Top Ten Twitter Tweets of May 15, 2021

Good Authoring Day to YOU               

My fingers are crossed… toes, too … that the guesstimated rain will bypass us and we can enjoy the back deck over the weekend. Meanwhile, When I find an hour, I’m down in the lower garden, mastering the art of hanging fairy lights in the trees. Kinda cool is the night arrives. Plus adding two new trees to the front yard. This morning, we start the replacement of the front porch rails.  

It was back to the studio and doing a solo run on the Blogging workshop this past week. The recorded version has been sent out to all registrants. If you are interested, it will be posted on my Resource page for $35 on website.

Today is kickoff day to grab Ray McKinley’s Ride the Elephant eBook … honoring World Family Day.  Your free copy is here:

Which brings me to my #Caturday post. Many children’s think the only way to sell books at a school is with the traditional flyer home with the kids. Not so with this week’s podcast expert Jane Wood as my guest—she revealed a strategy that is a huge step forward for getting schools to buy your books and bring you in as a speaker. Make sure you tune in. Think differently, for sure.

That’s my past week … how about you … what are you up to?



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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

  • Your Author Success starts with: 1- Always publish high-quality, content that solves problems; 2-Market your content & benefits to a specific target; 3- brand yourself from the get-go; 4- know where your target market buys books and be there. #authors #publishing #bookmarketing

  • Excellent tool-Did you know there is a journal whitelist of 11,000 legitimate publications along with a blacklist of 8,000 fake publishers? Access list read “The Battle Against Fake Research” #blogpost:… #writingcommunity #authors

  • Don’t make these Zoom mistakes that Entrepreneurs make! Look your best on your next Zoom or other video call. You’ll be glad you saw this. 

 Social Media and Marketing Strategies 

  • Do you know what a “long line” is? You will now… all authors should–anyone who is pitching should… “selling yourself and your book” depend on it. Essentials here: #authors #publishing #PR #bookmarketing #writingcommunity #JudithBriles

  • Discover ways for authors to know how to determine if their book reinforces a school’s curricula via podcast with Jane Wood @JudithBriles @mybookshepherd…… #schools #kidsbook #authors #publishing

  • 🎯 Learn how to define your book’s target audience with our helpful tips → #writingcommunity #bookmarketing #amwriting

Writers & Writing

  • Finding a beta reader or critique group is essential to any writer’s development. Bad Advice to Ignore from Your Critique Group via @annerallen’s Blog… with @RuthHarrisBooks #WritingCommunity #Editing

  • Love this cool and starry idea to goose your writing: pick a constellation of stars–write a scene or story that includes the object or person depicted in the constellation. #WDprompts #amwriting #writingcommunity #authors #selfpublishing #JudithBriles

  • Writing personal essays and memoirs is a great genre for many writers. But how do you make the most of your memory? Here are 10 tips for writing about your life. #PersonalWrites #BookMarketing #WritingCommunity #authors #publishing #JudithBriles

Cool Things, FUN Things & OMG Moments

  • The British Royal Navy and Royal Marines have tested out a jet suit developed by the company Gravity Industries. Gravity says its suit can fly up to 80 mph and climb to 12,000 feet in the air.


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