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Oct
19
Wed
Creating High Profit Info Products Even If You’re a Fiction Writer
Oct 19 @ 1:50 pm – 6:00 pm

webinar-goldCreating High-Profit Info Products Even If You’re a Fiction Writer you may have a book … but think what adding to your mix will do for your branding and your followers, not to mention your bottom line. Judith and Daniel will open your eyes and ears.

– How to create hot selling video info-products faster and easier, if you’re a newbie info-product creator you definitely don’t want to miss this genius twist on product creation 

– Build your list faster by creating HOT opt-in lead magnets… I’m always preaching to you to build your list but you must give people a huge incentive to opt-in… you’re going to see how to create it.

  • How to create hot selling video info-products faster and easier, if you’re a newbie info-product creator you definitely don’t want to miss this genius twist on product creation
  • Build your list faster by creating HOT opt-in lead magnets… I’m always preaching to you to build your list but you must give people a huge incentive to opt-in… you’re going to see how to create it – fast, simple and sweet
  • Sell affiliate offers like a mogul… If you want to increase your affiliate income in ways your competitors never thought of (and never will)
  • And best of all… Sell tons more of your own products, Kindle books, print-on-demand book and services. Register below and we’ll see you there!

When:  Wednesday, October 19th
Time:   5 p.m.
Cost:    Free

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3990616258361463297

Nov
5
Sat
The Tattered Cover Tells All! @ The Colorado Automobile Dealers Association (CADA)
Nov 5 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

 

Everyone … who doesn’t want to work with the Tattered Cover Book Store?

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Mention the name … The Tattered Cover … in any book community, and the bowing begins. Known for it’s innovative “author happenings” and its strong “voice” advocating the author and book voices, the Tattered Cover is rated as one of the top bookstores in the world. ALL NY publishing houses wanted to have their authors featured in it.

On Saturday, November 5th, you have the opportunity to “pick the brains” of the new owner, Len Vlahos. Bookstore visionary has looked long and hard for someone that shares her vision, knows how to implement it. And he’s here for you.

• Should you put your marketing energy into bookstores?

• What is the best way to approach them?

• What does an author need to know and do to have a successful book signing?

• How do you get your book into the store for resale?

You don’t want to miss this … the Tattered Cover Tells All! with Len Vlahos, the new owner of the Tattered Cover. He’s here for the AuthorU community to present an in-depth program on what’s happen at the Tattered Cover and how authors can work with them and get featured.

Cost: $25 for AuthorU Gold Members … all others, $35
NOTE … prices will increase on Wednesday, November 3rd.

Location … 290 E Speer Blvd, Denver   CADA building (Colorado Automotive Dealers Assn)–use the Red Cross parking lot if necessary.
Time … 8.30 Continental breakfast and Networking. It’s over at noon.

BONUS … we are going to have marketing round tables.

COST
GOLD Members: $25 (Please login to register)
All Others: $35

Note: after November 1st, price increases $10 for each

 

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Nov
16
Wed
WebinarGold: Create a #1 International Amazon Best Seller in 10 Steps
Nov 16 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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Join us for a webinar on Nov 16, 2016, at 5:00 PM MST.

 

 

Register now! https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6880751841293750785

Get Ready to Create the Amazon Launch of Your Dreams! Should you or shouldn’t you? The answer is: it depends.

-They take time.
-You need to put work into it.
-You need to build a wide network of supporters who will shout out for you on the day(s) you are doing your push.

Get ready to be taken step-by-step through the planning, the how-tos, and what you need to do in advance, during your push and post the launch in a detailed workshop that will produce awesome awareness and book sales. Your goal.

Start Thinking Amazon Bestseller Campaign … and Success!

Anne Randolph completed a very success marketing campaign on Amazon for a book that had been out for two years and she decided to revive it. She will reveal the nuts and bolts of what she did and how you can take her ahas, tips and strategies to use for yours.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
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Nov
19
Sat
November 19 – Thanksgiving Book Harvest at Author YOU Circles
Nov 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

For three years, the Author YOU (Aurora, CO) | Meetup Group is held one Saturday a month in the home of AuthorU Founder Judith Briles. It’s casual and comfortable. November’s is on the 19th from 9 am to noon.

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The Thanksgiving season is a personal favorite of many. A time to gather, share stories, catch up. What better time to take a breath before the onslaught of all the Holiday parties and just brainstorm about what will get your book done; get it off the ground and turn it into a success                                

What are you doing to add pizzazz to your book harvest?

  • All gatherings start with a flip chart and a question: what do you need? The morning is then off … who knows what paths it will take?

    Is there a book in the works? Are you stuck? Curious about the various publishing options? Ask your questions … AND participate. The value of the group is to give, not just take.

    The Author YOU participants are true masterminds. The Circles created with expand your projects and the breadth of your success. If you want to make your book happen … here’s the inner circle that has ideas and experience to kick start it, goose it and just get the launch started.  Your answers are in the room.

    There is no charge except your “fee” is to bring a healthy snack to share, your ideas, questions, an open mind and meet other authors. No question goes unanswered! –come at 9, stay til noon– schmooze, learn, get your questions answered and have fun.

