Holy Moly … how can JUNE already be here? Really? As a kid, I lived on the strand of Hermosa Beach in Southern California. June kicked off the packed weekend beach time. Which meant out came in the old wagon I had found and my barefoot walking feet as I scouted the weekend sunbathers slurping sodas and beers. Why? you might be thinking. Because my 7-year-old self quickly learned that there was money for me in those empty discarded bottles.
Never cross my mind that when I would ask beach visitors as I combed the sand between the sand and surf, “Could I have your empty bottles,” I was doing an environmental thing (the word wasn’t even in the discussions at that time—hello the 50s). What I was doing was the entrepreneurial thing. I got two cents a soda bottle and five cents a quart beer bottle. My walk-around money for several years until I was 11.
I would then pull my bottle filled wagon to The Green Store two blocks away (yes, that’s what its true name was) and cash in, heading back to the beach for another collection.
Yup, summertime is here—sun, mostly blue skies, the garden is doing its thing, the deck beckons to me, meals outside … and I’m loving it.
The clock is ticking … my fifth annual Book Publishing Unplugged event is in 19 days. Join me for an intensive three days working and learning directly from me in just four weeks. There are ONLY 3 spots left for the Judith Briles Book Publishing Unplugged 3-day event June 21-23. Is one of them yours? Grab your spot.
If you are in Colorado, meet me at my home this morning, Saturday, June 2 for the monthly AuthorYOU Circles. It’s a freebie, but you need to register for our Authorfest. Get all dates for 2018 at www.Meetup.com/AuthorYou
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! Only $27 a month—limited amount of subscribers allowed. Two times: 7 AM and Noon Mountain time. The dress? Totally casual. This is for any author anywhere!
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… AND, how’s your week been?
THIS WEEK on Author YOU – Your Guide to Book Publishing, host Dr. Judith Briles dug into the “how-tos” of the writing process with Anne Janzer, author of two books on the “craft”: The Writer’s Process and The Workplace Writer’s Process. It all adds to author and book success. Listen in via the website or via iTunes.
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!
Social Media and Marketing Strategies
Ready for More Social Media Clean-Up? Here’s How To Go About It (Part 2) goo.gl/HJosER
About to abandon Facebook #marketing? Not getting enough engagement? – Ask Thought-Provoking Questions – Post Timely Content – Make Your Content Ridiculously Valuable – Make Use of Visual Content – Create a Strategy, System and Schedule rebekahr.com/2zyUYUU
What are AT&T, #authors and #publishing companies discovering to create rapid and global discovery for products (meaning #books)—learn about #Grabbr pronto-podcast: http://ow.ly/9APr30j4bw2
6 Tools for Social Media Content Inspiration dlvr.it/QVZqz0
Success & Resources
The importance of a well-designed logo bit.ly/2I0lUPo #authors #websites #marketing
When it comes to #book printing, #authors need to know the top mistakes that are routinely made-listen to podcast to get in the know: http://ow.ly/k3Pu30k8s9y #selfpublishing #bookmarketing
Do you know how to pitch your #book? How about pitching a #speech to a meeting planner? Learn the eyebrow technique via @SamHornIntrigue -podcast: http://ow.ly/fmLj30k0lBh #authors #publishing
The 6 Most Powerful Ways to End A Presentation ed.gr/tuti
Writers & Writing
8 Solutions to the Text Break Dilemma buff.ly/1RpmyTV
Cool things and OMG moments!
- Tesla on Autopilot crashes into parked police car dlvr.it/QSvMWx
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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