Top Ten Twitter Tweets of May 16, 2020


Good Authoring Day to YOU 

As usual, the Virtual Author Happy Hour was fun yesterday … if you aren’t playing here … why not … it’s a great way to realize that 1- it’s Friday and 2- not talking “work” can be a good thing!

This AM, I will be tree replacement planting. Our winter here in Colorado, took out a few of mine. Now that it’s warming up, I can see what didn’t make it and get new ones in so they have several months to root in. Sigh … but it happens!


And … my Speaking Unplugged is not slated for Friday and Saturday June 26-27 in Denver. Details are on my website under Events: We will be setting it up for “space” between seats.


Love the new group of authors-to-be in my How to Write a Book in 4 Weeks online class. Nine participants range from San Francisco, CA –Lawrence, KS – Mesa, AZ – Denver, CO – Vancouver, CAN … love the mix and match that surfaced. It’s intense … yet fun. This week is Week 3. Titles are secure … some have domains … email signatures altered to include books… lots to writing going on!

Alert to all of you  who are VIP AuthorYOU membersthe MAY second Saturday AuthorYOU Salons of the year is slated for June will be either live or virtual. As it gets closer to June 13th gets closer, decisions will be made. Either way, it starts at 8.30 a.m., ending at 10.30 a.m. That’s Mountain time.



Take care of yourself …


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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

 Social Media and Marketing Strategies 

  • Get ideas for add-ons for your book to promote your book marketing efforts. Podcast with @MyBookShepherd @JudithBriles and Rebecca Finkel @FinkelFinkel #authors #bookmarketing #promo #ASMSG

  • Bookshop, a new startup, is offering publications bigger kickbacks than Amazon (and the thrill of battling Bezos) | @NiemanLab #authors #bookmarketing #publishing

  • For Bookstore Owners, Reopening Holds Promise and Peril | @nytimes

Writers & Writing

  • #NaNoProMo Day 7! The Most Common Mistakes Writers Make Building Their Brand by guest @writerplatform

  • Calling all romance writers … It’s World Romance Book Day–what are you doing to promote your books? Specials? Games? Contests? Snappy Sassy, maybe Salty headlines? Get to it and lure your readers and fans in! … just my two bits for a Thursday. -Judith Briles

  • #NaNoProMo Day 14: How To Write On Medium and Be Successful by Guest @shauntagrimes

Cool Things, FUN Things & OMG Moments

‘It’s a real battle’: African authors fight for publishing independence via ⁦@GuardianBooks⁩…



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