The Book Shepherd … Practical Advice, Strategies and Resources for Authors and Books

It’s a working, learning vacation on the fabulous Symphony of the Seas!

It’s a working, learning vacation on the fabulous Symphony of the Seas!

Come Cruise with Me!
Over 7 days fabulous days January 25 to February 1, 2020
Get ready to change your publishing and authoring life.
It’s working, learning vacation on the fabulous Symphony of the Seas!
Create Your Ultimate Bestseller
Authors who need a crash course in book publishing before they write; need to create demand for books that aren’t selling; who want to learn the latest strategies in marketing, publicity and how to keep the sanity in an overwhelming world …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of July 13, 2019

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of July 13, 2019

Yesterday, I delivered the first Book Publishing 101 for Newbies. What fun as seven of us dug into “the
TODAY … is AuthorYOU Salons – in you are in CO … come!
That’s a yes … TODAY, Saturday, July 13th … it’s the AuthorYOU SALONs … here at my home. A perfect AM planned for authors located in Colorado. Coffee and Tea are on me – bring ideas and questions … always—you leave with ideas and answers. …

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Hey Authors .. Do You Want to Be Featured in the Media?

Hey Authors .. Do You Want to Be Featured in the Media?

Do you want the press to reach out to you? What about Radio, TV, Podcasters?
Then Saturday, September 7th is your day. The location is Denver, Colorado. And space will be VERY limited.
If you are in CO … or can get to Colorado in September, I’ve got a DO NOT MISS THIS special … ONE TIME ONLY … event with my dear friend and the ultimate expert in getting in front of the media. I’m bringing the …

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Happy Birthday to U.S.A. & to the Freedom of Speech

Happy Birthday to U.S.A. & to the Freedom of Speech

Thursday is the 4th of July … a huge day in America that is looked forward to for a variety of reasons by millions of Americans. Many Americans start in early –this year, it’s probably tomorrow through Sunday. Flags are out. Families and friends plan on picnics, barbecues, and gatherings. All a good thing.

It’s America’s birthday. Meaning a celebration with family and friends.
What happened within the walls of what became known as Independence Hall in …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of June 29, 2019

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of June 29, 2019

Yesterday, I delivered the first Book Publishing 101 for Newbies. What fun as seven of us dug into “the book” –to be or not to be! I love the creativity that bursts from so many.
Two items popping up next month: the AuthorYOU SALONs slated for July will be on the 13th  … that’s next Saturday here in my home. A perfect AM planned for authors located in Colorado. Coffee and Tea are on me – …

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Book Sales News in U.S. for 2018 Announced

Book Sales News in U.S. for 2018 Announced

In 2018, U.S. book publishers had a net revenue of $25.82 billion and sold 2.71 billion units, according to the Association of American Publishers’ StatShot Annual Report for Calendar Year 2018 just released. Unlike measures that rely solely on sales data, the StatShot Annual Report combines annual data submitted by publishers with market modeling to estimate the total volume of the U.S. publishing industry.
Here are a few highlights from the report:
Overall, total book revenue has …

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Reclaim your creativity and create a regular writing habit—here’s the place to grab info fast starting TODAY

Reclaim your creativity and create a regular writing habit—here’s the place to grab info fast starting TODAY

I am excited to share something inspiring with you. I’ve been interviewed on a special writing series that teaches you how to break through resistance and write as you’ve never done before. 

 
It’s a 10-Day FREE online event that starts on June 24th. That’s today!
 
Register here for it: https://ultimatewritersseries.com/ref/speaker/Judith-Briles
 
Some people write a book but stop midway, others never get started. Are you someone that feels a lot of resistance when you write? Do you let your inner critic …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of June 22, 2019

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of June 22, 2019

Oh my … As you read this, I’m delivering the second day of my annual Book Publishing Unplugged. What fun yesterday was … and illuminating for all. Looking forward to the special one-day event next weekend for NEWBIES to publishing—should I … shouldn’t I. Will readers love my words … will they not? Oh my! If you know anyone who is green to authoring and publishing, encourage them to spend a day with me.
Don’t forget …

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