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Author YOU - Your Guide to Book Publishing with Dr. Judith Briles ... Everything You Want to Know, But Didn't Know What to Ask

Before you hire a single publishing consultant; someone to "fix" your book; someone to "design" your book; some to create the "cover" of your book; someone who has anything to do with your book ... you want to become a regular listener to this show.

The single biggest mistakes new authors and wannabe authors do is rush to publish ... along with failing to understand that publishing is a business, that ALL authors needed editing and that they MUST learn how to market their books and IMPLEMENT on ongoing marketing plan of action. Today's variety of publishing methods has created more trash than the book buying public needs, or wants. Why? Simply because authors are "publishing" without caring or knowing the ins and outs of being an author and publishing a book. They get duped by publishers, publishing and others who want their money. The predators of publishing. And sometimes, they get duped by themselves.

Author YOU - Your Guide to Book Publishing with Dr. Judith Briles ... Everything You Want to Know, But Didn't Know What to Ask reveals:

• Where book publishing is going and how can you take advantage of it.
• How to identify and avoid the publishing predators that are lurking at every nook and cranny in the beginning author's journey.
• What opportunities are emerging as the book trade evolves into new forms.
• The dollars and sense of publishing.
• How to create a book and in which format should it be published.
• How to identify which format is for you and how to begin the first step?
• How to avoid losing money.
• How to create your Book and Author Platforms.
• How POD could be a publishing disaster in your strategy.
• How to build a team a publishing team that works? 
• How to determine which eBook platforms work for your book, where to publish and how. 
• How to identify which marketing strategies work best with print and ebook, fiction and nonfiction  
• What to do if you've been seduced by a publishing predator.

• Where to secure Foreign rights sales.
• How to take advantage of social meda platforms.
• How to determine which social media platforms are right for you and your book. 
• How to ID which gadgets and gizmos will make your authoring and marketing worlds more efficient.

• Why the savvy author niches a book.
• How to determine which publishing option is best for you.
• How to sell tons of books with speaking engagements.
• The key elements that will lead to your book success.
• How to create your Book and Author Platforms. 
• How to determine which eBook platform is right for you.
• How to strategize and market your eBook.
• What the critical factors are in creating a Book Launch. 
• How to create an Author Website that works.
• Why you should consider marketing via an Author or Book Blog.  
• The critical cost of publishing. 
• And SO much more

If you want to write and publish a book ... if you want to be successful as an author, Your Author YOU - Your Guide to Book Publishing with Dr. Judith Briles ... Everything You Want to Know, But Didn't Know What to Ask is for you . You will hear about statistics, scenarios and strategies on what to do now! As The Book Shepherd, Dr. Judith Briles is in and each week. She will include publishing professionals that will reveal tips and secrets to the author's journey. If there is a book in you, you want to listen, learn ... and yes, call in with your questions each week.

Dr. Judith Briles is the Author of 35 books, Publisher, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of, a membership association designed for authors who want to be seriously successful. Nineteen of her books have been published with New York houses. In 2000, she created Mile High Pres to publish her future books as well as others.

Based in Colorado, she's published in 16 countries and has grossed over $5,000,000 with book sales, speeches generated form book titles, consulting and sponsorships from her Author and Book Platform ... a Platform that started with just one book-one idea-an idea that was rejected by 28 NY publishers. Her latest publishing books are The CrowdFunding Guide for Authors & Writers, Snappy Sassy Salty: Wise Words for Authors and Writers, and Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms. She has also authored Show Me About Book Publishing co-written with book marketing guru John Kremer and master book publicist Rick Frishman. Book #34 is in the works right now--get your books for author platforms, inspiration quotes, and crowdfunding how-tos on Amazon today.

Judith is the Founder of Author YOU a membership group of 400 plus authors and small publishers, is a past president of the Colorado Authors League and has organized numerous publishing conferences.

