Webinar: How to Avoid Book Publishing Blunders … and How to Recover When You Make Them!
Jul 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

How to Avoid Book Publishing Blunders … and How to Recover When You Make Them!

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM MDT

Whether you are just beginning the author journey or think you are an old pro, the publishing maze has a few tricks up its sleeve. Contracts can snarl you, marketing can swamp you, and social media can suck your energy. No wonder authors become comatose—no longer, after this highly interactive, fun and “aha” session.

Your takeaways will include:

• Identifying the 7 deadly sins that too many authors make.

• Learn what the “escape” clause is that every author needs to include in a traditional publishing contract.

• Come away with great tips and tricks to goose up your open rate on blogs and emails.

• Embrace the strategy to deliver “Best Seller” status on Amazon without spending money or gathering up a bunch of gifts as inducements to buy your book on launch day

Dr. Judith Briles, the award-winning and best-selling author of 37 books, including Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms, Snappy Sassy Salty: Wise Words for Authors and Publishers, The CrowdFunding Guide for Authors & Writers, and How to Avoid Book Publishing Blunders, Bloopers, and Boo-Boos. How to Create a $1,000,000 Speech, was released in 2018 and When God Says NO released in 2019.

To date, her books have been translated into 16 countries with over 1,000,000 copies sold! Judith’s books and work have been featured in over 1,000 radio and TV shows including repeat appearances on CNN, CNBC, and Oprah. She has worked with over 1,000 authors and created 500 plus best-sellers. Print publications include Newsweek, People, Time, The Wall Street Journal, Working Woman and … The National Enquirer!

Based in Colorado, she is the founding Partner in The Book Shepherd, a book and publishing consulting and project management firm that works with authors at all stages of their book to create a book they never regret!


Hey TX and LA … join me on TUESDAY, September 17
Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Have you got questions about publishing? About book marketing? About dealing with ANYTHING connected to publishing? It’s time to get them solved.

Ask Judith ANYTHING about Book Publishing and Book Marketing – The Book Shepherd is YOURS for 90 Minutes!

The Book Shepherd, Dr. Judith Briles is YOURS for 90 minutes on Tuesday, September 17th  … you ask her to ask her question you have about book publishing, book marketing, writing a book … or just getting a “little juice” to start your engines after the Holiday rush from the past few weeks. 


Add to Your Calendar: Tuesday, September 17 at 6 p.m. Central Time 

Who’s Judith Briles?  Let’s start with this: she has shepherded more than 1,000 authors and created 500 best-sellers and award-winning books. She’s knowledgeable and entertain and has personally authored 37 books that have been translated to 16 languages in earned over 25 national book awards; sold a combined 1,000,000 copies; and generated in excess of $5,000,000 in revenues from combined book sales and speaking fees. As an advocate for authors, Judith knows publishing inside and out from both the traditional and independent/self sides. She hosts the podcast AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing on the Toginet Radio Network that generates 10,000 to 100,000 downloads a month and is the Founder of and the Colorado Authors’ Hall of Fame.

Judith knows publishing inside and out from both the traditional and independent sides. She is an advocate for authors within her blogs, podcasts and speaking engagements. What’s her pet peeve? Two words: publishing predators.

Her website is, email: and phone: 303-885-2207. Judith is The Book Shepherd.


Post your questions as soon as you come on … Judith will come to you LIVE and bring you on the mic to respond to YOU and possibly ask additional questions. 

It’s 90 minutes to get ready for 2020 (or deal with the rest of 2019) … and why not? Grab your favorite beverage; just listen in … or ASK, ASK, ASK! It’s time to re-juice and rekindle your author energy!                                                                        

And yes, it will be recorded to send out to those who couldn’t be there in person.



Fix it and Forget It … Harnessing the Power of Pinterest!
Oct 5 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Do you want to harness the power
of the third largest search engine in the world? 

Are you ready to use a long-term marketing plan …

a ‘fix it and forget it’ approach? Is the social side of social media exhausting you?

Then Pinterest is the unique and powerful tool you need. This visual search engine allows your audience to engage with your products and each other while you focus on the creative side of your business. 

If you want to break into Pinterest then this is the class for you!  Spend three hours with me learning how to navigate the Pinterest platform. We’re going to start from the ground up: 

  • Learn what a business profile is on Pinterest, why it’s different from a regular account, and why this difference matters to YOU.
  • Get a better idea of the algorithm and how to harness this powerful search engine to work for you.
  • If analytics make no sense to you they will after this class! We will be delving into the world of Pinterest analytics and pulling out the gems that you need to better understand what is and isn’t working for your Pinterest marketing plan.

Wait! You say you don’t have a Pinterest marketing plan? Great! How’s that working for you?

If you’re struggling with low engagement, suffering with scheduling, or skeptical about running ads come and pick Heather Delaccio’s brain in October’s excellent program. She is the Pinterest expert!  AND, if she doesn’t have an answer for your particular needs, she may be able to point you in the direction of someone who can help. 

