“Judith Briles has created a must have book for authors who need knowledge and support during the challenging journey of a book creation. There is so much to learn from this book, it’s a necessity for every budding and veteran author!”
“Do you have a book in you? If so, this book will help you get it written and more importantly, sold.
Author You: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms by Dr. Judith Briles is a how-to-write-and-sell-a book kind of book. Dr. Briles literally holds your hand until you get it done.
“Millions of books are published in all formats each year” writes Dr. Briles. “A great majority should have stayed in the desk drawer.”
Well she should know. Dr. Briles is the author of 30 books, and I cannot make this stuff up. But her real expertise is that she has probably guided more than 3,000 to publishing.
What is the difference between a great idea, and a great book? How do you know if your idea will sell? How do you even get started?
What I love about Dr. Briles’ new book is that she tackles all of these concepts at once. First of all, you might have an idea, but most importantly you must create your platform. If a book is written and never sells, then you have been a bear who pooped in the woods or a tree that fell in the forest. It didn’t even happen.
Author You helps you build your platform. What makes you special or an expert? What makes your book unique? Author You guides you through the process of conceptualizing your book, how it will be positioned, and then helps you complete it. It’s one third inspiration, two thirds workbook, and all business to get you published.
If you have a book in you, do not hesitate. You can get started now with this giant volume of expert advice. You can carry Dr. Briles with you until you write your own dreams come true.”
“Judith Briles is a master of the craft of writing, speaking, publishing, and shepherding authors.
I have attended her excellent workshops and Extravaganzas and learned much. Now she has placed her wisdom built on years of experience in the speaking and writing trenches into a highly readable, most entertaining, and wonderfully practical volume. She wisely speaks to your author platform and your book platform, so regardless of where you are in the writing or book-marketing process, you will find nuggets here.
For me I have highlighted much text and dog-earred pages in the latter chapters covering social media and the internet. Those sections are helping us build our marketing platform for our book (“Triple Crown Leadership”).
For others the early chapters will be useful on your author platform from passion to vision to the village of colleagues you will want to get your message to you target audience.
All you need is here in one compact, colorful, fun-filled journey through author-land, guided by a warm-hearted expert. Judith has done it again.”
“Judith Briles has created a practical roadmap for both first-time and experienced authors. She provides direction and insight drawn from her vast publishing experience. Then she involves the reader by asking questions and providing exercises to clarify his or her thinking. Reading and using this book will save much time and create a more focused and better book. I wish I’d had it years ago when I began writing. If you want to write a book, or you want the next book you write to be better, I recommend you read Author You.”
“Dr. Judith Briles is an incredible woman with more experience in the book world than just about anyone I’ve ever met. I work with authors and have been in this world for years too. This book is an absolute MUST for anyone who is thinking about writing a book, or is mid-stage of developing their book, or even has already published their book and just want to learn how to sell it! Being an author in this day and age is tricky business. AuthorYOU is a comprehensive, gorgeous book which supports you in elevating your platform and building a thriving career around your book.”
“Bookselling is a competitive endeavor and success begins with starting with a good product. Author You is complete, current and packed with information that every author must have to create a book that will sell.”
“I purchased two books; one for myself and sent one to a friend who lives in Nevada. We’re creating a long-distance book-writing club to keep each other motivated while writing our books! This awesome book is a joy to read and follow, like the “Book Shepard”, Judith Briles. I love the full-color illustrations!”
“As I writer, I didn’t think of myself as visual until I read Judith Briles’ book. Now I see why the author chose the landscape format and the great illustrations–to show and tell the story of how you get from place to place on your book-writing journey.
The book walks you through the steps of identifying your goals and creating a strategy, then executing the plan.
In the past I was missing the map that this book provides. Seeing isn’t just believing and understanding, it’s grasping the whole process in a digestible way. I’m going back and rereading the book again. I’m filling in the workbook sections–which took some thinking and were a great, get-real, exercise. Bravo, for this essential book! I look forward to the next book on launching a book.”
“I just received my copy of Judith Briles’ “Author You” book in the mail. I was immediately delighted by its happy cover and ‘user friendly’ pages with questions she asks authors and room for their answers. Questions to tap into their dreams, their purpose before they start writing.
I went through the book cover to cover and here’s what I have to admit: That when I met Judith Briles 2 years ago I should have gotten to know her more and learned her methodology.
Writing a book for the first time is like trying to start a successful business in a new country where you don’t speak the language. I am grateful that I had many great people that showed up along the way to help me, but reading “Author You” would have taught me the language before I started. The journey has been hard for me, yet rewarding. However, I certainly feel that if I had read “Author You” at the start, I would have better known the road ahead. I may have saved myself lots of money and lots of heartaches on the journey.
I have no regrets and I am very grateful to have a beautiful and inspiring book. However, many people people now come to me and ask how they may turn their vision into a book. The answer will be simple. I’ll tell them “Get a copy of ‘Author You,’ by Judith Briles then we’ll talk.”
“Author You is an exceptional work that opens up a whole new world for the author. When we first met Dr. Judith Briles we were amazed at the information and her ability to share it with authors that are in the dark about how to write, how to publish, how to build platform, and how to utilize all the tools available through all the various venues. The learning curve is steep, but it is well worth the work. We have published a book through the process of what we have learned from Author You. Judith Briles has outdone herself with this book, and anyone who reads it will not only understand the journey of the the writer–it will find you with a new title: Author and Publisher. Sharon Worrell, co-author of Sexual Addiction–One Couple’s Journey to Discover the Strategies for Healing.”