More By: Judith Briles - The Book Shepherd

Don’t miss out—work with me in Denver in June

Don’t miss out—work with me in Denver in June

 
The clock is ticking fast now. In just 9 days … it’s the last day to SAVE moneys by registering for the 3—day Judith Briles Book Publishing Unplugged this year  that will be in Denver, Colorado June 21-23 this year.
How much money you ask? How about $150!
Your classmates will be coming from Texas, California, Illinois, Missouri, Arizona, Michigan, Ohio, Florida and of course Colorado.
JOIN ME in Denver next month! EARLY BIRD DISAPPEARS in 9 Days on May …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of May 19, 2018

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of May 19, 2018

Are you like me—wondering how the month can slip by so fast? This weekend is dedicated to friends and cooking. Both my “co-cooking” foodie groups gather at my home. Friday’s theme was I Left My Heart and Taste Buds in San Francisco. Saturday is In Celebration of Basil. All dishes must have the flavor of the theme in them. I create cioppino and Caesar salad (one of our favs in SF) and on Saturday, a …

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Are You Lost in the Sea of Books? Are You a Mere Sardine in the Sea?

Are You Lost in the Sea of Books? Are You a Mere Sardine in the Sea?

Let’s face it, publishing isn’t for sissies. Nor is book marketing. Yet, too-too many authors think that the world will easily discover their book, and them. If you are one of them, you are in for a big disillusion ride. A big one. It takes work to attract the book buying public.
Yes, there are millions of books out there … is yours contributing to book pollution … or do you have a unique voice, something …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of May 12, 2018

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of May 12, 2018

 
I’m a HUGE fan of nurses and this past week, I donated 600 copies of my various health care books to two local hospitals to give to their nurses.
Looking forward to the Sizzling Video workshop this afternoon. My goal—a new one for my new book on speaking.
And definitely looking forward to the webinar on Thursday, the 17th with Kimberley Grabas. It’s all about Author Tool Kits and Platforms—make sure you signup to get the replay …

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How to NOT Sabotage Your Author, Writer and Publishing Career

How to NOT Sabotage Your Author, Writer and Publishing Career

Not a week goes by that I don’t get a variety of “How do I do it?” questions that pertain to either writing, publishing or book marketing. Whew. None are one sentence responses.
If it’s about writing, it may be: How can I make a living writing? Do you know who pays for freelancers?
For authors and authors-to-be, it could be: I want to be in this for the long haul. How do I get started? How …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of May 05, 2018

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of May 05, 2018

 
This past week was get the grubbies on and roll up the sleeves as I pushed out 50 cubic feet of mulch in the yard. So glad that it is done-done-done. New trees are leafing out, a happy dance for me and it is sunny—now I’m ready to dance off the walls!

The webinar presented by Joan Stewart was a true wowsa. Not only the “why” every author and website needs a legit media kit—but …

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It’s Cool to be an Author and Writer!

It’s Cool to be an Author and Writer!

Sometimes I noodle with lists … from food to movies to books I love to books I want to read to things I want to do (or must) … you name it, lists are everywhere. Surrounded by books and authors on a 24/7 basis, over a hot mug of tea early this AM, I came up with my It’s Cool to be an Author and Writer list.

Having Author Friends. We peep need to hang out …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of April 28, 2018

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of April 28, 2018

Whew—what a busy week. Taped two of the podcasts for AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing—do not miss these: Sam Horn dives into all things TED Talks this Thursday and the following week, website designer Michelle Renee digs into wounded websites, makeovers and beginning sites. I love learn new things!
And of course, Mother Nature decided to remind all of us in Colorado that she still had snow in her—throughout Tuesday, it dropped. I’m so done …

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