Pinterest answers and solutions are at the October program with AuthorYOU.  You’ll leave understanding what you need to do to reach your audience. See you on October 5th.

Who should attend? Anyone who is a Pinterest novice; anyone who is savvy in social media, and everyone in between! 

When: SATURDAY, October 5
Where: CADA – Colorado Automotive Dealers … 290 Speer Blvd., Denver
Time: 8.30 to 11.30 a.m.

COST:  AuthorYOU members $22; Nonmembers $32. Prices will increase $10 on September 28.


VIP AuthorYOU Members Register Here ($22)

Non-AuthorYOU Members Register Here ($32)

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

Phone Number: 1-888-621-7948

Group Name: AuthorYou

Group Code: AY10

Hotel rates:  $139.00

First Timers Registration:  $397 

Alumni of Unplugged Events Registration:  $297

If you are a VIP AuthorYOU member, you save $50 on the first-timers registration: You pay $347.

Podcasting and Writing Pearls on November 2
Nov 2 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Podcasting and Writing Pearls

Judith Briles and Mara Purl will join forces … to provide a variety of writing tips to move you into the new year with new ideas, new tips on completing your “next” work PLUS entering the wide world of podcasting. Is it time for you to get in front of the mic and share your wisdom and expertise? How about your awesome storytelling or interviewing of others?

Everything You Need to Know About Podcasting!

  • What is a Podcast?
  • Should you start a podcast?
  • Should you record it yourself?
  • Can you record in your home office?
  • Are podcasts only for non-fiction authors?
  • Can fiction be podcast?
  • Can a serial story become a podcast?

Join us for a breakthrough seminar.

When: SATURDAY, November 2

Where: CADA – Colorado Automotive Dealers … 290 Speer Blvd., Denver
Time: 8.30 to 11.30 a.m.

COST: AuthorYOU members $22; Nonmembers $32. Prices will increase $10 on October 29th.

REGISTER: At the Links Below

Paid VIP AuthorYOU Members Register Here ($22)

Non-AuthorYOU Members Register Here ($32)

How to Create an Audiobook with No Pain
Nov 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Audiobooks are booming in popularity, and they’re only growing.

With so many people craving audiobooks these days, if you’re not providing them, you could be losing out on extra royalties every month. 

My friend Derek Doepker has a short audiobook that regularly sells 120+ copies each month without ANY audiobook marketing on my part.

This is all passive sales.

The cool thing is, unlike ebooks, it’s not overly crowded so you stand a much better chance of having your books be seen and sold there.

I’m doing a free webinar training with Derek on how you can start profiting with audiobooks.

You can join us at Thursday, November 7th at Noon Mountain HERE:

Derek will answer all your questions about whether it’s best to do it yourself or outsource.

Even if you live outside the US and UK (ACX distribution territories) you can still us ACX and another resource with some special secrets he’ll share.

On this webinar you’ll discover:

  • How audiobooks are generating hundreds to thousands of extra dollars in royalties for some self-published authors on auto-pilot.
  • How you can produce audiobooks on any budget, and distribute them from anywhere in the world.
  • The critical facts you have to consider before deciding whether to outsource or produce your own audiobooks that could save you thousands of dollars.
  • Where to hire professional audiobook narrators if you wish to outsource.
  • The exact microphone, software, and equipment you need to produce limitless top-quality audiobooks on a shoestring budget.
  • Your audiobook questions answered personally.

Ready? I am … see you there.


Authors’ Fall Tea & Afternoon Soiree
Nov 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

image001 (1)You are invited …

It’s our FALL Author Tea where local Authors do a “show and tell”, offering their wonderful books on a perfect afternoon surrounded by cool people and delectable food. And it’s FREE. You just have to RSVP … and you can bring friends. The Holidays are coming (yes, yes they are!)… select the perfect gift and have it personalized. We will have books for the guys … PLUS books are the ideal gift—think kids, your friends … how about YOU?

Here’s what’s happening …

When: SATURDAY, November 23
1 – 4 pm
Judith Briles home:  8122 South Quatar Circle, Aurora, CO–we need to know you are coming–you will be given the gate code.
Hosted by:
Judith Briles

The Treat: 20 authors sharing with you about their books and who they are in 30 seconds each. All books will be displayed on tables to “check-out”. Books are IDEAL gifts … for yourself, for others. All will be priced at less than what you can buy them on Amazon. Authors will be signing—some even come with ribbons! We have books for guys, gals and kids! Plus tables laden with tasty goodies. YUMMERS!

Genres: There are lots to browse and choose from including: Mystery: Inspiration, Children-Juvenile-YA, Cookbooks, Memoir,Military History, Women’s Fiction, Adventure, Health, Humor, Writing-Publishing, Fantasy, Self-Help

RSVP (please!): Tell Judith NOW that you are coming (and how many guests you are bringing). Yes, you can invite your friends to come as well—the more, the merrier! We just want to make sure that we have plenty of food.

OR, you can email Judith at: or text her at 303-885-2207 your YES (with how many).

YES …Count me in!

