Book Creation, Marketing and Publishing Expert Consulting Services with Dr. Judith Briles, The Book Shepherd
Do you want to create a great book? Do you want to sell more books? Do you need help creating your book marketing strategy? Do you want the SEO Gods to discover your and your book? Would you like to do all this without losing your sanity?
MY CONSULTING FEE is $475 per hour. You can ask for consulting for 15 minutes, half hour, or an hour or more. Just email me at Judith@Briles.com to schedule an appointment now or click on the Home Page and check my calendar for availability and immediately book it.
IF YOU NEED A LOT OF GUIDANCE, I suggest you join my exclusive MENTOR PROGRAM that extends to six months. You getting intensive one-on-one coaching, unlimited phone calls, emails and texts plus access to my Friday online group coaching group and attendance at any live events that I personally sponsor. Details HERE:
1. Participate in the Author YOU Salons held one Saturday a month in Colorado … Your Commitment: FREE +
Your Time, bring a snack to share and some new socks–I give to the homeless and kids. JOIN–typically, they are held on the second Saturday of the month. Details and Dates are HERE.
2. You Pay by the Hour … In Person, Phone, Zoom or Skype Your Commitment: $475 per hour
A minimum of one half hour commitment is required at a rate of $240. An hourly rate of $475 is available. You call or show up; provide your credit card # (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX and Discover accepted) and ask away. If you have just a few questions or a bigger problem and you need my advice, consider a phone consultation, or let’s get on Skype. I can prepare you for a media interview, a speech, critique your writing and pitches, brainstorm ideas, or work with you before or during a book launch, create a strategy to market your speaking services.
You can purchase 15-minute increments after the first 30 minutes. Email me at Judith@Briles.com explain the problem and include relevant links for background before I return the call. Also, run a few times and dates by me when you’re available. As soon as I’m informed that you have made payment, you will be called to set up a convenient time.
3. Two Hour Laser Session … In Person, Phone or Skype Your Commitment: $700
Get organized … this session can be a structure of your book; your marketing plan; your book game plan; your speech; or just Author YOU. This consultation is a flat discounted rate from Judith’s hourly rate and covers up to TWO hours on the phone, Skype or in person. Judith will do a brief written follow up with recommendations … it’s up to you to implement it, if you choose. We make ongoing follow-ups with the various individuals and professionals you are referred to and are available to you for quick phone calls or by email—Shepherding you and your book. Judith receives NO COMPENSATION from the professionals you are referred to. Please understand, she stays in contact with them and follows your progress in a “casual” basis when she knows you are working with someone she has referred you to. If there is any indication that The Book Shepherd’s input is needed by other service providers, a request for a conference call will be made.
4. Intensive Book Shepherding for a 3 to 6-month Minimum
Your Commitment: $1,800 per month
You have up to EIGHT hours each month of time at an agreed reduced monthly rate (saves you $2,000 each month based on regular hourly billings). If more hours are needed, they can be “borrowed” from another month. Your credit card will be billed the first week of each month. During the layout and cover design processes, she is actively involved with the creation of the “look” of your book. If she has to get involved in the actual writing of your book or content editing, there will be additional fees. This is the best deal and the one that is most likely to keep you going and not taking the wrong publishing path or getting distracted from the one that Judith directed you to. It’s easy to get side-tracked when well-meaning friends and colleagues tell you that there is a better way to print, edit, layout, publicize, etc., your book. The problem is that too many times you end up getting referred to nice folks who may be good at what they do but clueless about book publishing. You will be automatically be subscribed to the Author Friendly Friday coaching and is included complimentary.
5. Mentor Program Your Commitment: Six months and $4,000
Guaranteed, I will shorten your learning curve. I’ll explain what to do first, depending on the goals you’re trying to reach, and I’ll walk you through the process. It will be up to you to decide whether to implement what I recommend. Everything is on the table to work on. Only a few can be in the program during any six-month time frame. Are you an ideal candidate? You can be writing; you can be in the process of publishing, or you can be published. It doesn’t matter if you are self-published, indie published or published by a traditional publisher you have a lot to learn… and to do to be successful and an influencer in your genre. All details of the program and what it encompasses is HERE.
