Good Authoring Day to YOU and Happy, Happy New Year!
Looking forward to seeing many of you this Saturday at the AuthorYOU Salons… getting back on track from the Holiday cleanup and put away.
The all-new opt-in piece for TheBookShepherd.com pops up—get your copy, you don’t want to miss it—the Ultimate Cheat Sheets for Media Interviews. If you are already on my email list, I will be posting it in sections as a blog.
How about you? Where are your creative juices taking you for adding new ideas, services, promos … what?
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 essential apps for you to be using this year. Join 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
Most Anticipated: The Great First-Half 2020 Book Preview | @The_Millions pwne.ws/2FyhChL
7 Essential Questions to Define Your #Brand 1. What makes you indispensable? 2. How do you provide value? 3. How do you communicate value? 4. Top 3 problems you solve? 5. Why are you the best? 6. Why should anyone listen? 7. What do you bring to the world that is truly yours?
Don’t let your podcast become a “pod fade” and disappear before it can seed and grow. Get tips for creating a successful #podcast in newest show via @MyBookShepherd: http://ow.ly/1Pnf50x2pEF #publishing #authors #bookmarketing #podcasting
Audiobooks: The rise and rise of the books you don’t read | @BBCNews pwne.ws/37NhhDJ
Social Media and Marketing Strategies
What type of content should you share on #socialmedia? 1. Educational 2. Informational 3. Tutorials (how-to’s) 4. Solution based 5. Entertaining 6. Stories 7. Events 8. Behind-the-scenes 9. Motivational Now use video, visual, & expiring content to create your perfect mix.
A huge reason that people don’t share is that they can’t find how to share or there are no good images on the blog post: bit.ly/2KRYCPg #SMM #socialmedia #socialtips #socialmarketing
Writers & Writing
A @WritersDigest article from Isaac Asimov, 1986, for all you writers out there, on the future of writing. It’s very pertinent. Writing will always be viable. #SciFiChat #AskEditor #AskPublisher #AskAuthor #SciFi #Writing #WriteTip #Books #TV #Movies writersdigest.com/online-editor/…
Get the 4 essential steps in writing for children in the latest podcast via @mybookshepherd @JudithBriles with best… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
The difference between Lay vs. Lie vs. Laid (plus a handy chart to save & reference) – ow.ly/PhYg8 (via @WritersDigest)
Cool things and OMG moments!
What’s the Best Tea for Sleep? 7 Recipes to Try Tonight bit.ly/34xMgCs
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
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