How Speaking Can Morph Your Book Sales

Throughout the month of June, AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing Host Dr. Judith Briles will be the solo voice on a variety of topics. This...

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Show Alert- The FUTURE for Authors ...

NY Times bestselling author and Futurist Daniel Burrus joins AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing host Judith Briles in an “author forward for...

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Hot Writing Insights from a Master

Every fiction author would love to have a master in writing as a Mentor. In the latest edtion of AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing, bestselling...

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Are You Writing and Publishing for 2020 Success?

The year 2020 opens an array of opportunities for authors. In book marketing. In building influence. In expanding their brand. In publishing success....

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How to Use IngramSpark for Book Success

IngramSpark Creates the Bridge for AuthorsDo you know what makes a professionally looking book? You should--it will be the "deal breaker" for most...

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Learning How to Speak the TED Way ...

How would you like the LONG view on SHORT talks? In this edition of AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing, Sam Horn joins host Judith Briles for a...

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Got Book - Create a Live Event Around It!

Got book? If you do, are you talking about it? Have you thought about creating a "live" event around its theme or your expertise? Did you know it...

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Get a Sponsor for AUTHOR and BOOK

What author wouldn't want to have a sponsor for their book? How about an author has a book, how about getting a sponsor to buy lots of them; to...

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Essential Steps for Authors and Book Marketing

All authors need social media strategies to position, market and sell books. On AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing, The Book Shepherd Judith Briles...

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How Authors Can Separate their Book from the 3,000,000 Crappy Ones Show

What separates a good book from a crappy one? Editing!With over 3.4 million books being published each year in all formats, it's hard to be seen,...

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VAs to the Author Rescue Show 1-12-2017

Do you have Author Overwhelm? Could you use an extra set of eyes, ears, hands ... how about another brain? If yes, have you thought about using a...

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Steps to Create Amazon Bestseller Show 11-10.2016

Did you know that 74% of all books in the U.S. are sold via Amazon and that 55% of all books worldwide are sole within the Amazon portal? You, as an...

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How to Become the Chief Dominator Online for Your Book Show 10-6-2016

I get it ... you would rather be writing than marketing. It's a common response I hear daily from authors globally--my response: get over it. As an...

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Hot Way to eMarket Your Books Show 9-29-2016

Try something new in book marketing--book bubbles; be different and noticeable by standing above the clouds and noise--book bubbles create book...

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Why You Need to ADD AudioBooks to Your Mix NOW Show 9-22-2016

The savvy author knows that eBooks have dropped again in sales; print books have increased and leading the JUMP in sales in AudioBooks--a huge jump! A...

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Avoid 10 Publishing Blunders Show 9-15-2016

Whether you are a newbie author or one that has been on the path with several books, there hasn't been a publishing adventure that hasn't had...

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Avoid 10 Publishing Blunders Show 9-15-2016

Whether you are a newbie author or one that has been on the path with several books, there hasn't been a publishing adventure that hasn't had...

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Avoid 10 Publishing Blunders Show 9-15-2016

Whether you are a newbie author or one that has been on the path with several books, there hasn't been a publishing adventure that hasn't had...

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Drama and Conflict are an author's best friend Show 8-11-2016

Authors need to learn insider tips on how to "write" and present about the masses of writers and books that are pouring forth daily. In this week's...

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Book Funnels and Speaking Create HUGE Book Sales Show 8-4-2016

Authors need to get into a the postion of being a speaker on their books and creating spots on their websites that will hook visitors and convert them...

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Book Funnels and Speaking Create HUGE Book Sales Show 8-4-2016

Authors need to get into a the postion of being a speaker on their books and creating spots on their websites that will hook visitors and convert them...

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Be a Smart, Successful Author Show 7-28-2016

Authors need to get into a strategic mindset to really crack the Book Code. In this week's AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing Show, Julie Anne...

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Essential Publishing Must Haves Show 7-21-2016

Authors need the right stuff in the front and back matter of their books.Today's episode is with host Judith Briles solo as she walks you through 10...

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Wasabi Publicity is what Authors Need-Sizzles and Spice Show 7-14-2016

Authors need ongoing help and a boot in the tush to get effective PR for themselves and their books. Today's episode is beyond the trolling--it's the...

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How to Upload to Create Space and Use Authors' Success Toolkit Show 7-7-2016

Calling all Authors and Authors-to-be: Have you written a book, but feel clueless on how to upload it to CreateSpace or IngramSpark or anything to do...

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Get to the Root of Successful Author Publishing Show 6-20-2016

This week's show is with Judith Briles, The Book Shepherd, solo. Every author needs to get back to the basics--what brought them to the authoring...

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Author Hiccups and How to Blow Air in Them Show 6-16-2016

The savvy author knows that there are hiccups along the publishing path. He or she can identify them because they've landed in a few of the potholes...

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How to Score Bigtime in the Media Show 6-2-2016

The savvy author knows that media can help support book sales. It can also nail down your status as "the expert". This week's show has a leader in the...

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Why You Must Get Your Book to an AudioBook Format Now Show 5-26-2016

The savvy author knows that eBooks have dropped again in sales; print books have increased and leading the JUMP in sales in AudioBooks. A lot has...

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Nothing Sells a Book Like a Book! Show 5-19-2016

In today’s crowded marketplace it’s becoming more and more challenging for authors and publishers to generate buzz for a book and let...

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Book Publicity and Marketing Show 5-12-2016

Your book is coming. How are you going to shout it out? By yourself ... or are you going to bring in a publicity specialist? Today's author needs to...

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Book Awards for Authors - Should You Enter? Show 5-5-2016

This week on AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing, Judith Briles will explore BOOK AWARDS for authors. It takes a lots to promote and market a book...

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The Amazon Gorilla--How to Use It Show 4-28-2016

WOWSA ... Authors should be doing the happy dance because of Amazon and what it offers. The question is: are you as the author using all its bells and...

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Introducing Amazon Marketing Services Show 4-21-2016

Holy Moley ... Amazon has created a powerhouse of tools for authors to use to move massive eyeballs to books. The result: book sales and huge search...

