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May
29
Wed
How to Sell Your Story to Hollywood! (or: What Will Doom It to Eternal Obscurity)
May 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

How to Sell Your Story to Hollywood!

(or: What Will Doom It to Eternal Obscurity)

 

AuthorYOU’s fast-paced “AHA” webinar
Wednesday, May 29th
What You’re Going to Discover…

  • The one document you MUST have in order to sell your story to Hollywood – without you’re dead in the water.
  • Why Hollywood is like a conveyor belt and ways that you can get your story to the front of the line…
  • How drawing ONE simple line can massively impact the success of your script.
  • Why having a screenplay is actually bad for most writers to have and how it can permanently ruin your chances
  • The story elements that every producer and director look for that increase your chances of successfully selling your story to Hollywood


Ken Atchity

Hollywood Producer and Emmy award nominee who sold the Hollywood Blockbuster “The Meg” (International sales exceed 500 million) and 30+ other Hollywood Deals

 

REGISTER: https://realfast.clickfunnels.com/webinar-registrationpadlq6mz

This training will reveal the once hidden process for taking your book or story and get it sold to Hollywood for big bucks!

 

Jun
1
Sat
Craft Your Way to Book Marketing Success BookCamp
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Our AuthorYOU survey said that it was marketing help that needed the most attention. WE read the results. We heard you. And we are going to shout out marketing tips throughout the year—some of our meetings are dedicated to marketing only. Others open up other realms. Show up. We will reveal the “why” and uncover the “how to”.

YES – YES … this is an OH SO YES for authors!  We are going to show you how to juice up your creative Juices. Young kids have regular craft time in school. AuthorYOU’s June program is a type of Mini-BookCamp … we are going to:

  • Fuel your creative juices … even when you thought you were on the low side of the awesomeness scale.
  • Transition from Blah to WOW … yes, you will with our guidance during the morning.
  • Create quality posters … you will come away with several that will enhance your book marketing.
  • Have fun … discovering new ways to shout you and your book out with more flash and flare is fun!

This is a BRING your laptop day. It’s a must. This is a day that you need immediate access to the jpg of your book cover. This is a day that you will come away with a variety of visuals and images that you can instantly start sharing within your social media platforms; within your blogs to be; within personal emails … your imagination is your “within” …

Location: Smokey Hill Library from 9 to 12.30 p.m.

5430 S Biscay Cir, Aurora, CO 80015

Date: June 1 Saturday 

Cost: $22 for Members. Early Bird ends and increases to $32 on May 25th.
$32 for NonMembers and will increase on May 25th to $42.

 

REGISTER Here AuthorYOU Members:

REGISTER Here NonMembers:

Jun
15
Sat
Is There a Book in YOU?
Jun 15 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Over 80% of Americans think they want to write a book. Is that you? Do you know the “why” of why your book should be available to others? And, do you need to learn the basics of publishing, what it takes to turn your vision, your words, into a print book? Dr. Judith Briles, The Book Shepherd,™ will show and teach you how at her exclusive Publishing 101 Workshop for Newbies.

Designed in an all-day workshop guided by Judith, Publishing 101 Workshop for Newbies is for those who think they want to write a book; who want to write a book; are currently working on a book; and want to discover the publishing options that are viable today. It’s the first step … a baby step, but a huge one.

The Publishing 101 Workshop for Newbies has been created for you if these questions are in your space and you are feeling lost in the forest of authoring and publishing: Should I publish? How do I get started? What do I do? Which way should I go? Help!

It’s time to get found.

Judith will cover book mapping; how to create a catchy title; how to kick-start getting money; what is the publishing process from start to finish; and how to get started. The workshop is filled with creative activities to get your juices flowing. Plus, you’ll get some quiet time to write and get feedback. All in the comfort of her home and with her guidance.

Come network with other authors to be and get direction and guidance from The Book Shepherd to start your publishing journey.

There are three available sessions this summer: June 15th, July 20th, and August 24th. Each session will be from 9:00-4:00, and lunch and snacks will be included.

Space availability: limited to 20
Cost: 
$77
Location:
Judith’s Salon, Deck, and Yard in Aurora, Colorado

Are you ready to take the Publishing Plunge?

Choose the date that you’d like to start your publishing journey below.

June 15th Publishing 101 Workshop for Newbies

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July 20th Publishing 101 Workshop for Newbies

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August 24th Publishing 101 Workshop for Newbies

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Jun
21
Fri
Book Publishing Unplugged 2019
Jun 21 @ 8:00 am – Jun 22 @ 5:00 am

Would you like to turn the book you have or are creating into the book and authoring success you want?

