Authors need feedback, reality checks and plain old-fashion butt-kicking. And they need a little kindness. Few think about putting together an “official” type of board to serve in the feedback/reality check/butt-kicking honors. An Author Inner Circle … a type of Advisory Board. It’s time to create yours. The Author Inner Circle … trusted colleagues, pals, and always someone who has “been there, done that.” Most likely, it’s not going to be your sibling, mom or dad. Not unless they’ve authored or work with authors, publishing, books. You want someone who has got an inkling of what is going on in the publishing business; someone who is connected with others; someone who has a sense of humor; someone who has a kaleidoscope of business experience; someone who will say it as it is and not side-step the elephant in the room (which could be you); someone who loves to brainstorming and bounce off-the-wall ideas around; someone who will move you to action; someone who gets what social media marketing is about; someone who gets your Vision for your book and where you want to go with it.
Twenty plus years ago, one of my author friends coined one of my favorite book titles: Sacred Cows Make the Best Burgers. It’s all about change and slashing through the things that continually hold people and companies back. A few years ago, I ran into Bob Kriegel at a conference we were both speaking at. He was still talking about burgers and he reminded me of a story he told me long ago about surfing …
Is there a book in you? Most people think there is. And most don’t get them out. You could have the makings of a fantastic novel, a creative young adult series, and exquisitely illustrated young children’s stories. Sci-fi could be your genre, a cookbook, romance, intrigue, how-to or business book may be lurking in your creative closet.
Are you the best kept secret in your field?Wouldn’t it be great if you could write and publish a book that adds to your credibility, expands your reach, and helps you get more clients? If you answered, “Yes!” then I’m excited to invite you to an exclusive online workshop. That is F-R-E-E … Authorship is one of the most things that you can to do position, promote and brand yourself. Starting this …
Calling All Authors! The Author YOU Cha-Cha-Cha Sweepstakes is open until the end of the month! One lucky Author or Author-to-be will walk away with over $6,000 in prizes this month. How cool would that be–$1,000 off of printing; Yours truly–Judith Briles–will sit down with you in person or via Skype an do a 3 hour Platform building strategy session for you and your book; an Internet publicity campaign for your eBook; a cover design for your book; an eBook layout of your book; and more! Don’t miss out. This has been created for the Author and Book in You Success Tour!
Question: If you are an Author, are you happy with your book sales?
Question: Would you like to be an Author of a successful Book? As in, really successful?
Question: Do you really know how Authors become rock stars who get minimal advances, if any, yet soar?
Question: Would you be thrilled with a few hundred copies of your book sold (average is less than 500) or would you like to sell thousands?
Answers: Author U Partners with the Tattered Cover in LoDo for an evening about the book—YOUR BOOK-getting it into the Tattered Cover and SELLING on Monday, July 23rd. If you live in the Colorado area, YOU want to attend. Why—simply this—the Tattered Cover is one of the United States’ premier bookstores, that’s why.