Loved being in Michigan at the wonderful Booktoberfest that Thomson Shore sponsors for its community, book lovers and aspiring authors swarmed their facilities to “see” how a book was manufactured. This week, I’m working on the final touches of a new leadership book and fiction book along with taking a few days off just to walk on the beach along the Oregon coastline—love it. It was a true “wowsa” last week when we rolled out the Pinterest webinar with Daniel Hall and John Kremer. Those of you who missed it … that would be an “oh-oh”. Next week, it’s mourning time for me … summer officially transitions to fall time. And how’s your week?
If you are in Colorado … COME! 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 www.Meetup.com/AuthorYou 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 Amy Collins dug into the chaos that has circled around Amazon’s CreateSpace transition and what’s new with the KDP platform. It all adds to the author and book success. Listen in via the website or via iTunes.
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Social Media and Marketing Strategies
Instagram is Building a Standalone App for Shopping ow.ly/vU9A30lHBSt via @CaseyNewton / @verge | Big opportunity here! #INBOUND18
4 Social Media Stats You Need To Know via @HollyChessman #INBOUND18 bit.ly/2CiEOBP
How To The Simple Twitter Strategy That Helped Us Generate 90% More Clicks via @buffer 📈 😄#INBOUND18 blog.bufferapp.com/twitter-retwee…
How Marketers Can Get Started with Video via @pr2020 🎬 #INBOUND18 bit.ly/2NP3L9d
Success & Resources
Who Are You Going to Acknowledge in Your Book? by @JudithBriles bit.ly/2makmrP via @JFbookman
- The New Email Nurturing Strategy That Improved Our Engagement By Over 1,000% via @JordanPritikin #INBOUND18 bit.ly/2Q66Kf2
- Personal Branding With Social Media – 3 Easy Ways buff.ly/1NHhURC Via @magnolianet
Writers & Writing
‘Color is my daylong obsession, joy and torment’ ~ Claude Monet My take—do you write with “color”? I hope so!
“I’d rather have my poem published under ‘Anonymous’ read by millions in a Dear Abby than have it not read at all.” #FrugalBookPromoQuotes
Cool things and OMG moments!
Sony PlayStation uses a blockbuster ad strategy for new Spider-Man game dlvr.it/QjQdSF
Remember … you can listen to over 300+ programs that Author U Founder Judith Briles has created for your book and authoring success: http://tinyurl.com/AuthorURadio , scroll down and click on any of the past shows—just click and you are instantly there! Or you, subscribe directly on iTunes: http://ow.ly/QO0oK
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