Top Ten Twitter Tweets of November 16, 2019

Good Authoring Day to YOU …

I enjoyed speaking to a room packed with students wanting to know about publishing options on Wednesday at Metropolitan State University. A fun and fast hour, for sure.

The FINAL second Saturday AuthorYOU Salons of the year is December 14—last month, 20 awesome authors packed my front room. It starts at 8.30 a.m., ending at 11.30 a.m.

The weather birdies are promising more cold weather and a tad of snow. It reminds me of when I was in Alaska for three weeks. The women have quite an array of fleece vests that are a part of their everyday wardrobes. Keeps them warm all the time. Mine now number 10!

Invites are being pushed out for my annual Author Fall Tea. The big day is Saturday, November 23rd (and for football fans—the Broncos aren’t playing). It’s at my home from 1-4. Always fun … lots of food … meet and greet local authors … get books for the best of the best gifts. Come … and bring friends!

And, the next day, November 24th—it’s a Book Brunch Celebration. My dear friend Mara Purl will debut the third book in her “heart” series: Why Hearts Keep Secrets AND I will officially launch my memoir, When God Says NO-Revealing the YES When Adversity and Loss Are Present, a book from my heart. And the menu? Why heart waffles, thick bacon, delicious quiches, fruit and cranmosas. It’s happening from 10 to noon. You must RSVP to me if you want to participate.

And now I’m thinking—just how much Christmas stuff will I haul out this year? I have just five days to do it all in before I head to Palm Springs for two presentations, then to Arizona. The year is coming into a fast close. Where, oh where, has it gone.Already thinking—do I start putting holiday lights up? I know this month is going to flow fast. Hmmmmm?


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THIS WEEK on  Author YOU  – Your Guide to Book Publishing: the theme is always author, writing, and publishing success. Thursday’s show adds more insights to goose your author and publishing success.

Listen in to this podcast with host Judith Briles, The Book Shepherd as she digs into book marketing. This month, I’m focusing on the “P’s” – Podcasting and Pinterest. Each is a two-parter.

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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

  • Hotspit … discover the best (and right) types of press releases that #authors should be creating and broadcasting today via @MyBookShepherd @JudithBriles -podcast: #PR #publishing #bookmarketing#publicity #book

  • 3 Reasons Authors Need a Content Strategy Now by guest @AbbieMood via @BadRedheadMedia and @NaNoProMo

  • Remember de Montfort Literature, the publisher that was supposedly going to pay writers a salary to create novels? I’ve been following it (and the many questions and peculiarities surrounding it) on the #WriterBeware blog.…

 Social Media and Marketing Strategies 

  • Blogging is hard. If you’ve hit a wall and need some fresh ideas, Pinterest is the perfect place to find brand inspiration. #pinterest #brandingideas #inspiration…

  •  Get 20 plus savvy tips and tools for #authors to engage and enhance what they are doing in all things #bookmarketing via @MyBookShepherd and @JudithBriles-podcast: #publishing #books #amwriting

  • They keep adding cool, easy-to-use features to Instagram Stories that will let you showcase your brand and engage with your community. #instagram #instagramtips #socialmedia #smm

  • Hey #authors: Looking for #bookmarketing tools? Here’s 11 that might do the trick via @JeffBullas.

Writers & Writing

  • Smart and savvy tips for busy #authors on how to be conversational and use simple words. Don’t “dumb down” copy. Use short sentences.  New podcast-listen: #copywriting #publishing #books #bookmarketing

  • Tips you can use TODAY to help you write more … or use for #NaNoWriMo starting in NOV: Which of these 8 tips are you using? How To Focus On Writing Right Now by @BadRedheadMedia  #AmWriting #WritingTips #Focus #WritingCommunity

Cool things and OMG moments!

  • [love Tom Hanks] @ABeautifulDay: Won’t you join us for A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD? Tickets for #ABeautifulDayMovie, in theaters November 22.



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