6. Developmental / Content Editing Your Commitment: Cost to be determined …
If your book needs massive rewrites and development, it is not straight editing. Judith becomes an invisible co-writer with you … fixing and re-writing your book–of course, keeping you in the loop as she moves through it, chapter-by-chapter. You will get “raw” chapters back with tracking showing all changes and comments as to why or questions back for you PLUS, you will get a “clean” chapter that accepts the changes–for you to make new additions, delete what was changed, or to say “I’m good with all.” It’s intense and takes time. In the end, you will not have a book you regret. Developmental / Content Editing is kin to ghost writing. What will not be done is to sort through boxes of “stuff” or files looking for things to write a book from scratch. This is an intense process where Judith will GamePlan your book based on the draft you supply and “fix it.”
7. Create a Speech or Workshop Based on Your Book Your Commitment: Cost to be determined
The Book Shepherd will assist you in structuring your Speech or Workshop; identify your key areas to emphasize; choreograph your signature stories; show you how to make the Speaker One-Sheet that connects with meeting planners; demonstrate what techniques to use to sell onsite as well as ways to pre-sell books to a group; determine what markets you should reach out to and market your presentations and rehearse you. It’s work; she expects you to commit and get it done. You need to meet personally with her at her offices in Colorado. You will have pre-work and homework and a dress rehearsal. It’s highly recommended that you attend her Judith Briles Speaking Unplugged Bootcamp held in November and March each year.
8. On the Phone or Skype – Create a Retainer Account Your Commitment: $1,300
Call and set up your account, using a credit card or check. You get FOUR hours within six months. A running tab of time is kept—if your hours aren’t used, you forfeit them. Your credit card will be charged when you re-authorize it.
9. 2-Hour In Person – You Come to the Office in Colorado
Your Commitment: $700
Call and set up an appointment—Two hours are blocked. Pay with your credit card or check at the end of consultation. If you enter into a Book Shepherding contract, your payment will be credited toward the overall fee. You save $250.
10. In Person – The Book Shepherd Comes to Your Office or Home
Your Commitment: A minimum of $900
Call and set up an appointment–Judith will block a minimum of two-hours. Pay with your credit card or check. First consultation is paid in advance. If in Colorado, you will be charged the current IRS mileage rates plus an extra hour(s) of her time at the hourly rate to arrive at your destination. If out of state, air and expenses plus TWO additional daily rates are added for travel.
11. Full Day of Intense Laser Coaching Your Commitment: $3,500
It’s a long and intense day in Judith’s offices … oh, there are a few breaks and she feeds you lunch … but this is a deep dive into you and your book. Strategies, GamePlans, Marketing, which Social Media Platforms, Visioning your Book, Speaking and so much more. You save $775.
12. Judith Briles Book Unplugged Boot Camps Your Commitment: $447 and 2 Days of Your Time
Book Publishing: Ideally, you want to plan on attending Judith’s annual 2-day event that is just her during the summer months … not a pitch at anything … just practical, topical guidance for you and your book. Held in Denver, Colorado, it will transform you and your book’s life. You will meet plenty of new friends … and re-connect with old ones. It’s two solid days of practical guidance around the latest in publishing, how it ties into your work and how you can take advantage to expand your personal brand and success. In 2019, the dates are June 21-22. Details are on the Events tab on the website.
Speaking: Would you like to turn the book you have or are creating into a money machine that cements your expertise and authoring success? Would you like to know how powerful you, your book and experiences are and how they can influence and change others one word at a time? Would you like to turn your book, your ideas, your mouth into a business that creates a lifestyle woven with travel, fun, global friends and financial success? Would you be willing to trade just TWO days to get all the how-to and strategies from someone who spent over 35 years on the speaking platform … someone who generated in excess of $5,000,000 in combined speaking fees and book sales that will generated directly from speaking gigs? You can … In 2019, it will be March 15-16. Details are on the Events tab on the website.
Book Marketing: The ultimate bookcamp for marketing your book … and you. Attend and participate in the first annual Judith Briles Book Marketing Unplugged. Successful authors have learned and practice: if my book marketing success is to be … it’s up to me. Join Judith Briles for Book Marketing Unplugged this fall. It’s a two-day intensive with just Judith. And YES, there will be hot seats for each participant. Dates are October 18-19, 2019.