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Unconfusing Publishing Jargon Show 4-14-2016

Publishing is confusing. Knowing what elements you need in your book is one thing; understanding what all the jargon means is anothe . Within this...

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Reporters Are Looking for YOU Show 3-31-2016

How would you like to get reporters to ring your phone off the hook or load your email up with "I want you!"Ever since Dan Janal wrote the first book...

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Publishing Essentials: ISBN, LCCN, CIP and more! Show 3-17-2016

Holy Moly—make sure that you aways get first dibs on any remainder #books with a #publisher-that's one essential aha you riwll take away on...

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How to Sell Your Book in 20 Minutes a Day Show 3-10-2016

Is it possible to sell your book to bookstores, libraries, airport stores and online in less than three hours a week? Yup! Today’s radio show...

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How to Get Amazon Book Reviews Show 3-3-2016

Quick ... how many reviews do you have posted on Amazon for your book? What steps are you taking to actively pursue additional ones. Would you like to...

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Book Piracy - How to Discover and What to Do Show 2-25-2016

Holy Moley ... has your book walked the the free download plank? Have book pirates taken your book hostage? Do you know ... have you checked? You...

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Essential Legal Publishing Tips Show 2-18-2016

Attorney Helen Sedwick (author of Self-Publisher’s Legal Handbook and creator of Publishing Business in a Box) joins Judith Briles for an...

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Are you Ready to Create Raving Fans for Your Books Show 2-11-2016

What author doesn't want fans ... superfans ... that wait for every new item you create? Books, Products ... you name it. When they hear that you ...

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Kickass Steps to Soar Book Sales in 2016 Show 2-4-2016

This edition of AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing with Dr. Judith Briles, The Book Shepherd, lots of- excellent ways for #authors to NOT kiss off...

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Write Raw ... and Write Hot! Show for 1-28-2016

How would you like the secret sauce to creating books that readers talk about and re-read? How about getting the secret sauce to write from your heart...

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HOT! Get the Secret Sauce to Author Platforms and Selling More Books Show 1-21-2016

How would you like the secret sauce to creating your author and book platforms? How about getting the secret sauce to building a successful blog ......

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Discoverbility and MetaData - Hot! show on 1-7-2016

Last week, Judith Briles dove into Author Success ... what you need to create and sustain it. This week's show on AuthorU-Your Guide to Book...

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Create Your Author Success NOW Show 12-31-2015

Do you want to be a seriously successful author? Are you willing ... and ready ... to Dare Greatly? To transition from being a Dreamer to a Doer in...

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Is There a Book in You? Essential Questions to Ask Show 12-17-2015

SO ... you think you've got a book in you. Good .. now are you ready to do the work to get you there ... to be a seriously successful author?Before...

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Book Marketing HOTS! Are you using

Did you know that what The Most Profitable Marketing Tool Most Authors Aren't Using? I'ts simple ... one word ... EmailAn email list ranks as the...

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6 Essential Requirements for a Successful Book

This week's edition of AuthorU-YourGuide to BookPublishing is all about creating a book that sells. Joining Dr. Judith Briles is Michele DeFlippo,...

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Create Ebook Bestseller Show 11-26-2015

You may hear about getting #1 on Amazon's ebook list ... but have you heard what strategies are behind getting that status and what steps need to be...

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Exposing the Long Shadow of Amazon Show 11-12-2015

Judith Briles and AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing welcome back Mark Coker, the visionary and CEO of Smashwords.com. As usual, Mark is unscripted...

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How to Avoid the Rush to Publish Syndrome Show 11-19-2015

Both Newbie and Oldie authors continue to make the same publishng mistakes: they rush to publish. The Newbies don't know any better; the Oldies...

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Secrets to Creating Long Term Author Success Show Nov. 6th

How would you like to create a really successful book? Or turn all your blogs into a book? Or what the essential keys are to long term success? If...

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How to Sell 1000 books in 21 Days!

What author doesn't want to sell a few truckloads of books within one month! Her guest for this show interviewed 27 authors who had sold over 1,000...

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The Magic of Hidden Dialogue in Fiction and NonFiction Show 10-24-2015

Are you writing anything that has a story in it? How about dialogue? If so, you want to listen closely to Focus on Dialogue--and it's critical for...

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Sizzling Social Media from Scratch Strategies 10-15-2015

Social Media can poop any author out. Today's show is all about bringing the sizzle back ... or getting it started in the first place. We will start...

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Publishing Predators in Your Midst Show 10-8-2015

Publishing predators are everywhere. In your midst, under the rocks, at book publishing and writing conferences. Everywhere. Scams. Complaints ... all...

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Ghostwriting Info Show for Authors 10-1-2015

You've got a great idea, a concept, a box full of notes and tips ... you name it ... there's a book in there. Who is going to get it out so others...

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Essential Ahas for Authors in Publishing Show 9-24-2015

Dr. Judith Briles reveals more publishing and book marketing AHAs and Mistakes that too many authors make ... and how to fix them is this edition of...

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11 Publishing Mistakes Authors Make and How to Avoid Them Show 9-7-2015

It's a happy dance --or is it -- when you start down the publishing path? If you are like most authors, you are going to make mistakes ... we all do....

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Getting Libraries to BUY Your Book Show 9-10-2015

You've got a book ... now, where should it go to get into the hands of your SuperFans ... your readers-to-be? The library should be at the top of your...

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Editing ... Every Author Needs at least ONE Show 9-3-2015

One of the major jobs of an EDITOR is to make your words the star ... and that means YOU.Q: Should a book be edited? A: Are you breathing?Q: What kind...

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Fiction Writers Unite! Create Awesome Characters Show 8-20-2015

Fiction authors unite (and nonfiction authors too!) ... this show is for you. Judib Briles has Mark Stevens as her guest today. He is the Denver-based...

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Authors Need Websites that Rock Show 8-13-2015

Authors need webites. Your critical online business card that is your branding, your voice, your YOU.The answers are here in this offering of...

