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Jul
8
Wed
WebinarGold: HOT Sizzling Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts Using Scrivener
Jul 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Sizzling HOT Scrivener Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts

icon_webinargold-3DAnyone who’s ever spent any time writing in Scrivener knows how powerful and useful the software can be. But do you know how to use it maximize your time and use its powerful tools to help you along the entire publishing process? In this webinar we will be exploring some of Scriveners most power features that can save you time and brain damage. We’ll be looking at:

  • Using Scriveners built in name generator to save time in coming up with good character names.
  • The Snapshot feature which can save hours of your time and help you to keep your book up to date.
  • Organizing and gathering research elements including websites.
  • Creating and using Templates.
  • And backing up your work so you don’t lose all the time you’ve put in.

Please come join us for Scrivener tips and tricks and shortcuts.
Date: July 8 in the PM
Time: 7:00 Eastern, 6:00 Central, 5:00 Mountain, 4:00 Pacific
Register: AuthorU.org on Events OR https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3879400646500508418
Cost: FREE to AuthorU members all others pay $15

Non-Members:

Jul
15
Wed
July 15th Tech Toolbox: Extra! Extra! … Create Your Paper.li
Jul 15 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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July Tech ToolBox

Extra! Extra! … Create Your Paper.li

Note: Tech Tool Boxes are open to paid-up AuthorU.org members. Remote members can participate via Skype.

Learn how to turn socially shared content into online newspapers and newsletters using Paper.li.

This tool works to automatically find, publish & promote engaging articles, photos and videos from across the web. It creates your very own personalized eNewspaper without a lot of work.
All you need is a Twitter or Facebook account. Just log in and create your online eNewspaper instantly—how cool is that?

You select content streams and can create searches based on Twitter users, hashtags, keywords, Facebook, Google+ users, YouTube videos, and more.

After you have chosen your sources, Paper.li extracts posts that meet your search criteria and contain a link to either an article, video or image that paper.li is able to “read” and present on a paper.

They round it up daily, or weekly, and present it to you in the form of an online newspaper. Then they send out email alerts, Tweets and social posts on your behalf letting your community know when the latest edition of fresh content is online.

Join us to set up your Paper.li account and have this service start working for you!
Your website will love it and your social media rankings will be enhanced.
It’s all about the marketing and Paper.li is a great avenue to journey.

Must have to participate in this session: Your laptop and have at least a Twitter or Facebook account.

When: Wednesday, July 15th
Where: Judith Briles’ Offices, 14160 E Bellewood Dr., Aurora CO 80015
NOTEremote members welcome via Skype
Time: 3 pm to 6 pm Mountain
Cost: $59

Jul
25
Sat
It’s Author U’s Annual Member & Friend BBQ in July
Jul 25 @ 5:00 pm

For members and their family and Author guests only!

AU-July-BBQAuthor U Members love to eat and schmooze. Come join in—the day will be warm … perfect for gathering and a BBQ. Author U supplies the BBQ Fixin’s (brats, burgers, chicken), Beverages and Dessert … you get to bring the sides and munchies.

Do you know someone who is thinking of writing? Of publishing? Bring them along to meet other authors … please let us know in advance so we have plenty of food.

 

 

When: Saturday afternoon, July 25th Time: 5 to ???

Who: Members and Family

Location: the home of Judith Briles and John Maling

Cost: FREE Bring: a side dish for 8 (NO desserts please)

RSVP for this one … PLEASE … with the number in your party!

I’m coming! Click here to register.

Aug
17
Mon
August 17th Salon: The Power of Pinterest!
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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August 17th Salon: The Power of Pinterest!

 

 


Note
: only paid-up AuthorU.org members can attend. Remote members welcome via Skype.

Are You Stuck on Pinning … or just getting started?
This Salon is for you … we are working through Pinterest, a huge resource for building traffic to your site and book sales.

Do you have a Pinterest account but not sure how to “use it” on a consistent basis or wondering if you are utilizing many of the features available on Pinterest?

Join us to discover:

  1. How to build a powerful presence on Pinterest
  2. How to use rich pins (including article pins, recipe pins, place pins and product pins)
  3. Pinterest apps
  4. Publishing “principles” for Pinterest
  5. Tips for participating on Pinterest and getting engagement on Pinterest

You’ll find a new perspective on the power of Pinterest!

When: Monday, August 17th

Time: 6 to 9 pm

Where: Judith’s Offices, Aurora

Cost: $27

Sep
16
Wed
September 16th Tech Toolbox: How to Do Jedi Designs without Being a Jedi Graphics Designer … Welcome to Canva
Sep 16 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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September Tech ToolBox

How to Do Jedi Designs without Being a Jedi Graphics Designer … Welcome to Canva

Note: Tech Tool Boxes are open to paid-up AuthorU.org members. Remote members can participate via Skype.

Do you feel your talents don’t extend to graphic design?
Meet Canva, a great resource that will change your mindset!

Canva is a fun and free online tool that provides features to make it easy to create your own images and designs.

Watch your creativity come to life as you create designs for web or print such as graphics for blog posts, presentations, social media, posters, flyers and more.

