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Over 2 Days, Create a Bestselling Author – YOU!

Over 2 Days, Create a Bestselling Author – YOU!

Do you want to be seriously successful as an author?
I mean, really successful?
And, have you decided what success looks like for you?
Is it Fame, Fortune, Sales … What?

Most authors want success; yet most limp along.

Register: http://thebookshepherd.com/briles-unplugged-2014.html
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you get the entire Game Plan, the guide that will lead to your success, whatever you choose it to be. And, you get two solid days with just Judith. Next week all discounting disappears.
… this is your LAST CHANCE …

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Celebrating the Author and Book Publishing World?

Celebrating the Author and Book Publishing World?

What is independence in publishing? Good question to think about on this 4th of July. As the Author and Publishing Worlds Turn, the words “self” and “independent” have almost become interchangeable. There is a difference, agreed, a fine line at times.

A self-published book can mean almost anything … from what gets spilled out of the fingers and mind of the author to the presentation from the local printing shop and sometimes looking like it was put …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of July 03

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of July 03

 
It’s Thursday at 

As authors, our words express freedom in a variety of ways. For ourselves. For others. Embrace the privilege and the honor over the long weekend!
Today
Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing will focus on a variety fo common hiccups that new authors get into. Her guest is Nick Zelinger of NZ Graphics. Judith’s guest is Michele DeFilippo. Last week, Judith and book designer Michele DeFilippo deep dove into the ins and outs of publishing …

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Authors Beware … What You See and Write In Word Is Not What You Get!

Authors Beware … What You See and Write In Word Is Not What You Get!

After spending several hours with an author who was incredibly frustrated (and most likely PO’d at me for being the messenger) that what she had so carefully structured in her 8 x 11 print out version was most likely NOT going to be the same presentation in the interior design of the finished book.

Here’s the heads up: what you put down, page-by-page in your Word document/pdf may have little to do with what it looks like …

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Meet Publishing’s T-Rex …Publishing Predators Put You and Your Book at Risk

Meet Publishing’s T-Rex …Publishing Predators Put You and Your Book at Risk

What a tangled web they weave … the Publishing Predators are breeding, casting out their nets for naive authors-to-be, those who are looking for a book publishing bargain and don’t realize that they will end up in a boiler plate up sales operation; promising bestseller status and so much more.
It’s author beware, author beware, author beware.
Over the past three years, I’ve worked with several private clients and fielded numerous phone calls/emails from authors who …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of June 26

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of June 26

It’s Thursday at 

TODAY
Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing will focus on the latest tatics of the Publishing Predators and what to do if you get snagged by one. Judith’s guest is Michele DeFilippo. Last week, Judith and Steve Replin deep dove into the ins and outs of legal issues for authors … and what to do if you need to send a nastygram. Tune in at 6 Eastern, 5 Central, 4 Mountain, 3 …

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Book Publishing Today … Are You the Sardine in the Sea?

Book Publishing Today … Are You the Sardine in the Sea?

Are You the Sardine in the Sea?
Yep, there are millions of books out there … is yours contributing to book pollution … or do you have a unique voice, something new to bring to the party, a twist to something old … in other words, can you break from the pack? Or, will you continue to be a sardine in the vast sea? Learn the art of the niche and your start will shine!

 
 
And the …

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Intentional Book Selling in 3 Steps

Intentional Book Selling in 3 Steps

For authors to be successful, the magic dust of book selling and marketing need to be in play. Do you know the  three steps that will set you up for your book sales?
  It’s All About Intentions …

  Step 1 … The Pitch and Platform When someone asks what your book is about … what do you say as you Pitch them your work and words? Do you stumble a bit? Do you start and …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of June 19

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of June 19

It’s Thursday at It’s 

Sneaky cat loves cookies… from Amazing Photos Around the World!
 

Today
Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing will focus on all things legal for authors and writers. Judith’s guest is Steve Replin. Last week, Judith and Phillipa Burgess deep dove into the ins and outs of turning your book into a screenplay and how to connect with the whos who in Hollywood.Tune in at 6 Eastern, 5 Central, 4 Mountain, 3 Pacific and …

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Please, Please … Ban Book Pollution

Please, Please … Ban Book Pollution

Several times a month, I get calls or emails from aspiring or just-ready-to-give-birth authors. Or so they think. Maybe they are ready for the book birth—but too many times, it’s a false labor, or should be. This past month, after an SOS from a book designer I work with, I literally pulled two books out of the “line” where the authors had jumped the gun and submitted theirs too soon and directly to him, bypassing …

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