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Sell Your Books Outside of Bookstores Show 8-6-15

Sell Your Books to Non-Bookstore Buyers ... that are Non-Returnable Every year, more books are sold to buyers in market segments outside of bookstores...

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Hot Tips for Book Publicity Strategies Show 7-30-2015

Your book is coming. Your book is limping along. How are you going to shout it out? By yourself ... or are you going to bring in a publicity...

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What MATTERS between the Covers of Your Book Show 7-23-2015

What goes between the covers of your book? Do you know all the components of the Front Matter and Back Matter of the book--which actually matter and...

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Getting Your Book into Foreign Rights Show 7-16-2015

How would you like your words to be published in foreign lands? Lands that are beyond the country you live in? You can and this offering of...

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Getting Your Book into Foreign Rights Show 7-16-2015

How would you like your words to be published in foreign lands? Lands that are beyond the country you live in? You can and this offering of...

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Legal Risks & Red Flags in Writing Show 7-9-15

Writers assume their biggest risks are defamation claims. Not so. Every year, hundreds of thousands of books are published, and only a few hundred...

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How to Write a Book in a Month Show 7-2-2016

Are you writing non-fiction? Would you like to write non-fiction? How would you like to write a book FAST? Really fast? You can and the reality of...

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Author & Book Boo-Boos Show 6-25-2016

Get ready for a fast-paced hour on author boo-boos ... some you probably know; many you don't think about. Joining Judith Briles is multi-award...

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Create Your Book Launch Show 6-18-2015

Get ready for a fast-paced hour on the ins and outs of creating a book launch. Dr. Judith Briles has strategized hundreds of book launches for her...

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Giving Your Book a Voice-Creating Audibooks Show 6-11-2015

Books are in print, in "e", in visual and in voice. "Giving Your Book a Voice" - Creating Audiobooks is something that all authors should consider...

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The Author's &Writer's Guide to CrowdFunding ala Judith Briles Part II Show 6-4-2015

Authors are looking for ways to fund and pay for their books--from creating to production to printing. This show and next week's is all about...

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The Author's &Writer's Guide to CrowdFunding ala Judith Briles Part I Show 5-28-2015

Authors are looking for ways to fund and pay for their books--from creating to production to printing. This show and next week's is all about...

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Does a Book Have 9 Lives?

Authors are looking for ways to build a better, bigger and stronger publishing platform--to expand their brand and create more revenue. Joining Judith...

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Avoid the Top Mistakes Authors Make with Publishing Business & Design Show 5-14-2015

The AuthorU Extravaganza is over and The Book Shepherd, Judith Briles will be highlighting several of the key takeaways from it over the next two...

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John Kremer Unplugged on Book Marketing Show 5-7-2015

What author doesn't want to sell books? You will learn a variety of ways that you will begin to enjoy book marketing. The result book sales. John...

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Amazon Mojo Show 4-30-2015

What author doesn't want to rock Amazon. There are a lot of options--so fantastic; others not so hot. Judith will explore what to use, what to avoid...

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The Author Branding Show 4-23-2015

What author doesn't want to be branded as the expert and go to person? What author doesn't want his or her book to be the "bomb"? Many talk about...

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Create Super Readers and SuperFans Show 4-16-2015

What author doesn't want fans ... superfans ... that wait for every new item you create? Books, Products ... you name it. When they hear that you ...

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What's Editing Got to Do with Book Success? Show 4-9-2015

Is it the chicken or the egg that came first? What about books ... Did the book or editing come first? Let's start with a few questions: Q: Should a...

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How to Shout Out that YOU Are the Expert Show 4-2-2015

Once Authors have a book out, it's official ... expertise can be claimed ... but can it be supported? Will the media identify you as such. Will...

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HOT Tips and Tools for Websites / Blogs for Authors Show 3-26-2015

SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, is an important factor for your website and blog. Learn some of the basic tips about title, keywords and...

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Creating a Book Trailer for Your Book Show 3-19-2015

Production – Video Press Releases and Book Trailers Does an author need a book trailer for his or her book. Let's start with a few...

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How to AMPLIFY Your Book Everywhere Show 3-12-2015

How would you like to be able to shout your book out EVERYWHERE ... and I mean everywhere? How would you like to really create unique and compelling...

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ABC's of Getting Books to Market Economically-IngramSpark 101 Show 3-5-2015

How would you like to create a book, get it published with quality at its core and do it without feeling that you need Fort Knox to underwrite the...

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How to Create a TED Talk and Short Talk on Your Book Show 2-26-2015

Are you speaking on your books? Do you know that one of the hottest positionings come come from the "short" talk market? That a TED talk can leap frog...

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Using Publicity to Build Book Buzz Show 2-19-2015

The experts agree that publicity is 10 times more valuable than advertising ... but what is it ... and what do you need to do to get it for your book?...

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Creating Flash Fiction Show 2-12-2015

Good writing has to grab the reader immediately, then draw them into the world the author has created. It may seem that is just takes "talent" to...

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Tips for Taking the Leap from Author to Publisher Show 2-5-2015

There’s an astonishingly huge difference between publishing your own book, and taking on other authors and trying to make a profitable business...

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The Missing Piece in Web Marketing Show 1-29-2015

Today's show is all about the ONE, single missing piece in web marketing. You are probably up to your eyeballs in how to do this and how to do that....

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The Latest in CrowdFunding for 2015 Show 1-22-2015

No matter how much you think you need to publish a book--surprise, you may need more. The world of crowdfunding keeps changing for authors. Back again...

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Grow Your Legion of Fans With Digital Marketing Show 1-15-2015

No matter how well you write, let’s face it, most authors aren’t online marketing experts. Chances are, you have neither the time nor...

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Mishaps & Mistakes Authors Can Avoid Show 1-8-2015

With upwards of 3 million new books being published every year, it's tough to achieve publishing success. As an author, even if you've written a great...

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The Secrets of Book Shepherding Show 1-1-2015

Today, on Author U-Your Guide to Book Publishing, Judith will deep-dive into all the nuances of working with a Book Shepherd ... from your idea to...

