This past week was get the grubbies on and roll up the sleeves as I pushed out 50 cubic feet of mulch in the yard. So glad that it is done-done-done. New trees are leafing out, a happy dance for me and it is sunny—now I’m ready to dance off the walls!
The webinar presented by Joan Stewart was a true wowsa. Not only the “why” every author and website needs a legit media kit—but all the essential “how-tos” to make it happen. You have until tomorrow, Sunday, to watch and act: https://vimeo.com/267550645 and here’s where to get the “deal”: http://www.tinyurl.com/authormediakit
Looking forward to video workshop on May 12th, and there are ONLY 6 spots left for the Judith Briles Book Publishing Unplugged 3-day event June 21-23. Is one of them yours?
Looking forward to brainstorming with authors today—it’s Cinco de Mayo at AuthorYOU Circles. Next month’s gathering is on June 2. Get all dates for 2018 at www.Meetup.com/AuthorYou
And, on Saturday, May 12th from 1-4.30 p.m., come and create a Sizzle Reel for you and your book at a special AuthorYOU gathering—details here: https://authoru.org/events.html
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! Only $27 a month—limited amount of subscribers allowed. Two times: 7 AM and Noon Mountain time. The dress? Totally casual. This is for any author anywhere!
Register here: http://bit.ly/FridayCoaching
… AND, how’s your week been?
THIS WEEK on Author YOU – Your Guide to Book Publishing, host Dr. Judith Briles, and Michelle Renee dug into the “how-tos” of creating an author’s website and reveal tools that few authors use to expand their expertise... It all adds to author and book success. Listen in via the website or via iTunes.
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!
Social Media and Marketing Strategies
Facebook Tests Out New Video Format to Boost Communal Viewing and Engagement ow.ly/Im4n30jAfub by @adhutchinson via @socialmedia2day | Great!
How to Turn Leads into Clients with Modern Email Marketing rnmkr.me/2JU1yaT
What Pew Research Center Social Media Stats Mean for Authors bit.ly/2Fswobo#IndieAuthors
13 Amazing Google Chrome Extensions That’ll Improve Your Marketing buff.ly/2HtPD60 #MarketingStrategy
Success & Resources
How Do the Most Successful #Entrepreneurs Start Their Day?
1. Get Up An Hour Early
3. Eat Breakfast
4. Say Buh-Bye t0o THAT One Big Task
5. Motivational Mantra
6. Get Moving
7. Pack Snacks
8. Let go
9. Go To Bed Early
10. Silence What works best for you? #success
#GreatBookReviews like this from Michigan Quarterly can be yours at TheNewBookReview. Submission help in the left column. dld.bz/fZdc
Authors learning from other industries in #WritersontheMove blog.dld.bz/ghtH5#AwesomeSyndrome @KarenCV
Writers & Writing
Customer Favorites: Top 100 Books Customers’ Best Reviews – amzn.to/nhwA62 #Book #Bestsellers #Amazon #Review
“The most.0.000 important part of writing, after the process itself, is to be read, to SHARE.” #TheFrugalBookPromoter bit.ly/FrugalBookPromo
Why Having Grit is So Important for Writers … and Three Ways to Improve Yours buff.ly/2GzE2kS via @aliventures #amwriting #writingtips
Cool things and OMG moments!
To infinity and beyond: On board the “Toy Story”-themed airplane cnn.it/2FA2Wfp
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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