Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas August 29

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 OMG … I can feel Autumn creeping in … in the early am–the air is different Of course, living in Colorado, we have had monsoons all summer–so we don’t really know what season it is!

Your quick tip for a still summer’s day is simply this: start thinking about repurposing the book that you already have written. Quick, ask yourself:

  1. What are the chapters that have my meatiest “stuff” in them?
  2. If I look at the Contents, are there any chapters that are the “go to” for solutions?
  3. Is there any late news that relates to my topic that isn’t in my book or hinted at?
  4. What have I learned since I completed this book?

Now, start reassembling what you have. Search out you blogs and any articles that you have created around your topic. With a fresh eye, pulling out the “best of your best” … you just may have a spanking new book ready to pop out. There’s no sense in reinventing the wheel if it’s not necessary.



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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 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.

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 .

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