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The Author's Journey-Hiccups & Celebrations Show 12-18-2014

Today, on Author U-Your Guide to Book Publishing, Judith will deep-dive into jkey components of the Author's Journey--from idea to execution to...

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Online Shopping Carts and Marketing Services Show 12-11-2014

Throughout the final quarter of the year, Judith features top members of "her team" in the creation of THE BOOK. This week's show focuses on all the...

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Love Your Book-Inside and Out-For the Right Reasons Show 12-4-2014

Throughout the final quarter of the year, Judith features top members of "her team" in the creation of THE BOOK. This week's show comes back to the...

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Mother of All Book Competitions for Newbies Thanksgiving Show

How would you like to win a contest that is based on the quality and creativity of your work? You can. AuthorU.org is sponsoring, along with two dozen...

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Top 21 Questions to Ask Your Book Printer Show 11-20-2014

Are all printing options alike? Do you have a clue on what happens once you engage a printer--what happens before the ink goes on? And what happens...

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Design-It's What's Under the Covers and Between the Sheets! show 11-13-2014

Are all book designers alike? It's a good questions and the answer is, No way ... and you need to know what's out there and which is best for you and...

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What's Hot in Book Printing Today? Show 11-6-2014

Are all book printers alike? It's a good questions and the answer is, Nope ... and you need to know what's out there and which is best for you and...

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Authors: Using Social Media to Sell Yourself and Sell Books Show 10-30-2014

This week's show on Author U - Your Guide to Book Publishing is all treats, no tricks. Using social media to sell your books is the portal that every...

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It's eBook Time--What's Hot in this World Show 10-23-2014

Nope, eBooks didn't eliminate print books, contrary to what many thought would happen--print books are doing well, in fact, sales were up 4.3% this...

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Creativity with a Twist for Books & Speaking Show 10-16-14

Today, on Author U-Your Guide to Book Publishing, Judith will deep-dive into Creativity with a Twist--how to develop the skill that we all have. Her...

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Photos Galore ...You... Your Book Show Oct. 9, 2015

Your photos are a critical component to any author's online and offline presence. The questions: What photos are on your website?, What photos and...

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Creating Videos: For Author, Books, Projects Show 10-2-2014

Videos are a critical component to any author's online presence. The questions: What videos are on your website?, What videos are in your social media...

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Kickstarter: The Latest Strategies for Authors Show 9-25-2014

Authors and authors-to-be want to make sure they have enough money to fund their book project. Crowdfunding is one of their go-to places to bring in...

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The Cost of Publishing Your Book Show 9-18-14

Authors and authors-to-be want to know what the true cost of publishing is. And the answer is: it depends. It depends on what type of book you have....

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Getting Your Book into the Library 8-21-14

Libraries are a great place to sell your book to ... as well as create events around you and your book. Today, Judith has Kari May, the President of...

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Got Book-What's Next Show 8-14-2014

You've got a book, or will soon ... what's next? Next is what's next. Joining Judith Briles today is Rebecca Finkel, multi-award winning designer. ...

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Is a Book Review in Your Midst?

Authors, Books and Book Reviews all go together. Today is a deep dive into what reviews, how to submit, which ones to look at and how to make your...

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Creating Your Virtual Book Tour Show 7-31-2014

Out with the old ...in with the new. Today's show will focus on creating a Virtual Book Tour for the author and book. Judith's guest is D’vorah...

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Creating Your Virtual Book Tour Show 7-31-2014

Out with the old ...in with the new. Today's show will focus on creating a Virtual Book Tour for the author and book. Judith's guest is D’vorah...

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ISBNs and Beyond Show 7-24-2014

ISBNs are something every author needs. And there is plenty more that comes along with them and in addition to them. In a fast hour, Judith and her...

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eBooks Bonzana Show 7-17-2014

eBooks are part of the author's world. You may not read them, but lots of your readers do. You want to create your books in print and "e" and audio....

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Show: July 10, 201: Author Branding and Going Global

Branding is critical for the success of today's author. Branding with book, website, promotional material ... everything. Today's show is all about...

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Publishing Nuggets for Newbies Show July 3, 2014

Would you love to have someone on your shoulder, delivering all the "nuggets" to keep you out of publishing doo-doo? That's what this show is all...

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Publishing Predators-What to Do Show June 26, 2014

There are more "self-publishing" companies out there who claim to be experts in publishing books, yet are they? They answer is a resounding NO ......

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Legal Stuff for Authors-Contracts, Co-Authoring, Permissions Show 6-19-2014

All books create legal questions for authors. What are Yours? Is your book something that the needs permissions? Are you in a contract that is a mess...

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Is Your Book a Movie? Show 6-12-2014

Is your book something that the TV fans will gobble up ... or even for the big screen? Today's show is all about conversion... how do you transition...

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Tips and Tricks to Rock Your Publicity Show 6-5-14

Every author is on the lookout for how to get more publicity and how to publicize their book. Today's show is all bout that with the Founder of JKS...

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Tips and Tricks to Rock Your Publicity Show 6-5-14

Every author is on the lookout for how to get more publicity and how to publicize their book. Today's show is all bout that with the Founder of JKS...

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Awesome Websites and Gadgets for Authors that Are FREE Show 5-29-14

Every author is on the lookout for cool stuff for the website--all the gizmos and gadgets that will make the book and the author soar above the...

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Speaking on your Book, Part II Show 5-22-14

Speaking on your book is HOT! And it can bring money--lots of it. th Briles knows speaking, spending over 35 years of the international platform...

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Speaking on your Book, Part I Show 5-15-2015

Speaking on your book is HOT! And it can bring money--lots of it. th Briles knows speaking, spending over 35 years of the international platform...

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CrowdFunding Revisited for Authors and Books Show 5-8-2014

Judith Briles is The Book Shepherd. She knows CROWDFUNDING, assisting many of her clients in the process--ALL have been successful in reaching their...

