Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas



 image001 (4)My speaking and publishing pal of many decades, Susan RoAne (author of How to Work a Room that has sold in excess of 1,000,000 copies one book at a time the old fashion way—via book stores) ranted on this blurb/Ad that has been circulating all over Facebook … love, love, love it:

A  RoAne Rant: This is about the “paid ad” on my FaceBook page to sign up for “3 Steps to a 7 figure speaking career”.

Really??? 3 Steps???  Please: Friends, crank up your BS Detectors.

Yes, there are some who do get to that 7 figure level. Maybe they were CEOs of major companies or gold medalists or former presidents or entertainers or authors of multiple bestsellers or maybe a TEDTalk favorite. They paid their dues in one form or another. And I doubt any who have reached 7 figures would say it “only took 3 steps”.

Do your Due Diligence before you squander your hard-earned dineros. You’re welcome!”

Indeed, you are welcome … scammers want your money, your credit card. You should too! Do they really care about your success? Are you freak’in kidding me? Of course not. And yes, you are welcome!





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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 signature - Judith TRNabout and conducting workshops on publishing since the 80s. Judith is the author of 34 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 #34 was published this summer: The CrowdFunding Guide for Authors & Writers. Get your copy.

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