Calendar

Jul
21
Sat
It’s the Annual Author BBQ! @ colorado automotive dealers association
Jul 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

It’s our annual BBQ gathering … NO AGENDA … just good eating … excellent conversations … catching up.

The grill is fired up. There’s plenty of yummy food options (don’t bring any please–we have it all covered). Adult beverages included.

Free parking.

Don’t forget — there’s s’mores around the fire pit!

$20 per person … $30 per couple … kiddos welcome.

Single: $20

Time: 5:00pm to 8:30??

 

 

 

Couple: $30

Jul
25
Wed
WebinarGold: 30 Sizzling HOT Publishing, Marketing and Author Success TIPS
Jul 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Please register for Webinar: 30 Sizzling HOT Publishing, Marketing and Author Success TIPS on Jul 25, 2018, 5:00 PM MDT at:

On Wednesday, July 25th (7 ET, 6 CT, 5 MT, 4 PT) … 30 awesome and Hot Publishing Ahas and Tips from six amazing publishing pros: John Kremer, Judith Briles, Daniel Hall, Kathy Meis, Rebecca Finkel, Kelly Johnson, and Ashlee Bratton. Plus we always throw in a few more that you won’t want to miss! What author and writer don’t want savvy insider tips and ahas on publishing, publicity, book marketing, book design, making money on your book and the latest awesome gizmos and gadgets authors can use? Don’t bother to pop the popcorn–you won’t have time to eat it–you will be taking notes like crazy!

AND … Make sure you register even if you can’t attend the LIVE presentation … you will automatically get the replay the next day.

Get it on your calendar: WEDNESDAY, July 25th (4 PT, 5 MT, 6 CT, 7 ET)

Register NOW: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3825697224779831297 

Aug
4
Sat
AuthorYOU Circles … it’s a HOT August AM for Colorado Authors! @ The Book Shepherd's Offices
Aug 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

• What we’ll do
August is a great month. There’s the beauty of both the day and evening … and there is the “prep” planning that leads to the huge Fall book selling season. You will get a “what’s old and what’s new” strategy throughout the morning. This Saturday is the perfect time to take just three hours for you to get your brainstorming and masterminding hat in the publishing ring and kick off the coming out of winter.

Besides the answers to the “What I need to Know Before I Go” that is posted on the Flip Chart, you will come away with:

* Transition from the CWO to the CMO.
* Re-launch a tired book and add sparkle to your push.
* How to use social media to master book marketing.
* Learn about must have adds for you and your book.
* Learn how to add “juice” to what you are currently doing.
* Learn new author tools to add to your success.
* Always … get any questions you have answered.

Springtime in the Rockies delivers a split weather personality–we could have a little snow; some rain; or sunshine as the day begins. Inside, there will be plenty of HOT NEW ideas that will flip what you think and turn your head and attitude about what works and doesn’t work in today’s publishing arena.

All gatherings start with a flip chart and a question: what do you need? The morning is then off … who knows what paths it will take?

Is there a book in the works? Are you stuck? Curious about the various publishing options? Ask your questions … AND participate. The value of the group is to GIVE and SHARE ahas, insights and techniques, not just TAKE. If you are a taker, Author YOU is not for you.

The AuthorYOU participants are hungry for new information and delighted to share what works for them … and what doesn’t. The Circles created will expand your projects and the breadth of your success. If you want to make your book happen … here’s the inner circle that has ideas and experience to kick start it, goose it and just get the launch started that The Book Shepherd Judith Briles leads each month. Your answers are in the room.

AND … it’s MONEY FREE to attend … with two strings attached:

Bring a healthy snack to share AND some new socks.

Judith is a Sock Ambassador and part of a team that distributes to the Homeless and Kids in Need–, your ideas, questions, an open mind and meet other authors. No question goes unanswered! –come at 9, stay til noon–

See you Saturday, March 10th. Hot Coffee and Teas are ready for you.

Warning: if you are a “no-show,” you get two passes; after two misses, future participation will be based on availability.

• What to bring
Bring a snack to share and some NEW socks to give – Judith is a Sock Ambassador!

• Important to know

Aug
15
Wed
Create Caviar Audiobooks on a Tuna Fish Budget
Aug 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Did you know that audiobook sales revenue is up 32% so far for the year 2018? Do you have an audiobook to take advantage of this growing market?

Don’t miss this opportunity to join the Audiobook Revolution!