Would you be willing to trade just 2 days to get all the publishing and strategy information you need … information and strategies that will create FREEDOM to be an awesome author?  

Get ready for 2 Author changing days …
it’s Book or Bust time June 21 – 22, 2019 – Denver CO

Location: HILTON DENVER INVERNESS
(303) 799-5800
200 Inverness Drive West, Englewood, CO 80112

Last 5 years sold out … don’t miss out …

 

Bonus presentation includes Author Gizmos and Gadgets!

Awesome authors came from everywhere …
where will you come from?

 

June 21 – 22, 2019  will change your authoring life …

Experience two days of Judith … no pitches, just Judith Briles Book Publishing Unplugged delivering an amazing depth of publishing, authoring, and marketing information that she has derived from her 30 plus years in the publishing field and as The Book Shepherd.  You’ll also have a BONUS session that will deliver an intensive implementation workshop using gizmos and gadgets that are used in social media and marketing. Kelly Johnson, my favorite Geek Girl, will join me as we unveil our personal favorites that will make your authoring life soar.

Create the bestseller you dream of … turn into the award-winning and sought after author you aspire to … brainstorm the crowdfunding program to fund your project … get the answers to the questions you have … all of them.
charles working with groupJudith is the master book publishing coach and guide.

Reserve Your Spot NOW
for 2 Colorful Brain-Jammed Days, including all meals.
                                          June 21-22, 2019

 

 

  • Avoid the Blunders, Bloopers, and Boo-Boos  that even seasoned authors make.

  • Create your Unique Selling Pitch … what will make you shine and rise above the author crowd?

  • Create an Author SWOT Analysis (ASA) just for you and your book … it develops YOUR unique positioning.

  • Create a Bublish book marketing profile  even while your book is in draft form.

  • Create an AWESOME Author and/or Book One-Sheet ... you need one that shouts you out … it’s brag time to hook readers.

Ready

  • If you are just starting down the authoring and publishing path, you will come away with a personalized strategy to create and develop your book.

  • If your book is ready to birth, you will come away with amazing steps and ahas on how to soar its official launch and develop your next steps.
  • If your book has birthed, your will come away with how-tos, re-directs and the latest and greatest in strategies to goose it about the masses who are shouting for buyer attention.
  • If your book, and you, want to create a PRE book launch that sells books and gets you noticed, you will learn how.
  • If you want to make serious money as an author, you will come away with strategies that are doable and how to do them.
  • If your book is currently available, no matter how old, your current marketing concepts and strategies will be turned upside down.
  • Identify and Grow SuperFans that will devour everything you write and publish.

  • If you want to be Pitch Perfect … it’s the way to sell your book, and few authors succeed. You will now.

  • If you want to create a fast and fun book teaser … you will!

  • If you want to sell your book Everywhere, let’s get foreign as in rights, that is.

  • If you want to look at crowdfunding … you will learn the ins and outs of a campaign and create a dummy one just for you–even if you don’t think crowdfunding is for you … you never know! Two years ago, Ashlee Bratton paid close attention. She raised over $9,600–guess what paid for her production? Will you be next?

  • If you want to make serious money as an author … you will come away with the “how to strategies” that are doable–not sure make-believe.

  • If you want to open up your creativity channels … you will love the exercise Judith walks everyone through.
  • If you want to create a speech that uses the key elements of your book and expertise … you will learn insider tips on how to and how to niche yourself into “your” market.

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    If you want to master social media tricks that will allow you to breathe … you will learn and see exactly how to create a life beyond your computer. Judith selects several books of attendees and will demonstrate and position them for a marketing blitz your won’t believe in front of your eyes!

  • If want to know tricks of the social media marketing whirlwind … you will learn which platforms work best for which books and how to drill down into them.
  • If you are still noodling on what a Platform is, you will not only get it, but you will drill down into yours and embrace it.
  • If you haven’t done a GamePlan for your book, no matter what stage it’s at, you will (or will revisit what you thought your GamePlan was) … and discover amazing “ahas” along the way about both You and Your Book.
  • If you want to make serious money as an author, you will come away with the how to strategies that are doable.
  • If you want to know how to deal with, and avoid, the publishing predators, you will come away with knowing who they are and how to disconnect from them.
  • If you want to come away with position ideas and how-tos to create a bestseller on Amazon, you will get a how-to plan.
  • If you stumble along on how to pitch yourself, you won’t any longer–tips and techniques plus create the ideal script to roll out who and what you and your book are about in less than 30 seconds.
  • If you want “e” shortcuts to use for your book marketing, you will get plenty of fast-track tips to use.
  • If you want to really learn the latest in gizmos and gadgets, tools that will soar your social media positioning and marketing, you will learn and use them onsite in the BONUS add-on session on the 27th–you must register of this.
  • If … you already have a book in hand, repurposing will become your new best friend … tips and tricks galore on creating new books and products without starting from scratch.
  • If … what are your “IFs” … there will be hot seats throughout. Those who are registered by May 21st not only get a discount, they will be “entered” into a drawing that will allow three attendees to take the hot seat and get immediate laser coaching. How cool is that?
  •  Get Ready for the Goal Setting and Stepping Stone GamePlan that will be the game changer for your success.
  • Creating Timelines for your publishing success.
  • Creating a Publishing Budget that works with your money resources.

