It was week #2 for the How to Create an Amazon eBook bestseller—fun, it’s an all “dude” class … the first time I’ve just had guys in one of my classes. We moved fast and got the first session done in 90 minutes. Ditto for #1 the week before. Last weekend, the free AuthorYOU Salons was online—always the second Saturday and for the remainder of 2020, they will be online. October’s will be on the 10th, starting at 9 am MT. To participate, register at https://www.meetup.com/AuthorYOUSalons/ .
The month is half over, and it stuns me to how fast this year is moving. Here in Colorado, we have transitioned out of the wild day last week where we saw temps drop from 94 to 28 degrees over a 24-hour spread bringing in snow and ice—that was a wowsa. I made an immediate decision—I didn’t go out of the house for two days! This week, Indian Summer surrounds us—where we have dry, warm weather that pops up in September. Dinner has been on the deck each evening—wonderful. Yet, I know that the “white stuff” is lurking out there.
With all that said … my head is turning to next year … what will I personally be working on … a new book … a new course … what? And how about you? What I do know is that you must … and it is a “must” … stay visible. Build your influence. And yes, publish something. My two bits for this Saturday morning.
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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 added insights to enhancing all things graphics with Kathleen Sweeney, marketing lead with BookBrush joining me for an hour of fun things you can do, including book swag. Take advantage of it—just an hour of your time:
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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
How To Take Action Towards Your Goals Right Now bit.ly/3fzC2qR
Get 5 tips on how to get online attendees to react, to think, to click, to participate. Podcast via @JudithBriles @MyBooksShepherd @WEBINARGURU: bit.ly/BookPublishing… #webinar #speaking #authors #podcast
Happiness is simple. http://ow.ly/rqYy50BcYSA
Social Media and Marketing Strategies
What to soar your social media engagement? Just ask questions and start the comments flowing. Podcast via @mybookshepherd @33wordsus bit.ly/BookPublishing… #bookmarketing #authors #books #selfpub #smm
17 Advanced SEO Strategies (That Are Actually Advanced) backlinko.com/advanced-seo
How to Optimize Your Social Posts for the Visually Impaired dlvr.it/RdV51k
Writers & Writing
Hey authors–confused on what to Include on your book’s copyright page? Tips here: blog.bookbaby.com/2019/12/your-b… via @BookBaby Blog #fictionwriting #authors #writingcommunity #novelwriting #selfpublishing #indieauthors #selfpub #writers #amwriting
The future of post-pandemic fiction | @thenewmexican pwne.ws/2Ql9I0t
Boosting your writing skills for writing copy in marketing is a must-do. http://ow.ly/DvcO50B8uWK #amwriting #writingcommunity #bookmarketing #authors
Cool Things, FUN Things & OMG Moments
Percussionist Kyungho Jeon, who was born blind, used to think his dream of playing in an orchestra was impossible. So he helped create a new type of baton that lets him feel, rather than see, a conductor’s movements – and now he can play with an ensemble: cnn.it/2YPYZjj
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