    Warning: if you are a “no-show,” you get two passes; after two misses, future participation will be based on availability.

    TO RSVP … email Judith directly:  Judith@Briles.com 

Dec
3
Sat
It’s Our Annual Ho … Ho … Ho … Holiday Party @ Judith and John’s Home
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm

It’s that time of the year again …

 

Fun, Laughter, Great Food, Interesting Gifts and Amazing Schmoozing—the food is always excellent, the networking, schmoozing and laughter not to be surpassed.

The Author U Holiday Party will be held on:

Register:

Date: Saturday, December 3rd from 6: 00 to ???

Bring: One unmarked gift to exchange in the off-the-wall Wacko Pick and Steal after dinner. If there are two in your party, bring two please.

Location: Julie & Bob Griffin’s home:  3929 S. Eagle St. Aurora, CO 80014

Cost:
$25 per person

or $40 per couple

… includes dinner and drinks (no tipping!)

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Gifts: We do an exchange–the Wacko Pick and Steal exchange to be exact; please keep your cost value to less than $15—hot items in the past: wine; nifty gadgets from Home Depot and Costco; sports stuff; movie tickets; goofy and quirky can be fun … as long isn’t is not a clear reject from something past.

Dec
6
Tue
FREE Webinar: Sizzling Hot for Cooling Down December … Tips and Tricks to Get Your Book into Independent Bookstores
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

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When: Tuesday, December 6th at 4 PT, 5MT, 6CT, 7 ET

Independent bookstores are among the very best places for indie authors to sell their books.

Many of these stores have fiercely loyal customers.

And unlike the big chains, some stores are willing to give your book a “test run” to see if it sells. And they are willing to purchase directly from you, the publisher.

But not every book is right for every indie bookstore.

Join me from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time on TUESDAY, December 6th–when I host Amy Collins and Daniel Hall who will do free training on “How Indie Authors & Publishers Can Sell Tons of Books To Independent Book Stores.”  Remember: even if you can’t attend the webinar live, you want to register. Why?—because you will get the replay

Register at http://danielhallwebinars.com/indiebookjudith/

You will learn:

* An overview of the kinds of books independent book and gift stores want to see

* What they buy and when they buy them

* How stores GET books and how to get your book on their shelves

* How to know if your book belongs in a certain stores and if there’s room on their shelves for it

* The key questions to ask yourself before you approach the stores

* Step by step example of the first email to send a buyer to get the ball rolling

* How to change their minds if they say “no”

If you’re a publisher or author, don’t miss this training. Amy and Daniel will stay on the lined until all your questions are answered.

Register at http://danielhallwebinars.com/indiebookjudith/

P.S.

These stores are great places to rack up sales so you can then approach the big box retailers like Costco and Walmart.

Register at http://danielhallwebinars.com/indiebookjudith/

Dec
13
Tue
Webinar Gold: How To Sell Your Story To Hollywood For Big Bucks!
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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Are you ready for a Hollywood Producer to teach you how to sell your STORY (or BOOK) to the Movie or TV industry? If so, you want to get registered for a webinar I’m hosting on Tuesday (and if you can’t attend live, register to get the replay): http://realfasthollywooddeal.com/briles 

You will learn about:

  • The one document you MUST have in order to sell your story to Hollywood — without you’re dead in the water.
  • Why Hollywood is like a conveyor belt and ways that you can get your story to the front of the line…
  • How drawing 1 simple line can massively impact the success of your script.
  • Why having a screenplay is actually bad for most writers to have and how it can permanently ruin your chances
  • The story elements that every producer and director look for that increase your chances of successfully selling your story to Hollywood

All New Webinar: Hollywood Producer Teaches You How To Sell Your Story To The Movie Industry

 

    Sell to Hollywood:

How To Tell If Your Story Idea Will

Sell To Hollywood For Big Bucks

Why should you be there?

Because contrary to what you might believe it’s never been easier to sell your story or novel to Hollywood and see your story come to life on the big screen.

Not only that but my business partner and webinar presenter Ken Atchity is a world renown and bonafide movie producer as well as a literary agent with many New York Times bestselling authors among his bevy of clients.

If you’ve ever dreamed of making your story into a movie – this is truly is your lucky day – register for this free event here… : http://realfasthollywooddeal.com/briles 

To the Point: Ken knows what sells in Hollywood and more importantly HOW TO sell stories to the entertainment industry.

