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Author & Book Shepherd, Judith Briles’
Latest Book Is Finalist for Book of the Year in the Prestigious Foreword INDIES!

 

“How to Create a $1,000,000 Speech” by Briles designed to educate support public speakers

            Denver, CO. Colorado author, Dr. Judith Briles, innovative and creative book publishing expert, author and speaker, who mentors up-and-coming authors and publishers, recently announced that her book, How to Create a $1,000,000 Speech, was named a Finalist for Book of the Year the Foreword INDIES Book Awards. Foreword Reviews is an essential resource for bookstores and libraries that are published by independent and small publishers. Winners will be announced at the American Library Association’s annual meeting in May.

            Briles, known as The Book Shepherd™, president of AuthorYOU and the Colorado Authors Hall of Fame is a past president of several publishing associations and frequent keynote and workshop speaker for numerous publishing conferences.

            Find a copy on Amazon or Barnes and Noble, whether eBook, print or audiobook. To receive bonuses with this book, 4th in the AuthorYOU series, send a copy of your purchase receipt to Judith at Judith@Briles.com.

Briles shares, “Speaking is the #1 way for authors to promote and sell their books. For anyone in sales and who needs to present to groups—no matter what the size—knowing how to speak; how to create stories; how to hook an audience; where to find groups who want to hear experts on topics; and how to market to them is essential. Over 30 years, I received over $3,000,000 in speaking fees and sold $2,000,000 in books. It works.”

            Everyone who buys one copy of How to Create a $1,000,000 Speech gets the Word document of Briles’ Speaking Contract featured in Chapter 14, and the pdf or eBook of How to Avoid 101 Book Publishing Blunders, Bloopers & Boo-Boos.  

            Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE, Past President, National Speakers Association said, “Judith Briles’ writing style is fluid and simple and that makes it easy for readers to connect with her words and ideas easily. This is one of the best books we’ve read on the topic mainly because of the way the author has handled it; she makes a difficult topic look simple and makes it easy to comprehend. It is definitely a good manual for all those who want to get into speaking effectively and effortlessly.”

            For more information on Briles, go to www.TheBookShepherd.com, www.AuthorYOU.org, and www.PublishingAtSea.com.   

ABOUT JUDITH BRILES

Judith is an innovative and creative writing coach, and a how-to-get-published expert who can expertly assist you with your book and publishing project. She has mentored up and coming authors and publishers for years and dedicated untold hours to educating others to the pitfalls and joys of the publishing world. In 2009, she created AuthorYOU, a membership organization that is designed for serious authors who want to be successful.  The AuthorYOU group on LinkedIn alone has 17,000 members and over 26,000 followers on Twitter @AuthorYOU.

Judith is a past president of several publishing associations and has chaired several publishing conferences including the AuthorYOU Extravaganza held annually. She chaired the first Writers Conference for the National Speakers Association and started its Writing and Publishing PEG with over 700 members.  She wrote The Book Shepherd segment for the BookMarketing.com newsletter and numerous columns, along with leading her popular Publishing Salons. Her latest book (#36) How to Create a $1,000,000 Speech shows authors how speaking has become the latest trend to market books.

CONTACT: Judith@Briles.com.  303-885-2208 and website: www.TheBookShepherd.com


Overdue Kudos Reach the Summit

Colorado Authors’ Hall of Fame Launches

DENVER COLORADO A group of dedicated authors and publishing providers in Denver, Colorado, the Mile High City today announced the launch of the Colorado Authors’ Hall of Fame. The organization is dedicated to recognizing and preserving the history of the accomplishments of past and present authors who have created and published books in or about Colorado.

The organization’s mission is “to honor and promote the works of outstanding published authors from all genres and generations with a vibrant connection to Colorado, to ensure their legacies will not be lost.” Inductees will be honored at a gala held in each even-numbered year in Denver.

“Writing and publishing a book is like climbing one of our Rocky Mountain ‘fourteeners’,” stated founder Dr. Judith Briles. “It requires years of preparation, unbelievable stamina and courage. Facing that blank page is like starting an ascent. When you reach the top by completing your book, you can suddenly see farther than ever before. This vision from the pinnacle is the gift authors give their readers. Now we’d like to give a gift back to the awesome authors who have achieved that summit. Their impact on countless readers in providing entertainment, enlightenment, and solutions is immeasurable.”

