Come on the working vacation for authors in January

COME CRUISE WITH ME … with US in January. Who are we? Just seven of the best and brightest in publishing on the High Seas, that’s who. Join John Kremer, Kathy Meis, Daniel Hall, Kelly Johnson, Rebecca Finkel, Ashlee Bratton and yours truly. New programs. Think of spending seven awesome days working and playing in mid-January. And with us. When we are in ports … you play all day and night. When we are at sea, we work with you. Are you game?

This is a different blog today. It has an opportunity for you and your book in a quasi-faraway place.

I’m a firm believer in getting away to learn. To merge with others of “like-minded” … away from home, from the office, from every day “noise” and I do it at least once a year.

Sometimes it’s a learning conference just for me. Sometimes, it’s a writing retreat where the phone, the staff, the doorbell, the anything that is in my normal daily routine is a distractor.

It’s why I work and escape to cruises. Full care; a variety of food; I can be a hermit if I want, and it’s got the water and sun factors I crave and that are my muses. And cool people to meet (if I choose to).

Details of the cruise are at PublishingAtSea website. Your ship is the beautiful Allure of the Seas with Royal Caribbean (ad I do mean beautiful). Departure day is January 13 from the Miami, Florida port and returns on the 20th.

If you are interested in coming—call or text me NOW. The # is three zero three -885-2207 … that’s 303  (isn’t it a pain when we have to fool the robot trolls?)

You will get a $100 discount from our cruise price (sometimes I can do these things) … but I need to hear from you no later than the 20th—that’s Monday. $500 gets your cabin with the balance due on October 1st. There are only 10 cabins left for the 6th Annual Publishing at Sea Cruise Getaway. 



Judith Briles is a book publishing expert and coach. She empowers authors and works directly with authors who want to be seriously successful and has been writing about and conducting workshops on publishing since the ’80s. Judith is the author of 36 books including Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms (Foreword IndieFab Book of the Year), Snappy Sassy Salty: Wise Words for Authors and Writers and a speaker at publishing conferences. Book #36, How to Avoid 101 Book Publishing Blunders, Bloopers & Boo-Boos has earned 7 national book awards in 2017. Her Latest, How to Create a $1,000,000 Speech is out now. Get your copies now.

Each summer, she holds Judith Briles Book Publishing Unplugged Bootcamp, a three-day intensive limited to a small group of authors who want to be seriously successful. In 2019, the dates are June 13-15.  Participate in her Judith Briles Speaking Unplugged Bootcamp held in March and November. Join Judith live on Thursdays at 6 p.m. EST for “AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing” on the Toginet Network at

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