Date:  Tuesday, December 13th
Time: 4 PT, 5 MT, 6 CT, 7 ET
Where: Anywhere your computer is

In fact, when you register you’ll also discover:

  • Why TODAY it’s easier than ever to sell your story to Hollywood… but it must contain certain elements that most authors are oblivious to… you’ll get in the inside track during this training
  • The counter-intuitive path from taking an idea to a book to a New York Times bestseller to sold a story in Hollywood production.
  • Why so many novelists fail to ever sell one of their books to Hollywood… and how you can avoid their mistakes
  • Master producing the key document that actually sells a story to Hollywood (hint: it’s not a book)
  • The “tune-up” most stories need before they will sell to Hollywood
  • Plus, much more…

If you’ve ever dreamed of seeing your story on the big (or small) screen this is a must-attend event. Register NOW (if you can’t attend, register to get the replay): http://RealFastHollywoodDeal.com/Briles

 

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P.S. Ken Atchity has produced many films you may know like “Life or Something Like It” with Angelina Jolie,

“Joe Somebody” with Tim Allen, “Hysteria” with Maggie Gyllenhaal, “Expatriate” with Aaron Eckhart and “The Lost Valentine” with Betty White  among many, many others… 

Ken is the real deal… and this is a fantastic opportunity to learn from a true Hollywood insider… even if you have to change your plans you should definitely be there live.

 

Dec
17
Sat
Dec 17 AuthorYOU Circles
Dec 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The HOT coffee and tea are ready. The questions are: Has your book and writing joined the Holiday crowds … tucked into packages as gifts, ready to delight the recipient … or is it snug in a carton waiting for winter to thaw before reaching out for sales? It’s time to turn up the winter heat.

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We authors love the Holidays — let’s gather for an end of the year celebration of fabulous ideas shared and strategize to come out of the New Year with an implementation plan to make it the best ever.

AS ALWAYS, All gatherings start with a flip chart and a question: what do you need? The morning is then off … who knows what paths it will take …

Is there a book in the works? Are you stuck? Curious about the various publishing options? Ask your questions … AND participate. The value of the group is to give, not just take.

The Author YOU participants are true masterminds. The Circles created with expand your projects and the breadth of your success. If you want to make your book happen … here’s the inner circle that has ideas and experience to kick start it, goose it and just get the launch started.  Your answers are in the room.

There is no charge except your “fee” is to bring a healthy snack to share, your ideas, questions, an open mind and meet other authors. No question goes unanswered! –come at 9, stay til noon–

Register: email Judith directly that you are coming: Judith@Briles.com

Warning: if you are a “no-show,” you get two passes; after two misses, future participation will be based on availability.

Dec
28
Wed
FREE Webinar: Pick Judith’s Brain … How to Create Your Author Success and Action Plans
Dec 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Pick My Brain …  Create Your Author Success and Action Plans

When was the last time you really put together a strategy for your Author Success? How about an Action Plan to encourage, moderate and measure it? 
In this information, jam-packed and how-to session, The Book Shepherd Judith Briles has created a variety of tools to move you forward. 

  • Revisit and Energize your Author and Book Platforms.
  • Declutter your Mental and Physical Space to your making … not someone else’s.
  • Fine tune what works for you in Social Media and Dump what doesn’t.
  • Recenter, Repurpose andRejuvenate you and your vision. 

And, of course, much more. 

Choose either:
Tuesday, Dec 27 at 10 am  or  Wednesday, Dec 28  at 2 pm
(if you can’t attend live, you must register to get the replay)  

Register now:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/7460580398951995394

This is just Judith and her end of the year and the beginning of a new one gift just for you. Bring your questions–she’s with you until they are answered. 

Dr. Judith Briles is a book publishing expert, a multi-award winning and bestselling author of 35 books. Her publishing books include How to Avoid 101 Book Publishing Blunders, Bloopers and Boo-Boos, The CrowdFunding Guide for Authors & Writers, Snappy Sassy Salty: Wise Words for Authors and Writers and Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms. Judith has guided thousands through the book publishing process.

She’s the Founder of AuthorU.org and is known as The Book Shepherd. Her books and her mouth have generated in excess of $5,000,000 in revenues and taken her from Oprah to GMA to CNN to Time to People to the Wall Street Journal and she has survived the National Enquirer. Her websites are www.TheBookShepherd.com, www.PublishingAtSea.com, and www.AuthorU.org. Catch her each Monday morning for her free book coaching.

 

 

Jan
2
Mon
Get ready for the Author Marathon Webinar Derby! We have a FULL WEEK of goodies for you …
Jan 2 @ 2:55 pm – 3:55 pm

Get ready to receive the Perfect Gift for yourself; your book, your authoring success all week!

This week, and this week only, the AuthorU Elves have picked the best of the best … an exclusive one time only Re-run of our top Webinars with their discounted offerings on ‘live’ through New Year’s Day. It’s an Author Marathon Webinar Derby!

From now until midnight on January 1, you have the opportunity to listen and view each any time, any day, a total of 7 excellent information packed webinars.

Join Judith Briles as she hosts Joan Stewart for Soaring with a Hot Media Kits and Creating Press Kits that Hook the Media’s Eye; Amy Collins for Getting Your Book into Libraries and Selling to Independent Book Stores; Daniel Hall with the How-tos of Creating High Profit Info Products and Morphing Your Book to Say Hello Hollywood; and Kathy Meis’ Bublish Delight.

Below is the link to each Webinar Replay. Remember: all are available from now through midnight January 1 … then they go away.

