Good Authoring Day to YOU and Happy, Happy New Year!
I’m in count down mode. Next week at this time, I will be at sea—so much to do in the next 6 days before I get there! The all-new opt-in piece for TheBookShepherd.com has popped up on my Home page—grab 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.
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Alert to all of you in Colorado who are VIP AuthorYOU members (this is an AuthorYOU benefit) … the second Saturday AuthorYOU Salons of the year is slated for February 8th. 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.
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 and Publicity Hound Joan Stewart as they did into how to avoid the book publicist from hell. It’s a two-parter. 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
Hey authors—Want to discover the best online tools for managing all your social media posts? Tis here on the latest podcast via @mybookshepherd @JudithBriles: ow.ly/70Cs50xQaE6 #publishing #authors #smm #bookmarketing
9 #SocialMedia Tasks You Should Carry Out at the Start of Every Day 1. Check stats 2. Check replies 3. Monitor your brand mentions 4. Set daily goals 5. Check content schedule 6. Check marketing plan 7. Check competitors 8. Follow trends 9. Create report
Savvy authors KNOW what readers want. Do your homework: Discover the 10 Most Checked-Out Books in N.Y. Public Library History | @nytimes pwne.ws/2RdlN88 #amwriting #bookmarketing #authors #getpublished
Publishing: Why You Should Care About Ebook vs Print Formatting buff.ly/1RBd7p4 thecreativepenn
Social Media and Marketing Strategies
A rectangular image at the top of the blog post isn’t shareable to Pinterest – well, you can share it, but it looks horrible and doesn’t get repinned. Do this instead: bit.ly/2KRYCPg #SMM #socialmedia #socialtips #socialmarketing
When does an author really need a publicist? Get two questions that every author should ask before seeking one-new podcast, Part 1 via @MyBookShepherd @PublicityHound: http://ow.ly/MRR750xV4NL #publicity #authors #bookmarketing #publishing
This would be a YES for all biz authors: How to Get More LinkedIn Engagement and Clicks dlvr.it/RN1RVb
Writers & Writing
Do you want to Curate Content Like A Pro: 8 Lessons [Examples] @Joderama @cspenn @contently #cmworld #contentmarketing #contentchat contentmarketinginstitute.com/2018/01/curate…
Cool things and OMG moments!
The Tech That Will Invade Our Lives in 2020 nyti.ms/2FaRvNB
What would a city that is safe for women look like? | Cities | The Guardian theguardian.com/cities/2018/de…
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