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Audio Books--What, Why, How, Cost Show 4-24-2014

Audio books are HOT! With Judith Briles today is Daniel Hall, who will reveal the What, Why, How and Costs to create yours ... and how to get help...

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Why and How Blogs Move Books! on 4-17-14

Joan Stewart is the Publicity Hound, a mistress of blogging and bottomless source of tidbits and how-tos for authors.-Quick and dirty tricks to write...

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Book Printing --What's What and What's Up Show 4-10-2014

Contrary to what many still believe, printed books aren't disappearing. Knowing the ins and outs and what type of printing is appropriate for your...

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The Best of Dan Poynter-Self Publishing Today Show on April 3, 2014

Dan Poynter is the author of the pioneering The Self-Publishing Manual. Plenty is going to be covered this hour:, including:-Today's sweet spot for...

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eBooks Revisited with Mark Coker Show on 3-27-2014

What's new, what's old, what needs to be dumped ... in the eBook world. This week will be Mark Coker, the CEO of Smashwords, one of the top eBook...

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Pitch Perfect Is What Every Author Needs to Be! Show 3-13-2014

Most authors totally, and I mean totally suck at pitching their book ... and themselves ... potential buyers. They won't be after this week's show....

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Ingram Spark --Just the Facts!

Options for authors continue to evolve. Last year, the granddaddy of wholesales, Ingram jumped into the full force of self-publishing with...

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Creating Monument Author Platforms Show 2-27-14

The Author and Book Platform are finally getting the attending the need. The author needs. The publishing company needs. Judith Briles is the author...

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Working with a Virtual Assistant

Are you overwhelmed? Could you use an extra set of eyes, ears, hands ... how about another brain? If yes, have you thought about using a Virtual...

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Author Websites--What Works for 2014 Show 2-6-2014

What author doesn't need a website? None in our opinion. Your website is more than just a business card. It's the portal to your publishing empire....

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The Nuts and Bolts of Crowdfunding for Authors Show Jan. 30, 2014

What author doesn't need money to fund their book ... research, production and marketing? Would you like to learn about how to get OPM ... other...

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Book Bubbles take you to the top! Show for January 16th

Want to stand WAY ABOVE the author and book cloud? Would you love to drift in and around a variety of conversations ... being a tad different so you...

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Creating Key Messages for your Book and Platform Using Savvy Copywriting Strategies Show on 1-9-2014

All authors need to promote themselves and their books, few do a great job at it ... after this show, they will insider tips with a successful...

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Social Media Trends for Authors in 2014 Show Jan 2, 2014

Social Media Trends for Authors in 2014Outside of death and taxes, the one constant we've learned is that social media keeps morphing. Some our passe...

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Foreign Rights, You and Your Book

Foreign Rights, You and Your BookOne of the reason why you wrote a book in the first place was to gain notoriety, to generate profits, to deliver...

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Want Rock Star Book Publicity? Listen in on December 17th

You've got your book. Now what's next? Marketing and Promotion takes your life over. Publicity is part of it. You can spend a mini fortune or you can...

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Frugal Book Promoting Tips Show 12-12-2013

You've got your book. Now what's next? Marketing and Promotion takes your life over. You can spend a mini fortune or you can learn a variety of...

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A Ride on the Legal Side of Publishing--Fair Use and Copyright Show 11-21-2014

It’s easy to get confused when it comes to what’s what and who’s who in Intellectual Property and Publishing Law. Not after this...

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Cool, Fun & Free BOOK Promotional Tools for Publicity Hounds Show Nov 14, 2014

When it comes to free tools to promote yourself and your books, The Publicity Hound knows them all. Publicity expert Joan Stewart will share some of...

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How to Create a Fantastic Book Celebration Show 10-31-2013

This week on Author U - Your Guide to Book Publishing, Judith Briles will explore book celebrations--as in yours. Have you thought about how you are...

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How to Market and Sell Tons of Children's Books Show Nov 7th!

This week on Author U - Your Guide to Book Publishing, Judith Briles will explore children's books--what they need to look like and how to pitch them...

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Why Klout Matters and How to Fix Yours Show 10-2013

This week on Author U - Your Guide to Book Publishing, Judith Briles will explore the Influence Factor... how authors can build it for themselves and...

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How to Target Market Your Book Sales Show 10-17-2013

This week on Author U - Your Guide to Book Publishing, Judith Briles will explore getting your books in all the non-traditional places. It takes a...

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Critical questions to Ask A Book Cover Designer

This week on Author U - Your Guide to Book Publishing, Judith Briles the creating of book covers and branding. It takes a lots to get the author and...

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Book Awards--do you or don't you? Show Oct 3-2013

This week on Author U - Your Guide to Book Publishing, Judith Briles will explore crowdfunding for authors. It takes a lots to promote and market a...

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CrowdFunding 101 for Authors and Books Show 9-26-2013

This week on Author U - Your Guide to Book Publishing, Judith Briles will explore crowdfunding for authors. It takes a village to create a book...

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Discover the Author's Nerdy Best Friend Show 9-19-2013

This week on Author U - Your Guide to Book Publishing, Judith Briles invites Beth Ziesenis, Your Nerdy Best Friend to be her guest. Beth has been on...

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Publicity for YOU and YOUR Book Show 9-12-2013

This week on Author U - Your Guide to Book Publishing, Judith Briles invites Stephanie Barko, voted the #1 Literary Publicist in America in 2010 and...

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Internet Book Marketing with John Kremer Show 9-5-2013

This week on Author U - Your Guide to Book Publishing, Judith Briles invites John Kremer, author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books and the vision...

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Become a Serial Blogger with your Book Marketing Show 8-29-2013

This week on Author U - Your Guide to Book Publishing, Judith Briles invites Ira Blacker, owner of PD Design and Printing. Book marketing and branding...

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IDing the perfect layout for your book Show 8-22-2013

This week on Author U - Your Guide to Book Publishing, Judith Briles invites Joel Friedlander, owner of Marin BookworksBook Design and Production for...

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All About Book Printing Show 8-15-2013

This week on Author U - Your Guide to Book Publishing, Judith Briles invites Phil Knight, the Director of Sales for Color House Graphics to join here....

