Why Join Author U

Why?

Simply this: Author U will fast-forward your learning curve and keep you out of trouble, publishing trouble, at the same time.

The single biggest mistakes new authors and wannabe authors do is rush to publish. The POD—print-on-demand method of printing—has created more trash than the book buying public needs, or wants. Why? Simply because authors are “publishing” without caring or knowing the ins and outs of being an author and publishing a book. They get duped by publishers, publishing and others who want their money.

The large publishers are downsizing, the traditional brick & mortar stores are closing, and readers are embracing eBooks. These and other changes are affecting literary agents, wholesalers, distributors, reviewers, printers, truckers and everyone in the book trade. The winners will be the authors and smaller publishers. You.

If you want to publish your book yourself (self – indie) or sell it to NY, you need to learn how to do it:

  • create titles that soar;
  • structure your book;
  • not get duped by publishers, publishing and others who want your money;
  • learn the dollars and sense of the publishing world;
  • find an agent;
  • get a distributor;
  • pick the right people for your publishing team;
  • how to pick the right editor for your project;
  • get the media buzzing about you;
  • learn printing options;
  • discover how to get foreign rights;
  • learn what needs permissions and what doesn’t;
  • not create a mediocre book;
  • and so, so much more  …

Author U is where you need to be. Meet and schmooze with others who have similar goals … who want to learn what to do, how to do it, not just talk about it. Each meeting will include a presentation by a publishing pro on the “topic” of the night with plenty of time to network and good food.

You’ll also receive the Resource Directory from Judith’s book, Show Me About Book Publishing—it’s rich with contacts for foreign rights, book awards, publishing consultants, printers and a variety of services that only an author and publisher would use and need. Available only to Members, updated annually.

Welcome!

Author U Membership Options…

JOIN or RENEW Author U Membership: $99

Smart authors and independent publishers are investing in their growth and success by joining Author U. It’s the best money you’ll ever spend on your book. Take action today and join Author U, the membership association for authors and publishers who take their books seriously.


AuthorU Group Membership $225

What’s a group? Simply this: A company or a family of up to 3 members … it’s not three friends who decide to be a “group” to save a few dollars . You will each have your own Membership page and will receive the Resource newsletter and email notices separately—there is not a group leader.

Note: Once you submit payment you will be redirected to a page where we ask your cooperation in submitting your group member information right away. Thank you.

Associate Membership: $150

Service providers gain access with Author U members by receiving notation regarding what they provide in our membership directory as well as receiving a link on our Associate Providers list on the Author U website.If you’d like to become a Sponsoring Premium Member with even more marketing exposure, please contact Judith at judith@briles.com

Note: Once you submit payment you will be redirected to a page where we ask your cooperation in submitting your group member information right away. Thank you.