Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas

Kick butt sheep test 2


Three tips for you to do … all HOT and act on as soon as your clicking fingers will allow!


1. VERY, VERY COOL … Canva just released a super-awesome iPad app that lets you design with your fingers! Well, worth the price — FREE.


Non-artistic folks need templates and simple instructions to create professional-looking graphics, and Canva is what I love. The site provides modern and retro frameworks for everything from Facebook timeline images to presentation slides to business cards. It takes just a few minutes to make a badge, invitation or poster with a few clicks of the mouse — perfect for small business folks who just need a quick graphic for a newsletter, social media post or website.



2Discover Pixabay pronto …. tons of free photos. Tip: search for your topic; ignore the top row usually–somehow Shutterstock slips in and that’s going to cost–just ignore the first row and deep dive into.  Love it. and thanks to Author U member Melody Jones of Social Media Melody for sharing. download



3. Make sure you are adding images to your Twitter feeds. Tweets with images receive 18% more clicks, 89% more favorites and 150% more retweets. 







Ashography Event Photography

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-full TRNabout 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.

Each summer, she holds Judith Briles Book Publishing Unplugged, a three-day intensive limited to a small group of authors who want to be seriously successful. In 2017, the dates are June 22-24th.  Her audio and workbook series, Creating Your Book and Author Platform is now available. Join Judith live on Thursdays at 6 p.m. EST for “AuthorU – Your Guide to Book Publishing” on the Toginet Network at .

Follow @AuthorU and @MyBookShepherd on Twitter and do a “Like” at AuthorU and Judith Briles – TheBookShepherd on Facebook. If you want to create a book that has no regrets, contact Judith at

header-logo1.pngAuthor U is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to the author who wants to be seriously successful. Monthly education programs delivered face-to-face and online, The Author Resource ezine, BookCamps and the annual Author U Extravaganza are tools designed for authors pre, during and post publishing of their books. Join today.

 If you are looking for FREE author and book coaching … call in to Judith’s Author Monday Mornings at NOON Eastern each Monday. The number is 218-632-9854; Access Code 1239874444 … have your questions ready–there’s a full hour to ask and listen