From Joan Stewart,

Creating Press Kits that Hook the Media’s Eye July 20 Replay page: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/9065635374375223298
Soaring with a Hot Media Kits June 8 Replay page: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/7951153896718334722

 

From Kathy Meis,

Bublish Delight   https://youtu.be/2W2OYo3Wjk4

Note to all: The code date at the end of the webinar on the slides has been reactivated and will carry the January 1 deadline.

 

From Amy Collins,

Getting Your Book into Libraries
http://realfastlibrarymarketing.com/briles/

Selling to Independent Book Stores
http://realfastindiebookmarketing.com/briles/

 

From Daniel Hall

 

How-tos of Creating High Profit Info Products
http://RealFastInfoProduct.com/briles

Morphing Your Book to Say Hello Hollywood
http://realfasthollywooddeal.com/judith/ or
http://realfasthollywooddeal.com/briles/

 

Jan
7
Sat
January 7th: Get Your Brag On! @ The Colorado Automobile Dealers Association (CADA)
Jan 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Were you taught as a kid that bragging was wrong? Did you know that that early teaching could be at the root of why some things don’t get done … that book sales and promo may be in the shadows?

 

Author Truth: the reality is, if you can’t sell yourself, you can’t sell your book! Attend our first Saturday Morning event of the N Get ready for thew Year to learn how to brag and how to use your brag statements to increase your books sales and reputation as an amazing author!

Get ready for the Art of the Author Brag to be Revealed on Saturday.

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Your Speakers:

  • Jeannette Seibly, Identify Your Brag Factors (Brag: Just released her 5th book, “It’s Time to Brag! Business Edition)

About the speaker:

Jeannette Seibly is an internationally recognized business advisor. For the past 24 years, she has helped thousands of people work smarter, enjoy financial freedom and realize their dreams now. She has an uncanny ability to help her clients identify roadblocks, and help them focus to quickly produce unprecedented results. Each client brings their own unique challenges, and her gift is helping each one create success in their own unique way. Along the way, she has created three millionaires!

  • Lynn Hellerstein, Featured Author of the Month (Brag: She’s one of AuthorU’s most successful authors!)

Featured Author of the Month: Dr. Lynn Hellerstein

Dr. Lynn Hellerstein, developmental optometrist, and co-owner of Hellerstein & Brenner Vision Center P.C., is an international speaker and author of the award-winning books, See It. Say It. Do It! (2010), Organize It! (2011), and 50 Tips to Improve Sports Performance (2013,).  For more than 35 years, Dr. Hellerstein has treated children and adults with learning and reading problems, visual processing deficits or brain injuries.  Through her expertise, consulting and leadership, she has inspired thousands of people to improve their vision and enhance their school and work success, sports performance, and confidence.   A Past-President of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD), Dr. Hellerstein is an adjunct faculty member at five schools of optometry. She has been a long-time member of AuthorU.

  • See It. Say It. Do It!- Visualize your dream…Clearly, state your intention … Develop and maintain an action plan
  • The overwhelm! … It’s ok to ask for help
  • Acknowledge yourself … bragging is ok!

Viveka von Rosen, LinkedIn and How to Get Noticed! (Brag: She’s one of Forbes top 50 social media guru’s!)

LinkedIn: Your Map Social Selling Expertise
This engaging and interactive presentation will cover the Social Selling Strategies that transform LinkedIn from a Rolodex on steroids to a publicity machine for authors, speakers, and consultants!
Each attendee will walk away with the strategies needed to:

• Position Yourself to Attract the Right Viewers
• Efficiently Search and Find Media and PR Leads on LinkedIn
• Reach Out and Connect with Media and PR Leads
• Manage Your Prospects on LinkedIn
• Stay Top of Mind with Media and PR Leads using LinkedIn

This presentation will reveal steps and strategies you must take to start generating more leads, engage more effectively with your network and close more deals using LinkedIn

Viveka von Rosen is internationally known as the “LinkedIn Expert” and is an author of 2 best-selling books on LinkedIn. As a contributing expert to LinkedIn’s blog, she’s often called on to contribute to publications like Forbes, Money, Entrepreneur, etc. She has taken the business knowledge she has perfected over the past 10+ years and transformed it into engaging and informational training, providing over 100K+ people the tools and strategies they need to succeed on LinkedIn. She’s one of Forbes Top 20 Most Influential!

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These promise to be just a powerful! Please mark it on your calendars now!

8:30 to 9:00 Smoozing opportunity

9:00 to 9:45  Jeannette Seibly Identify Your Brag Factors

9:45 to 10:05 Break — Get to know one another

10:10 to 10:25 Lynn Hellerstein Featured Author of the Month

10:30 to 12 noon Viveka von Rosen LinkedIn and How to Get Noticed to Soar Your Expertise and Book Sales

 

Cost: $25 for AuthorU Gold Members … all others, $35

Location … 290 E Speer Blvd, Denver   CADA building (Colorado Automotive Dealers Assn)–use the Red Cross parking lot if necessary.

Time … 8.30 Continental breakfast and Networking. It’s over at noon.

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All Others: $35

 

 

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Jan
14
Sat
JAN: It’s a New Year … and a New Beginning for You and Your Book @ The Book Shepherd's Office
Jan 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

How can it be … a New Year already? For some authors, it’s a relief … for others, a disbelief that last year has vanished so quickly.

