Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips February 05

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Your Book and Author Success Is Just a Listen Away … and a HUGE part of your success is directly related to your investment. Yes, money is needed in most cases. And so is YOUR TIME. Weekly, The Book Shepherd Judith Briles and AuthorU create a podcast that is peppered with tips, tricks, insiders ahas and strategies to leapfrog you over other authors.

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Their question for you is: Are you investing in your time – it’s just less than an hour each week, to learn from the publishing, marketing, publicity, fill-in-the blank masters that they bring to you? Each expert is “tops” in their consulting, advice, book production, author support—you name it field in and around all things BOOKS.

Within  the AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing weekly radio podcasts delivered, you get the cream of the crop for your listening and learning pleasure. Your investment is YOUR TIME … will you?

Let’s start with a few questions:

  • Have you subscribed to the weekly AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing radio show that many of the top publishing service providers sponsor?
  • Did you know that it is carried on iTunes and you can subscribe here?
  • Did you know that every week, it has new content, new topics and a different expert guest?
  • And did you know that there are no repeats of any show when I am traveling, speaking at a writer’s conference, or it’s a “holiday”? All I do is pre-record in advance if I can’t be in the studio during the “live” time slot.

Here are a few programs that merit your attention to either prepare you for your authoring journey; to kick start the one you are on; or to propel you to the next, next wave of publishing:

WOWSA – Author, Actor, Drama Radio Host, Publisher Mara Purl revealed and shared how-tos and strategies in powerful creation of dialogue and all the nuances of subtext – words, the way they are said; what is unsaid; the history behind them with others; added in body language … she has had to use the power of her voice, her words, her pauses and so much more to connect. Yes, spoken words are critical … but it’s the unspoken that really has the story. As a writer, how do you show it? Don’t miss this edition of AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing podcast:   


Excellent ahas on selling and getting books and ebooks into libraries with Amy Collins—from pricing to how to pitch; which distributors #authors should be with and why authors should put energy into libraries for book marketing.  Listen to podcast:


Get the essential steps that authors need to know; need to take to avoid the #1 kiss of death a book can incur. The Book Shepherd Judith Briles and Book Designer Nick Zelinger ( explore the RTP—the Rush to Publish Syndrome … something that both Newbies and Oldie Authors keep falling into—this show was generated as they both shared there broadening frustration with authors—both newbies and experience who were cutting corners and creating what their experiences shouted: “OMG, it’s more publishing garbage.” Listen to podcast via @AuthorU:




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Judith Briles is a book publishing expert and coach. She empowers authors and is the Founder of Author U, a signature-full TRNmembership organization created for the serious author who wants to be seriously successful. She’s been writing about and conducting workshops on publishing since the 80s. Judith is the author of 34 books including Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms (ForeWord IndieFab Book of the Year), Snappy Sassy Salty: Wise Words for Authors and Writers and a speaker at publishing conferences. Book #34 was published this summer: The CrowdFunding Guide for Authors & Writers. Get your copy.

Become part of her inner circle by joining the Author’s Ark and exclusive monthly webinar and coaching event. Each summer, she holds Judith Briles Book Publishing Unplugged, a three day intensive limited to a small group of authors who want to be seriously successful. In 2015, the dates are August 27-29th.  Her audio and workbook series, Creating Your Book and Author Platform is now available. Join Judith live on Thursdays at 6 p.m. EST for Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing on the Toginet Network at .

Follow @AuthorU and @MyBookShepherd on Twitter and do a “Like” at AuthorU and Judith Briles – TheBookShepherd on Facebook. If you want to create a book that has no regrets, contact Judith at


header-logo1.pngAuthor U is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to the author who wants to be seriously successful. Monthly education programs delivered face-to-face and online, The Author Resource ezine, BookCamps and the annual Author U Extravaganza are tools designed for authors pre, during and post publishing of their books. Join today.

 If you are looking for FREE author and book coaching … call in to Judith’s Author Monday Mornings at NOON Eastern each Monday. The number is 218-632-9854; Access Code 1239874444 … have your questions ready–there’s a full hour to ask and listen.

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