Day 3 … Port Day, Haiti

For Me … on the Balcony all day.

It’s a day off from Workshops for all attendees. They are playing in Haiti or just enjoying the ship. For me, I will be meeting with the head of retail on the ship to price books of our authors who are selling theirs in the two-day Publishing at Sea Author Signings. During the day, I have eight consults set up with attendees – look forward to seeing what they have and how I can help them.

Another meeting tonight with the head of retail operations to firm up how our authors who sell books will get paid BEFORE they walk off the ship. Love that!

My meetings started at 7.30 this AM and finishing at 5.30 PM … whew, what a swirling of ideas as we created titles for books; tweaked back cover copy; created makeover ideas for books that were both tired and just not going anywhere; a variety of spin-offs and marketing ideas … and so much more.

Here’s what makes this “get away” so hot … everyone gets one-on-one time with each faculty member. Individual attention and they are loving it. What was said about yesterday’s all day marathon … it was an OMG, this is amazing. Love that too!

Tomorrow, we have two sessions in the AM, then it’s Puerto Rico until after dark. I’m planning on a long walk and cooking with the locals.





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Judith Briles is a book publishing expert and coach. She empowers authors and is the Founder of Author U, a membership organization created for the serious author who wants to be seriously successful. She’s been writing about and conducting workshops on publishing since the 80s. Judith is the author of 35 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 #35 was published this summer: The How to Avoid 101 Book Publishing Blunders, Bloopers & Boo-Boos. Get your copy now.

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