Dr. Briles and her founding board members—several of whom are accomplished authors themselves—are choosing to honor their peers by participating in the all-volunteer-run 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. They’re requesting that members of the public nominate extraordinary candidates whose works will then be vetted for induction into the Hall.

“I’m thrilled to be part of this project,” said founding board member Mara Purl, a best-selling author who has previously served on the board of Denver-based AuthorYOU®, and as president of the Colorado Independent Publishers Association. “Words matter. It’s often our fellow authors who’ve helped to explain our history, provide insights into politics, or brought home the profound beauty of this state. Now we can acknowledge them and their works purely on their own merit.”

The Hall strives to educate the people of Colorado and the country about the stories of the authors who shaped their works using their personal presence and the environment of our State with courage, leadership, intelligence, compassion, and creativity. “We want to focus on authors of diverse backgrounds,” explained Lynn Hellerstein, CEO of Hellerstein Brenner Vision Center. “From pioneers to politicians and educators to entrepreneurs, we want to include authors who’ve made a major impact on others with their words.”

“Which authors have elevated others with their knowledge and problem-solving?” added Liz Beerman, CEO of Team LRB, LLC. “We’re researching those who’ve inspired others to reach and stretch outside their Colorado circle of comfort.”

“Authors are required to deliver stories that entertain,” remarked Kathy Meis, founder, and CEO of Bublish. “They must stir the imagination of young and old alike; changing lives within our State, our Nation and around the World. At Bublish, we help authors work toward these goals. I’m excited that with the Colorado Authors’ Hall of Fame, we can acknowledge authors who have led the way to the top.”

“We authors are in it to win it,” said Board Chair Lisa Reinicke, CEO of Automotive Warranty Network, and award-winning author of children’s picture books and memoirs. “We know what it takes to create awesome books that teach and inspire. Now we’re dedicating ourselves to honoring fellow authors who’ve proven their worth to our society. We’ll be making sure their legacies never die.”

Information about nomination criteria, donations, events, board members and future inductees when identifiedors.org can all be found at www.ColoradoAuthorsHallofFame.org.

Press inquiries: Judith Briles, Judith@Briles.com or 303-885-2207.

 


Dallas, Texas – Video interview with the Dallas Geeks. All about speaking and selling books

 


Colorado Author Wins Four National Book Awards

DENVER, CO., May 20, 2016 — Judith Briles of Aurora, Colo., who has written and published more than 30 books, has won four national book awards for her book released last year, The CrowdFunding Guide for Authors & Writers, (Mile High Press).

Briles and the book were honored with the “best” in the Writing/Publishing categories from the USA Book News Awards, Indie Excellence Book Awards, International Book Awards, and received the Silver from the Independent Book Publishers IPPY Awards. When the book was initially launched, it earned #1 bestseller on Amazon in Writing and Publishing. Collectively, Briles books have won in excess of 20 book awards.

“CrowdFunding is no longer a fad, it’s become a trend for authors in raising moneys to produce and publish their books,” says Briles, who is also a publishing expert and known as The Book Shepherd.

The Importance of CrowdFunding

” Welcome to OPM—Other People’s Money … money that is given to you and the money that you don’t have to pay back. Welcome to Crowdfunding.”

The CrowdFunding Guide for Authors & Writers is the first book in the AuthorYOU series. Next is The Author’s Guide to AudioBook Creation and How to Avoid 101 Book Publishing Blunders, Bloopers & Boo-Boos. Both have been published this year.

The CrowdFunding Guide is ideal for any author or writer who is not interested in the theory of “why” crowdfunding.  Rather, show me how step-by-step and do it quickly. It is easy and understandable—one that shows you how to set budgets, limit costs, create timelines and create all the essential elements necessary for a successful campaign. Does crowdfunding work? Yes. Is it doable? Absolutely … with some help.

“It is done with confidence, clarity, competence, and commitment,” said Briles, who is also the Chief Visionary Officer and Founder of AuthorU.org, a non-profit membership organization for authors based in Colorado who want to be seriously successful.

