Loved the 4th annual Speaking Unplugged event last weekend. So many different stories; fab authors; and speeches to unfold!
Next week is all about Social Media Smarts at the Saturday AuthorYOU gathering here in Denver. Will you be there. Details on the website—come! Check under EVENTS at www.AuthorYOU.org.
If you are in Colorado, the APRIL AuthorYOU Salon will be held on a Saturday, April 13th … perfect for authors located in Colorado—and happens in my living room once a month. Coffee and Tea are on me – bring ideas and questions … always—you leave with ideas and answers. If you are in the Denver area, drop by … it’s the AuthorYOU Salon a gathering and brainstorming for authors starts at 9 and goes to noon … coffee and tea are on me—you bring your questions and get answers and insights. And you bring a snack to share and new socks that I give to the homeless and those in need. Details and registration 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, Andrew Darlow—photography expert. You will be doing a happy dance with what you can do with your smart phone. 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
Harlan Coben on why even bestselling authors get those self-loathing writer blues | @Salon pwne.ws/2TVS0F7
Social Media and Marketing Strategies
7 Ways to Use Facebook for Marketing via @WordStream | Facebook contests are a great way to drive engagement. Just be sure to give a relevant prize away to attract the right audience. 😃 💡 wordstream.com/blog/ws/2013/0…
Really helpful article on @BookBaby from award-winning songwriter/performer @chrisrobley about promoting your book without breaking the bank! Thanks for sharing my 50 ideas for under $50 #bookpromo article too! #indieauthors #selfpublishing #bookmarketing blog.bookbaby.com/2012/06/promot…
Content syndication provides multi-channel distribution beyond your owned audience. #contentmarketing heidicohen.com/content-syndic… #cmworld
Writers & Writing
- Carolyn Howard-Johnson worries our WORDS are in danger. writersonthemove.com/2018/06/freedo…
- Many authors like the idea of using a personal word or a catchy phrase that has meaning for them, but could be misunderstood by readers. One way to mitigate this is to use a clear, targeted sub-title. goo.gl/mpheEb #amwriting #publishing
- How to help editors choose your submission over someone else’s on #WritersontheMove blog. @KarenCV dld.bz/gRHGX
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
The Book Shepherd®