You are invited to the Author Annual Tea & Book Soiree

9a2b0b77Happy Fall to All! … are you interested in being featured at the Author’s Tea on Saturday afternoon, Oct 29th?


There are only 3 spots left … and you have until Thursday to say “I’m in …” eMail

The Annual Authors’ Fall Holiday Tea will be held on: Saturday, October 29th   from 1 – 4 p.m.

Author Julie Griffin has offered to host the event again in her beautiful home in Aurora just off of Parker Road and south of 225. We know it’s Bronco time and there’s a game the next day, so there is no sports conflict.

Think of this as a book marketing coop. Julie and I always bring many guests—as in 40. You need to invite and bring guests them as well. They may already own your book—but they don’t know about other local authors. And, they are cheerleaders for yours to those they meet.

Here’s the deal:

1        You are invited to be one of “the author stars”—this is limited to approximately a dozen authors. This means that your books will be for sale to other guests for Holiday shopping and that you have 60 seconds to pitch your book to the crowd… expect 100+. You will have a space/table to display.

2        You are in Colorado, be prepared to schmooze and deliver the “right pitch” … it sells books—each year, some people walk out with a good dozen titles for gifts for others.

       Bobby in my office will handle all sales—if on credit card, we will withhold 15% to cover credit card fees and what I pay Bobby … all checks will be cashed and any moneys due you for your books will be included with those purchased via credit card. Your check for sales will be sent out within two weeks.

The cost is two-fold:

  • $25 now to be included. This will cover the cost of food and beverage for attendees—think High Tea, which mean sweets and sandwiches along with teas—sometimes we do mimosas and cranmosas as well. We will also have raffle baskets of goodies that we will give away throughout the afternoon to guests. AND I have several cases of books that I’m going to toss in as gifts to all who buy books during the event—some are mine; three titles are donated by other authors.
  • This is a marketing coop … you need to get people there. Really—new people shopping is critical. Invite EVERYONE you know to come and enjoy (you have got to see the zebra ceiling in Julie’s dining room!). The more you invite, bring, get to come, the better—for you, and the other authors. Yes, they may already have your book—but they may buy more for others as they get “into the spirit”; AND, they get the opportunity to hear about other books that just might be the perfect gift for brother Bob, Aunt Sharon, Mom or Dad.

 What you need to do … let me know now that you are IN …   there are only 3 spots left. Emailed me at



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Judith Briles is a book publishing expert and coach. She empowers authors and is the Founder of Author U, a membership organization created for the serious author who wants to be seriously successful. She’s been writing signature-full TRNabout and conducting workshops on publishing since the 80s. Judith is the author of 35 books including Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms (ForeWord IndieFab Book of the Year), Snappy Sassy Salty: Wise Words for Authors and Writers and a speaker at publishing conferences. Book #35 was published this summer: The How to Avoid 101 Book Publishing Blunders, Bloopers & Boo-Boos. Get your copy now.

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