Creating the Book Platform

 The Book Shepherd’s Publishing Unplugged is not just another publishing conference where you sit in your seat and take notes—expect extraordinary high interaction, plenty of “to-do” Activities—you will not only listen and hear The Book Shepherd, you will immediately implement what she says. Judith believes in feeding your brain and your belly.

It is your next, next step to authoring and book success. Be there. You and Your Book can’t afford not to be.

Call Judith, determine if this is the “right fit” for you and your book now. Call 303-885-2207 or email Judith@Briles.com. Don’t delay. TheBookShepherd.com

In other words, your life as an author will be morphed.

Ashography Event Photography

JOIN ME and lots of awesome authors at this year’s Judith Briles’ Book Publishing Unplugged. It will deliver extraordinary high interaction, plenty of “to-do” Activities and Hot Seats—you will not only listen and hear The Book Shepherd, you will immediately implement what she says. As the author of 37 books (2 more are in the works!), many best-selling and award-winning, she knows publishing. Her latest book, How to Create a $1,000,000 Speech has just been declared a finalist for Foreword’s INDIES Book of the Year. It joins the multi-award winning How to Avoid 101 Book Publishing Blunders, Bloopers & Boo-Boos and The CrowdFunding Guide for Authors & Writers in the AUthorYOU mini-guide series along with the  Author YOU: Creating and Building the Author and Book Platforms, which will be used throughout … and a book that has earned 6 national awards shortly after it was published: In the Writing and Publishing categories, it was the WINNER at the International Book Awards, the Indie Excellence Book Awards and the International Book Publishers Awards PLUS Book of the Year in Writing from Foreword Reviews magazine in the IndieFab Awards announced at the American Library Association’s annual meeting. Limited to a small number of participants, each will receive individual attention and walk away with a personalized GamePlan for his or her Book and for Self, as the Author.

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If that’s your goal, be there. You and Your Book can’t afford not to. Save these three days in 2019:

June 21-22 days that will change your publishing life. Who better to captain your journey than Author and Publishing Expert, Dr. Judith Briles?

Early Bird Registration:

Alumni  $297

Regular Registration  $397

VIP AuthorYOU Member  $347

uh-Oh— May 21 … prices increase $50 to:

Alumni $327

Regular Registration $447

VIP AuthorYOU Member $397

SECOND or THIRD Registration

(for anyone who is new to the Unplugged experience or a co-worker)

Alumni . . .  your cost is $297 for June 21-22.
Refreshing your Game Plan is always an excellent idea …
and you just many be ready to start the next book!

 

 

There are no refunds 30 days before the event. There will be a $150 cancellation fee.

All meals during sessions included PLUS extensively detailed workbook.

Attention ALUMNI: You can attend both days for only $297, increases to $347 on May 21.

Registration: $397 through May 20th; additional registrations $397 each.   

VenueHILTON DENVER INVERNESS
(303) 799-5800
200 Inverness Drive West, Englewood, CO 80112

Cost for Hotel is $169 and it is good through May 20th

Register now by calling 303-885-2207 or 303-585-1969 —get the EARLY Bird pricing of $447 ends May 20th … not far off, but why not commit now and pay a little each quarter? Rates will increase on May 21, 2019–sign up NOW!
Note: Judith has a payment plan if desired, just call the office at 303-885-2207.

People are talking!

I can’t thank you enough for the wonderful training and opportunity of being there. I’ve come away with direction and full intent to succeed using as much of the valuable information you shared last week as possible.