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websites that Snap, Crackle & Pop Show 8-8-2013

This week on Author U - Your Guide to Book Publishing, Judith Briles invites Shannon Parish back to join her. Shannon is both an illustrator and...

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Website Snafus and Makeovers Show Aug 1, 2013

This week on Author U - Your Guide to Book Publishing, Judith Briles invites Shannon Parish to join her. Shannon is both an illustrator and website...

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Creating a Book that Sells Show 7-24-2013

This week on Author U - Your Guide to Book Publishing, Judith Briles invites Robin Colucci to join her. Robin helps other coaches, speakers, and...

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It's All in the COPY ... Copywriting, that is Show 7-18-2013

This week on Author U - Your Guide to Book Publishing, Judith Briles invites Casey Demcak to join her. Casey owns Casey Demchak Copywriting Services,...

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Social Media Author Managers Show 7-11-2013

This week on Author U - Your Guide to Book Publishing, Judith Briles invites Melody Jones ot join her. Melody owns Social Media Management Services,...

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Author Independence: What Does the Author Game Plan and Platform Have to Do with You and Your Book? One Word: Success

Show slated for July 4th.What does Judith Briles know about authors, platforms, publishing and creating a GamePlan for your book? A lot!... and one...

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Endorsements and Book Reviews Show 6-27-2013

Would you like get a major celebrity and top influencer to endorse your book? Should you get get book reviews, and which kind: free, paid or both ......

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The Espresso Book Machine Show 6-20-2013

Would you like to know how to work with an Indie Bookstore? How about setting up terrific book signings? Those and other questions about POD, the...

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Klout Shouts ... Do You Know How Loudly? Show 6-6-2013

Do you know what the key factor of Klout is and why you should care? Do you know how Klout has morphed over the past year? How about the interior?...

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Save My Book--Book Design Ahas and Snafus Show 5-23-2013

Do you know how critical your cover design is for your book? How about the interior? Have you settled for just "good enough"? Have you ever had to...

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The Core of Book Success: The GamePlan Show 5-16-2013

What does Judith Briles know about authors, publishing and creating a GamePlan for your book? A lot!Today, on Your Guide to Book Publishing with Dr....

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Book Marketing Alternatives Show 5-9-2013

What does Amy Collins know about authors, publishing and distribution? A lot!Today, on Your Guide to Book Publishing with Dr. Judith Briles, Amy...

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How to Work You and Your Book to Success Show 4-25-2013

What does Susan RoAne, author of How to Work a Room, Face to Face and several other best selling books have to do with you and selling lots of books?...

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What Works in Internet Book Marketing Today with Penny Sansevieri Show April 18, 2013

What does Penny Sansevieri, author of Red Hot Internet Publicity, have to do with you and selling lots of books? One word: Everything!Today, on Your...

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5 Key Steps to Blogging Success Show 4-11-2013

Blogging is one of the key strategists to soar your book success and your personal success as the "go to" person in your area of expertise.Judith's...

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Twitter and LinkedIn Create Rock Star Authors Show 4-4-2013

Do you have a book? Are you writing one? Do you know how to market it, really market it with social media? Today's show is focusing on the latest and...

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Platforms, Pitfalls, Publish Show 3-28-13

Author and Book Platforms are the buzz. This edition of Your Guide to Book Publishing addresses a variety of questions, including:What are the biggest...

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The Business of Authoring Show 3-21-2013

This edition of Your Guide to Book Publishing addresses a variety of questions, including:What are the biggest challenges for today's author?What are...

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Author YOU Cha-Cha-Cha Sweepstakes is Open!

Calling All Authors! The Author YOU Cha-Cha-Cha Sweepstakes is open! One lucky author or author to be will walk away with over $6,000 in prizes this...

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Pinterest is the Virtual Corkboard Show 3-14-2013

Pin Your Way to Success with PinterestPinterest is the Virtual Corkboard - think image bookmarking that others can see and share. Pinterest is a...

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Marketing Online Show 3-7-2013

Most authors fail in their market. You won't after you listen in to this edition of Your Guide to Book Publishing. Judith's guest is Nicholas Taylor,...

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How to Create Audio for Today's Books Show 2-28-2013

Audio strategies to repurpose your book, your material. Now, today. Bret Ridgway joins Judith today to give his take on how and what to do. Audio is a...

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Smart Authors Are APEs: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur Show February 14th

To publish ... tradtional or self ... that is the question. To give his take, is NY Times best selling author Guy Kawasaki who has created his own...

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Everything eBooks Show 2-7-13

Authors know that eBooks, CDs and multimedia are hot. And authors have lots of questions, including:Why are eBooks so important for authors to...

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AudioBook Savvy for Authors Show 1-31-2013

AudioBooks create in excess of one billion dollars in revenues last year. Did you get your share? Are you creating your books in multiple formats?...

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Literary Agents -- Do You or Don't You Use One? Show 1-24-2013

Do you go the traditional publishing route … and if you choose to, who should be, will be, your guide and advocate? Even if you publish your...

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POD or Old School Distribution--Which is Better? Show 1-17-2013

Which one one when? Master Marketing Strategist Amy Collins is back with the answers. WHich is best for you and your book? Are you thinking about...

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Branding ... Creating One that Rocks Your Author and Book World Show 1-10-2013

Branding ... Creating an Amazing Author and Book Brand ... is exactly what you want to do.How would you like to go from a "nobody" to a big "somebody"...

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The Digital World, Social Media and Websites for 2013 Show 12-27-2012

What does the digital world have to do with you and your book? Everything. You will learn new techniques and strategies from the woman who convinced...

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Websites and Social Media That Works Show 12-27-2012

Authors need websites and social media success. PeriodJudith's guest is Georgia McCabe, the brains behind one of the most successful website makeover...

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2013 Is Coming--How to Sell Your Books to a WHOLE New World! Show 12-20-2012

Do You Want to Sell More Books?Do you want to sell books in your own backyard?Would you like to create specialty sales for fun and profit?Would you...