Want to Slay the Amazon Dragon? The Perfect Book Marketing Gift Awaits You …
Dec 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Perfect Book Marketing Gift Awaits You …

Have you ever wondered …

  • How can I focus on writing and publishing instead of constantly promoting my books?
  • How can I get consistent sales of full-priced books instead of just short-term spikes during promotions?
  • How can my book stand out when there are SO many competing books on Amazon and it feels like pulling teeth to get sales?
  • How do I get reviews and build my audience FAST if I’m starting from scratch?
  • Where can I outsource the work I don’t want to do?

My friend and 7 times bestselling author Derek Doepker is about to reveal some very practical strategies on how to do fewer promotions and sell more books on autopilot. Something ALL authors would love to create on an ongoing basis.

With one strategy, he had an extra $3,505 in book sales in less than 8 weeks with less than two hours of work a week! Bet that sounds like your type of work, yes?

Note: If you want 1,001 ways to market your book, this isn’t for you.

If you want to 80/20 concepts, the 20% that leads to 80% of your results … then you’ll need to check out this free live training called Automatic Book Sales System we’re doing Thursday, December 5th at NOON Mountain time.

Register here:

In this training you’ll discover:

  • The most powerful form of auto-pilot book promotion to sell full-priced books consistently – this has led to over $3,505 in EXTRA book sales in less than 8 weeks!
  • The 3 biggest marketing mistakes authors make that sabotage their success … and how to fix them.
  • How to get reviews and build your audience even if you’re starting completely from scratch with no following.
  • And more!

Join us by registering now—it’s the perfect gift, just for you and your book.


Heck Yes! YOU, too can write for children!
Jan 4 @ 9:00 pm – 12:00 pm

Whether you are currently writing books for kids … or you hadn’t thought about it … January will kick off our Author Year of Possibilities. And why not start with books for kids? If you write for the adult reader, did you know that the book you have already written speaks to all ages when presented in another format?

  • What message is in your book that children need to hear?
    • Fantasy can be changed to be appropriate for all ages.
    • Villains and Heroes softened for younger audiences.
    • The plot and theme can be used to share life lessons
  • Because words change the world, you have an opportunity to change the lives of children. Changing your audience is simply talking to short people without big words.
    • The Giving Tree- teaches about selfishness and selflessness
    • Historical novels- teach about history (which our kids are not getting)
    • Oh the Places You Will Go- Can your novel teach about challenges
  • Your characters are already developed. By changing them to animals, dragons, trolls, or children- the novel takes a different approach
    • Trolls are grumpy
    • Butterflies are freedom
    • An older child is a good mentor for the younger one reading
  • Stories for the younger crowd are from one point of view
    • The cast of characters are fewer
    • Much will be shown in action
    • Shorter pieces of dialogue
  • Scenes you have written can be shortened and enhanced with illustrations.
  • Children’s books have the same conflict, climax, and resolution that your novel has.
    • The length of the conflict is sorter
    • The black moment will be midway through
    • The resolution is longer because you will explain more at the ending
  • Most people think that you are dumbing down the story to write for children, but you are actually going to crank it up a notch.
    • You have to fit more content in fewer words.
    • Every word has to work harder to get the meaning across.
    • Be conscientious about word choice

Who should attend the January 4th program? Authors who are already writing for kids. Authors who have been thinking about writing for kids. Authors who didn’t think they could or just hadn’t thought about it beyond their current book.

Show up, have fun, and learn with the guidance of multi-bestselling, award-winning children’s and adult author, Lisa Reinicke.

When: Saturday, January 4, 2020
Where: Smokey Hill Library, 5430 S Biscay Circle, Centennial, CO  80015
Time: 9 am to Noon
Cost:  $22 for AuthorYOU members, $32 for NonMembers. Price increases $ 10 on December 31st.


Create and Implement the Business of Authoring and Publishing for Your Success
Feb 7 @ 12:00 am – 4:00 pm

Most authors all right-brainers. We like sharing our wisdom from years of experience and insights peppered with real-life situations and events that connect with our readers. We write and publish to resolve their pain and provide solutions. We love the creativity of writing, building a character who may be a bit of an oddball and dropping in unexpected twists in plot.

Your Author Kingdom is a business … yes, yes, it is. Is there nutsiness to it? Maybe a bit of insanity? Yes, yes there is. Can you blink it away? Nope … you need some strategies to bring saneness and organization to you from the get-go.

Soooooo … are you hoping for the Business Fairy to fly in and deal with this side of your life? Stop hoping … we are going to help you out with answers to questions and beyond.

Oh-Oh … you are already writing, publishing, and selling books. Is it too late? You may be past the get-go. Good news: there is always a starting point, a review point, a makeover point. We will take you there and beyond.

