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Aug
8
Tue
ONLINE in AUGUST: Write Your Non-Fiction Book in Only 4 Weeks!
Aug 8 @ 5:00 pm – Aug 29 @ 7:30 pm

Are you writing Non-Fiction? Would you like to write Non-Fiction? How would you like to write a book FAST? Really fast? How would you like to

banner   ONLINE  (starts at 6 ET, 3 PT)

Dates: August 8,15, 22, 29

You can and the reality of today’s Non-Fiction market is getting a book out there, in the hands of your ideal reader. It could be for business development, labeling yourself as the go-to expert, gathering media attention. The landscape is yours.

Get ready for a session over four weeks on writing and how to create a book that isn’t a tome. Judith Briles is the author of 35 books and counting. Known as The Book Shepherd®, she has guided hundreds of books from start to finish and on to winning awards, multiple printings delivering the fulfillment of the vision of her many clients. Her published work has been with both traditional and the indie worlds winning multi-awards and combined sales exceeding one million copies. Judith’s books have ranged from the 400-page Zapping Conflict in the Health Care Workplace to the 96-page The CrowdFunding Guide for Authors and Writers. She will cover:

  • How to hone in on your topic and title.
  • Why short is the new black.
  • Could your book be a series?
  • What parts are vital to your topic, vision and work?                                                                               sheepie guy write
  • The pitfalls you will run into and how to circumvent them.
  • Social media assists.
  • Author media hiccups and how to avoid.
  • How to mind-map fast and get started
  • Could your book be a series?
  • What are the must-have elements?
  • Did you include any “filler” material in 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).

    “OMG,” 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? Oh my, it’s a yes again. 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.  

    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 story line, 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!

You will have PRE-work, Work in session and Home Work for the next session. Remember, the goal is to get the book done. Sessions will be recorded for review. You will also get a 30 minute one-on-one consult with Judith … before, during or post the online course–your choice. 

This class is limited in size due to the intense workshop with coaching throughout.

Are you ready to make an investment in YOU and YOUR forthcoming book? For only $397 if you sign up by Early Bird date, your book will be ready for editing. Judith has arranged for a book designer to create your cover and interior design for $600 … then the choice is yours. Do you get a print bid, which she’s glad to put it out for bid for you at no cost, or do you want to upload into a universal POD distribution, such as IngramSpark.com (recommended over CreateSpace)? You have choices on how to get and deliver a book … how cool is that!

 

Authors are talking …

This class was beyond expectation! 
                                                                         –
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 all together. Judith is my muse. When I get out of one of her classes I am ready to rush home and try out all of her new ideas and keeping the momentum going. You’d be surprised how quickly a book can come together with a little help from Judith Briles. Try it, you’ll be glad you did.

Disa Van Orman, Author
My Loved One Shines On! A Gift from Beyond

Thank you for a great course, it has launched me into a whole new world I never expected.  I love, love, love the support and brainstorming.  

Nancy Laney, 2016

YES, YES, YES! Sign me up for only $397

Your Commitment? 4 consecutive Monday from 5:00 to 7.30 p.m.  (this is Mountain time) … 6 Eastern, 5 Central, 3 Pacific
Where: your desktop … you will get a notice for each sign in from GoToWebinar. All sessions will be recorded for post review.
Your Cost? only $397 per person.

Registration


Apr
14
Sat
Snap…Crackle…POP…Succeed at the April Author Cornucopia Book Camp
Apr 14 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

It’s an Author Cornucopia Book Camp

(early bird registration ends April 1)

 

 

Saturday, April 14, 2018
8.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Snap … Crackle … Pop … Succeed

Snap . . . your head around to face forward into your success.

Crackle . . . with confidence so your brag grabs your audience.

Pop . . . your events, branding, messaging to grab your audience.

Succeed . . . with tech wizardry to implement every idea.

