Good Authoring Day to YOU
The ball keeps rolling. This week, Cheryl Obermiller and her book FraudPoints did the Happy Dance on Amazon, earning multiple bestseller categories and positioning.
Did you know that 50% plus of ALL small businesses are hit with fraud. If you know anyone who is an owner of a small business—less than 500 employees, encourage them to grab Cheryl’s pioneering book on how to protect a business from internal culprits. And, that means small businesses includes authors. Protect your business from scallywags via @FraudPoints. Free eBook- TODAY Bit.ly/FraudPoints
Had fun last night with friends and clients—truly a dinner on the deck plus several rounds of Jamaican Rummy. Fun.
The clock is on the tick-tock cycle and early bird went bye-bye. Dr. Judith Briles Speaking Unplugged has only 3 spots left—is one yours? Space is limited, so check it and COMMIT! http://bit.ly/SpeakingUnplugged2021
Which brings me to my #Caturday post. I’ve always loved Nike’s catchy slogan—Just do it! It fits we authors. Procrastinating never gets you to the goal line. Suggest you just do it … get the ROUGH draft done … then go back and fine tune it … sometimes many times over, but you will get there. And, you will learn a lot to move your success quotient along. What looks flawless to an outsider has much time for the doer in getting it done—time that few are aware of.
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
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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:
Listen in to this podcast with host Judith Briles via http://bit.ly/BookPublishingPodcast.
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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
Is your brand getting stale? May be time for a spruce up or makeover. bit.ly/3caVpqQ #authors #publishing #branding #JudithBriles #authorsuccess
The unique mental challenges that authors face are very much underdiscussed, but with this book @thecreativepenn gives you a toolkit to handle common issues like overwhelm, writer’s block, comparisonitis, and many, many more – such a useful handbook for authors.
Are you thinking of book ideas, starting with an outline to noodle and writing a few chapters? STOP. Before you get too invested in it–do marketing research. Is it viable? Is there really an audience? #writingcommunity #authors #authorsuccess #JudithBriles
Social Media and Marketing Strategies
Author alert: Plan way in advance for a successful book launch! blog.bookbaby.com/2021/05/planni… via @BookBaby #bookmarketing #authors #JudithBriles #authorsuccess
Author Smarts means being “radio active”. Perform on radio shows for more exposure among people in your target audience. Find a list of stations at radio-locator.com #bookmarketing #APSSbrianjud #JudithBriles #authors #authorsuccess
Books are judged by their book covers. Is yours out of date? Does it need to be swapped for an improved version? Good info via @BookGal https://www.amarketingexpert.com/2021/06/02/how-to-market-your-book-with-a-better-book-cover/ #authors #publishing #JudithBriles #bookmarketing
Writers & Writing
There’s nothing worse for a reader than a stale, predictable character. Here, award-winning author S. K. Ali shares her top 3 tips for ensuring an engaging cast. hubs.ly/H0Pv9r80
You might have bumped into the term fair use—what does it mean? And how does it effect writers? Here, literary agent and publishing attorney Joseph Perry has the answers. @PerryLiterary hubs.li/H0Pv5Ms0
Why Are We So Resistant to the Idea of a Modern Myth? | @lithub pwne.ws/2SSeEON
Cool Things, FUN Things & OMG Moments
For this week’s creative writing prompt, find inspiration in a box of Lucky Charms. #WDprompts hubs.li/H0PpCZh0
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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