Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips and Ahas

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Here’s your author tidbits and ahas for the weekend …

book club centerBook Clubs are great way to connect with readers and sell books–lots of them.   Here’s a directory to start your search … don’t forget the Google Gods-search there as well.


12 rules writingIf you are writing a Novel … here’s the #1 tip you will hear from successful authors: Write the story you’d most want to read.Forget about writing one that your Mom would like you to write or one that won’t embarrass Gramma. Write the story that your heart and soul yearns for … the one you would dearly love to just dive into a lose an entire day. Find your favorite quote–the one that makes you smile, laugh or inspires you. Post it so that you can see it daily.  Then write.


 book marketingWant to know where to send Review copies of your BOOK?

Use these links to ID targeted print media. For a list of magazine editors, go to For a list of newspaper book editors, see


Ashography Event PhotographyJudith 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 31 books including Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms (ForeWord Indie/Fab Book of the Year), Snappy Sassy Salty: Wise Words for Authors and Writers and a speaker at publishing conferences.

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 Unplugged, a two and 1/2 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