In the BEGINNING, do you know:
~ What websites should you have?
~ When do you register with the State—do you need to?
~ What reports do you need to file?
~ What’s the best way to keep records?
~ What deductions are legit?
~ What taxes do you need to collect?
~ What licenses do you need?
~ If you put all charges on a credit card, do you need the receipts?
~ How should you file your sales tax?
~ If you ONLY sell wholesale on Amazon, do you need a sales tax license?
~ Should you charge sales tax if you sell out of state?
~ You need help on accounting … what should you use?
~ Should your publishing company be a sole proprietorship, an LLC or corporation?

What about ORGANIZATION … like your computer?
~ Do you ever lose files?
~ Want some awesome tips of organizing your writing? Your pictures? Your blogs? Your what?
~ How do you keep creating new material?
~ What file folders should be the minimum?

Postcards (quotes, book comparisons, presale, social media (twitter posts, LinkedIN articles, Instagram), Inventory, One page (author, book, speaker, trainer, coach), expenses, revenue, audiobooks advertising, eBook advertising, paperback advertising, interview questions, office equipment, book drafts, research, local press contacts (weekly paper, TV)

And MORE … we will talk about them all!

The answers are here. You should be too! And, bring your questions. This is a Q & A format.

Drs. Ron Beach and Judith Briles along with CPA Pat Comiskey are your guides.

EARLY BIRD ends on January 31 … the price will increase $10 forward

When: Friday, February 7
Time: Noon to 4.00
Where: Smokey Hill Library – Conference A
5430 S Biscay Cir, Centennial, CO 80015

Join Us for Ask Dr. Judith Briles, The Book Shepherd, ANYTHING about Book Publishing and Book Marketing – for 90 Minutes!
Feb 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join me on Wednesday, February 12th … you ask her any question you have about book publishing, book marketing, writing a book … or just getting a “little juice” to start your engines and create the Vision for 2020.

Who’s Dr. Judith Briles? Let’s start with this: she has shepherded more than 1,000 authors and created 500 best-sellers and award-winning books. She’s knowledgeable and entertaining and has personally authored 37 books that have been translated to 17 languages in earned over 30 national book awards; sold a combined 1,000,000 copies; and generated in excess of $5,000,000 in revenues from combined book sales and speaking fees. As an advocate for authors, Judith knows publishing inside and out from both the traditional and independent/self sides. She hosts the podcast AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing on the Toginet Radio Network that generates 30,000 to 100,000 downloads a month and is the Founder of and the Colorado Authors’ Hall of Fame.

Judith knows publishing inside and out from both the traditional and independent sides. She is an advocate for authors within her blogs, podcasts and speaking engagements. What’s her pet peeve? Two words: publishing predators.

Post your questions as soon as you come on … Judith will come to you LIVE and bring you on the mic to respond to YOU and possibly ask additional questions.

It’s 90 minutes to hone in your 2020 vision for author and publishing success (or deal with the 2019 leftovers!).

You will be added to our preferred email list.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Join us for a webinar on Feb 12, 2020 at 12:00 PM CST.



Leaping 2020 Lizards … Is There a Book in YOU? Get the Essentials NOW!
Mar 7 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

A step-by-step workshop on how to publish your book
Saturday, March 7, 2020

… It’s an Author and Writer Full Day Extravaganza

Did you know that over 80% of the public thinks there is a book in them? Are you part of the 80%? Want to learn what your options are in getting yours from your head; from all those loose notes that have piled up over the years; want to add “published author” behind your name this year?
It’s LEAP YEAR … are you ready to:

• jump into your publishing dreams and turn them into a reality?
• think about creating a new book or repurposing an old one?
• do a refresher on what’s happening in publishing today?
• Or, do you need to just mingle with other writers and authors and make 2020 the year that makes the difference for you?
Part of AuthorYOU’s mission is to educate emerging authors how to write, publish and market their books. AuthorYOU is for the author who wants to be seriously successful.

Today’s publishing is a journey loaded with twists, turns, and potholes. AuthorYOU will show you how to avoid the labyrinth of publishing predators. We don’t want you to add “ripped-off” to your resume.

  • How to publish (self, indie, traditional) a book from start to finish.
  • What to expecting when you are expecting—the dollars, cents, and sense of publishing is today.
  • How to avoid the publishing predators of the self-publishing world.
  • Essential information about editing your book.
  • How to create a hero, not a zero, when it comes to book cover design.
  • The importance of publishing printed books, digital books, and audiobooks.
  • How to propel yourself and rise above the publishing marketplace with social media and metadata.
  • Tips on avoiding the mistakes most authors make.
  • The ABCs of Audiobooks and eBooks.
  • Lists of vetted resources to use in your publishing quest.
  • Timelines for the spectrum of publishing.
  • Write and publish a book that grabs your reader.

You can, and it’s happening on the first Saturday in March. Lunch and workbook are included. Get registered to grab your seat. Space is limited.

When: Saturday, March 7 from 8.30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: CADA, 290 Speer Blvd., Denver
Cost: Early Bird ends of February 15
AuthorYOU members – $87; Nonmembers – $117
After February 15: AuthorYOU members – $107; Nonmembers – $147

REGISTER NOW to save money … don’t be a Tardy Bird!