This Saturday is the perfect time to take just three hours for you to get your brainstorming and masterminding hat in the publishing ring and kick off the Fall season.

Who knows what the weather will be like. Inside, there will be plenty of HOT NEW ideas that will flip what you think and turn your head and attitude about what works and doesn’t work in today’s publishing arena.

January is a NEW YEAR for all authors and writers … what’s in your Author Wallet?

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All gatherings start with a flip chart and a question: what do you need? The morning is then off … who knows what paths it will take?

Is there a book in the works? Are you stuck? Curious about the various publishing options? Ask your questions … AND participate. The value of the group is to give, not just take.

The Author YOU participants are true masterminds. The Circles created with expand your projects and the breadth of your success. If you want to make your book happen … here’s the inner circle that has ideas and experience to kick start it, goose it and just get the launch started.  Your answers are in the room.

There is no charge except your “fee” is to bring a healthy snack to share, your ideas, questions, an open mind and meet other authors. No question goes unanswered! –come at 9, stay til noon–

Warning: if you are a “no-show,” you get two passes; after two misses, future participation will be based on availability.

Feb
4
Sat
February 4th: Breaking through Social Media Phobias – It’s a Must! @ The Colorado Automobile Dealers Association (CADA)
Feb 4 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

 

Many of us experience dread when thinking or talking about using social media venues to sell our books. Yet, as authors, we need to break through these fears in order to sell our books, attract future readers and influence the media. Attend this event to learn about ways to blast through your phobias, sell your books faster and build the number of followers (aka potential readers). 

 

Speakers:

 

  • Debra Jason, How You Can “Create a Thunder” to Sell Your Book (Brag: Sold an additional 200 books in 30 days using this social media platform!)
  • Laurie Weiss, Featured Author of the Month (Brag: She can help you reduce anxiety about anything!)
  • Erin Cell, Increasing Sales through Twitter (Brag: She’s the mastermind behind the inaugural Social Media Day Denver event!

How You Can “Create a Thunder” to Sell Your Book

After spending a year working on my book, I proudly held the physical proof in my hand. As I began planning the official book launch, I was introduced to a cool online marketing tool that helped me achieve a broader reach – broader than I could have ever imagined.

This cost-effective marketing tool helps you “create a thunder” as your announcement travels across social networks. It resulted in my book having a social reach of more than 1.4 million viewers and ranking in Amazon’s Top 10.

The good news? You can do this too when launching your book!

  • Create a buzz around your book before it launches.
  • Amplify your message across social media.
  • Build your social reach without asking your network to dip into their wallets.
  • Launch a thunderous online campaign in 3 simple steps.
  • Design an attention-grabbing graphics even if you’re not an artist.

 

Debra Jason is an author of the award-winning book, Millionaire Marketing on a Shoestring Budget™, Debra Jason is also a speaker, copywriter, and multi-faceted marketing mentor. A recipient of the Boulder Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business of the Year Award, she started The Write Direction in 1989. Her mission is to empower you with the cost-effective marketing strategies you need to gain exposure for your book so that you attract a steady stream of happy readers.

 

 

 

Featured Author of the Month: Dr. Laurie Weiss

 

After over 40 years practicing psychotherapy and coaching, Relationship Communication Expert, Dr. Laurie Weiss had no intention of starting a new phase of her career. Then a colleague helped her resolve a persistent, stressful problem using an amazing new technique. She was astounded that he did it in just a few minutes, using only words while standing on the sidewalk outside of a restaurant. As a Psychotherapist, Coach and Consultant Dr. Laurie has been helping clients reclaim life energy and find joy in life since 1972.  She has taught professionals in 13 countries and authored 8 books that make complex information accessible to anyone. Her latest, Letting It Go, reflects her expertise in the rapid anxiety and stress relief process she first encountered that fateful evening. She is a long time member of AuthorU.

Dissolve Social Media Blocks—Yes, Really!

  • Identify what scares you most
  • Picture your “why”
  • Use 3 sentences to change the picture and dissolve the blocks

Increasing Sales through Twitter

Looking to increase book sales through the use of social media, more specifically, Twitter? We will start with the basics & learn the language of Twitter. Building a Twitter Tribe is key to increasing your exposure on the platform, we will walk through engagement and follower tips & tools. As with all marketing, you need a plan, learn how to create a winning content & engagement strategy for Twitter to help you increase your online sales.

  • Twitter Talk – Learning the Language
  • Building Your Twitter Tribe
  • Creating a Winning Strategy for Twitter
  • Twitter Tips & Tools
  • Increasing Sales through Twitter

 

Erin Cell is a social media strategist, consultant & speaker who is passionate about helping businesses (and authors) understand the power of social media. She has helped thousands of authors, business owners, entrepreneurs, and executives improve their online presence while saving them time and money. She is the mastermind behind the inaugural Social Media Day Denver event in partnership with the Colorado Women in Social Media. She speaks regularly around the Denver area to a variety of groups, including SCORE Denver, Polka Dot Powerhouse, Denver Start-up Week, and hosts her own Social Success Club Meetup.

