For me, I’m happy to see January and 2019 arrive. So many new changes within AuthorYOU; many books to work on with authors; the annual Publishing at Sea cruise is one week away and I go on a writing retreat in two weeks.
For Colorado authors and authors-to-be, attend the monthly First Saturday program.
- The awesome kick off the new year on January 5th—it’s all about celebrations and author events with Mara Purl and myself. The next one is Saturday, February 2nd with a focus on “author tools” on and offline. Register on the AuthorYOU.org website under Events today. Early Bird registration ends on January 25th.
- The next AuthorYOU Circles is slated for TODAY Saturday, January 12th—starting at 8.30 AM and ending at 11.30 (I’ve got an airplane to catch at 2!—heading out to the annual Publishing at Sea conference—hello Caribbean!). Check it out at Meetup.com/AuthorYou AND, this is where you register (meaning join—it’s a freebie) to attend.
- If you haven’t formally joined AuthorYOU yet, here is the link: https://mp.gg/e9d1o
Friday mornings are the place to be with other authors! Friday coaching will happen all through December. 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. 7 AM Mountain time. The dress? Totally casual. Get on board –it’s fun and informative … and you get all questions answered. We do it via Zoom This is for any author anywhere! Register here: http://bit.ly/FridayCoaching
… AND, how’s your week been?
THIS WEEK on Author YOU – Your Guide to Book Publishing, host Dr. Judith Briles invited Kelly Johnson, a favorite Geek Girl … to do some “tool” strategies for authors for the new year. 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
Book Marketing: Your Online Press Kit buff.ly/1PxBhhl
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Chinese Brick And Mortar Bookstores Partner With JD.com For -commerce Support | @PSFK pwne.ws/2FdIxAs
5 Fake Facts Killing your Sales Presentation bit.ly/2LXkUxf via @acting4sales h/t @Quotable
Social Media and Marketing Strategies
Try “Kaleidoscope Marketing.” Add one new idea, a different twist to what you are currently doing and your whole picture changes.
Are you ready for a simplified social media marketing plan that fits your unique style and gets engagement? Join me… buff.ly/2s1iYe0
Ever wonder what your audience thinks, feels, and gathers from a visit to your social media profiles? Find out! Here’s how to quickly perform a #SocialMedia audit: rebekahr.com/2GfM0vV
Writers & Writing
6 Keys to Writing Winning Proposals, by @RAINSelling’s @mike_schultz sforce.co/2seAAmT #QuotableAdvice via @Quotable
The Man Who Owns 10,000 Tomes: His Love For Books Reads Like Poetry | @nprbooks pwne.ws/2TxCmLC
Cool things and OMG moments!
How cool is this –woot to we Treckie fans: These are amazing costumes on @startrekcruise https://t.co/AHGRBTw14i
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®