Good Authoring Day to YOU
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It’s the 4th of July weekend… a huge day in America that is looked forward to for a variety of reasons by millions of Americans. Many in early—this year, it probably started yesterday and will continue through Monday. Flags are out. Families and friends plan on picnics, barbecues, and gatherings. All a good thing.
- It’s America’s birthday. Meaning a celebration with family and friends.
- What happened within the walls of what became known as Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was life-changing. The Declaration of Independence and Constitution were both debated and adopted.
- Within the Constitution lies multiple Amendments. The First Amendment is essential and critical to what we authors do: Freedom of Religion, Speech, and the Press. I suggest you read through it.
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Freedom of Religion, Speech, and the Press
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press, or the right of people peaceably to assemble and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
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Cherish the fact that our Founding Fathers lit our writing paths with … freedom. Freedom for our words and our books.
For ALL Authors and Writers globally, we should be joining in a universal cheer and celebration of the power of our words. Their meaning … their impact … their ability to make a difference … to create change … to solve problems … to relieve pain … to entertain. That’s a tremendous amount of power. It’s a very cool thing to think about this 4th of July—wouldn’t you agree? Have a grand day … the sparkler in your hand is your words, your passion, your vision. Hold it high.
Spend time with your family and your friends today. And honor yourself for what you do for so many. Our Founding Fathers would be proud.
That’s my past week … how about you … what are you up to?
Which brings me to my #Caturday post. As a writer … as an author, you will have some duds along the way. What’s next? Pick up your pencil; open your computer and let your fingers do the walking and talking. Start “dumping” thoughts and ideas and see will percolates.
No one has a string of endless successes. In reality, success forward comes from mistakes, and failures; the disasters. It’s the “NEXT” in your life.
That’s my past week … how about you … what are you up to?
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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 and marketing strategies for using PR. Take advantage of it—just an hour of your time:
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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
Discover this 9 minute TED talk and the power of not being a career conformist. “Squiggly” careers and the end of the traditional path of the way people used to work or believe they should: bit.ly/3ouQ3LL #success #creativity #JudithBriles #careers
Huge news for indie authors–Barnes & Noble is welcoming them under new leadership. Happy dance for all of us and Book Fairs. http://ow.ly/scJE50ErwKx #authors #publishing #books #selfpublishing #bn
Even today, print is the main product, the main market, and the main concern. Ebooks & audiobooks are nice-to-have additional revenue generators–rarely seen as central to an organization or its strategy.” buff.ly/32eTnjO #publishing via @pubperspectives #authors #books
Social Media and Marketing Strategies
‘Don’t spend any time whatsoever thinking about what might have been.” Alex Trebek #bookmarketing
Holy moly for authors and book selling—awesome Pinterest book marketing special webinar on SAT @JohnKremer @JudithBriles-register: https://bit.ly/KremerPinterest #authors #Pinterest #Bookmarketing #selfpublishing #indiepublishing #Authors #JudithBriles
Author smarts: the essentials are that every crowdfunding campaign needs to succeed-Podcast via @JudithBriles @mybookshepherd: bit.ly/BookPublishing… #Amazon #bestseller #authors #books #publishing #selfpub #JudithBriles #podcast #crowdfunding
Writers & Writing
What are sensitivity readers and what do they do for writers? As major media outlets raise the question of whether sensitivity readers represent censorship, Anna Hecker offers her experience working with one. hubs.li/H0M0bQw0
Author Amanda Clay discusses success in self-publishing, no matter what the genre, and how feeding the hungry reader is your main goal as a writer. #amwriting #writingtips #writingcommunity buff.ly/34g356z
Establishing A Writing Routine: 10 Tips For Aspiring Authors blog.bookbaby.com/2021/04/writin… via @BookBaby Blog
Cool Things, FUN Things & OMG Moments
Want to try Jane Austen’s favourite cheese toastie? Now you can | @GuardianBooks pwne.ws/3hAeYw2
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