Do You Want Author and Book Success?

January is the month for planning and reflection. What worked last year, what didn’t? What do you, the author, what to accomplish this year? What will work … and what do you think won’t (meaning you avoid like the plague)? Is your book just birthing … and is it a little tired?

Is author and book success in your plan?

If you do, there are 4 things you want to do:

1  Pay attention to our radio show.  This week on the 10th, Your Guide to Book Publishing is all about BRANDING. Michelle Marchildon, author of Finding Life on the Mat, will reveal how she went from NOBODY in one year to a REAL SOMEBODY. Selling out the first printing of several thousand copies of her book, she’s back to layout on book #2, Theme Weavers. She has succeeded in bringing so many to her website, that she has crashed it several times with the sheer volume—such a problem to have!

You want to listen in at 6 pm Eastern time on Thursday at  You can also go to the Home page of, scroll down and click on any of the past five shows.

2  Attend Author U’s January Winter BookCamp on January 19th. We are excited to kick off the year with a DEEP dive BookCamp that will look at the 6 MUST HAVES to building your authoring and book success … the result is that your business will soar. The date is January 19th and the Early Bird pricing ENDS on next Saturday, the 12th. Here’s the link for that:  

As a BONUS, our presenter Amber Ludwig is delivering a FREE one-hour webinar on Tuesday, January 15th at 1 MST and 3 EST. She has been working super hard preparing for what she calls, “An aaaaamazing and truly special training workshop for Denver’s premier Author U.” She will taking the years and years of experience she has in building 6-figure online businesses and just giving it away to the individuals putting their trust on her for this January Business-Building BookCamp.  WOW!

Join her for Most Critical Strategies for:

  • Social Media
  • Branding and Message
  • Building a Dedicated and Responsive Following
  • Product Development
  • Website Do’s and Don’ts
  • Content and Blogging

You have absolutely nothing to lose, and only a ton of great business-building strategies to gain. For a sneak preview of what we are going to do the Deep Dive into, CLICK TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT:

3. Get involved by attending and participating. Author U has lots going on every month. Tech Tool Boxes. Webinars. Dinner and a Program or a BookCamp. Monday Evening Salon. The Extravaganza. Radio Show. Summer BBQ. Winter Holiday Party. An amazing monthly ezine, The Resource, which is loaded with info to make your authoring and book life more successful.  Lots—your membership dollars of only $89 are well-served.

4.    Attend the Extravaganza. Slated for May 2-4, it’s three days of learning, schmoozing and taking you and your book(s) to the next, next level. The Author U Extravaganza feeds your belly and your brain. The Early Bird is in place. Save over $100 and get registered now! CLICK here:


Author U welcomes the young and old to authoring and publishing; the enthusiastic and tired … yes, we all get tired. Come away with new ideas and dig up a few that you have forgotten about that just may be what you have been missing.

Is author and book success in your plan? It’s the question you have to look in the mirror and ask yourself. It’s the question of the year!


Judith Briles is known as The Book Shepherd (, an author and book publishing expert and the Founder of Author U (, a membership organization created for the 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 30 books including Show Me About Book Publishing, co-written with John Kremer and Rick Frishman and a speaker at publishing conferences. Her latest, Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms is just being released. Join Judith live on Thursdays at 6 p.m. EST for Your Guide to Book publishing on the Follow @AuthorU and @MyBookShepherd on Twitter and do a “Like” at AuthorU and TheBookShepherd on Facebook.  If you want to create a book that has no regrets, contact her at


   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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