Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips and Ahas

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As we move into the summer months, this is a great time to catch up on quick learning. The recent AuthorU Extravaganza was peppered with awesome workshops. Look through the list and order either DVDs, CDs (you can the audio version only on flash drive at a  great price). Top evals on Findability, How to Beat Amazon at it’s Own Game, PodcastingHow to be an Expert, Pinterest and much more. Here’s the link to pick and choose here.

Suggestion: get the entire library at the discounted price. Remember, this is all tax-deductible.


Hot … the four winners were named in the recent Draft to Dream Book Publishing Competition. Timothy Madden (Childrens), Stepanie Parriott ( YA_Juvenile), Julie Griffin (Fiction) and Tony Oliver (Nonfiction). Congrats to all!


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AND …if you are in Colorado … and want to write a nonfiction book in less than a month, than get signed up for the Write Your Book in 4 Weeks Workshop that I’m rolling out on four consecutive Tuesday evenings in July.  All Details and Registration here.








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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 about and conducting workshops on publishing since the 80s. Judith is the author of 33 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 #33 will be published in June: The CrowdFunding Guide for Authors and Writers.

Become part of her inner circle by joining the Author’s Ark and exclusive monthly webinar and coaching event. 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 2015, the dates are August 27-29th.  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 Author U – 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.