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One of the things that I insist on is that all the authors that I’m working with attend the Author U ExtravaganzaI get it that some of the out-of-country clients can’t make it work … but if you are in North America … there is no better place to be the first week in May in Denver, Colorado.

Why? Because you will get more information, more networking with those that can make your book happen, birthed and launched. We’ve put together an outstanding faculty … a faculty that doesn’t swoop in–they stay the three days to work with you. Think laser coaching with 25 master coaches for mini bucks. And, it makes what I’m teaching them so much more meaningful. I love it!

Below is the final Agenda for the Extravaganza. If you have already signed up, you know what’s coming your way. If you are still on the fence (why, we ask?!) … all Friday and Saturday registrants are welcome to attend the Publishing Strategy and Author Platform session from 10 to noon on Thursday. The Afternoon sessions and Evening Deep Dive Dinner Workshop with Penny Sansevieri are add-ons.

     Bonus … 

All attendees with get a free copy of Publish Like the Pros by Michele DeFilippo and Show Me About Book Publishing by Judith Briles, Rick Frishman and John Kremer—a combined $25 value.

    New this year… 

The Colorado Authors Hall of Fame will be seed with our first Silent Auction … over 60 items valued at in excess of $10,000 are at your bidding pleasure.

What Should You do now … commit! 

And if you are only coming on Friday and Saturday, let Author U know if you are planning on attending the FREE Thursday AM Publishing Strategy and Author Platform session from 10 to noon. eMail and say “I’m in for Thursday.”

Author U 5th Annual Extravaganza 

May 1-3 , 2014

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Keynote  10:00-11:50 am
Georgia McCabe and Judith Briles Strategic Visioning Plans that Every Author Needs to Begin the Publishing Journey and Creating Your Author and Book Platforms


Thursday Eaglets(newbies)12:10 to 4:25pm                                                        sponsored by:   wavecloud

12:10-12:55          Nick Zelinger              Nuggets for Newbies
1:00-1:45              Randy Kuckuck       This Little Book Went to Market
1:45-2:00              Break
2:00-2:45             Tammy Bleck            How to Turn Your Blog into Big Bucks      
2:50-3:35              Kathi Dunn                  Does Your Book Need a Makeover Before It’s Printed?
3:35-3:45              Break
3:45-4:25              Steve Replin               The Wide World of Legalese


Thursday Eagles(advanced)12:10 to 4:25pm                                                            sponsored by :untitled

12:10-12:55           Kelly Johnson       Stage Right: it’s the Virtual Assistant-Add Time to Your Day!
1:00-1:45               Joan Stewart     Fast & Free Easy Ways to Research Journalists & Bloggers Before You Pitch!
1:45-2:00              Break
2:00-2:45              Bret Ridgway              Beyond the Book 
2:50-3:35              Justine Schofeld      Crowdfunding for Authors
3:35-3:45              Break
3:45-4:25             Amy Collins                 Selling Your Books on Amazon and Other Online Retailers

4:30-6:00             Dinner with the Exhibitors & Auction –Woo-Hoo … you get the sneak peek!  
6:00-9:00            Deep Dive Workshop with Penny Sansevieri  


     ~Throughout Friday and Saturday~

  • Discover the perfect gift for you or a friend on one of the many Auction tables in the Exhibit area.
  • Get a 15-minute neck, shoulder, back massage that will revitalize your body and spirit under the magic fingers of
  • Debra Rapinchuk in the Registration area.
  • Visit every Exhibitor and complete your Exhibitor Bingo card-at the last session, someone will win a FREE registration to next year’s Extravaganza.
  • You can meet one-on-one with many of the speakers for a 15 minute laser session for a small fee. All schedules will be posted at the Registration desk.
  • Visit our bookstore to take home the books of our speakers.
  • Many of our attendees will be at tables in Exhibits signing their own books—check them out!

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Keynotes are Georgia McCabe (Author, CEO of Social Media Sensei), (Mark Coker (Author, CEO of Smashwords), Penny Sansevieri (Red Hot Internet Publicity, How to Sell Your Books by the Truckload on and Judith Briles (Boring Speeches Suck … Create a $1,000,000 Speech with Your Book).  All attendees on Friday will get a free copy of Judith’s book, Show Me About Book Publishing.

7:00 -8:00         Registration, Exhibits & Auction    
8:00-8:10           Welcome and Opening
8:10-9:10            Mark Coker  == 10 Trends Driving the future of Publishing Revolution
9:15-10:15          Amber Ludwig  == Make Your Website Do the Work 
10:15-11:00       AM Break & Exhibits & Auction
11:00-11:25       Author Shark Tank
11:25-12:25        John Kremer  == The Secret to Marketing on the Internet in Less than an Hour

12:25-1:25             Lunch      sponsored by Exhibits & Auction    &  color house                                                                                        

1:25-2:25               Daniel Hall                  Audio Book Cash Flow: Fast and Easy      
2:30-3:30              Georgia McCabe         Are You Fiddling with Social Media While Rome Burns?
3:30-4:00             PM Break & Exhibits & Auction 
4:00-4:25             Author Shark Tank
4:25-5:20              Mary Jo Fay                Your 30-Second Elevator Pitch
5:25-6:25               Rounds with the Pros
6:30-9:30              Dinner and Entertainment  
Get ready to tickle your funny bone with Tim Gard!

Have a good night’s rest … tomorrow is jam-packed … with the EARLY SUNRISE with Joan Stewart and COFFEE session at 7:00 am.

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Throughout Saturday, you may buy 15 minutes of a Speaker’s time for $20—all proceeds benefit the Author U Foundation. You must sign up at Registration for times.

7:00 -8:00           Registration, Exhibits Auction     
7:00-7:55            Joan Stewart  EARLY SUNRISE Workshop—don’t miss this: Quick and Dirty Blog Posts When You Don’t Have Time to Write

8:00-8:10             Welcome Back!
8:10-9:00              Amy Collins                 Available Wherever Books Are Sold!
9:05-10:00           Dan Poynter                Targeting Potential Customers 
10:00-10:40        AM Break, Exhibits Auction    
10:40-11:05         Author Shark Tank
11:05-12:00          Stephanie Barko         Your Virtual Book Blog Tour
12:05-1:00            Joel Comm                  Ka-Ching!          
1:00 -1:45          Lunch & Last Visit to Exhibits Last Chance to BID on Auction items   
1:45-2:40              Susan Gilbert              YouTube from Soup to Nuts
2:45-3:40             Patrice Baum-Rhoades  Creating the Author One-Sheet
3:40-3:55             PM Break … Pay for Your Auction items
3:55-4:50             Judith Briles                Creating a $1,000,000 Speech with Your Book
4:50-5:00            Wrap-Up, Grand Prize Drawing

Save the dates: next year’s Extravaganza

May 7-9, 2015