REGISTER: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6320070193348322562

Find out:

  • What’s brand new in the audiobook world
  • The new audiobook creation competition for Amazon and Audible
  • How to independently publish your audiobook yourself or with help
  • How authors can make more from their audiobooks than their eBooks
  • The key steps to set your audiobook up for success 
  • Planning your next audiobook (key decisions)

You can have an audiobook version of your book created (with help!) for hundreds, not thousands, of dollars. Here’s how!

REGISTER: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6320070193348322562

YES, there will be a REPLAY. Please register to make sure you get it if you can’t attend live. Date: Wednesday, AUGUST 15: 4 PT, 5 MT, 6 CT, 7 ET p.m.

 

 

About Richard Rieman:

Richard Rieman of Audiobook Revolution Productions is an authority on Audiobook self-publishing. He has spoken on audiobook creation at Author You, the Nonfiction Writers Conference, the Independent Book Publishers Association, Bublish, Women Writing the West, the Colorado Independent Publishers Association, the Colorado Authors League, the Las Vegas Writers Conference and many more.

Richard has consulted and produced over 150 indie-published audiobooks. He is the author of the Global eBook Awards Gold Medal Winner in Writing/Publishing, “The Author’s Guide to AudioBook Creation”  Richard is also a top Audible Audiobook Narrator and 5-time winner of the EVVY Award for audiobook narration and production.

 

 

 

Aug
23
Thu
AuthorYOU Extravaganza 2018 @ Beaver Run Resort
Aug 23 – Aug 25 all-day

Get Ready … 2018 = Book Marketing and Authoring Breakthroughs!


Get ready for an all-new Author YOU Extravaganza in 2018. Get ready for Education—the deep dive type. Get ready for entertainment—fun is always good and toe-tapping is the perfect way to end a jammed-packed day of information. Get ready to meet the Who-Who’s in Publishing Service Providers in our Exhibit Hall—your village to create an awesome book, publicity campaign, uncovering sponsors, promotion and much more. And get ready to change your book and authoring life.

Here’s the Opening Line-up:

Starting with a pre-Author YOU Extravaganza Advanced Book Marketing Breakthrough Intensive with John Kremer, Kathy Bublish and Judith Briles on Thursday afternoon starting at 1.00 p.m. on the 23rd.

Followed by the first Author YOU Book Pitch Fest sponsored by Thomson Shore. Open to the public, 15 authors with manuscripts at least 75% completed can pitch their books to five publishing pros. ONE WINNER will walk away with a publishing bonanza package: editing, cover design, interior design, and printing. Value: Priceless

Followed by the Grand Opening in the evening … meet our fabulous Exhibitors up front and in person. They’ve got the smarts, experience, and tools to make your book shine. And they are available to you through Saturday.

As you meet and greet, why don’t eat? Yes indeed … we will have dinner Friday in the Exhibit area–.

And then ….

  • Two jammed-packed day sessions on the 24th & 25th.
  • Our One-on-Ones are back where you can pick the brains individually of Publishing and Marketing Pros of your choice.
  • The Sunrise Session is back to get your authoring juices flowing.
  • Our Auction benefitting the launched Colorado Authors Hall of Fame is back.
  • Author Photos are back.

All our speakers are being confirmed NOW and will be posted before December 31st.

  • Judith Briles, The Book Shepherd®, will be there.
  • Joan Stewart, the Publicity Hound, will be there.
  • John Kremer, Book Marketing expert, will be there.
  • Jackie Lapin, Positioning and Speaking expert, will be there.
  • Daniel Hall, Online Product expert, will be there.
  • Amy Collins, Book and Amazon expert, will be there.
  • Panel of the Best and Brightest in Book Design will be there.
  • More to be posted … and they will be there!

August 23rd  Author YOU Extravaganza  PRE Extravaganza

1 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. Advanced Book Marketing Breakthroughs Intensive … with John Kremer, Kathy Meis and Judith Briles

Imagine:

  • John Kremer, author or 1001 Ways to Market Your Book, and a master when it comes to getting a billion plus eyeballs on your books;
  • Kathy Meis, visionary behind Bublish and a master at alternative distribution and building book buzz; and
  • Judith Briles, author of 36 books including How to Create Your $1,000,000 Speech and Author YOU— and a master at book publishing and speaking on your book.

