More By: Judith Briles - The Book Shepherd

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of February 16, 2019

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of February 16, 2019

Well … my stove decided it was time to take a permanent siesta. New one is in and I’m loving it—now a 5-burner baby! Working with a variety of projects and finishing up a BIG one … plus moving forward with the book cover for my own new book … no sheepie guys on it!
Get registered for the March mini Extravaganza … it’s ALL about marketing. Details here: http://bit.ly/MiniExtravaganza
This is my birthday month… special discounts for …

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Do You Go Out to Play … Savvy Authors Do!

Do You Go Out to Play … Savvy Authors Do!

Do you go out to play? Savvy Authors Do!
When was the last time someone knocked on your door and asked you out to play? When you are on vacation, are you able to leave the office, the emails … gulp, the mobile behind?
When was the last time you allowed yourself to restore or re-create yourself? How about giving yourself a Valentines and take a Play Day? It could be just the thing to juice up …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of February 7, 2019

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of February 7, 2019

Who would have known that the book I was working on two weeks ago has basically turn into an autobiography? Certainly, not me. Not a “tell all” and get even … it’s more about how I’ve overcome some of the pit holes, traps, mistakes, tragedies and disasters in my life. Whew. It’s in layout now.
Looking forward to the AuthorYOU Circles this morning … perfect for authors located in Colorado—happens in my living room. Coffee and …

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Authorpreneurship in 5 Steps

Authorpreneurship in 5 Steps

Author success revolves around being an entrepreneur. My raw definition of an entrepreneur is someone who creates, organizes and operates a business or multiple businesses. He or she takes on financial risks in order to do so and spends uncountable hours in the process. Often, it’s a solo act … with assist/help from others who are engaged along the journey. Yup, that sounds like the path of a successful author.

To take the journey, here’s what’s …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of February 2, 2019

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of February 2, 2019

These next two weeks are a “finish up” goal for me … several projects need to move to full layout for new ones to commence. A good thing!
Looking forward to the AuthorYOU Gadgets and Tools gathering today … next Saturday, if you are in Denver area, drop by … it’s the Author Circles brainstorming on from 9 to noon … coffee is on me
 

 

Friday mornings are the place to be with other authors! I love …

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Is there a publishing saboteur in your midst? Is it you?

Is there a publishing saboteur in your midst? Is it you?

If you are waiting for the perfect sentence to drop in … if you are waiting for the perfect word to spark up your sentence … if you are waiting to get everything into the perfect zone so you can publish your work … you, dear author and writer … are a saboteur.
Understand this: perfection is procrastination. When you procrastinate, you sabotage your work.
I have two questions for you: Is there a book (or another) …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of January 26, 2019

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of January 26, 2019

This week is a combo “repurpose” plus a new book for me. I’ve taken a book I first published in 1987, When God Says NO—a heart book that opens on my revelation and emotional experience of when my 19-year-old son died in an accident. This wasn’t my first time—his brother had died as an infant. Yet it was so different. So public. And I was so raw with what was coming at me.
It’s been 39 …

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Successful Authors Embrace the Big Four Publishing DNA

Successful Authors Embrace the Big Four Publishing DNA

Once upon a time, in a land not so far away, there were two types of publishing: the real  publishing route where mega-thousands of books were printed each year; authors were paid moneys upfront called advances; publisher reps happily pitched books that only real authors wrote; all marketing and publicity were handled by the publisher for an author when the book was published and available via real bookstores; and to claimed the moniker of a …

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