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

JOIN ME in Denver this June!

JOIN ME in Denver this June!

WOWSA!—here’s what will be all NEW modules at Judith Briles Book Publishing Unplugged BootCamp®  June 21-23, 2018 in Denver, Colorado … do not miss it. Because the workshops are “intense” … but guaranteed … fun and the food is great, I keep the over-all workshop small. Never more than 40 are allowed to attend. As of today, over half the seats are taken. It’s THREE days with me and so much more! 
 
And, all attendees get a …

Read More

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of April 21, 2018

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of April 21, 2018

Here in Colorado this AM, the weather folks tell us to expect the white stuff again. I’m all for it snowing in the mountains … but let’s get to the flower planting!
It’s that Saturday in the month—my kids and I gather at the kitchen an assemble several meals for the month… then home they go to their freezers. Great way to catch up. Tomorrow it’s a special birthday brunch for my grandson’s day—his choice: rack …

Read More

Yes, Virginia … Book Reviews Are a Must Get! By Patti Thorn

Yes, Virginia … Book Reviews Are a Must Get! By Patti Thorn

 
With more than 450,000 self-published titles released each year, getting readers to buy your book is no easy task.
But one thing is important above all else: book reviews.
In an age in which consumers choose everything from vacation resorts to televisions to movies by reading reviews, book reviews vouch for your title. They say it’s worth a reader’s time and attention.
That’s where BlueInk Review comes in. We are a fee-based service that provides a book reviews …

Read More

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of April 14, 2018

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of April 14, 2018

Sooooo looking forward to today’s Cornucopia Book Camp in Denver Colorado. One of the things that keeps me YOUNG, WISE, and SAVVY is I move forward with a personal motto: Keep on Learning. When you allow yourself to ease back and coast, you open yourself up to getting run over. Definitely, not a good thing.
And, if you are a member of AuthorYOU … and not calling on Fridays for the free coaching available to you …

Read More

Imagine the Places Your Writing and Words Can Go!

Imagine the Places Your Writing and Words Can Go!

Reading and Writing are joined at the hip. I’m often asked how do I get so much pumped out each week with blogs, communications about ongoing events, the variety of books I work of with clients … and working on my own book.

First, I write a lot. And I read. And I watch TV and movies. All are factors in what I create and publish. Below are nine of my personal tips:

Read. I read …

Read More

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of April 07, 2018

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of April 07, 2018

YOU HAVE 4 more days to register … Don’t forget to sign up for Saturday, April 14th Author Book Camp—it’s a cornucopia of ideas—check them out on the website—early bird ends TOMORROW.
Details here: http://bit.ly/AuthorBookCornucopia
And, if you are a member of AuthorYOU … and not calling on Fridays for the free coaching available to you … WHY, WHY, WHY? Get with it before you lose this benefit—the free benefit will DISAPPEAR at the end of this …

Read More

Authors Beware: Money Back Guarantees and Limited Change Your Mind Clauses

Authors Beware:  Money Back Guarantees  and  Limited Change Your Mind Clauses

It ticks me off when I hear about authors getting scammed. It ticks me off when I get lied to. And it really ticks me off when authors I work with get scammed.

Publishing Predators come in all kinds of sizes and shapes. In all kinds of titles and services. Some come across as sleazy from the get-go … your warning lights are flashing and you know to be cautious or turn and run.
Have you ever …

Read More

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of March 31, 2018

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of March 31, 2018

Starting yesterday, Passover commenced and tomorrow is Easter – events that are honored and celebrated globally as families and friends gather to eat and be a unified “family.” Wishing joy and rebirth to you all.
Last weekend, was a highly intense one with heavy-duty rewrites for a client. On Monday, it was hard to work on the next chapter—my brain hurt! One of the challenges that have been on my plate was to finish a 94-year-old’s …

Read More