 

REGISTER NOW … costs go up on the January 28th.

 

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Feb
18
Sat
FEB: AuthorYOU Circles – Turn Up the Heat with Repurposing @ The Book Shepherd's Offices
Feb 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Yup … it’s cold and you may want to hunker in … but this is the ideal time to turn up the heat and create new programs–audio–how about a video series — crafting a speech that can open up the door to huge sales? Get ready for ideas to defrost the coldest of fronts!

REGISTER: www.Meetup.com/AuthorYOU

 

All gatherings start with a flip chart and a question: what do you need? The morning is then off … who knows what paths it will take?

Is there a book in the works? Are you stuck? Curious about the various publishing options? Ask your questions …

The Author YOU participants are true masterminds. The Circles created with expanding your projects and the breadth of your success. If you want to make your book happen … here’s the inner circle that has ideas and experience to kick start it, goose it and just get the launch started.  Your answers are in the room.

There is no charge except your “fee” is to bring a snack to share, your ideas, questions, an open mind and meet other authors. No question goes unanswered! –come at 9, stay til noon–

Warning: if you are a “no-show,” you get two passes; after two misses, future participation will be based on availability

REGISTER: www.Meetup.com/AuthorYOU

Mar
4
Sat
MARCH 4th and 5th: BOOKCAMP-Comedy Intensive with a Hollywood Master! @ The Colorado Automobile Dealers Association (CADA)
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am – Mar 5 @ 4:00 pm

sWhat do Actors Jack Black and Nathan Lane have in common?
2 words:  The outrageous and comedy writer Steve Kaplan … and so can you!

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We have a DOUBLE HEADER BOOKCAMP in March!


March 4
… Sharpen up your writing with Hollywood’s premier comedy writer.
March 5 … Learn tips and tricks to transform your work to the big screen.

A very special BookCamp is coming your way with comedy writer, trainer, author and mentor to the inside club of Hollywood’s entertainers is coming to AuthorU and Denver. Steve Kaplan is bringing the Comedy Intensive to us … you will learn tips and tricks on how to humor up your writing when appropriate; how to engage an audience when speaking that you’ve never thought about; and so much more. http://www.KaplanComedy.com/

Get ready for a dynamic duo: The Comedy Writing Intensive BookCamp: A Weekend Workshop for Authors, Writers and Screenwriters. Attend one day … or both. Your choice … you choose.

Whether you’re writing a novel, short story, a comedy screenplay, working on a sitcom script, or producing or directing a comedy film, Steve Kaplan has been the industry’s most sought-after expert when it comes to comedy. From the industry’s top stars to first time comedy writers producers directors and performers, Steve Kaplan has worked with and developed the best.

The proven and practical methods and principles contained in his famed Comedy Intensive course reveals the hidden tools and principles that help you understand comedy from the inside out. If you went to Steve, you would pay $395 for this course (plus air, plus food, plus hotel). AuthorU is bring the amazing, outrageous and hilarious Steve Kaplan and the Hollywood factor to you … and you can sleep in your own bed.

Don’t miss this … Register Now! Early Bird ends on February 8th.

SEATS: Space is allowed for ONLY 40 attendees … register EARLY for this one.                                                                                            

Saturday, March 4th … Comedy Author Writing Intensive and Prose

Whether you’re writing a comic novel or just want to inject more humor into your prose, your books, your speeches … this all day workshop will open avenues you never envisioned. 

Learn

  • How to Create Great Comic Characters
  • The Power of Not Knowing
  • Funny You Should Say That: Writing Comic Dialogue
  • Unblock the Block
  • And more!
     
    An intimate, supportive day that will include creativity and brainstorming techniques, solo and group writing exercises, and lots and lots of laughter!

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Steve Kaplan is a master in Hollywood comedy and will delve into the sometimes elusive art of writing comedy. He’ll will explore this potent and popular form by distilling its basic principles, bringing them into the lingo and jargon you get … and can use. Combining hands-on writing exercises with story analysis and other interactive activities, this one-day event will help you find your own comic voice and offer guidelines on how to write humor with confidence, honesty and clarity. 

Here’s Steve on Why Most Romantic Comedies Suck … http://bit.ly/1S3jmBc

 

Sunday, March 5th  … Comedy Intensive for Screenwriters (and Screenwriters-to-be), Performers and Filmmakers

  • How do you write funny?
  • How do you act funny?
  • How do you direct funny?
  • How do you be funny?

Get ready to deep-dive and discover the hidden tools and principles of comedy

  • what comedy is,
  • how it works, 
  • why it works,
  • what’s happening when it’s not working
  • what you can do to fix it,

Your take-aways include proven and practical methods and principles. The workshop includes exercises, solo and group writing activities, as well as a liberal use of clips from current and classic comedies to illustrate our points and principles. It’s a very interactive experience, and we tend to laugh. A lot!

Get ready to alter your thinking, your style and your outcomes!

