Monthly Archives: May 2018

Stop the Book Insanity … Or Why I Don’t Want to Market My Book

Stop the Book Insanity … Or Why I Don’t Want to Market My Book

Stop the Book Insanity …
Authors sometimes don’t want to hear what works in creating a successful book campaign—campaigns that include the creation, the marketing and the sales of a book … they would rather keep doing the same thing … the thing that has produced no results. Which is usually sitting on their tush. Or if they did try “something” and it didn’t work, that they then choose to sit on their tush because …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of May 26, 2018

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of May 26, 2018

As May comes to a close, sections of my home state of Colorado were pounded with hail storms that looked like snow as it piled up on the ground. I breathed as we only got a “kiss” of it versus the three inches that hammered cars, windows, and gardens minutes away from my home. Three years ago, my roof was toast after a severe weather happening.
Looking forward to the fifth annual Book Publishing Unplugged event. …

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Don’t miss out—work with me in Denver in June

Don’t miss out—work with me in Denver in June

 
The clock is ticking fast now. In just 9 days … it’s the last day to SAVE moneys by registering for the 3—day Judith Briles Book Publishing Unplugged this year  that will be in Denver, Colorado June 21-23 this year.
How much money you ask? How about $150!
Your classmates will be coming from Texas, California, Illinois, Missouri, Arizona, Michigan, Ohio, Florida and of course Colorado.
JOIN ME in Denver next month! EARLY BIRD DISAPPEARS in 9 Days on May …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of May 19, 2018

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of May 19, 2018

Are you like me—wondering how the month can slip by so fast? This weekend is dedicated to friends and cooking. Both my “co-cooking” foodie groups gather at my home. Friday’s theme was I Left My Heart and Taste Buds in San Francisco. Saturday is In Celebration of Basil. All dishes must have the flavor of the theme in them. I create cioppino and Caesar salad (one of our favs in SF) and on Saturday, a …

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Are You Lost in the Sea of Books? Are You a Mere Sardine in the Sea?

Are You Lost in the Sea of Books? Are You a Mere Sardine in the Sea?

Let’s face it, publishing isn’t for sissies. Nor is book marketing. Yet, too-too many authors think that the world will easily discover their book, and them. If you are one of them, you are in for a big disillusion ride. A big one. It takes work to attract the book buying public.
Yes, there are millions of books out there … is yours contributing to book pollution … or do you have a unique voice, something …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of May 12, 2018

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of May 12, 2018

 
I’m a HUGE fan of nurses and this past week, I donated 600 copies of my various health care books to two local hospitals to give to their nurses.
Looking forward to the Sizzling Video workshop this afternoon. My goal—a new one for my new book on speaking.
And definitely looking forward to the webinar on Thursday, the 17th with Kimberley Grabas. It’s all about Author Tool Kits and Platforms—make sure you signup to get the replay …

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How to NOT Sabotage Your Author, Writer and Publishing Career

How to NOT Sabotage Your Author, Writer and Publishing Career

Not a week goes by that I don’t get a variety of “How do I do it?” questions that pertain to either writing, publishing or book marketing. Whew. None are one sentence responses.
If it’s about writing, it may be: How can I make a living writing? Do you know who pays for freelancers?
For authors and authors-to-be, it could be: I want to be in this for the long haul. How do I get started? How …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of May 05, 2018

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of May 05, 2018

 
This past week was get the grubbies on and roll up the sleeves as I pushed out 50 cubic feet of mulch in the yard. So glad that it is done-done-done. New trees are leafing out, a happy dance for me and it is sunny—now I’m ready to dance off the walls!

The webinar presented by Joan Stewart was a true wowsa. Not only the “why” every author and website needs a legit media kit—but …

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