Colorado Author & The Book Shepherd, Judith Briles’ Latest Book Is Finalist for Book of the Year in the Prestigious Foreword INDIES!

“How to Create a $1,000,000 Speech” by Briles designed to educate support public speakers

Denver, CO. Colorado author, Dr. Judith Briles, innovative and creative book publishing expert, author and speaker, who mentors up-and-coming authors and publishers, recently announced that her book, How to Create a $1,000,000 Speech, was named a Finalist for Book of the Year the Foreword INDIES Book Awards. Foreword Reviews is an essential resource for bookstores and libraries that are published by independent and small publishers. Winners will be announced at the American Library Association’s annual meeting in May.

            Briles, known as The Book Shepherd™, president of AuthorYOU and the Colorado Authors Hall of Fame is a past president of several publishing associations and frequent keynote and workshop speaker for numerous publishing conferences.

            Find a copy on Amazon or Barnes and Noble, whether eBook, print or audiobook. To receive bonuses with this book, 4th in the AuthorYOU series, send a copy of your purchase receipt to Judith at

Briles shares, “Speaking is the #1 way for authors to promote and sell their books. For anyone in sales and who needs to present to groups—no matter what the size—knowing how to speak; how to create stories; how to hook an audience; where to find groups who want to hear experts on topics; and how to market to them is essential. Over 30 years, I received over $3,000,000 in speaking fees and sold $2,000,000 in books. It works.”

            Everyone who buys one copy of How to Create a $1,000,000 Speech gets the Word document of Briles’ Speaking Contract featured in Chapter 14, and the pdf or eBook of How to Avoid 101 Book Publishing Blunders, Bloopers & Boo-Boos.  

            Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE, Past President, National Speakers Association said, Judith Briles’ writing style is fluid and simple and that makes it easy for readers to connect with her words and ideas easily. This is one of the best books we’ve read on the topic mainly because of the way the author has handled it; she makes a difficult topic look simple and makes it easy to comprehend. It is definitely a good manual for all those who want to get into speaking effectively and effortlessly.”


Judith is an innovative and creative writing coach, and a how-to-get-published expert who can expertly assist you with your book and publishing project. She has mentored up and coming authors and publishers for years and dedicated untold hours to educating others to the pitfalls and joys of the publishing world. In 2009, she created AuthorYOU, a membership organization that is designed for serious authors who want to be successful.  The AuthorYOU group on LinkedIn alone has 17,000 members and over 26,000 followers on Twitter @AuthorYOU.

Judith is a past president of several publishing associations and has chaired several publishing conferences including the AuthorYOU Extravaganza held annually. She chaired the first Writers Conference for the National Speakers Association and started its Writing and Publishing PEG with over 700 members.  She wrote The Book Shepherd segment for the newsletter and numerous columns, along with leading her popular Publishing Salons. Her book (#36) How to Create a $1,000,000 Speech shows authors how speaking has become the latest trend to market books.

Weekly, she hosts the AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing with over 50,000 podcast downloads monthly at


              Judith Briles can provide background, commentary and story ideas related to writing, book publishing and professional speaking. She responds quickly to interview requests. Call 303-885-2207 (mobile), or email Her website are,