Author Savvy: Publish Smarter, Not Harder

Up, up, in fact, way up in the air you will find me today. I’m on my way to a few glorious days in Kona, Hawaii – a birthday treat from my dear friends Ellen and Glenda. Knowing what a beach and sun gal I am … a few days in it is just what my birthday body is looking forward to.
Oh, I’m not disappearing. I’m writing, working with clients while I’m away–but hey, why not on my balcony by a pool or talking with them on a Skype call while I prowl the beach looking for shells? I’ve got three client manuscripts with me—as I told each —I’m taking a bit of a holiday and you are going with me. It works for me … will it work for you?
And, as I say in each of these eBlasts this week, you’re receiving this email because you’re one of my fantastic fans, an awesome friend, a family member, amazing client, a fun customer, someone who signed up on my website or just someone I took a shine to …
So, here’s to all of you … your stories, your journeys, your sharing have all become part of Career #6, the current love of my working life: Book Publishing Expert.
My gift to you today for being in my world is:
A Pass for my Online Workshop:
How to Write a Book in 4 Weeks

 Plan on 120 minutes with me LIVE as I walk you through supporting your author and marketing success during each of the four sessions. I’m going to teach and demonstrate tips and strategies to repurpose what you have already written and turn it into another book, or you can take something new and create a book—maybe the FIRST book. Your four weeks are about creating a SHORT book … you may have heard me say:

As one of my students said, “This is the most fun I’ve had on an online course ever.” The mic is open as I walk you through each step. You are an active participant. And if you were to pay for this, you would be sending me a check for $397 … it’s my gift to you.
I will have “pre-work” for you … so get ready to add a new book to your list you didn’t know that you were going to do … and complete.
If you choose to play, your gift to me is to get my book for yourself or someone who is interested in publishing: How to Avoid 101 Book Publishing Blunders, Bloopers & Boo-Boos … loaded with 101 things to do and avoid in a variety of author and publishing areas. As Book Shepherd client Joan McWilliams said when she got the book, “You are not going to believe where I keep it—in the bathroom. Each time I’m there, I get a new tip!” That email made me laugh and pick up the phone and told her, “You made my day!”
Order your copy here:
Next, email me a copy so I include your name and email in the webinar invite + add your name to the free drawing basket for a 3-day ticket to the June 22-24, 2017 Judith Briles Book Publishing Unplugged event. And, of course, your pass to the How to Write a Book in 4 Weeks.




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Judith Briles is a book publishing expert and coach. She empowers authors and is the Founder of, a membership organization created for the serious author who wants to be seriously successful. She’s been writing about 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 in 2016: 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

Follow @AuthorU and @MyBookShepherd on Twitter and do a “Like” at AuthorU, and join the Facebook group Book Publishing with The Book Shepherd. If you want to create a book that has no regrets, contact Judith at

header-logo1.pngAuthor U is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to the author who wants to be seriously successful. Monthly education programs delivered face-to-face and online, The Author Resource ezine, BookCamps, and the annual Author U Extravaganza are tools designed for authors pre-, during and post-publishing of their books. Join today.

 If you are looking for FREE author and book coaching … call in to Judith’s Author Monday Mornings at NOON Eastern each Monday if you are an GOLD member. The number is 218-632-9854; Access Code is only availabe to members … have your questions ready–there’s a full hour to ask and listen. Join us.