Recapping Highlights of the Extravaganza and How to Implement Them through the Summer Months and Beyond
Jun 6 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

AU Ex Ice SculptureFor those who were there, you know that there were so many stellar sessions at the AuthorU Extravaganza in May that it’s impossible to share them all.

For those of you who weren’t, here’s your chance to learn from AuthorU veterans Nick Zelinger, Kelly Johnson, Susie Scott and Judith Briles.

They will identify the top-rated sessions with key points and action steps to take. Deep-diving will be take you into Super Readers – Super Fans (how to find them and what to do); Podcasting (why you should start now and what steps to take); and IngramSpark (hot partnership for AuthorU members—you want this).


  • The secret sauce in goosing Amazon sales.
  • How to identify and claim your expertise.
  • What IngramSpark can do for you.
  • What Super Readers are and why you should care.
  • Why discovering your Super Fans will explode your book sales.
  • Why you need to move into podcasting now and what it takes to make an impact.

Don’t miss this eye-opening last meeting until September.

When: Saturday, June 6th

Time: Start gathering at 8 a.m. for networking and a complete breakfast. Our program starts promptly at 9 a.m. and will end at noon.

Where: Garcia’s Restaurant DTC

Cost: $20 for Members and $35 for Non-members until May 30th. Increases $10 on June 1st

Members – Before June 1st

Members – Effective June 1st

Non-Members – Before June 1st

Non-Members – Effective June 1st

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

For members and their family/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. Expect a musical surprise. Author U supplies the BBQ Fixin’s (brats, burgers, chicken), Beverages and Dessert … you get to bring the sides and munchies.





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.

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 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 — 20 x 24 — if people are heading for coffee or beverages, they will be walking right past us.

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; there will be a mini catalog with all titles in them; and we will have assigned members here who will be acting as though they are book sellers for others–that means you.

For the first 50 AuthorU members who register below, the cost is ONLY $50–not $100. If you have more than one book, each addition title is $10. Don’t wait on this.

The AuthorU Booth will be smack in the middle of the lane that leads directly to all things beverage, meaning that there should be decent and 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, a credit of $50 of your registration fee will go toward AuthorU membership.

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

To sign up for the AuthorU Book Booth at Colorado Country Christmas , register today here

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

Get ready for the AuthorU Extravaganza’s Hot Event …





Only 2 spots available as of May 13, 2015
for the September 15, 2016 date

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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