Thursday, March 13, 2014


Tick, Tick, Tick … All info is up—check out the website under Events for the Extravaganza at a Glance.  

Today, Author U - Your Guide to Book Publishing will focus on crowdfunding for authors. Judith Briles will focus on creating and delivering the perfect pitch for you and your book. Joining her is Mary Jo Fay—don’t miss it. 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 can also go to the Home page of, scroll down and click on any of the past shows—just click and you are instantly there!   

Sometimes a one-word sentence, a one-word paragraph is perfect.
   ~ Judith Briles from Snappy Sassy Salty

                 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
Hot #author tip-add interior color to #book design to make it pop-how to do without going overseas-listen to podcast.

Hot!  Find Your Old Tweets: How to See Your First (Worst?) Tweet | WordStream  

How to Create a Business Card That's Actually Useful #sm #marketing

10 Tricks to Create Top 10 Lists [Research]   #blogging #marketing #authoru #Author tip: Indie-friendly #Book Reviewers  

Things Nobody Tells You About Ebook Formatting via @GuyKawasaki

Social Media and Marketing Strategies

Peeps--you want this #free book on all things #keywords and #SEO strategies @backlinko. It's an awesome gift.

#Author smarts: Using a call to action in social media: dos & don’ts

Cool and Sometimes Goofy or Unbelievable!   
Oh my! Pee Wee Herman’s bike up for auction on eBay! Is it for you?

What were they thinking in first place? It's thankfully illegal once again to take upskirt photos in Massachusetts  

Last Week, Author U - Your Guide to Book Publishing focused on crwodfunding strategies with Robin Cutler, the manager IngramSpark—lots of insight to this new tool for a combo POD creation and print run and distribution via Ingram. You can listen in from the Home at, scroll down and click on any of the past shows—just click and you are instantly there! Or you, can go to the radio show’s home page and do the same: