More By: Judith Briles

Successful Authors Embrace the Big Four Publishing DNA

Successful Authors Embrace the Big Four Publishing DNA

Once upon a time, in a land not so far away, there were two types of publishing: the real  publishing route where mega-thousands of books were printed each year; authors were paid moneys upfront called advances; publisher reps happily pitched books that only real authors wrote; all marketing and publicity were handled by the publisher for an author when the book was published and available via real bookstores; and to claimed the moniker of a …

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Embrace 10 ways to make this the best author and publishing word ever!

Embrace 10 ways to make this the best author and publishing word ever!

 10 Ways to Move from So-So Author to Sought Out Author!
Start noodling. What do you want this year for you? For your authoring? For your publishing? This is the last year of this decade–that’s an OMG! How do you want to make your entrance? What about the exit … leading into the new decade? I know, I know, it’s another OMG … but this, dear author, is called planning.
What are your author and publishing expectations …

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Do Your Actions … Do Your Words … Does Your Promise Match Your Branding Message?

Do Your Actions …  Do Your Words … Does Your Promise Match Your Branding Message?

OK … I’m someone who loves to cheer for and work with authors; learn new things; read a mystery/thriller; putter in the garden (on my list to do is to enroll in the Master Gardner course at the University of Colorado soon; cook for my friends; entertain in my home; and, I admit, I’m a bit of a news junkie.
At this point, I do not know where you are … but where I am is …

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Don’t miss out on my annual authors tea

Don’t miss out on my annual authors tea

Hello to many of my favorite people: Authors! … are you interested in being featured at my annual Author’s Tea slated for Saturday afternoon, Oct 27th?
The Annual Authors’ Fall Holiday Tea will be held on:
Saturday, October 27th   from 1 – 4 p.m.
Author Judith Briles will be the host this year in her home within the Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Club. The address is 8122 S Quatar Circle, Aurora CO 80016.
We know it’s Bronco time and …

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Come on the working vacation for authors in January

Come on the working vacation for authors in January

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COME CRUISE WITH ME … with US in January. Who are we? Just seven of the best and brightest in publishing on the High Seas, that’s who. Join John Kremer, Kathy Meis, Daniel Hall, Kelly Johnson, Rebecca Finkel, Ashlee Bratton and yours truly. New programs. Think of spending seven awesome days working and playing in mid-January. And with us. When we are in ports … you play all day and …

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The 6 Options for Author & Publishing Learning … Which Delivers More?

The 6 Options for Author & Publishing Learning … Which Delivers More?

Over the next three months, I will be at seven live events. Meeting hundreds, actually thousands of authors, but meeting new experts. Their expertise expands my learning and my connections. It benefits me professionally; it benefits me mentally; and it benefits my publishing clients. That’s a win-win-win.
There are six key options for author learning:

attend live publishing and book marketing related events;
attend online publishing and book marketing events;
become a DIYer and learn by the school of …

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Author Success Always Has This ONE, SINGLE Ingredient

Author Success Always Has This ONE, SINGLE Ingredient

Oh yes … I’ve heard … you’ve heard … we have ALL heard about the author who starts up chatter in the book world. Out of the blue, one hits the bookselling lottery. A gazillion copies are sold. The media is all over the place. The buzz is, well, the buzz.
Authoring … what a journey.  Highs and lows. Hopes and fears. Tears and joy. And a journey that requires perseverance. It’s the magic word that …

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Get Your Print Books Reviewed Pre and Post Publication

Get Your Print Books Reviewed Pre and Post Publication

The Library Journal, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and ForeWord Reviews are the gold standard in book reviews. Some (Publishers Weekly, ForeWord Reviews and Kirkus have also created a paid for review service—this doesn’t mean that you are guaranteed a blue ribbon with your payment for it. It means that you are guaranteed a review, sometimes “wow”, sometimes not-so-hot. Blue Ink Reviews (also an Author U member and Extravaganza Exhibitor) has garnered an excellent …

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Sell Ads to Help Finance Your Self-Published Books

Sell Ads to Help Finance Your Self-Published Books

 
I hate the word “monetize.” And I especially don’t like it when this word (it’s really ugly, isn’t it?) is mentioned in the same breath with books. But I’m going to talk about it anyway because, if authors do it right, using ads in their books or other promotional materials can subsidize the cost of publishing a book, costs they often scrimp on like great editing, great cover design, and great indexing.

Most every author is …

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Yes, Virginia … Book Reviews Are a Must Get! By Patti Thorn

Yes, Virginia … Book Reviews Are a Must Get! By Patti Thorn

 
With more than 450,000 self-published titles released each year, getting readers to buy your book is no easy task.
But one thing is important above all else: book reviews.
In an age in which consumers choose everything from vacation resorts to televisions to movies by reading reviews, book reviews vouch for your title. They say it’s worth a reader’s time and attention.
That’s where BlueInk Review comes in. We are a fee-based service that provides a book reviews …

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