Make 2023 Your Author Year of Doing for You and Your Book

Will 2023 Be Your Author Year of DOing for You and Your Book?

Are you a DOER … or are you still diddling with just thinking about it … whatever “it” is?

Sure, dreaming about stuff … a new concept, a new idea, a new book … or the “if only” I had done it this way… maybe, just maybe … my idea might work.


So, what are you going to do to move it from “maybe” to “it’s happening” as in now?

For years, I’ve said that too many authors get caught in the cycle of “one for the money … two for the show … three to get ready…” and they are stuck in what seems like perpetuity between the show and get ready phase.

Could that be you?

This week …the first week of the new year of 2023, it’s time to morph. To transition into being a DOer and no longer a Dreamer or a Diddler.

Are you ready to join me? Become a DOER … and not a Dreamer is my theme for a year and I’m so embracing it.

Let’s will be happening at The Book Shepherd as I and my team work with my challenging and scintillating array of clients that I’m honored to bring their books to life.

New workshops are coming—I will be delivering a new one on How to Write Grabbing Back Covers and Book Marketing Copy, new formats for all my Unpluggeds, along with Ask Judith quarterly webinars and the Authors Hall of Fame Happy Hour. My calendar is already set for the entire year.

It’s called planning.

My ask for this first week of the new year: What’s in your planning wallet? It’s my call to action for you.



Dr. Judith Briles is a book publishing expert and coach. Often, she must roll up her writing sleeves and become a Book Doctor, juicing up storylines and author words. 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 43 books including Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book PlatformsSnappy Sassy Salty: Success for Authors and Writers, and How to Create a Million Dollar Speech. Her personal memoir When God Says NO-Revealing the YES When Adversity and Loss Are Present is a #1 bestseller on Amazon and her historical fiction debut Secret Journey. Collectively, her books have earned over 45 book awards. Judith speaks throughout the year at publishing conferences. 

Throughout the year, she holds Judith Briles Book Unplugged in-person and online experiences: Publishing, Speaking, Marketing, and Social Media. All are two-day intensives limited to a small group of authors who want to be seriously successful. Join Judith live for the “AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing” podcast on the Toginet Radio Network HERE

Follow @AuthorUYOUBooks and @MyBookShepherd on Twitter and do a “Like” at AuthorYOU, and join the Facebook group Book Publishing with The Book Shepherd. If you want to create a book that has no regrets, contact her.

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