I look forward to talking with you about our future collaboration on my book. – Lesa Weller                          

Intense … Informative … Judith Answered my questions … Fun! – Barbara Mertus Munyon

Fun … very informative … encouraging I loved everything! – Sandi Ruther

Colorful Brain Jam! – Jake Williams

Focused direction … inspiration … and lots of sheer wisdom. – Ari Kopel

This was good … nice people for learning and putting into practice the ideas for my project. – Andi Phillips

Great–gave good material to act on now. The plan for Crowdfunding was fantastic! – Sharon Worrell

This was so worthwhile and helpful–I came away with so much on my “to do” list. Thank You! – Joyce Sawyer

Intense … Inspiration … Useful… big takeaway was book launches and how to think about them as well as focusing on social media. – Chuck Fischer

A lot of extremely valuable information. – Kim McConnell

I loved the creative energy and the high use of visuals. I learned so much in the past two days that my head is swimming. Very dynamic—I loved it! This is the best publishing conference I’ve attended. – Pat Morgan, Tennessee

I came back for the second year and came away with more information and more content than I could imagine. Two days of Judith’s vast knowledge is an awesome experience! It was over my expectations where were already high. – Rhondda Hartman, Colorado

Insightful, thorough, humorous, touching, fascinating, educating, loving, caring, EXPERTISE! I truly, truly enjoyed it—thank you! – Heather Elliott, Canada

WOW … information overload! – Courtney Miller, Colorado

Very informative … there is a no holds giving of info and sharing her experience. Judith is extremely energetic, knowledgeable and fun. – Benny Kjaer, New Mexico

Judith Briles Unplugged fully met my expectations … it was informing and delivered with high energy. – Gary Worrell, Colorado

I loved Judith’s off the cuff brainstorming of ideas … this was a week’s class handled in two days. – Della Temple, Colorado

A stimulating program, crammed with very practical advice and wonderful humor. Inspirational! – Herb Jacobs, Colorado

A great way to keep a lot of information organized; it was personal and intimate—I know what I don’t know and I’m going to fix it. – Julie Griffin, Colorado

Judith Briles Unplugged was was beyond my expectations. Love it! – Kathleen Flanagan, Colorado

I don’t believe that one or two sentences would do this conference justice … it was way off the charts! – Greg Hickman, Texas

Zippy, Zappy, Zeowy! Fun energy! I got sucked into her vortex and I didn’t want to leave! This surpassed my expectations. – Claryss Nan Jamieson, Hong Kong

Oct
18
Fri
Book Marketing Unplugged
Oct 18 – Oct 19 all-day

Question: When should authors start marketing their books?
Answer: The day they start writing it.

Okay … so must authors don’t get a “pass” on this question. So, let’s reframe the question:

Question: When should authors start marketing their books?
Answer: NOW.

When your car begins to make an awful noise and just stops, you know you have a problem … right?

When your basement is flooded; when you noticed that there are watermarks on your ceiling; or that water is seeping through your window edges, you have a problem … right?

When your computer goes blank and doesn’t respond, you know you have a problem … right?

BUT … what about marketing your book? Do you have a problem? YOU DO, if you have ANY of these symptoms:

  • There are people who would benefit from your book, and you aren’t connecting with them.
  • There are people who are interested in your topic or your genre and you haven’t reached out via social media to connect.
  • There are people within social media that are interested in your topic and who aren’t engaging with you.
  • There is a change you are focusing on that relates to the premise of your book … and others “don’t get it.”
  • You are having difficulty persuading book buyers or your target market to buy your book.
  • Your ideal/target market doesn’t connect with your reasoning, rationale, solutions, or storyline within your book.
  • Your social media and email contacts are less than 1,000.
  • You have engaged the “BB” gun approach to marketing—just aim anywhere; push it out to anyone at any time.

Do any of the above sounds like you. If yes, you have a marketing problem.

If that is you, then how much time are you spending working on a marketing solution? What are you investing in your time, energy and money to learn and create a plan that works? Savvy authors have learned that you cannot solve your marketing problem the next day by simply repeating what you did yesterday, last week, last month … or certainly, last year.

Solution: Attend and participate in the first annual Judith Briles Book Marketing Unplugged. Successful authors have learned and practice: if my book marketing success is to be … it’s up to me. Join Judith Briles for Book Marketing Unplugged this fall. It’s a two-day intensive with just Judith. And YES, there will be hot seats for each participant.

Date: October 18-19

Location: HILTON DENVER INVERNESS – 200 Inverness Drive West, Englewood, CO 80112

Hotel rates:  $139.00

First Timers Registration:  $497 

Alumni of Unplugged Events Registration:  $347

If you are a VIP AuthorYOU member, you save $100 on the first-timers registration: You pay $397. Contact Judith Briles directly for your member discounted ticket. Judith@Briles.com