Good Authoring Day to YOU
Well, Daylight Savings came; St. Paddy’s Day has passed; I’m still shoveling the dump truck of snow that landed last weekend; halfway through March’s Amazon Bestseller campaign course; working on the new Workbook for Social Media Unplugged, and the first day of Spring bubbles up this coming week.
Join me … there are a few spots left for this month’s Social Media Unplugged. All details here: https://thebookshepherd.com/11522-2.html
The Blizzard we had here in Colorado over the weekend didn’t dampen the spirits of the many authors who joined in for the AuthorYOU Salons that land on the second Saturday of the month. You should be taking advantage of this to smarten your Author IQ.
Today, on International Trees and Forest Day. Hubby John is offering his beautiful gift book, Have You Ever Held a Mountain? free via ebook for the first time. Lots of trees and forests! Available through Sunday, the 21st. Do you love the mountains? http://bit.ly/HeldMountain
My two bits for this last Saturday morning of the month.
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 added insights to selling books the non-traditional way via book marketing expert Brian Jud. 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 4 million downloaded podcasts to select from, the AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing podcast has experienced over 4,000,000 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
If your day is filled to the brim, you’re missing out on “free to think and create” time. via @Inc ow.ly/3s2h50DQzvh
YouTube Shorts: The Opportunity for Creators and Businesses dlvr.it/RvQRtm
Authors Beware: You see so many people out there selling their services as “expert” because they’ve self-published one “book” and are using some open-source tools that they repurpose toward an unsuspecting author. #BuyerBeware #authors #publishing #scams
Social Media and Marketing Strategies
You’ve heard me say it before, but it bears repeating: Content is King, but engagement is Queen and she rules the house. 👑 Social media is a two-way – actually multi-way – conversation in today’s world! #socialmedia #relationshipmarketing
After some sales presentations, you may not get the order. You could be close, but no cigar. Ever wonder why we say, “Close, but no cigar?” During carnivals in the 1800s, cigars were rewarded as prizes for winning games. Losers did not get one. #bookmarketing
How authors can increase their web traffic via @ThePRExpert ow.ly/Rryf50D3Y5Y
Writers & Writing
- Inspiration for writing: Do you love the mountains? How about stunning photography? Grab your copy of Have You Ever Held a Mountain? free only MAR 18-21 http://bit.ly/HeldMountain
- Failure in a writing or book attempt is not your enemy. Your enemy is not picking up the pen, turning your computer on and keep writing. #author #thebookshepherd #selfpub #publishing #indieauthor #writing #books #authors #judithbriles #writingcommunity
- Do you love the mountains? How about stunning photography? Grab your copy of Have You Ever Held a Mountain? free only MAR 18-21 http://bit.ly/HeldMountain
Cool Things, FUN Things & OMG Moments
I read Penny’s Costco column monthly for insights into new books to discover. She will be missed. @PublishersWkly: Book Buyer Ianniciello Is Leaving Costco https://t.co/oimmD9Mtw8 https://t.co/Hqj6PUizRL #Costco #bookreaders
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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