And TODAY is the final day of my 4th annual Speaking Unplugged event here in Denver. I love, love the surprises that unfold during the two days. The breakthroughs that so many achieve. Next up in the Unplugged series in Book Publishing in June and Book Marketing in September. If you want author and publishing success—you will be here with me in Denver. Each event covers two very full days. Info is posted on the “Events” tab on my website: www.TheBookShepherd.com.
Loved last Sunday—St. Patrick’s Day where we took two of our close friends for a delicious brunch that spanned three delightful hours. What a treat after dealing with the dreaded cold that so many have been hit with.
If you are in Colorado, the APRIL AuthorYOU Circles will be held on a Saturday, April 13th … perfect for authors located in Colorado—happens in my living room. Coffee and Tea are on me – bring ideas and questions … always—you leave with ideas and answers. If you are in Denver area, drop by … it’s the AuthorYOU Circles brainstorming on from 9 to noon … coffee is on me. Details here: https://www.meetup.com/AuthorU/
AND … how has your week been?
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 topic is: Do you know what the changes are in printing and what option is best for you to position your book for buyer pickup and readability? You should–and you will after you listen in to this podcast with Judith Briles, The Book Shepherd and her guest, Nick Zelinger—dug into the latest in interior designs, covers PLUS how to reduce the author angst that surfaces. 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
2019 Best Books of the Year So Far: Top 10 by Category amzn.to/r8tGDZ #Book #NYTimes #Bestsellers
Woot … loved the interview I did in Dallas with the awesome Dallas Geeks. All about speaking and selling books-watch: Just completed an interview with the Dallas Geeks! https://www.dallasgeekofficial.com/home/spotlight-sunday-judith-briles
Book Cover Design Tips buff.ly/2D4izyn #bookcoverdesigner w/ @stuartbache
Social Media and Marketing Strategies
It’s an OMG day for many using #Google+ … it’s bye-bye in a few weeks. What do you do when a platform you use is obsolete or dies. Tips here: http://ow.ly/uH0t30o7xnh Google+ disappears in April. #smm #authors #publishing #bookpromo
“Bloggers who publish weekly or more are nearly 2.5x more likely to report strong results than bloggers who publish monthly or less.” Find out how long your blog posts should be on @Frank_Strong → buff.ly/2tluEZY
How often should you blog? The ultimate answer. thesmh.co/2STEjlh
Writers & Writing
Can I Write A Non-Fiction Book If I’m Not An Expert? goo.gl/8z9JGf #amwriting #writing
How to use Tarot cards to delve into symbolism and give your unconscious mind some fuel for creativity buff.ly/2tzHG6d w/ @carodonahue
Self-doubt and the need for validation are part of the creative process, and every author goes through them. goo.gl/WUxhRx #amwriting #creativity
Cool things and OMG moments!
Turtle Born with Exposed Heart Is the Most Unique in the World https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3s4n8MI2u4
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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