Don’t miss this … Register Now!                                               

TIME: 8.30 to 4.30  includes lunch each day

WHERE: CADA – Colorado Automobile Dealers Assn, 290 E Speer Blvd., Denver CO

COST: AuthorU GOLD Members:
Early Bird  $99 per day or both days for $180 until February 8;

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AuthorU GOLD Members Regular Rate: $129 per day or $250 for both days after February 8



ALL Other Participants

 
1 Day – March 4th


1 Day – March 5th



Both Days

BASIC and NON-Members Regular Rate after February 8th: $169 and $310

SEATS: Space is allowed for ONLY 40 attendees … register EARLY for this one.

There are no refunds 21 days before the event and a $40 Administrative fee will be charged.

Mar
11
Sat
MAR: AuthorYOU Circles … Spring Forward with New Ideas! @ The Book Shepherd's Offices
Mar 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

It’s official … FINALLY, Spring arrives on Monday … the annual first day of Spring celebration per the calendar. This month’s AuthorYOU circle is designed to jumpstart the annual ritual of warming weather and signs of nature with new ideas for marketing, creation, presentation … SUCCESS.

REGISTER: www.Meetup.com/AuthorYOU

Even if it does what we all know about Colorado–we sometimes don’t get the “it’s Spring memo”– and snows! Get ready for another great session with the AuthorYOU tribe.

It’s cold outside but HOT inside as a variety of ideas are revealed and explored. It’s time to start thaw out, come out of hibernation from the winter chill–make 2016 the year that your writing and publishing explode.

All gatherings start with a flip chart and a question: what do you need? The morning is then off … who knows what paths it will take?

Is there a book in the works? Are you stuck? Curious about the various publishing options? Ask your questions …

The Author YOU participants are true masterminds. The Circles created with expanding your projects and the breadth of your success. If you want to make your book happen … here’s the inner circle that has ideas and experience to kick start it, goose it and just get the launch started.  Your answers are in the room.

There is no charge except your “fee” is to bring a snack to share, your ideas, questions, an open mind and meet other authors. No question goes unanswered! –come at 9, stay til noon–

Warning: if you are a “no-show,” you get two passes; after two misses, future participation will be based on availability.

REGISTER: www.Meetup.com/AuthorYOU

Mar
22
Wed
March 22nd: Learn WordRecon AND Competitive Spying PLUS Updating ALL Keywords for your Websites and Marketing
Mar 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:45 pm

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March Tech ToolBox

Learn WordRecon AND Competitive Spying PLUS Updating ALL Keywords for your Websites and Marketing

Note: Tech Tool Boxes can be attended in-person or remote (remote attendance is created via Skype). Space is limited to 8 AuthorU GOLD and BESTSELLER MEMBERS ONLY and led by Kelly Johnson and Judith Briles.

In-person participation is at the offices of Judith Briles: Beverage and snacks included.

Learn how WordRecon gives you a different and more accurate search for keywords that you may use in your marketing and on your websites.

Find out what tags are being used in YouTube videos, search for the Top 3 items being purchased on Amazon under a keyword phrase, put on your spy cap and review a competitor’s site for keywords, description, and titles for SEO and more!

Your take-away: you will be a rock star in the search engines’ eyes … which means more eyes on you; more traffic to your website … even book sales.

Must have to participate in this session: Bring your laptop. 

When: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Where: Judith Briles’ Offices, 8122 S. Quatar Circle, Aurora CO 80016

(NOTE… remote members welcome via Skype)

Time: 3 pm to 6 pm Mountain

Cost: Cost is $59 per session

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Apr
1
Sat
APRIL 1: Audiobooks, Bublish,& Amazon Marketing Services –WOWSA! @ 2734 Walnut Street Denver, Colorado 80205
Apr 1 @ 8:15 am – 12:00 pm

Get ready to get the “insider’s skinny” on the hottest tool in the Amazon Marketing Services offerings. We are going to DEEP DEEP Dive into the new advertising that you can do on Amazon for pennies … don’t miss this session–it will not be taped … meaning you need to be at the meeting.

 

Meet with R9izxbdzieichard Rieman at the studios of Post Modern Company Studios in downtown Denver to learn The Secrets of Audiobooks and How to Use them to Showcase Your Book. In addition, Kathy Meis, founder of Bublish, takes you step-by-step through the process of conducting your own Book Positioning Study and implementing Bublish to your marketing strategy.

Get ready to create a 3-minute AUDIO onsite for the first 20 people who register. We have two studios that will allocate a total of 15 minutes for each of the lucky 20–this allows to retakes and editing. For those who will be in front of the mic, you will get instructions on how to script yourself so you maximize your efforts and minimize your time.

Note: this is a large studio in a commercial building with concrete floors–bring a sweater–it can be chilly.

 

 

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Count me in … I need to get on the audiobook trail pronto!

13690716_10208119093673782_5265692091565688632_nRichard Rieman is a multi-award winning author of The Author’s Guide to AudioBook Creation, a narrator and audiobook consultant.