It’s a YES … YES YOU CAN publishing event. Get ready to dump any beliefs that you can’t publish a book successfully. And sell books. And make money.

AuthorYOU and The Book Shepherd will deliver to you the “how-to”. The how-to create a book cover that grabs a viewer from the get-go. The how-to of creating a book that the reader “falls in” between the covers. The how-to becoming successful in a very crowded field.

VIP AuthorYOU Members Register Below $87 (Only register here if you are a current paid AuthorYOU member)

Non AuthorYOU Members Register Below $117

Create the Ultimate Card Deck for Your Book, Your Expertise, and to Sell
Mar 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

I have something for you to put a smile on your face; something that will add a NEW product to add to your “influencer” deck; and it’s the perfect webinar to jump into in the “hunker down” mode that we are all in. So, stay put—it’s all happening via your computer.

-Learn how to create an awesome Deck of Cards that will compliment your book and your expertise.
-Expand your creativity with what you have already written; what you are currently writing; and thinking forward with.
-Discover the 3 questions you must answer to get started with your Card Deck.
-Learn why a Card Deck is a perfect add-on for your authoring and publishing business.
-Very cool ways to leverage and use your Card Deck.
-How to use an “E-Strategy” developed by Rosie Batista to create your customized Card Deck.
-How you can do this yourself!

Your presenter is Rosie Battista, aka Queen of Card Decks. Rosie has created an easy-peasy method to put together your own Card Deck

Be there: TUESDAY, March 24th … It starts at 3 p.m. Pacific – 4 Central – 5 Mountain – 6 Eastern. YES, I’m recording … but you need to be registered to get the replay. Your name will be added to our preferred email list.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Register here:

2020 Judith Briles SPEAKING Unplugged Boot Camps in Colorado
Mar 27 – Mar 28 all-day

 Speaking Unplugged Sessions in 2020:
March 27-28 

5 spots left … all who register by Sunday, February 23rd will get their own FREE speaker photos by Ashlee Bratton.

Would you like to know how powerful you, your book and experiences are and how they can influence and change others one word at a time? Would you like to turn your book, your ideas, your mouth into a business that creates a lifestyle woven with travel, fun, global friends and financial success?

You can with the smart and savvy strategies, you will reveal in this interactive and fun intensive workshop. With over 35 years of speaking on the platform, Dr. Judith Briles will show you how to become a successful professional speaker … a speaker that will soar your book sales. Since the 80s, speaking has been her #1 way to sell books … over 1,000,000 of them!

Would you like to turn the book you have or are creating into a money machine that cements your expertise and authoring success?

Would you be willing to trade just TWO days to get all the how-to and strategies from someone who spent over 35 years on the speaking platform … someone who generated in excess of $5,000,000 in combined speaking fees and book sales that will be generated directly from speaking gigs? You can …

Don’t delay: 2017- 2018-2019 Bootcamps were SOLD OUT!

Your guide and mentor for these 2 awesome days is Dr. Judith Briles, the author 35 books, publishing expert and radio host. Plus an opportunity for an extra day post the Unplugged Bootcamp.

                           March 27-28 will change your authoring life 

Experience two days of Judith … NO pitches to buy other “stuff”, just Judith Briles Speaking Unplugged delivering an amazing depth of speaking and marketing information that she has derived from her 35 plus years as a professional speaker that has taken her to 12 countries—from Finland to Brazil and all 50 states.

Are you ready to create the speech that will get you booked and re-booked … get the answers to the questions you have … all of them? Judith is the master book publishing coach and guide.

Reserve Your Spot NOW
for 2 Colorful Brain-Jammed Days, including meals.

  • How to develop your topic … start with your book then expand to create a portfolio of options for meeting planners to select from or add-on to an already booked gig.
  • How to structure your speech or create a workshop … one that is uniquely you and will make you the buzz of any conference.
  • How to identify your key points … and hook in the right story, activity or exercise to engage your audience.
  • How to create stories based on your life experiences that will engage an audience … that can have them rolling in the aisles or shedding a tear.
  • How to tie in current events with your presentation … create a local hook that will connect with attendees.
  • How to know when to use multi-media … and what to do if it goes wrong.
  • How to structure your first words … whether it’s a story, statistics, an event connected with the group or something else—tips on how to instantly connect with an audience.
  • How to create a memorable opening or closing … that will leave your audience laughing, crying or thinking—but never just leaving them.
  • How to avoid the Blunders, Bloopers, and Boo-Boos  that most speakers—newbies and old-timers make.
  • How to identify and create your Unique Selling Pitch to any meeting planner … what will make you shine and rise above the speaker crowd?
  • How to create the visuals to enhance your presentation audiences are visible—you will learn how to use cartoons, words and essential elements to spark up any presentation.
  • How to deal with snafus and presentations that aren’t working … it happens; not every audience is ideal or presentation perfect.
  • How to find groups that want your message … and will enthusiastically cheer for you and want you back.
  • How to move from free to fee and make a living by using your words and your mouth.
  • How to negotiate contracts … and get “soft money” for no fee gigs.
  • How to create your “unique” position … work with a SWOT Analysis designed for you and your book.
  • How to create an AWESOME Speaker-Book One-Sheet 
    you need one that shouts you out … it’s brag time to hook meeting planners and attendees.

