authors need the essentials—do you have what you need to physically send to a radio or TV show? How about online? You will after you listen to the latest AuthorU-Your Guide to Book #Publishing podcast: ow.ly/K2cj50xwkfo #authors #publicity #radioshows #bookmarketing
Social Media and Marketing Strategies
😎 Learn how to make customer profiles to make your website easier to find with Marketing Espionage. And Get Found Today! bit.ly/2mOJ4iR
Does your video content captivate and engage your #socialmedia audience? Is it entertaining, educational, and igniting conversation? Learn the 4-step process to creating engaging videos for your #business! #contentmarketing rebekahr.com/video
Always love hearing about new tools for authors: How to Create Square Videos That Stand Out: 6 Useful Tools dlvr.it/RKf8Sv #authors #bookmarketing #publishing #publicity #pr #author success
Author Blogging 101: Linking for Traffic buff.ly/22inO0X
Writers & Writing
Writing Tips For Over-Writers: How To Reduce Your Word Count w/ @authortaraeast lttr.ai/LwJl #writing #writingtips
Tip: read your manuscript in reverse order from the last sentence to the first one. This helps you focus to make sure your spelling, punctuation, word choice, and grammar are impeccable. w/ @ProWritingAid lttr.ai/LviF #writinglife #writing
Cool things and OMG moments!
Oooh—love this. It’s called mentoring! Baby orcas who get looked after by their grandmothers have a higher survival rate — and grandmother killer whales are especially knowledgeable when it comes to hunting. cnn.it/2E4YSFK
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
The Book Shepherd®