 

 

 

 

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Apr
18
Tue
2017 Tech Toolbox: Tools to Create Products and Record Demos
Apr 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:45 pm

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April Tech ToolBox

Tools to Create Products and Record Demos

Note: Tech Tool Boxes can be attended in-person or remote (remote attendance is created via Skype). Space is limited to 8 AuthorU GOLD and BESTSELLER MEMBERS ONLY and led by Kelly Johnson and Judith Briles.

In-person participation is at the offices of Judith Briles: Beverage and snacks included.

 

Have ideas for products or programs but not sure how to create them to deliver to clients and customers?

Learn how Jing, Screencastomatic, and SnagIt allows you to create professional demos and recordings to turn into online products.

These online tools will have you quickly delivering programs and products – put the power of these tools to work for you!

Your take-away: you have entered the monetizing world of new products and monetizing your work.

 

Must have to participate in this session: Bring your laptop. 

When: Wednesday, April 18, 2017

Where: Judith Briles’ Offices, 8122 S. Quatar Circle, Aurora CO 80016 (NOTE… remote members welcome via Skype)

Time: 3 pm to 5:45 pm Mountain

Cost: Cost is $59 per session

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May
6
Sat
May 6th: Improve Your “Author” Visibility
May 6 @ 8:15 am – 12:00 pm

This month we will focus on showcasing you!

  • Are you ready to sell more books?
  • Do you know how to create a brand that shows off your best side, on and off camera?
  • Are you aware of how to consistently influence, market and pitch yourself to get noticed?
  • Are you ready when a publicist or event planner calls for a TV or radio spot?

All of you know that walking your talk is an integral part of personal and professional branding. As an author, you need to look and sound your best. When you pitch your books, you’re pitching yourself! When you get that long awaited call, you want to be ready. Too often when you get the call, you focus on scripting what you’ll say and forget to plan on how to look. Remember, over 80% of what people hear is what they see!

This morning will provide a practical approach that can save you, both men and women, from wishing for a do-over! Today’s speakers will help us look our best in person and sound our best on paper! They will share their secrets of how to become successful. When you leave, you will be ready to fine-tune your brand and ready to win the pitch.

Success is knocking! Are you ready to sell more books?

Speakers:

Rhoda Johnson, Hollywood Secrets to Showcasing You (Brag: Image Consultant and
Columnist, former Hollywood makeup artist)

Want to increase book sales? How you look in front of the camera and on speaking engagements tells a bigger story. Learn how to improve your personal brand to optimize your social media presence and attract potential readers. Discover the Hollywood secrets of maximizing your image to engage your audience. Note: authors Ronald Beach and Connie Pshigoda have graciously agreed to be models!

  • Your personal brand should help you, not hurt you
  • Simple techniques that will attract people to you
  • Be prepared to look your best on camera
  • Current trends to use and ones to avoid
  • Looking your best sells more books

Rhoda Johnson received a Fashion Merchandising Degree from Brooks College in Long Beach, California and has studied makeup artistry at Cinema Secrets in Burbank California. She received a license to teach Personal Development from John Robert Powers in Cerritos, California and JF Images Talent Agency in Denver, Colorado. Rhoda has over 35 years’ experience collectively as an Image Consultant, Makeup Artist, Jewelry Designer, and Motivational Public Speaker.  She also writes a monthly beauty and fashion column for 50 Plus Marketplace News.

Jill Christensen, How to Become a Noted Influencer (Brag: Recognized by Engagement101 as one of the Top 100 Employee Engagement Global Influencers of 2017, alongside Richard Branson and others.) Featured Author of the Month.

Book sales, speaking engagements, and your reputation will soar if you can position yourself as a thought-leader and noted influencer on the topic of your book.

How to Become a Noted Influencer
1. Pick a Lane
2. Determine Your Target Audience and Research Where They Are Online
3. Develop a Strategic Plan to Position Yourself as a Thought-Leader in Your Space
4. Gauge Your Progress and Course-Correct if Necessary
5. Be Open to Building on Your Success – Do Not Rest on Your Laurels

Jill Christensen has three decades of consulting, speaking, and most importantly, real-life, in-the-trenches global Fortune 500 executive-level experience. She has served as the head of global Internal Communications at both Avaya and Western Union, has a Six Sigma Green Belt, authored the best-selling book, If Not You, Who? Cracking the Code of Employee Disengagement, and was recently named one of the Top 100 Global Employee Engagement Influencers of 2017.

Marilyn Heywood Paige, Leveraging Media to Sell More Books (Brag: Former event planner with B&N!)

Earned media is one of the most powerful marketing tools because it’s not you telling people how great your book is, it’s a trusted media outlet telling them. Earned media opens new audiences to you and gives you more credibility.

Today you will:

  • Learn the do’s and don ts of pitching to the media
  • Discover how and when to approach journalists and bloggers
  • The elements of a good pitch
  • How best to leverage a media placement once you’ve earned it

Marilyn Heywood Paige is the Vice President of FiG Advertising and Marketing in Denver, a full-service marketing agency that moves the needle for small businesses. She was the marketing and public relations manager for Barnes & Noble for ten years where she worked with over 600 authors, helping them market their books more effectively.

 

 

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