Trust me, you’re going to need this book …
The faster authors figure out that they need a platform, the better off they’ll be. Judith’s book is a comprehensive, compelling, and compassionate guide to this process. If every author would read Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms, they would be much more likely to succeed.
APE-Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur
Step-By-Step Guide …
Authors can scour the Internet for articles and try to piece together a plan from various bits of advice; they can hire consultants; they can buy Dan Poynter’s and John Kremer’s books, but if they want to end up with a fully executable, complete publishing and marketing plan, all they need is this step-by-step guide and workbook to put it all into place. Judith Briles delivers 30+ years of publishing experience in-between two covers.
Woven around 22 Activities, illustrated and four-color throughout, Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms is the guide and workbook designed for Authors at every level.
Amy Collins, New Shelves Book Distribution
Excellent advice in a delightful package …
Judith Briles’ Author YOU: Creating and Building your Author and Book Platforms should be required reading for all authors who want to succeed in the new world of publishing. Her wise counsel combined with the reader participating through Questions and Activities will guide you to real success in building your author platform.
Judith brings her vast experience helping authors to get published successfully to her latest book. Author YOU presents exactly the information you need to know about creating an author platform, and does so in a way that anyone can follow along and understand. If you’re just getting started in the big world of self-publishing and want to know how you can kick your efforts into a new level, get this book and follow its lessons.
This is a colorful and practical book that doubles as a workbook, with exercises to guide you through the sometimes confusing world of marketing your book. Highly Recommended.
Joel Friedlander, Marin Bookworks
A Self-Publisher’s Companion
Don’t do a thing till you read this book!
Judith pulls no punches. She never dances around issues she addresses them head-on with insight, wit and always helpful. I will recommend this book to our authors and soon-to-be publishers. Don’t even consider publishing without it!
Penny C. Sansevieri
Red Hot Internet Publicity
Don’t write a book until you read this one …
As a publicity expert, I wish I had a nickel for every author I know who has taken five years to write a book and blown through their life’s savings on expensive coaches, publicists, editors and more, and then had little to show for it. I’d buy every one of them Judith Briles’ book Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms.
Joan Stewart, The Publicity Hound
Judith is a pro …
Judith is such a consulting pro and publishing industry leader that you cannot go wrong with her 30th book. Expecting a book to sell without a platform is like getting on a plane for Phoenix and expecting to land in New York–it’s just not going to happen.
If you follow this book’s advice and Judith’s creative approach to platforms, the days beyond your book’s launch will be rich with possibility.
Stephanie Barko, Literary Publicist
Comprehensive plan to take authors from A-Z …
Judith Briles has mapped out a comprehensive plan to take authors from A-Z in getting their idea to market: the RIGHT market. And that makes all the difference. As the author of 46 books myself, I know how much writing and authorship have changed. The burden of marketing has shifted from the mainstream publishing houses to the authors themselves. That’s why finding the RIGHT market from the get-go is of paramount importance. Selling books—not just writing them—is the name of today’s game.
From problem, to platform, to published, Judith knows the ropes, resources, and road to save you time, money, and headaches. I’ve watched her succeed for 25 years. Author U will be her next bestseller.
Communicate with Confidence
Good for self-publishing or traditional publishing …
As a former NY Times bestselling literary agent (now author consultant), I wish more authors would read books like this. Author YOU is a great resource for authors of all genres – fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books – that want to self-publish or get a traditional publisher. If you want to be taken seriously as an author and build your platform, add this book to your library. It will give you a tremendous competitive advantage.
Mark Malatesta, Literary Agent Undercover
Learn from a real book pro! …
Judith Briles is the consummate book publishing professionals. She knows all the ins and outs of the business. Read this book and you’ll save yourself a ton of headaches and save a lot of money and you won’t waste a lot of time when you create your book. This book is a must read.
Dan Janal, PR Leads
Judith is THE go-to resource for authors! …
Dr. Judith Briles is an incredible woman with more experience in the book world than just about anyone I’ve ever met. I work with authors and have been in this world for years too. This book is an absolute MUST for anyone who is thinking about writing a book, or is mid-stage of developing their book, or even has already published their book and just want to learn how to sell it! Being an author in this day and age is tricky business. Author YOU is a comprehensive, gorgeous book which supports you in elevating your platform and building a thriving career around your book.
A must-read for authors …
Bookselling is a competitive endeavor and success begins with starting with a good product. Author YOU is complete, current and packed with information that every author must have to create a book that will sell.
Brian Jud, APSS Executive Director
How to Make More Money Selling Books