WAIT … WAIT … there’s MORE! You have the opportunity to book one day within three months of your Judith Briles Speaking Unplugged Bootcamp for a One-on-One in person in her offices or via Skype if you are out of the area. You will get laser coaching dissecting your speech, your stories … your “whatever” that evolves from the Unplugged session you attended. Your cost for this is $1,250, a reduction from her 6-hour fee of $2,750 and only available to Unplugged participants.  


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  • If you want to open up your creativity channels … you will love the exercises 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.
  • 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 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 for attendees and will demonstrate and position them for a marketing blitz you won’t believe in front of your eyes!
  • If you 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 haven’t done a Speaking GamePlan around your book, 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 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 will bring to participants at events in less than 30 seconds.
  • If you want “e” shortcuts to use for your speaking marketing, you will get plenty of fast-track tips to use.
  • If … what are your “IFs”? … there will be hot seats throughout the two days.  
    ALL participants take the hot seat and get immediate laser coaching from Judith. How cool is that?


Get ready to experience a “different” Bootcamp … it is not just another 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 Dr. Judith Briles, The Book Shepherd; you will see demonstrations of how she does it in her own speaking; AND you will immediately implement what she says. PLUS, you will get live laser coaching. Judith believes in feeding your brain and your belly—you will be fed.

 What it is, is your next, next step to authoring 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 Don’t delay.


Registration Options


REGISTER NOW by calling 303-885-2207 — get the EARLY Bird pricing of $547 by February 23rd. 

Rates will increase on February 24th to $997. Judith has a payment plan if desired, just call the office at 303-885-2207.

In other words,
your life as an author will morph.

Judith Briles Speaking Unplugged delivers 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 35 books (3 more are in the works!), many best-selling and award-winning, she has presented to audiences as small as 16 and as large as 5,000.

It is your next, next step to credibility and speaking success.

If that’s your goal, be there. You and Your Book can’t afford not to. Save these two days -all past Unpluggeds were sold out–don’t wait:

March 27-28… days that will change your author life. Who better to captain your journey than Author and Publishing Expert, Dr. Judith Briles?

Early Bird Registration ends on February 23, 2020… your cost is $547  … it increases $450 on February 24th  to $997

Remember: Judith has a payment plan if desired, just call the office to set it up at 303-885-2207.

If you are a Last Minute registrant, you will pay $1,297 … that means from March 20th until Judith Briles Speaking Unplugged starts.

BONUS: All who register get a free “speaker photo shoot” when registered by February 23rd.

All meals during sessions included PLUS extensively detailed workbook.

Location and Hotel Reservations:

Venue: Embassy Suites DTC North
(303) 696-6644

Hotel: Recommended Site will be posted. Judith suggests that “you stay at the hotel” even when you are a local–she does. What is done over the two days in intense. Stay “in the moment” so her teachings and strategies will begin to imprint versus being pulled back to the office and your personal surroundings.

Colorado … our Falls are spectacular in Colorado and most likely, snow shouldn’t be a factor in Denver. Spring is something else … sometimes snow; sometimes a little rain; sometimes lots of sun.

Link is below for hotel room … 



Note  breakfast and dinner meals are included and only for those who are registered at the hotel. I’m staying there and checking in on Friday afternoon.

There will be coffee/tea onsite and throughout our sessions …

If you are FLYING: Denver International Airport (DIA-Denver) is your destination.

Workshop Times: 8:30 to 4:30 each day. On the 1st night–Friday, there is an after session reception that is a great schmooze and noshing time.

Registration Options


Register now by calling 303-885-2207 — get the EARLY Bird pricing of $547 by February 23rd

Rates will increase on February 24th to $997

Judith has a payment plan if desired, just call the office at 303-885-2207. 


Cancellation Policy: No Refunds after February 23rd.  Prior to that, there will be a $200 cancellation fee.

Thank you! The Speaking Unplugged Bootcamp was amazing, very helpful, and filled with valuable information. I have much to percolate on in regard to my speeches. I have already begun to look at them differently, with new ideas.
-Trish Humenansky-Laub

I really enjoyed the 2-day Package. Small intimate setting—the Hot Seats were great. My #1 aha was on how use a story to lead into my key talk on diversity. Sign me up—I’m coming back!
-Andi Sue Phillips
Business Diversity Strategist

I liked the comprehensive structure of the two days along with how to turn stories into an engaging opening—how to make them come alive.
Heather Elliott
Same Sh*t, Different Day

Great job! The first thing I’m going to do is update my current presentation and start using stories that I never considered before.Jeannette Seibly

I enjoyed it all. Loved the interaction and learned from the examples. My takeaway: I can do this!
-Sue Miller
The Continual Caregiver

What an amazing depth of actionable information. The information on how to structure contracts and fees was invaluable—the first thing I’m going to do is refine and define stories. I now know which direction to take.

