Good Authoring Day to YOU
Reminder … TODAY is AuthorYOU Salons. Online starts at 7 AM Mountain time … IN-Person at 9 AM. details are on the www.Meetup.com/AuthorYouSalons page.
The sold out Amazon Bestseller Campaign workshop started Wednesday. The next one will be in September.
It’s summertime … the remainder of July and August will have no new author events with the exception of the IN PERSON author BBQ August 7 and AuthorYOUSalons on August 14—details on the AuthorYOU.org and TheBookShepherd.com websites.
And it’s #Caturday post times. I love the morning sunrise. With a mug of hot tea, enjoying the tweets and chatter of the finches that start early; hearing the owls hoot back and forth … my day begins. And thinking—sometimes about client’s books; Sometimes about “My next” book. Sometimes about marketing and strategies. What’s not to like?
Marketing ideas excite me. Even the duds that don’t work … It’s part of the journey. If only you knew what part of marketing wouldn’t work, you wouldn’t go down its path. Yet, there’s a lesson … learning within and from it. It’s not a fit … don’t go there again.
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. Market forward.
That’s my past week … how about you … what are you up to?
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 added insights for building on your media power. Take advantage of it—just an hour of your time:
Listen in to this podcast with host Judith Briles via http://bit.ly/BookPublishingPodcast.
Tune in for the LIVE show at 6 ET, 5 CT, 4 MT, 3 PT 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.
OR … just go to http://bit.ly/BookPublishingPodcast. With over 8 million downloaded podcasts to select from, the AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing podcast has experienced over 8,000,000 listeners … 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
Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale features 55,000 ebook deals. via @markcoker Get your read on, running July 1 – 31 smashwords.com #ebook #authors #bookmarketing #judithbriles
New blog from Judith Briles The Book Shepherd – “Author Alert: Is your blog M.I.A.-missing in action?” Read more... ow.ly/w7q930rN0nU #JudithBriles #blog #authorsuccess #blogwriting #writinglife #blogging #creativewriting #writingprompts #blogwriting #writingcommunity
Get clear on what the purpose of your book is before you start writing it.#howtowriteabook
Social Media and Marketing Strategies
Do you know who to market your book to? Before putting the finishing touches on your title, ✨ it’s always good to know who you’re intended audience is so you can better market to them. Check out the blog → selfpub.is/3hHKqXP #amwriting #selfpublishing #indieauthor
Summertime book marketing tips from marketing expert @HeidiCohen. Don’t let the summer heat pull your book down! http://ow.ly/1tyw50FrFLH #authors #bookmarketing #publishing #JudithBriles
If you are finding that you don’t have time to nurture new sales or have a fear of selling, it’s time to hire your first salesperson. Here’s how you can do it: bit.ly/3dIWp63
Writers & Writing
Debut author Lyn Liao Butler explains how her novel, The Tiger Mom’s Tale, evolved during the writing process. #WDAuthorSpotlight hubs.li/H0RH7080
I’m one of those more-than-once peeps who loves @BobBatista51, AKA #TheFunkyWriter. It’s a double treat. It’s both fun and we give #authors tips and essentials for building #writingcareers. Can’t beat that! #TheFrugalBookPromoter Send him a #query. He’s super approachable!
Do you know the difference between autobiography vs. memoir? Here’s the answer. #NFwrites hubs.li/H0RH61K0 #amwriting #writingcommunity #authors #indiepublishing #JudithBriles
Cool Things, FUN Things & OMG Moments
Love this: the power of library presence. ALA 2021: Barack Obama Tells Librarians Their Work is ‘More Important Than Ever’ bit.ly/3jqeLN3 #books #authors #publishing #libraries
Remember … you can listen to over 300+ programs that AuthorYOU 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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