Every August, two amazing days (Friday and Saturday) are dedicated to The Book Shepherd Presents the Author YOU Extravaganza held in Denver, Colorado. Three jammed packed days that bring in a variety of national author and publishing experts that are guaranteed to change your author success ratios. Each Summer, over three days, she presents Judith Briles Book Publishing Unplugged Bootcamp and in the Spring and Fall, Judith Briles Speaking Bootcamp. This is just Judith alone in Denver, Colorado .. no other speakers -- you will have The Book Shepherd and Master Book Coach working with a select number of authors on a variety of topics and exercises related to you the Author, the development of your Book, the creation of a Speech that is guaranteed to get you gigs and book sales.

If you want into The Author's Ark, Judith's 3-month online group coaching, webinars and laser one-on-one coaching. Don't miss out, only 12 can get on the Ark at one time... info is on her personal website, under the Events tab,

Judith knows publishing. Known as The Book Shepherd to many, she's personally guided hundreds of publishing clients throughout to publishing success. Each year, dozens of the authors she works with in creating, developing, strategizing and publishing achieve national status with multiple book awards.

Judith Briles understands the core ingredients to strategize a book; create and develop it; publish it and achieve success. She knows the pitfalls and the joys of publishing and authoring. She gets it ... she understands it ... she knows how to deal with it ... and she wants you to get it, too. Judith is an ABF: Author's Best Friend.


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 lively "how to" on create a TED like talk. The result: You will rock!

If you are planning a 10-20 talk, you will love this podcast.

- Condense your premise into an attention-grabbing sentence and tagline.

-give your big idea a sense of urgency so people are motivated to act on it.

-What you should start with in every speech.

-Avoid INFObesity--even on techno issues--so you don't bore or confuse your audience.

Get your notes out taking mode out--you will need it when you listen into the show that is all new on May 17 forward.

Dr. Judith Briles is known as The Book Shepherd and works with authors globally delivering practical publishing guidance and creating a book they never regret. Her website is 

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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 could be a cash cow for you?

In this edition of AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing with Dr. Judith Briles, The Book Shepherd your will learn why, what and how to create a variety of "live" events that will promote you and increase book sales.

-knowing where to start and what formats to use

-using teleseminars, webinars, workshops, multi-day events

-engaging attendees

-creating moneys in ticket sales and book sales

and of course, much more in this weeks podcast. It's another great podcast on AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing with Dr. Judith Briles, The Book Shepherd.

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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 underwrite speaking fees; to underwrite promoting you; how about making money--lots of it?

That's what this edition of AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing is all about. Joining host Judith Briles is Linda Hollander of You will get a variety of tips, including:


  • How to find sponsors.
  • How to know what you set your fee at.
  • How to pitch to them.
  • What tools you need to know before you pitch.
  • What you could use sponsor moneys for.
  • And, of course, so much more.


Join book publishing expert and The Book Shepherd Judith Briles for another excellent edition of AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing for this essential how-to and get really savvy on book promotion and making money in publishing.

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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 features social media expert Jules Maries. Authors will learn when to start using social media in the writing process and the must haves for essential book marketing. Take-aways include:


  • how to do book marketing using social media
  • which social media to use for target audience and books; 
  • when and how to use Twitter to sell books; 
  • when and how to use Google+; 
  • when and how to use LinkedIn to sell books; 
  • when and how to use Instagram to sell books; and
  • when and how to use Facebook to sell books.
  • And, of course, much more ...


Join book publishing expert and The Book Shepherd Judith Briles for another excellent edition of AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing.

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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, heard, and found above the massive crowd. The first step is to separate your book from the rest and that starts with editing. Savvy authors pay attention to trends; if you write paranormal and that genre is hot, have manuscripts ready to go (to self-pub or submit to publisher/agent) AND … If you write a genre that isn’t trending right now, keep writing anyway.

The show this week will cover editing ... from the POV screwups to Info Dumps and how to avoid, and why you write for what you want vs for the money, and of course, much more. 

Get savvy tips from Barb Wilson on this podcast with The Book Shepherd, Judith Briles on AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing. 

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