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It’s Halloween weekend … Let’s hope that lots of Treats are headed your way vs. nasty old Tricks. Here’re my three Treats to being an AUTHOR:


1 Writing a Book Seeds YOU as an Expert.

It doesn’t matter if its fiction or nonfiction, expertise grows. As a fiction writer, you become superb in research—whether it’s the theme, location or any other nuance. Think Tom Clancy—who did the media call in as the “go to” realistic expert when 9/11 hit? As a nonfiction author—you set yourself up as the “go-to” person for realistic solutions to ease the pain that your book IDs and shows steps to remove … whatever that pain is.

2. Writing a Book, Creates, Launches and Fuels a Speaking Career

Yes, I does—with a book, you are an expert; with a book, meeting planners and audiences seek authors who can “talk” about their book/key points/solutions; with a book, an author can create a career from his/her words and mouth. People will pay to hear and people will buy more books.

3. Writing a Book Morphs You as a Writer, an Author, and Person

Once a book is published, expect the unexpected. Amazing and wonderful adventures will come your way—the people you will meet; the new ideas that are seeded (and reseeded) once the book published; paths that open up to you that you are now an author vs. when you weren’t.

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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-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 .

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