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

Authors Thinking Ahead … What’s After Your Book? Another Book … or a “Product”?

Authors Thinking Ahead … What’s After Your Book? Another Book … or a “Product”?

Authors Thinking Ahead … What’s After Your Book?
Maybe … Another Book … or a “Product”?
 

Whew … you’ve worked hard … your book is outselling, reviews coming in, maybe a little speaking (personally, I hope lots) … what are you going to do next?
Write another book? That would be a big “yes” from me. Savvy authors know that if they practice “I’m a one-book pony” that the probability for success comes to a screeching halt.
Have you …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of December 01, 2018

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of December 01, 2018

Did you grab my latest book this week—the one that had THREE bonuses with it? I hope so—priceless is what I call it if you want to discover how to sell truckloads of your books, have fun, and meet amazing people along the way. It’s How to Create a $1,000,000 Speech. Check out this week’s ezine that was sent out on Wednesday—all the details are there.
This week is getting ready for Christmas week for me. …

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Why Speak about Your Book? About Your Expertise?

Why Speak about Your Book? About Your Expertise?

Why Speak about Your Book? About Your Expertise?
Because … The public and a specific sector need and want your message, your smarts, your expertise, your insights, your solutions.
Because … You can solve problems and provide answers that a group or an individual need.
Because … You can meet amazing people.
Because … You can go places you never imagined.
Because … It can be enormously fun and exciting.
Because … You can sell mega cases of books.
Because … You can …

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Avoid the Two Huge Mistakes Speakers Make!

Avoid the Two Huge Mistakes Speakers Make!

Avoid the Two Huge Mistakes Speakers Make!
1.    They believe that they have to be famous or a celebrity to get booked and make money as a speaker. 
2.    They think that their name has to be well-known in a market.
Both beliefs are so wrong.
Here’s how you get booked and make money and be successful:
1.    Get your personal copy of How to Create a $1,000,000 Speech by Judith Briles. It’s available in print, “e” and audiobook.
2.    Identify …

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Celebrate my latest book with me

Celebrate my latest book with me

Why Speak about Your Book? About Your Expertise?
Because … The public and a specific sector need and want your message, your smarts, your expertise, your insights, your solutions.
Because … You can solve problems and provide answers that a group or an individual need.
Because … You can meet amazing people.
Because … You can go places you never imagined.
Because … It can be enormously fun and exciting.
Because … You can sell mega cases of books.
Because … You …

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Get Ready to Sell Mega Thousands of Books … Starting Now!

Get Ready to Sell Mega Thousands of Books … Starting Now!

Did you know that for authors, speaking is the #1 way to sell thousands—as in mega thousands—of books? You’ve written a book … you know your content … and you are passionate about your topic and message. NOW, go share it!
Within How to Create a $1,000,000 Speech, you will learn:

How to find and pitch to the decision maker.
How to move from “free” to “fee.”
How to identify your key points and create stories to engage your …

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Calling all Colorado Authors … – Will I see you on December 1st?

Calling all Colorado Authors … – Will I see you on December 1st?

OH-OH … the slated Annual AuthorYOU Holiday Party is happening in 12 days in my home … MAYBE. To have it happen, I need to know that you are coming. Otherwise, I don’t don the apron and cook up a storm; breakout the wine cellar; and of course, fun and goofy good cheer!
If that sounds like something you want to do … I need to know NO LATER than Monday, November 26th. Otherwise … the …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of November 16, 2018

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of November 16, 2018

Are you getting bombarded with ads and emails for pre-Black Friday? I sure am. Getting ready for my “official” book launch for How to Create a $1,000,000 Speech. This week is a “massive” writing week for me. Have got all the key things done—all done on Monday so I can stay away from the phone: Saturday Twitter blog has done; Thursday podcast in the can-social media done to support it; Tuesday blog on book awards; …

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