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6 Pillar Strategy for 6-Figure Success Show 12-13-2012

Learn the 6-Pillar Strategy for 6-Figure Success with Amber Ludwig’s Online Business Success CircuitJudith's guest is Amber Ludwig, an online...

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Book Marketing for Fiction and Nonfiction Show 12-6-2012

Book Marketing for Fiction and NonfictionAuthors want to know ... How do I sell more books? How do I really promote them? How to find and drill down...

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Your Book Biz Leads to Biz Growth! Show 11-29-2012

Track Your Book Biz Leads to Biz Growth!Authors want to know ... How do I sell more books? How do I really promote them? How to find and drill down...

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How to Create a Rock Star Blog Show 11-22-2012

Blogs ... Love Them and Never Leave Them!Authors want to know ... Do they really need a Blog? Most authors have a Blog on their website because the...

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Crowd Funding Show 11-15-2012

Crowd Funding ... Is It For You?Have you got a great book idea? A little short on cast to create it? Have you thought about crowd funding ... or cloud...

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Foreign Rights, You and Your Book Show 11-8-2012

Foreign Rights, You and Your BookOne of the reason why you wrote a book in the first place was to gain notoriety, to generate profits, to deliver...

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Getting on "the Air" as an Author! Show 11-1-2012

Getting on "the Air" as an Author!If you have a book, you want it, and you to be ready to be feature "on the air"--be it radio, TV or blog radio. It's...

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Speaking Sells Books--Lots of Them! 10-25-2012

If you have a book ... and a mouth, it's one of the best things to rock your book sales.Our special guest Karen Susman will discuss what the componets...

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Do You Have Klout? Show 10-18-2012

Do You Have Klout? Using social media is all about your influence - and Klout is one of the primary measures of how successfully people influence...

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Twitter Rocks in Book Marketing! Show 10-11-2012

Twitter Can Rock Your Book Marketing!Is your book marketing feeling limp? would like like to reach out to mega thousands in just seconds? Have you...

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Increase Book Sales NOW to Corporations

Don't Leave Corporations and Other Non-Book Retailers Out of Your Book Marketing!Is your book done? Are you still writing? Or are you in layout, now...

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Calling All Ficition Writers and Authors! Show 9-27-2012

Calling All Ficition Writers and Authors!Have you ever wondered how a best-selling author picks his topics? How do you? In today's show, we will...

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Close the Gap and Get Book Sales--the 100 Day Challenge for Authors Starts NOW! Show 9-20-2012

What is the Execution Gap ... and how does it apply to authors?Set the Goals TODAY to get your book done ... to launch it ... to soar it to an amazing...

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Show 9-13-2012: Slicing and Dicing your Book for Greater Leverage and More Income

How would you like to create a gazillion books and products without reinventing the original one ... just a tweak and a morphing here and there? You...

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Repurposing: Finding Your Books's Sweet Spot Show 9-6-2012

Joel Friedlander, The Bookman, returns to Your Guide to Book Publishing with a variety of ideas on how take a book--any book--and repurpose it in a...

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Goal Setting for Authors Show 8-30-12

Set the Goals TODAY to get your book done ... to launch it ... so soar it to success!Gary Ryan Blair is known as the Goals Guy. He's a visionar and...

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Author PR or Bust Show- Get Reporters to Call YOU! 8-23-2012

Get Reporters to Call YOU!USA Today called Dan Janal “a true cyberspace pioneer.”Pioneer PR pro Dan Janal will reveal inside tips on...

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Blog Tours and Endorsements -WOW! Show 8-16-2012

Back again is master book publicist Stephanie Barko to reveal inside tips on Book Blog Tours and getting the best, and right, Endorsements for your...

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The Author's Nerdy Best Friend 8-9-2012

More Author and Book Apps to Rock Your Publishing WorldBack again is the Author's Nerdy Best Friend. Today on Your Guide to Book Publishing, listen...

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Book Fulfillment and More! 8-2-2012

Show August 2nd ... Authors NEED a Book Fulfillment PartnerHaving a book fulfillment relationship isn't just for the heavy book sellers. Any author...

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LinkedIn for Authors and Books

Show July 26th ... Authors NEED Social Media ... and that Includes LinkedIn.Contrary to popular belief, LinkedIn is just not for business. Any author...

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Sell Lots of Books via Speaking 7-19-12 Show

Books and Speaking Are Like Peanut Butter & Jelly Whether you are an author, speaker, expert, consultant, coach or entrepreneur speaking is one...

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Harness Your Brand and Rock IT via Social Media

Harness Your Brand and Rock it via Social Media Show 7-12-12Social Media = suite of tools for personal brand building. Do you harness the content...

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Using a Virtual Assistant July 5, 2012

At some point, authors need help. When is it time to bring in someone else? Do you need them physically in the office or can they do your work...

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The Publicity Hound Unplugged_Joan Stewart

July 28, 2012 The Publicity Hound UnpluggedAre you thinking of promoting your book?Would you like to be successful? Do you know what it costs?...

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The Dollars, Cents & Sense of Publishing ... July 21st Show

July 21, 2012 The Dollars, Cents and Sense of Publishing Are you thinking of publishing? Would you like to be successful? Do you know what it costs?...

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Printing Overseas 6-14-2012 Show

June 14, 2012: Join Judith Briles and her guest Mike Daniels will show you the dos and don'ts when it comes to printing overseas.Learn:What are the...

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The Importance of Having a Rock Star Bio! June 7, 2012 Show

Show: Thrusday, June 7th The Importance of Having a Rock Star Bio!Join Judith Briles and her guest Nancy Juetten will teach how to get seen, heard,...

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Maximize Facebook and Pinterest Now! May 31st Show

Maximize Facebook and Pinterest Now!Are you on Facebook? Pinterest? Would you like to maximize what you are doing? Get recognition and creditiblity?...

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Create Momentum for Your Book May 24th Show

Create Momentum for Your Book TodayDo you have a book? An eBook or a pBook? want to make money? Get recognition and creditiblity? Would you like to...