-Melody Jones
Social Media Expert

Invaluable! Being able to get in front of a group and practice telling my story was the perfect landing for me.
-Maddy Tomoren

Ideas! Lots and lots of ideas: speaking, writing, marketing, and website. My #1 aha was going through the speaker website review and what is needed. I never thought about a grabber line. Sign me up for your next event!
-Mary Salas
Financial Planner

Learning how to develop speaking topics and weaving in stories was extremely helpful. Thank you. I learned lots that I can immediately use.
-Suzanne Simpson

Author How to Goldmine … (REMOTE)
Apr 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

If you want Author Success,  How-to and Tools … including enhancing your productivity, join me this Saturday.

It’s a replacement Virtual Meeting for this Saturday … I’m bummed to share that Richard Rieman has the coronavirus and is in healing mode. I’m stepping in to create a live webinar FREE on

If you want Author and Book Marketing Success,  How-to and Tools … including enhancing your productivity, join me this Saturday, April 4 in the morning.

  • -get organized with your computer
  • -tools to push you forward for writing and marketing
  • -discover your writing mojo


When: Saturday, April 4 from 9am to 11 a.m. Mountain time
Where: REMOTE … this will be a webinar—cost is FREE  

Webinar Gold: Author Influence and Marketing: Discover Your EXISTING Demand
Apr 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Author Influence and Marketing: Discover Your EXISTING Demand

Thousands of people search the Internet every day for what you sell.
Are you connecting with them?
We’ve discovered that 95% of Authors aren’t!

Your takeaways include:
• How to get in front of the existing demand for your goods, services or book.
• Discover the keywords that people search on when they look for your book.
• Spy on Your Amazon Competition
• What you need to do to increase your website visitors, leads and book sales.
• Tips on Using Amazon Marketing Services (AMS)

Presenter Dave Westfall is an internet marketing expert and consultant. He has helped hundreds of small businesses (author publishing would fall in this category) grow by providing solid advice and proven solutions that work. 

When: Thursday, April 23 at 10 PT, 11 MT, Noon CT, 1 ET


Register here:

Get ready to make money with an audiobook – new insights for 2020
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

YOUR Audiobook Creation Insights for 2020


Join us for a webinar on May 02, 2020 at 10:00 AM Mountain Time.

Are you ready to discover The Audiobook Wizard’s Guide to Audiobook Creation – 2020 Version? May 2— Remote meeting via Webinar

REGISTER NOW … space is limited.

Things have changed rapidly in the world of audiobooks since Richard Rieman’s award-winning book, The Author’s Guide to Audiobook Creation was first published.

For the first time last year, half of all Americans over the age of 12 have listened to an audiobook!

  • Did you?
  • Do you know someone who has?
  • Have your book buyers asked if you have your book available in audio?

There are new major competitors to Amazon’s Audible in the audiobook creation world.

  • What options are there?
  • Do you know who they are?
  • Should you be distributing through them outside of Amazon’s Audible?

Nonfiction books (History, Biographies, Memoirs) are overtaking many other genres among audiobook listeners.

  • Meaning that NF authors should be creating audiobooks—is yours available now?
  • Will it be your voice or a professional narrator?
  • How will you use it to market your expertise and position it?

Fiction books are naturals for audiobook listeners.

  • No genre is left unturned—what’s yours?
  • Should you have mixed voices/narrators or have a single voice?
  • How about adds—a little music for scene changes?

The Audiobook Wizard, Richard Rieman, will share:

  • Marketing Strategies and Tips for HOW to Market Your Audiobook
  • When Narrating Your Own Book is the Best Option ( and sometimes it is!) plus shortcuts to do a combo of YOU and a Narrator
  • How You Can Cover the Cost of Audiobook Production through Crowdfunding
  • How to Use Audible’s new promotional codes to get reviews and boost sales
    Plus, How to Avoid Audiobook Publishing Predators

    …and, of course, much more.


About Your Presenter: Richard Rieman
Richard Rieman, known in Denver as “The Audiobook Wizard,” is an acclaimed authority on indie audiobook publishing. He has narrated and produced hundreds of Indie-published

Write a Book in Only 4 Weeks – ONLINE
May 6 @ 3:00 pm – May 27 @ 5:30 pm

Register for Create Your SHORT NF Book on MAY ONLINE

May 6, 13, 20, 27 

Only 5 Spots left!

LIVE: 3 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Maximum Attendance: 10 aspiring authors!

 WOW! how would you like to outline, structure, plan and create your NonFiction book within one month … in four short weeks? Your guide is Dr. Judith Briles, the author of 34 books. Transitioning from the typical how-to, business book ranging from 300 to 400 pages, she has mastered the creation of the less than 100-page book (that means 10,000 to 20,000 words) … the book that is in demand by book buyers today.


For NonFiction authors (and authors-to-be) … the new theme for books is that short is the new black … the business reader write a bookwants shorter books—books that can be read on a short plane ride, within two hours.


