Thursday, February 14, 2013

Author Tweets for Valentine’s Day 2013


Everybody knows that it’s Valentine’s Day … but did you know that it’s also National Organ Donor Day and Ferris Wheel Day?  
Reach out to those you love; have a good time; and share what you have with someone who needs it when you no longer do!

   APE   Today,Your Guide to Book Publishingwill focus on creating your book with Guy Kawasaki, author ofAPE-Author, Pulisher, Entrepreneur. Tune in 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 five show—just click and you are instantly there!
Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful. – Rita Dove
Here’s your Top Ten Tweets for the past week  
Tweets are faster than a speeding bird … below are Author U’s Top Ten Tweets from the past week that you may have missed …

Success & Resources                                                                           
Mark Coker, CEO of Smashwords tells NPR: “I think we are at the very early stages of renaissance in publishing” … FYI, Mark will be the keynote at Extravaganza 2014. He will have a special gift for all at this year’s Extravaganza … it’s a warm up!
Authors: NEW literary agent: @suddenlyjen of Donald Maass Literary seeks science fiction, fantasy, and mysteries
Apple highlights self published authors and books–very cool.
Author tip: 33 Ways to Get Help For Your Blog (Without Breaking the Bank)
Author and Book Alert: Virginia Tech study finds chick lit can affect female readers’ self-esteem.

Social Media and Marketing Strategies
Author tip: 3 Lessons I Learned Figuring out How to Create a Book Trailer
How to write a faster blog-good tips here for authors to get the book ball presence going.    
INFOGRAPHIC: 64 Awesome Facebook Marketing Techniques, Timeline Edition – AllFacebook
How to Drive More YouTube Views With Pinterest
Cool and Sometimes Goofy
Harry Potter characters critiqued the Super Bowl last night: “They had a Sirius Black out.” 

Bonus:  Last week’sYour Guide to Book Publishingwas with Chris Robley of CD Baby and BookBaby was a wealth of information on creating everything in eBooks, tablets, CDs and multimedia. Listen in.  or you can download directly from the website.YourGuidetoBookPublishing_graphic
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