Share your expertise by designing images that include quotes from your book and that highlight your specialty area.

Go from feeling you can only draw “stick people” to developing more professional images.

Must have to participate in this session: Your laptop, images that can be used to enhance the posters, banners, flyers, posts, slides that you will make—the more the better.

If you have key phrases and quotes that link to what your expertise is and your book is about, have them already written in a file.

When: Wednesday, September 16th
Where: Judith Briles’ Offices, 14160 E Bellewood Dr., Aurora CO 80015
NOTEremote members welcome via Skype
Time: 3 pm to 6 pm Mountain
Cost: $59

Nov
6
Fri
Sell Your Books at the 2015 Colorado Country Gift Show in November
Nov 6 – Nov 8 all-day

Get Ready for 2015 Holiday Selling and Shopping!

 

The AuthorU Board has decided to transition from the Jr. League Holiday selling format used a few yearsCO-County-Christmas-logo ago to the larger Colorado Country Christmas Mart that will roll out in early November this year.  This means you will have the possibility of exposing your book to 25,000 potential buyers who are there to buy … something.   Interested? Read on …

The location will be at the Denver Merchandise Mart on November 6-8. The first 50 AuthorU members who sign up will receive a $50 discount from AuthorU to participate (that means you are in for half price–wahoo!). As in the past, AuthorU will receive back 10 percent of all sales (all purchases will be handled by AuthorU with checks disbursed to participants before Thanksgiving).

Wait, wait … there’s more. Throughout the three days, there will be author signings in 90 minute blocks. The Mart has plenty of free parking … this is a great place to support the entire Colorado community AND do all your Holiday shopping at once. The AuthorU booth is huge — 10 x 25 — if people are heading for the restrooms, we are a few doors away. And we have a corner booth, so there’s great visibility for our Author Signings.

Heads up … this is for ALL AuthorU members, not just Colorado residents. You may not be here in Colorado for a book signing … but your fellow authors will be running the booth in a coop format; there will be a mini catalog with all titles in them to be handed out to all visitors; and we will have assigned members here who will be acting as though they are book sellers for others–that means you.

Here’s the Deal … For the first 50 AuthorU members who register below, the cost is ONLY $50–not $100 which it will increase to at #51. If you have more than one book, each addition title is $10. Don’t wait on this.

The AuthorU Booth will be directly to right one aisle and then straight back — it will be a major traffic area meaning we have ongoing traffic. Master designer Susie Scott will have her creative juices in play that will integrate the season flavor plus books, our central stage.  Philippa Burgess will coordinate efforts for this year’s event and looks forward to debuting her new book as well.

If you are a NON-AuthorU member, you can play too. Your participation fee will be higher $100 at the early bird 50 rate with a credit of $50 of your registration fee going toward AuthorU membership if you choose (and why wouldn’t you?).

50 for $50!

Special pre-registration for the first 50 is $50. After that, Registration increases to $100 for AuthorU members. For NON-members, the Registration becomes $150 with $50 applied toward AuthorU membership if chosen.

REGISTRATION:
To sign up for the AuthorU Book Booth at Colorado Country Christmas , register today!

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Jun
7
Tue
Hall of Fame
Jun 7 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Sep
15
Thu
2016 Author Shark Tank – AuthorU Extravaganza
Sep 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Get ready for the AuthorU Extravaganza’s Hot Event …

 

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SOLD OUT as of June 19, 2015
for the September 15, 2016 date

Contact Info@AuthorU.org and ask to be placed on Waiting List–there is a possibility on one more spot opening up.

There are FOUR HOT sessions will be available at the 2016 Extravaganza September 15-17, 2016 … only ONE Attendee can get his or her toe in the Author Shark Tank at a time. Our panel will listen for a few minutes to your pitch (hear/read that: LISTEN) and then decide IF and HOW they will help the author in the book and publishing quest. The Author Shark Tank will be held late Thursday afternoon, September 15th.

The Author Sharks like passion, persistence and excellence. They will proved incentives to writers and authors who demonstrate it in publishing and authoring through a variety of awards that pertain to their own expertise and product line.

What’s the value to you? It could be money; it could be time; it could be a product – as in the Author Shark has a product that he or she sells all day for $897 and it’s yours, free; it could be the joint venture creation of a product that features the author and his or her book—that is blasted to mega thousands to buy; it could be printing reduction; it could be a book cover; it could be a discount on a layout; it could be … What it could be will be solely dependent on YOU and YOUR PITCH to hook them and could be worth many thousands of dollars. Or if you bomb, you may only end up with a shark tooth! To enter the tank, there’s a fee.

Last year, participants came away with many thousands of dollars.

Author Shark Tank participants are identified on a first-come, first-serve basis. You will get pre-conference coaching from Judith Briles prior to entering the Tank.

Save the date – get it on your calendar. And if you want a guaranteed spot in the Author Shark Tank, swim forward and let us know!

As you can see, there are ALREADY two guppies ready to start swimming. Are you ready to Dare Greatly?

 I’m ready to start swimming … add me in!

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