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Sep
15
Thu
AuthorU 2016 Extravaganza @ Renaissance Denver Hotel
Sep 15 – Sep 17 all-day

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September 15-17, 2016

Three jammed-paced days that includes learning and working with the leading book market strategists, how to market with minimal moneys, SEO experts and special sales specialists.

You will have the guidance of writing and editing pros and next generation bloggers and be able to identify ways to monetize and repurpose what you already have. By the end of the third day, you will embrace eBook tactics that will have you head spinning; get updates in digital publishing; learn how to create content-delivery in written and oral form; and know how to create a step-by-step publicity campaign together without raiding Fort Knox. Three extraordinary days in Denver, Colorado. Below is a partial list of our speakers.

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Get ready to dare greatly with …

Joan Stewart as she shows you how to develop and achieve daring email marketing results;

Joel Friedlander as he walks you through the nuances of building your online community, brand and deliver non-stop traffic to your website;

Carolyn Howard-Johnson as she dares greatly and short cuts you through the book marketing maze and delivers a daring array of marketing tips and to dos;

John Kremer as a moderates panel of independent bookstore owners disclose insider tips on how to work with them and increase your book sales;

Dom Testa as he takes you on a journey from indie author to New York published back to indie;

Susan RoAne as she identifies the ahas of relationship book selling (she’s sold over 1,000,000 of her copies and earned the position of #1 best seller with the Book of the Month Club);

Bill Van Orsdel as he turns your head with the how-tos of finding SuperReaders and creating SuperFans;

Mitchell Levy as he shows you how to create a book in less than a day to add to your marketing and branding panache;

Amy Collins as she divulges how to do all your book marketing in 20 minutes each day;

Daniel Hall as he exposes how to spin-off your book and ideas to create secondary products that sell online while you snooze;

Linda Frothingham as she flaunts eye-candy, visual marketing and amplifying the author brand;

Brian Jud as he deep dives into where premium and special sales can be created;

Kathy Meis as she explains how metadata defines how authors and books are described and viewed by readers and the publishing marketplace;

Frederic Perrin as he shares how to keep your “writer’s muse” and overcome obstacles;

Richard Rieman as he outlines how to avoid rookie mistakes when creating your first audiobook, along with new ways to sell audiobooks and taking advantage of the falling costs of audiobook production;

Kelly Johnson as she identifies the latest gizmos and gadgets that will make your authoring life so much easier and ease the social media pain;

Judith Briles as she weaves in her expertise in crowdfunding, avoiding publishing blunders and becoming a confident and successful author … and oh-so-much-more.

DRAFT TO DREAM Book Competition Winners Revealed!
Who will be the five awesome authors-to-be in this year’s Draft to Dream Book Competition will be revealed just before the Deep Dive Dinner Workshop with the outrageous editor, Barb Wilson. Finalists were notified in August and will be attending Thursday’s session as part of their Finalist award. The five Winners will get the entire Extravaganza as part of their prize plus a complete cover and interior design and much more.

DEEP DIVE DINNER WORKSHOP
The Deep-Dive Dinner workshop with publisher and developmental editor Barb Wilson divulges the 20 ways to generate reader buzz woven with the craft of writing and editing that promises to take your book (and you) to reader enjoyment and critical acclaim. Don’t miss Write the Right Way – Frogs, Princes and the Art of Wart-Free Writing. All Early Bird registrants get FREE (value $75).

FRIDAY NIGHT ENTERTAINMENT
The Friday night “entertainment” is a two-character tour-de-force with a delightful, haunting, and fun award-winning play with starring Mara Purl and Christopher Law. You don’t want to miss the perfect way to end a long day. On Saturday, they will dissect the five senses of awesome dialogue and storytelling.

Three glorious author and publishing days in September in Colorado … author heaven in publishing and marketing. Put AuthorU’s Extravaganza September 15-17, 2016 on your calendar NOW … that is, only if you are willing to Dare to Be Great!

REGISTER NOW …

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!

Sep
16
Fri
Get Your Author Photos Onsite at the AuthorU Extravaganza
Sep 16 – Sep 17 all-day

AUTHORU Extravaganza Participants

Get Your Author Photos Onsite at the Extravaganza for only $250!

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Award-winning author photographer Ashlee Bratton will be onsite and ready to take your pictures for ONLY $250. You will get an hour shoot with her and a CD post the Extravaganza with your photos to be used any and everywhere. Don’t miss this opportunity.

Photos will be taken all 3 days. Register now—and email Nancy@Briles.com and tell her her whether Thursday, Friday or Saturday (AM or Afternoon) is your preference. We will honor first comers until times are filled.

You will be contacted prior to the event to set up confirming your time and suggestions on clothing options and where to meet Ashlee in the AuthorU area.

 

Ashlee Bratton Photo Session

Sep
27
Tue
Webinar Gold: Market Your Book Pre and Post Book Launch the Bublish Way!
Sep 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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Oct
1
Sat
Oct is a double header: Create the Amazon Launch + Your Publishing Business Platform @ The Colorado Automobile Dealers Association (CADA)
Oct 1 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

COST
GOLD Members: $25 (Please login to register)
All Others: $35
Note: after September 26th, price increases $10 for each

 

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Gold members need to login to Member site to register.

 

 

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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

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– 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

Oct
29
Sat
Authors’ Annual Fall Tea … Welcome All Book Lovers!
Oct 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

It’s time for the Annual Fall Holiday Author Tea on Saturday, October 29! 

Celebrating Authors … Hearing them talk about their books … Shopping for gifts–books are ideal! 

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Don’t worry … the Broncos aren’t playing!


The Afternoon
: Authors will briefly share with you about their books and who they are in 60 or less seconds each. All books will be displayed on tables to “check-out” and purchase. Books are IDEAL gifts … for yourself, for others. All will be priced at less than what you can buy them on Amazon. Authors will be signing—some even come with ribbons! Children are welcome BUT little ones need to be hand-in-hand with an adult.

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. You don’t want ot miss Julie’s home … or her amazing ceiling in the dining room!

When:  Saturday, October 29

Time: 1 – 4 pm

Food?  Absolutely … delicious goodies and tidbits plus tea and punch of course!

Cost:  FREE

Hosted by: Judith Briles and Julie Griffin

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

Who Can Come? Anyone who loves books, shopping, meeting amazing authors … and BRING friends.

The Twist: A dozen plus authors … telling everyone about their books … in 90 seconds or less—about their book and who the ideal reader is. All books are for sale at special prices … ready to be signed by the Author …  fabulous gifts for birthdays and the coming Holidays.

RSVP:  Please… we need counts so that there is plenty of food… that means let Judith and Julie know if you are bringing friends. The more, the better!    

REGISTER NOW … it’s FREE!

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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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Gold members need to login to Member site to register.

 

 

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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.

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