Register Here for only $297

How does an author achieve this feat? Start by brutally cutting words … get ready to cut your book in half. With Judith as your guide and mentor, your mission is doable.  

sheepie guy writeQuestions to ask yourself include:

  • Could your book be a series?
  • What are the must-have elements?
  • Did you include any “filler” material in an already published book?
  • Is there anything within a current book that is more ego-driven than essential content?
  • What parts are vital to your topic, work and vision?
  • Are you able to let go and dump (or save for the next book).

“Yikes,” you are thinking. “This is an impossible task!” “Not so,” says Judith, “it’s actually fun and eye-opening. Is it work? Yes. Does it pay off? Yes again.”

Eliminate the Superflous Parts and Create the Best Book You Can for Your Buyer

Your books are BUSINESS. There isn’t a book out that doesn’t have some fluff—filler material that is nice to have, yet not crucial to the storyline, your expertise or solution to the underlying theme of your book. With short being the new black, brutal becomes part of your vocabulary. Brutal. The word cutting room is at your fingertips. To be successful, you’ve got to be willing and able to cut.

What you’ll have when you’re finished is a far better product than that gangly, over-wordy to me you started with. Trust me. It might just have the makings of a bestseller!

Are you ready … Judith will give you “pre-work” to start the gathering process. We will meet in Denver area at a local restaurant.

Your Commitment? 4 consecutive Wednesdays from 3.00 to 5.30 p.m. Mountain time  
Where: Your Computer — we do it on ZOOM — You get a link to join in. And the recording of each session post.
Your Cost? only $297 per person

Note: space is very limited. This is an intensive interactive workshop.

Authors are talking …

This class was beyond expectation!  I wrote HOAs on the Edge!
Wes Wollenweber

I got more done in a month than I‘ve done in the past year. I’m ready to complete editing and move to layout.  
Philippa Burgess

I already see myself as a well-established author. I can even feel and hold a copy of my first book. I see it hitting the market by storm.  
Dan Taylor

This class kickstarted my Inner Author into gear—out of Stagnant Author.

                                                                          – Francesca Starr

I’ve had a book in my head for years, but never wrote it because I didn’t know where to begin.  Judith Briles solved my problem.  Her class – How to Write a Book in Four Weeks – walked me through every step of the process, which enabled me to start and finish my business book during the summer of 2015.  Judith’s experience, knowledge and encouragement gave me the courage I needed to put pen to paper.  My book would not be going to print this fall if it wasn’t for Judith, so I highly recommend her as your guide, mentor, biggest cheerleader and book shepherd.   She’s one of a kind.
Jill Christensen

Judith Briles’ class, “How to Write a Book in Four Weeks,” is truly amazing. It sounds so impossible until she shares her knowledge and tricks she has acquired after years of writing so many books on various subjects. She is not selfish in sharing her vast knowledge with her quick wit and amusing stories. Not only can Judith walk the walk but she can talk the talk, churning out highly successful books quickly. Sharing tips from helpful websites, quick ways to set up your chapters and be able to easily change them around, to great computer programs to keep your book altogether. Judith is my muse. When I Use as you wish … add, rearrange, delete, change and shift as you do so capably!

                                                               -Rhondda Hartman


I’m in … I’ll be there on Wednesdays starting
May 6, 13, 20, 27 Online

Will you?

New Webinar … Creating the Ultimate Opt-In for Your Website
May 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Would you like to have a method to collect emails on your website? How about building your influence and engaging readers? I bet you do … and you do it with an Opt-In format that does both at the same time.


Get ready to roll up your sleeves. This is a NO PITCH webinar … just information to goose your visibility and success. Your take-aways include:

  • How to determine what the perfect “lure” is to drive traffic to your website?
  • How to create a drip campaign that develops trust.
  • Have a slid method to collect emails on your website?
  • Add hundreds, even thousands to your email lists that are individuals who are interested in your expertise?
  • Create a parallel online marketing campaign to drive traffic to your website.

Your guide is Judith Briles, The Book Shepherd. A firm believer in the power of website Opt-Ins, she will make you a believer as well. All registrants by 9 am on Tuesday, the 19th will be sent a handout to print out and use. In addition, it will be posted on the webinar site when you log in to download it. Those who are registered will get the replay within 24 hours.

Date: Tuesday, May 19 at 4 pm Mountain Time
Cost: $10:


The Life of the Author – Business, Organization, and Creativity Juice Webinar
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

AuthorYOU’s monthly program is all about being Overloaded and Overwhelmed. A common feeling and experience most authors feel as they set out on the author and publishing journey. In AuthorYOU’s monthly online meeting (until we can meet in person), you will get organization tips for both your writing space, setting up folders and files on your computer, capturing your ideas, and creating a business.

Hooray … it’s a perfect way to kick off the summer!
There is a $10 fee for this online meeting.
After registration, you will be invoiced, or you can pay right away at the Paypal button below. 

Register here:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

The Book Shepherd