 

What do books, libraries, administrative assistants and getting organized all have in common? APRIL…all are recognized with various holidays and celebrations during this month. Come to this year’s cornucopia of ideas, strategies, tips and tricks to move your book success and author life forward. We promise, you will love this April day, designed just for you!

It’s a jammed-packed day with five extraordinary experts in a variety of areas—all areas every author should be snapping, crackling, popping with for author and book success. Get ready to learn and implement new strategies and tools with:

Judith Briles
Whether an author publishes with a traditional publisher, an indie or self-publisher, it’s the author who is responsible for the majority of book marketing. That means you. Your book is a product that needs to know and reach out to its potential buyer. You can’t snap without a marketable book; you can’t crackle without the know-how to push it, and you won’t pop unless you become the #1 cheerleader. And, you can’t have success without all three.

Susie Scott
You love the written word … how about the verbal one? A video can make your words crackle and pop in the eyes and ears of the viewer. Stunning graphics can accent your main points as they appear on the screen and stunning exits can pop them as they leave. Videos are sizzling hot for all ages…have you got yours ready?

Jeannette Seibly
When you talk about yourself and your books…do you sound like you’re bragging? To snap, crackle and pop awake your audiences require bragging in a business savvy manner. But there’s a knack to it. Find out how to brag effectively!

Mara Purl
What’s your THEME? Drill down until you find your aquifer: your pure, distilled message. Then what? Build your branding, your messaging, and your events from there: structure, form, slogan, takeaways, social media messaging, website style, and all-important event planning!

Kelly Johnson
Now that you know how to snap . . . crackle . . . and pop . . . how will you DO all that needs to be done to succeed? Kelly Johnson will share trade secrets, techniques, and special apps and programs to implement your messaging.

Who Should Attend? Authors, Wannabe-Authors, Speakers, Trainers, Consultants

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Easy-Peasy Hot Apps and Resources for Authors

With so many options with technology, it can feel challenging to determine what tools may be best to implement for your business. It can also feel overwhelming wondering what type of learning curve may be involved to understand and learn new software.

Discover and learn some easy-to-use, valuable online tools that do not require knowledge of HTML coding to implement. These tools are a cost-effective method to create impact with your business. And you can even have some fun using them!

Meet the Virtual Assistant …
Add Time to Your Day for Doing the Work You Love and Deal with the Author Overwhelm Factor

Discover how to bring sanity back to your authoring life. Having a VA will deliver countless hours to your day and delete tasks that you would rather never do again. What you do is identify them and have someone else to do them. Enter the Virtual Assistant!

About the Speaker

Kelly Johnson, owner of Cornerstone Virtual Assistance, works with authors to manage technical, creative, and administrative projects for their businesses and books. She has earned certifications as a Professional Author’s Assistant, Shopping Cart Certified Strategist, and in Hootsuite. Kelly is an expert in online resources and technical services, and proudly wears the title “Geek Girl.”

Technology has granted us the freedom to process information faster, communicate instantly, and think “outside the box” when creating innovative ways to be more productive in our professional lives while having balance in our personal lives. The decision to establish her own virtual assistance business stemmed from Kelly’s desire to have more time to work one-on-one with clients in a collaborative partnership that permits both the virtual assistant and client to practice the belief that “Together Everyone Accomplishes More (TEAM).” 

Get Your Brag On!

We were taught that it’s wrong to brag! However, you can’t sell your book if you can’t sell yourself! It’s time to learn how to promote you to sell your book. I will share a great success story from one of our own authors!

  • Create brag factors that make a positive difference
  • Develop the confidence to brag
  • Use brags to sell your book

Get Paid Writing Articles

Many authors would love extra income from writing articles for blog posts, newspapers and magazines. I will share some of the do’s and don’ts to get you started and get noticed.

  • Sites to help you get started
  • Pitch – Yes, Brag!
  • Stay focused

About the Speaker

Jeannette Seibly is an award-winning, internationally recognized business advisor, consultant and coach. Over the past 25 years, she’s helped many companies solve their people management challenges (e.g., hiring, coaching, managing and training), and guided the creation of 3 millionaires.

