Good Authoring Day to YOU
I made it … it’s been a full year since I had my broken ankle of the worst kind surgery today. What does a girl do to acknowledge it? I sent a Happy Anniversary text to my surgeon and thanked him for putting me back together. The garden also did a PS—they were glad to have be pulling hoses around and quenching their thirst.
Whew … it’s been a hot, HOT June so far. Temps soaring everywhere. On Thursday, here in the Metro Denver area, a high risk wildfire alert was issued. The first in June in 15 years.
On Thursday, my neck of the woods had a giant internet hiccup starting early in the afternoon. As darkness came on the outside, no one could email or use the internet. I texted daughter Shelley to forewarn her I may be on her doorstep at 6.30 Friday AM to tap into her internet for Friday Coaching plus another friend an hour away to cover my basis. At 5 AM, I heard the TV come on—internet land had resurfaced.
TODAY, is the first in-person AuthorYOU Salon since March of 2020. Assuming the internet is working, there’s a combo option.
- If you are remote or distant—we will attempt to bring Zoom online.
- If you are in the Metro Denver area, show up at my home. Bring a snack to share, a new pair of socks. You must be covid vaccinated.
Time: 9 AM MT Today, Saturday
Zoom link: Judith Briles is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Meeting ID: 328 299 0264
In-Person Address: 8122 S Quatar Circle, Aurora 80016 gate code #9974
The bestseller ball keeps rolling. Last week, Cheryl Obermiller and her book FraudPoints did the Happy Dance on Amazon, earning multiple bestseller categories and positioning—count 14 of them with four countries. Children’s author Sonja went introduced her new book, What’s Wrong with Grandpa and was honored with several #1s as well over three days. Bit.ly/FraudPoints
This weekend, Ray McKinley grabs another round of bestsellerness for his book, Ride the Elephant.
The clock is on the tick-tock cycle and early bird went bye-bye. Dr. Judith Briles Speaking Unplugged has only 3 spots left—is one yours? Space is limited, so check it and COMMIT! http://bit.ly/SpeakingUnplugged2021
Which brings me to my #Caturday post. I’ve always marveled at the creativity of authors who write fiction. Where does the idea for propelling their original storyline come from? Let’s all celebrate the power of the imagination.
That’s my past week … how about you … what are you up to?
Friday mornings are the place to be with other authors! I love the Friday coaching that happens early each Friday AM. I always have a “new tip” for the group, then it opens up to “catch up” and “asks”. Become a subscriber so you can get
Friday Coaching for less than a weekly glass of wine; for less than a weekly Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit – Combo at Chick-fil-A; for less than 3 movie tickets! ALERT …we do this on Zoom … you need to connect with me. Only $27 a month—limited amount of subscribers allowed. We gather via Zoom at 7 AM. The dress? Totally casual. Get on board –it’s fun and informative … and you get all questions answered. This is for any author anywhere!
Register here: http://bit.ly/FridayCoaching
THIS WEEK on Author YOU – Your Guide to Book Publishing, the theme is always author, writing, and publishing success. Thursday’s show added insights and marketing strategies for using PR. Take advantage of it—just an hour of your time:
Listen in to this podcast with host Judith Briles via http://bit.ly/BookPublishingPodcast.
Tune in for the LIVE show at 6 ET, 5 CT, 4 MT, 3 PT and for our out-of-the-country members and followers … you are going to have to do the clock crunching for your time zone at http://bit.ly/BookPublishing-iTunes.
OR … just go to http://bit.ly/BookPublishingPodcast. With over 4 million downloaded podcasts to select from, the AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing podcast has experienced over 7,000,000 listeners … you are in good company!
Here are your Top Ten Tweet for the past week
Tweets are faster than a speeding bird … below are The Book Shepherd’s® Top Ten Tweets from the past week that you may have missed …
Author, Publishing and Resource Success
#SelfHelpHacks that do not help are exposed in this excellent article by @LaRaeQuy smartbrief.com/original/2021/… via @SmartBrief
#Free #Selfpublishing #Technology Technology Tutorials and Template Freebies dlvr.it/RzxDqG
Tips to make bookstore the door opener at the beginning of your publishing journey via podcast @TatteredCover @JudithBriles @mybookshepherd bit.ly/BookPublishing… bit.ly/iTunesAuthorPo… #authors #amwriting #books #publishing
Social Media and Marketing Strategies
Today, let me share with you some easy tips that you can go in right away that will take less than 5 minutes to make a big difference to your website. READ it here 👇 bit.ly/33VE1BU
Is getting a sponsor in your game plan? Good ideas here: Tips for Influencers: How to Successfully Pitch for More Brand Deals bit.ly/2QVg4aD #authors #books #podcasts
Author Smarts-get personal author and book coaching via @mybookshepherd Dr. Judith Briles at JUNE Speaking Unplugged experience. It’s LIVE and IN PERSON in Denver: #publishing #selfpub #books #indiepublishing #authors #writingcommunity #JudithBriles #Colorado
Writers & Writing
How to Get Your First Freelance Byline (and Why Even Fiction Writers Should Freelance) | Jane Friedman buff.ly/3hUjQwn
Writer & Author ahas: World-building can be a complicated task for writers on a second or third draft, even when your story is fully fleshed out. Quick tips to organize forward: hubs.li/H0P7QDz0 #amwriting #writingcommunity #JudithBriles #authors #getpublished
LOVE this creative writing goose: imagine your characters are pitching something to the Shark Tank investors. What would they say? What prompts would they use? What would their hook be? #WDprompts hubs.li/H0P7PT10 #amwriting #writingcommunity #JudithBriles #authors
Cool Things, FUN Things & OMG Moments
Love a fantastic story that does good in all corners. Made me smile as I read it. Bet you will too. https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2021/05/24/prom-virginia-car-dealership/ #ThoughtfulTuesday #inspiration #JudithBriles #goodthing
Remember … you can listen to over 300+ programs that AuthorYOU Founder Judith Briles has created for your book and authoring success: http://tinyurl.com/AuthorURadio , scroll down and click on any of the past shows—just click and you are instantly there! Or you, subscribe directly on iTunes: http://ow.ly/QO0oK
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