Good Authoring Day to YOU …
Oh my … I’ve been baking and strategizing this past week. Lots of authors, their friends and their amazing books setting up for my annual Author Tea today … we expect over 125 attending. Books-Books-and MORE Books for shopping delight. Will I be a bit tired when it’s all over? Yup! Will it be worth it? Oh yes.
Then tomorrow, I put my “cook” hat on again. A variety of quiches and a brunch spread for the Celebration of my latest book, When God Says NO-Revealing the YES When Adversity and Loss Are Present with dear friends in my home … along with cheering for the third edition of Mara Purl’s women’s fiction book, Why Heart’s Keep Secrets. We will both share a few passages and insights with all. Wonderful and thoughtful gifts.
Alert to all of you in Colorado … the FINAL second Saturday AuthorYOU Salons of the year is December 14. It starts at 8.30 a.m., ending at 11.30 a.m. Bring socks—I share these with the homeless … and it’s going to be chilly this winter.
I did a fun “Ask Judith” open webinar with authors in Palm Springs during the week—looking forward to meeting several of them when I speak there on December 7th and 8th.
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.
AND “yes” … I got all the outdoor Christmas lights up by Wednesday, just before the temps dropped to a chilling 20 degrees. It’s sweats and layers of clothes time. Loved having my finger mittens where I can slip off the top to reveal my fingers to be nimble with and then cover them up quickly. Very cool for working outside.
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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
5 Ways to Manage Your Back-From-Vacation Stress bit.ly/34m6MWp
Always an important thought as the year end approaches– 7 ways to recharge your “emotional” battery! https://www.inc.com/young-entrepreneur-council/7-easy-ways-to-recharge-your-emotional-battery.html
4 Simple Habits That Can Soothe Your Anxious Mind bit.ly/34oMJXx
Social Media and Marketing Strategies
Calling all Pinterest users. Get 11 hot tips on building awesome Pinterest boards via the AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing podcast and @mybookshepherd: ow.ly/wPPH50xfUZX #pinterest #authors #books #publishing #bookmarketing
Are you thinking ahead to 2020? Here’s a list of 100 digital tools that might be a “grabber” for you and your author and publishing success: https://digitaldeepak.com/digital-marketing-tools/ #author #books #publishing #bookmarketing
Learn How to Create Holiday-Themed Social Media Marketing with Hot Tips from @Bookgal selfpublishingadvice.org/sell-your-book… #selfpublishing #IARTG #ASMRG #amwriting #writingcommunity #writetip
Writers & Writing
Embrace the power of rewriting. It’s a pain in the tush often … but the outcome? Authors get it right. #bookmarketing #publishing #authors #amwriting #books #judithbriles #thebookshepherd #cat #kitten
Collaborating with other writers can be an interesting creative experiment and create additional streams of income. w/ @RedneckGranola lttr.ai/Ky #indieauthors #writing
Solving your literary crime first so you can seed your mystery or thriller novel with clues w/ @Effusions lttr.ai/J8g1 #writingtips #writing
Cool things and OMG moments!
Sharing from @PublishersWkly: [Love this story!] Brave young bookstore sets itself apart from the retail competition | @kolr10kozl https://t.co/oR7yyyhL or https://t.co/lBjCBtrJ8j
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