Good Authoring Day to YOU …
… And Happy Saturday!
It’s Day 2 of my Online Book Marketing and Social Media Unplugged. Have loved the interaction we all had from yesterday. Starting up at noontime here in Colorado … it will be a good day for sure!
I love the morning time—my time. With a mug of hot tea, enjoying watching the finches that still hover around for a quick snack in the winter; hearing the owls hoot back and forth … my day begins even when these mornings remain darker as we creep toward Winter Solstice–a personal favorite day. Why … because it means summertime is coming! And thinking—sometimes about client’s books; Sometimes about “My next” book. Sometimes about marketing and strategies. What’s not to like about each day
And it’s #Caturday post times once again.
Forget about trying to please all. You are setting yourself up for massive self-sabotage. Know WHO you are writing for; and WHERE they are hanging out. That’s your market—go for it … not everyone else’s. It’s not a fit … don’t go there again.
That’s my past week … how about you … what are you up to?
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 that I lead with—a “show and tell how to do ‘it’ … whatever ‘it’ is, then it opens up to “catch up” and “asks”. Become a subscriber so you can get Friday Coaching for only $27 a month for VIP AuthorYOU members, $37 for non-members—limited number of subscribers allowed. We gather viz Zoom at 7 AM. Get on board –it’s fun and informative … and you get all questions answered. We do it via Zoom. This is for any author anywhere! Register- http://bit.ly/JudithCoaching
THIS WEEK on Author YOU – Your Guide to Book Publishing, the theme is always author, writing, and publishing success. Thursday’s show added insights on. Take advantage of it—just an hour of your time:
Listen in to this podcast with host Judith Briles via http://bit.ly/BookPublishingPodcast.
Tune in for the LIVE show at 6 ET, 5 CT, 4 MT, 3 PT 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.
OR … just go to http://bit.ly/BookPublishingPodcast. With over 500+ downloaded podcasts to select from, the AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing podcast has experienced over 9,000,000 listeners … you are in good company!
Here are your Top Ten Tweets 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
“[The New York City Marathon is] the greatest day of the year because we get to witness people who chose to start and are choosing to finish” – @karacut What are you committing to and what does it mean for you personally? What are you willing to risk? heidicohen.com/newsletters/ma…
Author alert: Publishing Predators are thriving #WriterBeware is looking to hear from authors who have had issues-including no $$$-with Bronzeville Books. Contact @victoriastrauss–names & info never shared. #authors #writingcommunity #indiepublishing #JudithBriles
Why authors need to polish off old slides-get the latest fixes on PPTX presentations and speaking podcast via @JudithBriles @mybookshepherd @WebinaruGuru: bit.ly/BookPublishing… #publicspeaking #powerpoint #elearning #virtual #authors #books #JudithBriles
Social Media and Marketing Strategies
Hey authors and writers-if any “publisher” or “publicist” is pitching their services to you–ask for a sample marketing or publicity plan or a previous campaigns of completed projects. It’s called proof … just saying. #authors #amwriting #publishing #bookmarketing #JudithBriles
Love sharing tips from #CarolynHoward-Johnson on how to use your Amazon Profile page and why it is important.@FrugalBookPromo–Amazon can be a huge push player for your visibility factor ow.ly/FKn430rU8qE #authors #bookmarketing #indiepublishing #JudithBriles
If you are using Instagram, here’s a How to Schedule Instagram Stories: A Step-by-Step Guide bit.ly/3hiUyqL #instagram #authors #indiepublishing #JudithBriles
When writing about real people in historical fiction, what might the consequences be of taking certain artistic liberties? Author Robert Lloyd discusses the ethics of literary revivification. hubs.li/H0_4T5B0
New #WriterBeware blog post: An Editing Tale: Editor and Author Coach Christina Kaye of Write Your Best Book. Come for the complaints (both public & private), stay for the insults #WritingCommunity #amwriting https://accrispin.blogspot.com/2021/11/an-editing-tale-christina-kaye-of-write.html
Writing tips: Learn when to use their, there, and they’re with Grammar Rules from the Writer’s Digest editors, including a few examples of correct usages. hubs.li/H0RCxJv0 #amwriting #writingcommunity #authors #JudithBriles
Cool Things, FUN Things & OMG Moments
Make ‘em Laugh! Who doesn’t want laughter? Take 4 minutes and marvel at the dancing, flexibility, and wackiness of Donald O’Connor from Singin’ in the Rain: 1080p HD “Make ‘Em Laugh” ~ Singin’ in the Rain (1952) – YouTube