Good Authoring Day to YOU
TODAY, join me for tips in organizing your computer to support your book, your writing, your marketing, your what? It starts at 10 am Mountain time. Info is under EVENTS on the AuthorYOU.org and TheBookShepherd.com websites.
After the Virtual Author Happy Author, I walked up the street where I lived and joined 60 other neighbors for a tap-tapping evening of the 60s and 70s music. With our lawn chairs, we were spread out in adjoining driveways, sidewalks, and yup into the street as we spread out to enjoy the talents of my neighbor Phil as he delivered an outdoor driveway jam session. We loved it … all brought their own chairs, drinks, and nibbles. A perfect way to kick off the weekend.
My new shepherd hooks finally arrived to hang baskets of pansies along the border of my lower yard. Bunnies can’t get to them!
Alert to all of you who are VIP AuthorYOU members … the MAY second Saturday AuthorYOU Salons of the year is slated for June will be either live or virtual. As it gets closer to June 13th gets closer, decisions will be made. Either way, it starts at 8.30 a.m., ending at 10.30 a.m. That’s Mountain time.
And … my Speaking Unplugged is NOW slated for Friday and Saturday SEPTEMBER 18-19 Denver. Details are on my website under Events: www.TheBookShepherd.com. We will be setting it up for “space” between seats.
Have a good week. We’ve enjoyed have several of our distance friends and neighbors over this past week for dinner on the deck. We’ve all been in the locked-in/down mode for a long time. Opening up is easing in. Lovely to have face to face, with reasonable distance over food and beverage. Whatever you do, do it with care.
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!
Register here: http://bit.ly/FridayCoaching
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. I went solo, and covered the nuances of speaking … and why you should—both in person and virtually.
Listen in to this podcast with host Judith Briles.
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
LOVE THIS! … Why Should We Read Melville’s Moby-Dick? A TED-Ed Animation Makes the Case | @openculture pwne.ws/2Xuy4t4 #authorsuccess #authors #judithbriles
- Branding is huge … including which social media groups you connect with. Insights on the tips: http://ow.ly/wsGZ50zYHga #bookmarketing #authors #smm #books #websites
You aren’t “going back to work” after all of this is over. You’re moving forward, or you’re going to be beaten by someone who is. – Sell or Die Podcast, Episode 502 buff.ly/2U2CRjv
Social Media and Marketing Strategies
Four Hard Decisions You Need to Make Sooner Rather Than Later 🎯😍 via @Inc inc.com/heidi-zak/four…
Would you like two dozen marketing ideas for 2020? They are all here in the latest podcast via @MyBookShepherd @Judith Briles. Listen in: http://bit.ly/BookPublishingPodcast #bookmarketing #authors #publishing #indiepublishing #books
Writers & Writing
Using Labels in Scrivener buff.ly/1RgpIJS via @CKmacleodwriter
I’m often asked: how do I get endorsements? Here are some excellent tips–go for it! Seven Steps To Get Endorsements for Your Book buff.ly/1Ojx4ga via @magnolianet @JoelFriedlander #amwriting #authors #books #JudithBriles
Cool Things, FUN Things & OMG Moments
Why Yo-Yo Ma Would Invite Socrates to Dinner | @nytimes pwne.ws/2A0MBmR
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
The Book Shepherd®