The Midwest Book Review: Author YOU

Every aspiring author should be keenly aware that being a published author is a business decision as well as a creative one. A “book shepherd” is someone who assists an author in packaging a book so that it will be successfully competitive in a volatile publishing marketing place and attract the attention of the author’s intended readership.

Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms, Judith Briles draws upon her many years of experience and expertise as a successful book shepherd to create an interactive instruction manual to train aspiring authors into creating a successful book plane; acquire the time and money to accomplish the project; identify the appropriate publishing venue for the project; arrange for the time and space to craft their books; utilizing internet and social media resources; avoid publishing predators and scam artists; and master the factors for creating a successful book launch.

Basically, Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms is a complete course of instruction under a single cover and while it’s ‘fill in the blank’ instruction pages rendered it inappropriate for community library collections, it will prove to be an indispensable, thoroughly ‘user friendly’, and highly valued learning tool and continuing reference resource for anyone seeking to create a successful writing career for themselves.