Top Ten Twitter Tweets of September 01, 2018

Holy Moly … here we are in SEPTEMBER already. How could the year be rolling out and by so fast? Get ready for colors changing, heavy sweaters and coats resurfacing, and fires beginning to blaze in some homes for warmth. Actually, I love this time of the year. I mourn the passing of summer that officially happens later in the month … knowing that snow and ice will be coming my way. But … I also know that Holidays are a coming; friends gathering; the author October Tea and Book Sales and my annual author Publishing At Sea cruise will pop up and will find me in the warmth of the Caribbean in January … let’s see, that will be in 113 days from today … nice!

This weekend marks summer over for many—school is open for the kids—and the last long weekend until Thanksgiving. It’s Labor Day weekend, a time to honoring the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws, and well-being of the country. I can definitely support that.

The next AuthorYOU Circles is slated for SUNDAY, October 14th (I’m out of town on all Saturdays in the month of October). November will be on Saturday, the 3rd.  All dates for 2018 at AND, this is where you register to attend. Note—you need to join the Meetup group—it’s a freebie.


Friday mornings are the place to be with other authors! Friday coaching will happen all through SEPTEMBER. Become a subscriber so you can get Friday Coaching for less than a weekly glass of wine; for less than a weekly Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit – Combo at Chick-fil-A; for less than 3 movie tickets! ALERT …we do this on SKYPE … you need to connect with me. Only $27 a month—limited amount of subscribers allowed. Two times: 7 AM and Noon Mountain time. The dress? Totally casual. Get on board –it’s fun and informative … and you get all questions answered. We do it via Skype This is for any author anywhere

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 … AND, how’s your week been?


THIS WEEK on  Author YOU  – Your Guide to Book Publishing, host Dr. Judith Briles and guest Tonya Hofmann, the founder of the Public Speakers Association. We will look at speaking in general and how to build your speaking career.  It all adds to the author and book success. Listen in via the website or via iTunes.  

Tune in for the LIVE show at 6 Eastern, 5 Central, 4 Mountain, 3 Pacific 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 You can also go to the Home page of, scroll down and click on any of the past shows—just click and are instantly there!  With over 100,000 downloaded podcasts each month from around the world, you are in good company! 

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 …

Social Media and Marketing Strategies

  • Pollution surrounds #publishing—there are millions of #books published every year. Get essential tips for busy #authors on how to breakthrough the noise-podcast: #authors #publicity #selfpublishing

  • How to Prevent Amazon From Deleting Your Reviews by guest @IolaGoulton… via @BadRedheadMedia #MondayBlogs

Success & Resources

  • Hot tip for all #authors: California Bookwatch gives Great Book Reviews Highly Recommended Rating! Get resource for your #book!  #selfpublishing

  • Ten reasons why you need to run your writing like a business via @TheLeighShulman #Writing #Business #AmWriting #MondayBlogs

  • Amazon is coming … Amazon is coming …RT @PublishersWkly: Amazon to open a bookstore at 2nd and Detroit in Denver’s Cherry Creek Neighborhood | @Business_Den #authors #selfpublishing #books

Writers & Writing

  • My Aussie pal, @bobswriting, expounds on writing more entertaining bios!

  • Always smart for #writers and #authors: RT @WritersDigest: When Page Meets Stage: 10 Tips for Taking Public Readings of Your Work to the Next Level 

  • Question for #authors: Is the net killing your #writing career?… @BookBaby

  • RT @FrugalBookPromo: Yay! Here’s the truth! Sometimes writers shouldn’t avoid cuss words! @KarenCV #TheFrugalEditor  [I’m always amazed with #writers clean up narratives that become to gooey clean!-good advice]

Cool things and OMG moments!


Remember … you can listen to over 300+ programs that Author U Founder Judith Briles has created for your book and authoring success: , scroll down and click on any of the past shows—just click and you are instantly there! Or you, subscribe directly on iTunes: 


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