Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips and Ahas

 TIPS … the take-aways I’m always looking for at a conference, workshop, program, meeting, event- you name it, it’s the “gem” in the pile that I can see the immediate “aha” to and implement in my “get it done” mode.

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captioGreat way to Nudge and Remind Yourself: If you want to email notes to yourself on-the-go in just two clicks (less time than sending yourself an email)


instagramInstagram announces Instagram Direct for private photo, video, and text messaging –

 Facebook again recently attempted to buy the very popular mobile app SnapChat (for $3 billion) without success. Not long after, Instagram (owned by Facebook) introduced the ability to direct message users in an attempt to create a similar effect to SnapChat (though this feature is the same idea as DMs on Twitter and Facebook). Watch for as the Social Media World Turns … Instagram is hot …


mindmaster Are you into Mind-Mapping? check out for PCs, a free web application for brainstorming online and MindMeister. If you are a Mac/iPad/iOS user, try Simple Mind.




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Judith Briles is a book publishing expert and coach. She empowers authors and is the Founder of Author U, a membership organization created for the serious author who wants to be seriously successful. She’s been writing signature-full TRNabout and conducting workshops on publishing since the 80s. Judith is the author of 35 books including Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms (ForeWord IndieFab Book of the Year), Snappy Sassy Salty: Wise Words for Authors and Writers and a speaker at publishing conferences. Book #35 was published this summer: The How to Avoid 101 Book Publishing Blunders, Bloopers & Boo-Boos. Get your copy now.

Each summer, she holds Judith Briles Book Publishing Unplugged, a three day intensive limited to a small group of authors who want to be seriously successful. In 2017, the dates are June 22-24th.  Her audio and workbook series, Creating Your Book and Author Platform is now available. Join Judith live on Thursdays at 6 p.m. EST for “AuthorU – Your Guide to Book Publishing” on the Toginet Network at .

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