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It’s a glorious weekend here in Denver, Colorado. Lots of sun, no snow. It’s a Happy Dance for me!

Writing ideas come from

 Be open for ideas that just “drop in” … 10 days ago, I was working on something totally unrelated, in an article buried up that I wrote last year … actually, it was an article that I spun into a chapter for a friend’s book. This time, it lured me to look it over. What if … what if I tweaked it a bit? Within a week–over long days and nights, it turned into a guidebook. The CrowdFunding Guide for Authors & Writers: How to Find FREE Money for Your Book is already in layout. 

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 Is your website mobile friendly? If it isn’t, Google is going to ding it, lessening it’s ranking. Yikes. Check out how your’s measures up and get the website techie in if it doesn’t. You don’t want a Google Slapdown.



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Judith Briles is known as The Book Shepherd a book publishing expert and coach. She 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 35 books including Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms, Snappy Sassy Salty: Wise Words for Authors and Writers  and a speaker at publishing conferences. How to Avoid 101 Book Publishing Blunders, Bloopers & Boo-Boos has just been released.

Next year’s Judith Briles Book Publishing Unplugged will be held in Denver, CO June 22-24, 2017. The annual PublishingAtSea cruise is held each January. Become part of her inner circle by joining the Author’s Ark and exclusive monthly webinar and coaching event. 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 TheBookShepherd on Facebook.  If you want to create a book that has no regrets, contact Judith at