Tagged: judith briles the book shepherd

Join Me at Sea in January! …. Here’s 30 Sizzling Tips for Authors?

Join Me at Sea in January! …. Here’s 30 Sizzling Tips for Authors?

Last week, the Publicity Hound Joan Stewart, Amazon and Library Expert Amy Collins, Authors Virtual Assistant Kelly Johnson, Award-Winning Book Designer Rebecca Finkel, Writing and Audio Expert Mara Purl and yours truly, The Book Shepherd® shared multiple tips, tricks and ahas to support authors, their books and marketing efforts.

As promised to the 400+ registrants, we recorded the webinar that featured 30 Sizzling Tips for Authors. Your link for replay is HERE. 
Thirty plus one tips were …

Read More

My Take-Aways from Judith Briles Book Publishing Unplugged 2017

My Take-Aways from Judith Briles Book Publishing Unplugged 2017

I had plenty of take-aways from Judith Briles Book Publishing Unplugged last week. Some old, some new.

Yes, it was three intensive days for 47 of us.
Yes, it was loaded with plenty of new, hands-on info and author and book marketing tools.
Yes, it was an over-load of material and how-tos.
Yes, there was lots of laughing, eating, playing, working. Each came away with a detailed Judith Briles Book Publishing Unplugged Workbook that supported in detail all the …

Read More

Meet ME in Denver this June! Price Increase May 1st

Meet ME in Denver this June! Price Increase May 1st

WOWSA!—here’s what will be all NEW modules at  

June 22-24, 2017 in Denver, Colorado … do not miss it. Because the workshops are “intense” … but guaranteed … fun and the food is great, I keep the over-all workshop small. Never more than 40 are allowed to attend. As of today, over half the seats are taken. It’s THREE days with me and so much more! As of April 25th, two-thirds of the spots …

Read More

Day 7 … at Sea … #Author and #Publishing Workshops Today and Author #Book Signing

Day 7 … at Sea … #Author and #Publishing Workshops Today and Author #Book Signing

Today, I kicked off the morning with Author Success Tools and Tips.
I went through the essential differences between traditional publishing and self-publishing. For me, it’s about Quality, Control, Timing and Money. Meaning how do you want your book to look and feel; is having input into cover design, copy and layout important; what about when your book will be available; and really understand the money side.

One of my Publishing Contract HOT TIPS was: If you …

Read More

Day 6 … It’s a Foodie Treat on the island of St. Kitts

Day 6 … It’s a Foodie Treat on the island of St. Kitts

Up and out bright and early … we had a pickup at 7.45 a.m. Fourteen of us were off of the culinary delights of St. Kitts.
We loved the old plantation that we arrived out, now botanical gardens, museum and onsite cooking facility. Both out guide and cook were personable and fun to be with the three hours we were with them.
Our site was the Fairview Great House & Botanical Gardens. After a tour of the …

Read More

Day 3 … Port Day, Haiti

Day 3 … Port Day, Haiti

For Me … on the Balcony all day.

It’s a day off from Workshops for all attendees. They are playing in Haiti or just enjoying the ship. For me, I will be meeting with the head of retail on the ship to price books of our authors who are selling theirs in the two-day Publishing at Sea Author Signings. During the day, I have eight consults set up with attendees – look forward to seeing what …

Read More

Day 1 Publishing at Sea

Day 1 Publishing at Sea

 
 
Day 1

The Freedom of the Seas is our floating classroom for the 4th annual Publishing at Sea Conference. From my balcony room, I was fascinated by the boating traffic pre-port departure. Always intrigued by the many yachts of sizes beyond imagination, one small craft immediately caught my attention. A sleek oversized speedboat, with a dark blue canopy of sorts over the captain’s controls.

 
I was mesmerized by the speed of it and then noted the three …

Read More

What I’m Grateful for this Thanksgiving

What I’m Grateful for this Thanksgiving

This week is a personal favorite—on Thursday, it’s a family day and a break from the moving chaos I’ve had—still buried in boxes and fingers crossed … the turkey gods have hinted that I may have a bathroom with the master bedroom before the weekend is over! So I’m grateful for Ventura and Rufijio as they help with moving massive amount of boxes between painting, putting cupboards up, knocking out walls and rebuilding our new home …

Read More