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Turn Your Blog into a Book May 17, 2012

Morph Your Blog into a BookDo you have a blog? Would you like to make it a book? How about turning your idea into a tangible book idea? All this and...

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Sell Truckloads of Books Show 5-10-2012

Want new ways to sell your books? How about truckloads? Have you tried a trade show? Want to learn the inside tricks? How about negotiating a bulk or...

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May 3 - Writing Strategies for Authors

The great writers work on their writing. Too many authors think that all they need to do is write and a book pops out. Wrong. Good writing takes...

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Show: 4-26-2012 ... What's Mobile Marketing and Does It Work for Authors??

What's Mobile Marketing? Can it really help an author? Can it sell books?If authors have books that will be available in "e" format or are designed...

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April19th Show: What's Pinterest and Why Is It So HOT?

What's Pinterest? How Did It Get to be the #3 Search Engine? Why Should You Care?How did Pinterest round circles around Facebook. Do you drop one and...

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April 12th Show: Insider Tips on Creating a Website that Rocks

April 12, 2012Insider Tips on Creating a Website that RocksWhat does a website have to do with you and your book? Everything... and you will learn a...

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InsiderApril 5th Insider Tips on Getting Your Books into Specialty Markets

April 5 2012Insider Tips on Getting Your Books into Specialty MarketsWhat does the military and summertime have to do with you and your book?...

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Selling Books Beyond Book Store-Niche Book Marketing-Show: May 6, 2012

Show: May 6, 2012Niche Book Marketing: Selling to Libraries and Summer Craft ShowsBrian Jud is an expert in showing authors how to skyrocket book...

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March 29th Show: Social Networking Can Brand and Rock Your Book World!

What does the digital world have to do with you and your book? Everything. You will learn new techniques and strategies from the woman who convinced...

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March 22, 2012 6:00pm EST ... eBooks—what’s new for the DIY Crowd?

Show: March 22, 2012eBooks—what’s new for the DIY Crowd?eBooks are everywhere ... you can DIY, or you can partner with a company like...

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March 15th: What Works (and Doesn't) in Book Marketing Today

March 15, 2012 What Works in Book Marketing Today with John KremerWhat does John Kremer, author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books and co-author of...

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March 8th: Should You and Your Book Have a Book Publicist?

March 8, 2012Should You and Your Book Have a Book Publicist?Should authors do their own publicity ... or should they hire a publicist ... or should...

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Your Author and Book Platforms Create Infrastructure and Success

March 1, 2012What's in your Platform wallet? Do you know what an Author Platform is? How about a Book Platform? Today on Your Guide to Book Publishing...

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Discover the Best Apps, Gadgets, Widgets and Doodads Today!

Thursday, February 23rdToday on Your Guide to Book Publishing, listen (and join in on the conversation!) with Dr. Judith Briles and her guest Beth...

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How to Create Fiction Characters and Scenes that Come to Life ... How to Create Book Covers that Hook the Buyer

February 9, 2012Host Judith Briles and author Mara Purl (What the Heart Knows), explore the world of creating fiction that draws the reader in, making...

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Show: February 2, 2012 Reasons Why Book Sales Suck & IBPA and Independent Publishing Today

Where Does an Author and Publishing Hang Out? Authors and Publishers need a place where they can gather, grow and learn. Publishers Marketing...

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Show: January 26, 2012 Blogs ... Love Them and Never Leave Them!

Blogs ... Love Them and Never Leave Them!Authors want to know ... Do they really need a Blog? Most authors have a Blog on their website because the...

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Show-January 19, 2012 - Book Awards and Book Reviews ... Which Are for You?

Authors want to know ... should they spend the money to enter a book award contest ... and if they do, which are the ones for them ... and their book?...

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Book Publishing: What a tangled web they weave ...

What a tangled web they weave ... In the past two months, I’ve worked with several private clients and fielded numerous phone calls/emails from...

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Book Publishing: Book Publishing Persistence, Perseverance and Passion ... That’s the Ticket

Book Publishing Persistence, Perseverance and Passion ... That’s the TicketTwo publishing scenarios …do you choose...

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Book Publishing: Eat, Prey & Kind of Love

Eat, Prey & Kind of Love …First of all, I have to tell you . . . I did not like Elizabeth Gilbert’s book, Eat, Pray, Love. Oh,...

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Which Book Awards Are for You in 2012?

Which Book Awards Are for You? It’s a new year … and thoughts of book awards get an author’s attention quickly … are they...

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Book Awards ... Do You or Don’t You? ... and What to Do if You Get One

Book Awards ... Do You or Don’t You? ... and What to Do if You Get OneTis the season ... Book award contests are everywhere. What do you do when...

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What is Independence in the Author and Book Publishing World?

What is Independence in the Author and Book Publishing World?As the Author and Publishing Worlds Turn, the words “self” and...

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Book Publishing and ISBNs … Do You Need Them?

Book Publishing and ISBNs … Do You Need Them?Do authors need ISBNs? If you plan on selling your book, the answer is yes. If you are creating...

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Book Publishing Savvy Today ...

Book Publishing Savvy Today:Do You Know Where Your Book Sales Come From?Do You Know Where Your Clients Come From?Do You Know Where Your ____ Comes...

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Everyone is a Publishing Consultant/Professional … really?

Everyone is a Publishing Consultant/Professional … really?Years ago, I was a financial planner … before financial planning was a...

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Why write a book? Let me count the ways …

Why write a book? Let me count the ways …At any given time, you will be in a group of people. If you say you are an author, or working on a...

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The Author’s Rhythm … Do You Know Yours?

The Author’s Rhythm … Do You Know Yours?George Gershwin’s classic lyrics, “I’ve got rhythm, I’ve got music...

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The Power of Books

The Power of BooksWhen Amazon’s eBook sales, a la Kindle, exceeded its print book sales that we authors and publishers love so well, the...

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Authors: Do You Have The Passion Factor?

Authors: Do You Have The Passion Factor?I’m lucky. I’m passionate about what I do when working with authors and their books and about the...

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