Jeannette is also a published author of 5 books including, “It’s Time to Brag! Business Edition,” “It’s Time to Brag! Career Edition,” and “Hire Amazing Employees.” She has also published over 400 articles focused on resolving leadership and management challenges. She is a monthly contributor to the Leadership publication for GM Dealerships.

You’re on the AIR!
Electronic Media to Market You and Your Book

Even though it’s a book … written words, you may be asking, “Why do I need video and audio?”  You really want your marketing tools to POP! Video and audio added to your marketing toolkit do just that.

Facebook, social media, and video messaging

  • Internet radio listening has exploded – and you can podcast and audio blog

How do I get started?

  • Grab your smartphone and….
  • There are available affordable and easy-to-use tools.

Quick show-and-tell of book promo examples

About the Speaker

Susie Scott brings over 25 years in video and film. She has produced training/industrial/internal projects for national and international clients, dozens of national restaurant commercials, documentary-style pieces and recently, another Telly Award for a video book promo about an Auschwitz survivor.     

Her media and promotions experience includes broadcast television, radio, Internet, social and print.

Susie, her family and small animal planet live along the front range of the Rockies. She is a bit of a political junkie, rues the loss of spontaneous radio, believes in Yetis, but, not so much the tooth fairy. 

What’ Sizzling Hot in Book Marketing this Year?
Discover the Ninja in You!

Contrary to what many authors believe, writing the book is only 10% of publishing… it’s the 90% marketing that will make or break book success.

Gone are the days of national book signing tours where an author travels from city to city to meet fans and be featured on TV, radio and in print. Most authors are homebound with their favorite cup of coffee or tea and constant laptop companion. To the surprise of a traditionally published author and bewilderment of the self and indie author, it’s up to the author to be in charge of all marketing and publicity.

The knowledge, tools, tips, and techniques delivered here will impact every decision you make along the way. You and your book are the stars. Are they getting the share you both want? Most likely, not. Judith Briles will jump-start your thinking; what options you should be embracing for 2018; and, show you how to get started…or re-gear to start a new direction.

About the Speaker

Judith Briles, The Book Shepherd
Book Publishing expert Judith Briles, aka The Book Shepherd®, has shepherded more than 1,000 authors and created 500 best-sellers and award-winning books. She knows publishing inside and out from both the traditional and independent sides. Judith is an advocate for authors within her blogs, podcasts and speaking engagements.

Her publishing books include: How to Avoid 101 Book Publishing Blunders, Bloopers & Boo-Boos, The CrowdFunding Guide for Authors & Writers, and Snappy Sassy Salty: Wise Words for Authors and Writers. They join her multi-award winning and #1 bestseller on Amazon, Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms. Her next book, How to Create a $1,000,000 Speech! will be released in the spring of 2018.

What’s Your THEME?

Drill down till you find your aquifer: your pure, distilled message. Then what? Build your branding, your messaging, and your events from there: structure, form, slogan, take-aways, social media messaging, website style, event planning, and even wardrobe!

About the Speaker

Mara Purl is the best-selling author of the Milford-Haven Novels & Stories, which have earned more than 30 awards and appeared in the top-ten of multiple best-seller lists. As a producer, she’s known for creating the first American radio serial broadcast by the BBC, Milford-Haven USA, which an audience of 4.5 million.

Are you ready for a FUN day; an INFORMATIVE day; and a TAKE ACTION day for you and your book? If you are … be there. Space is limited.

Who Should Attend: Authors, Wannabe-Authors, Speakers, Trainers, Consultants

Where:  CADA, 290 E Speer Blvd, Denver
When: Saturday, April 14th … lunch included
Time: 8.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
Cost: $89 for Early Birds April 1st (and we aren’t fooling) – Tardy Birds $129 from April 2 to April 14.

Register:    (put link here)