More About the Book:

The CrowdFunding Guide for Authors & Writers, (Mile High Press, 5 x 7, ISBN 978-1-885331-57-1, $15), is designed for authors at every level. Briles’ more than 30 years of publishing experience of working with several authors to successful completion of their campaigns.

“Authors can scour the Internet for articles and try to piece together a plan from various bits of advice,” she says. “They can hire consultants. They can buy thousands of do-it-yourself books. But if they want to end up with a fully executable, crowdfunding plan, they need to follow this step-by-step guide to put it all into place. ” 

Briles shares insider strategies on how she worked with several local authors to create their crowdfunding campaigns and overfund them. The CrowdFunding Guide for Authors & Writers is available at book stores and online stores including Amazon at http://bit.ly/CrowdfundingGuide.

Weekly, she hosts the AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing with over 300,000 podcast downloads monthly at bit.ly@AuthorURadio

Journalists and Bloggers:

Judith Briles can provide background, commentary and story ideas related to writing, book publishing and professional speaking. She responds quickly to interview requests. Call 303-885-2207 (cell), 303-627-9179 (land) or email Judith@Briles.com.

 


Colorado Author Wins Eight National Book Awards

DENVER, CO., December 11, 2017 — Judith Briles of Aurora, Colo., who has written and published more than 30 books, has won eight national book awards for her latest, How to Avoid 101 Book Publishing Blunders, Bloopers and Boo-Boos (Mile High Press).

Briles and the book were honored with the “best” in the Writing/Publishing categories from the USA Book News Awards, Independent Press Awards, Indie Excellence Book Awards, International Book Awards, and the Global eBook Awards. How to Avoid 101 Book Publishing Blunders, Bloopers and Boo-Boos garnered the first “Dan Poynter NonFiction Legacy Award” and when it was initially launched, it earned #1 bestseller on Amazon in Writing and Publishing.

“Every author, every book, needs to know what the possible traps are in publishing and how to avoid them; and get out of them when they occur,” says Briles, who is also a publishing expert and master Book Shepherd®.

The Importance of Avoiding Blunders and Bloopers in Publishing

“Self and independent publishing have exploded as the #1 choice to today’s author. Learning what works; what doesn’t work; who not to work with; even what companies to avoid is essential for authors. All make mistakes—most don’t talk about them. When they happen, it takes time and sometimes significant moneys to unravel, not to mention the emotional drain.

How to Avoid 101 Book Publishing Blunders, Bloopers and Boo-Boos is a guidebook that is created in a short and snappy, sometimes sassy, format. It covers the basics with a ‘what a concept is about or must know’ and ends with a key Tip.

“Think of the 101 ways as nuggets—none over a few pages; each written in a no-nonsense style yet flavored with a bit of visual whimsy. The book has been created with confidence, clarity, competence, and commitment,” said Briles, who is known globally as The Book Shepherd® and also the Chief Visionary Officer and Founder of AuthorYOU, a non-profit membership organization for authors based in Colorado who want to be seriously successful.

More About the Book: http://amzn.to/2c43OP7

How to Avoid 101 Book Publishing Blunders, Bloopers, and Boo-Boos, (Mile High Press, 5 x 7, ISBN 978-1-885331-60-1, $25), is designed for authors at every level. Briles’ more than 30 years of publishing experience is woven around 17 sections within. Each is illustrated and four-color throughout is used the 101 tips and advice delivered to authors.

“Authors can scour the Internet for articles and try to piece together a plan from various bits of advice,” she says. “They can hire consultants. They can buy thousands of do-it-yourself books. But if they want realistic tips and strategies to succeed in publishing and ways to identify publishing predators, this is the book for them.”  

Briles shares insider strategies on how she created multiple bestsellers and award-winning books for herself and hundreds of clients. How to Avoid 101 Book Publishing Blunders, Bloopers and Boo-Boos are available at bookstores and online stores including Amazon at http://bit.ly/AvoidBlunders .

Weekly, she hosts the AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing with over 100,000 podcast downloads monthly at bit.ly@AuthorURadio.

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Journalists and Bloggers:

Judith Briles can provide background, commentary and story ideas related to writing, book publishing and professional speaking. She responds quickly to interview requests. Call 303-885-2207 (cell), 303-720-668-8927 (land) or email Judith@Briles.com.

 

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