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The Book Shepherding concept is simple: The publishing world is changing … and so must you.

You need an experienced Shepherd and Guide to partner with you as you create, strategize, develop, publish and achieve your publishing goals.

You can’t do it alone without paying the price … you can spend your money creating a book that turns out to be so-so; or you can create a book that looks and feels classy, builds your brand and is a financial success. A best-seller. It’s your choice, you choose.


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Publishing is riddled with obstacles. Sometimes nightmares for the author. You don’t need problems … you want solutions. Dr. Judith Briles will shepherd you through the maze and chaos. At times, she has had to step in and “rescue” a book—a book that has been sabotaged by a publisher, by a publishing service provider, and sometimes, even by the author.

If you don’t get the right advice and support at the right time, here’s what the most common publishing blunders entail … none of which are cheap:

  • Choosing the wrong printer
  • Choosing the wrong cover designer
  • Choosing the wrong interior designer
  • Choosing the wrong editor
  • Choosing the wrong ghostwriter
  • Choosing the wrong publisher
  • Using the wrong paper
  • Not terminating consultants and publishing service providers when they are the wrong fit
  • Not understanding Internet marketing and presence
  • Not creating a niche market
  • Having the wrong website
  • Publishing too soon
  • Choosing to NOT market their books
  • Publishing in the wrong format
  • Choosing to RUSH to publish
  • Focusing on the wrong thing, i.e.—big-time media vs. creating a big-time book
  • Choosing to NOT understand the morphing business of publishing
  • Not trusting your gut
  • Not having a plan
  • Choosing NOT to have their book professionally edited
  • Being penny-wise and dollar foolish

Judith Briles is the Book Shepherd.
Get started today by calling her at 303-885-2207.

Stay Tuned for Judith’s Upcoming Book!

Snappy, Sassy, SaltyOver 100 of Judith’s wise words and quotes she’s created for authors on topics like …

Marketing“The Internet for the Author is the town square for book marketing today.”

Inspiration“Stuck? Need a wacky idea to get the creative juices going? Read the tabloid headlines … weird things seed great ideas.”

Author Success“Smart authors don’t meddle. The author with moxie selects good people to do what he wants done with his book and is confident enough to get out of their way while they do it.”

Writing Savvy“Be goofy. Be silly. Be outrageous. Awesome and creative ideas can be the outcome.”

Failure“All authors bomb at some time. Get over it. Start again. Fireworks are in your midst.”

General Advice“Keep away from people who stomp on your Vision for you and your book. Little people always do that—they are envious. Ahhh, but the great ones are your cheerleaders—they instill in you that you, too, can soar.”

… all snappy, sassy and salty wisdom for authors created in a compact 4 x 6 size wrapped in a new/old world format and only $15 and available this fall.

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  2. Good day! This post could not be written any better! Reading this post reminds me of my old room mate! He always kept chatting about this. I will forward this write-up to him. Fairly certain he will have a good read. Thanks for sharing!

  3. The Book Shepherds says:

    Thank you …it’s painful to hear story after story of naive, and ignorant, authors being taken to the cleaners. I’ve always said that publishing is loaded with stealth critters.

  4. The Book Shepherds says:

    Too many of these authors get caught up in the haze and maze of what they think is publishing … and it’s not. They thing they are being published … what they are is being taken to the cleaners.

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