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.
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:
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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
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
July 20th Publishing 101 Workshop for Newbies
August 24th Publishing 101 Workshop for Newbies
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?
√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