Author Archives: Aliza

About Aliza

I'm a human being, wife, mother, author, and speaker. Online since 1987. Web pioneer (founded Cybergrrl/Webgrrls in 1995). #bookgirl #travelgirl #worklifetechzen

The “Do It Yourself” Book Tour

Everything I know about booking a book tour, I learned while in the music business. Sometimes, I joke that as an author I’m like a small rock band. I’ve been signed by a major label, given some money in advance … Continue reading

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This is where traditional publishing is going

Received by over 200 traditionally published authors by email this morning: For 22 years, Idiot’s Guides have been making printed information “As Easy As It Gets!” We are very excited to announce that our same commitment to making things easy carries over to … Continue reading

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Experts Talk: Fauzia Burke, FSB Associates

We continue our series “Experts Talk” with a conversation with Fauzia Burke, a book publicist and marketer who was an early adopter of the Internet for book promotions. NAME: Fauzia Burke TITLE: Owner of FSB Associates, one of the first firms to … Continue reading

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Experts Talk: Mark Chimsky, Editorial Services Unlimited

We’re interviewing experts in book publishing for Bookgirl and will share some of their thoughts on the industry, the challenges of book writing and publishing, and the resources they offer or recommend to get you closer to a book deal and your book. … Continue reading

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Want to Write a Book?

Want to write a book? Be creative. Start writing now. Let nothing stop you.  It is so easy to second guess yourself when you start THINKING about writing a book. The difference between you and published authors? They sat down … Continue reading

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Make Time to Make Art

When people ask me how to write a book, my first response is “Write.” The reality of writing a book is that you have to write a lot of words. You have to get your thoughts on paper or in … Continue reading

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Writing a Winning Book Proposal

What does it take to get a nonfiction book deal? A great idea is a good start. But publishers these days look beyond a great idea to how they can promote the book and how the author can be instrumental … Continue reading

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3 Apps to Make a Book Trailer

With web-based and smartphone apps, we now have mini video production studios at our fingertips. For authors, this means the ability to easily create video book trailers. A video book trailer is like a movie trailer for your book – a … Continue reading

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Authors Talk: Writing Your Life Story

I recently asked several author friends of mine for their advice on “Writing Your Life Story” for a workshop I taught at Overland Expo this year. Here are the wonderful nuggets they shared plus the “blurbs” from Amazon that demonstrate how … Continue reading

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3 Quick Ways to Promote Your Book on Facebook

You’ve got a book coming out or already published. And you’ve also put up an author’s Facebook Page, right? Let’s take a look at how you can leverage Facebook to help promote your book. First, you need to make sure your Facebook Page … Continue reading

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