Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips



 Here are three ahas for you to noodle over:

1 No one will come to your book reading/signing unless you are already famous. Contrary to popular belief, book readings have the lowest return for book sales … the average is four to six books. That’s not much return for a few hours of your time. You need to drive your fans and friends to every book signing if you are going to do them. It’s the celebs and local well-knows that have the packed rooms.

2 Publishers only invest in big PR for famous authors. That probably isn’t you … yet. Oh, a traditional publisher will cheer for you if you nail the Today show and get featured on radio or get a spread in print … but you are going to most likely create that on your own. It’s a myth that publishers today will market, do publicity and PR–they expect you, the author to do it.

3 Most people think they want to write … to be left alone to write. If you got out of elementary school, you can write. The reason why most don’t write; don’t finish a book; don’t market a book; don’t succeed is simply this: they don’t want to put in the hours to make it happen. 

Writing is like vomiting




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Judith Briles is a book publishing expert and coach. She empowers authors and is the Founder of Author U, a membership organization created for the serious author who wants to be seriously successful. She’s been writing signature-full TRNabout and conducting workshops on publishing since the 80s. Judith is the author of 35 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 #35 was published this summer: The How to Avoid 101 Book Publishing Blunders, Bloopers & Boo-Boos. Get your copy now.

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 2017, the dates are June 22-24th.  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 “AuthorU – Your Guide to Book Publishing” on the Toginet Network at .

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 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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