… all in the same room on the same day at the same time! Book Marketing Breakthroughs will mount as they reveal a variety of strategies and show you how to implement to take you and your book marketing to the next, next level of sales success.

Registration: $125 and includes a preferred seat in the audience for the Author YOU Book Pitch, the Grand Opening, and Dinner.

5.00 to 6.30 The Author YOU PitchBook Fest sponsored by Thomson Shore
15 authors-to-be will have the opportunity and 5 MINUTES to PITCH their books to our Pitch Panel … ONE will walk away with a publishing bonanza package: editing, cover design, interior design, and printing. Value Priceless. Entry fee: $25 PitchFest event and a registrant for the Extravaganza on the 24th and 25th__dinner is included for the Entrants …  Attendance to watch:

6.30 to ???  GRAND OPENING with our Exhibitors
  Meet our fabulous Exhibitors up front and in person.

August 24th and 25th   Author YOU Extravaganza 

FRIDAY … Introducing your weekend breakthrough
Starting at 8.00 a.m.

Speakers
Exhibits
Lunch in the Rounds
Speakers

Exhibits
Rounds with the Pros
Dinner and Entertainment

SATURDAY … the Breakthrough continues
Starting at 7.00 a.m.

Speakers
Exhibits
Lunch in the Rounds
Speakers

Bringing it all together
Ends at 4.45 p.m.




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALL Registrations will open in January 2018

Register at AuthorYOUExtravaganza.org 

 

Sep
8
Sat
AuthorYOU – Create a Kledioscope of Color in Your Writing and Book Marketing @ The Book Shepherd's Office
Sep 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Aaah September … the change of color flows throughout the mountains and reaches down to the front range. Summer transitions to warm sweaters, even coats. Playtime turns to “getting back to work” … meaning your book and the huge Fall book selling season gets ready to explode. Your take-aways this AM will focus on what you can immediately do to kick-start the Fall. This Saturday is the perfect time to take just three hours for you to get your brainstorming and masterminding hat in the publishing ring and kick off the coming out of winter.

Besides the answers to the “What I need to Know Before I Go” that is posted on the Flip Chart, you will come away with:

* Transition from the CWO to the CMO.
* Re-launch a tired book and add sparkle to your push.
* How to use social media to master book marketing.
* Learn about must have adds for you and your book.
* Learn how to add “juice” to what you are currently doing.
* Learn new author tools to add to your success.
* Always … get any questions you have answered.

Spring time in the Rockies delivers a split weather personality–we could have a little snow; some rain; or sunshine as the day begins. Inside, there will be plenty of HOT NEW ideas that will flip what you think and turn your head and attitude about what works and doesn’t work in today’s publishing arena.

All gatherings start with a flip chart and a question: what do you need? The morning is then off … who knows what paths it will take?

Is there a book in the works? Are you stuck? Curious about the various publishing options? Ask your questions … AND participate. The value of the group is to GIVE and SHARE ahas, insights and techniques, not just TAKE. If you are a taker, Author YOU is not for you.

The AuthorYOU participants are hungry for new information and delighted to share what works for them … and what doesn’t. The Circles created will expand your projects and the breadth of your success. If you want to make your book happen … here’s the inner circle that has ideas and experience to kick start it, goose it and just gets the launch started that The Book Shepherd Judith Briles leads each month. Your answers are in the room.

AND … it’s MONEY FREE to attend … with two strings attached:

Bring a healthy snack to share AND some new socks.

Judith is a Sock Ambassador and part of a team that distributes to the Homeless and Kids in Need–, your ideas, questions, an open mind and meet other authors. No question goes unanswered! –come at 9, stay til noon–

See you Saturday, March 10th. Hot Coffee and Teas are ready for you.

Warning: if you are a “no-show,” you get two passes; after two misses, future participation will be based on availability.

• What to bring
Bring a snack to share and some NEW socks to give – Judith is a Sock Ambassador!

• Important to know

 

Oct
14
Sun
AuthorYOU Circles (Sunday am) It’s time for AUTHOR Treats … No Tricks! @ The Book Shepherd's Office
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

It’s a SUNDAY AM gathering … Judith has a heavy travel schedule this month–this is the only day that works for her. October brings millions of kids and adults out to play … Lots have happened in bookland. Let’s dissect the trends, separate them from the fads, and use what works for you and your book.

Your take-aways this AM will focus on the month’s BIGGEST selling time … this is the one that leads up to three months of gift buying … why not your book? This Saturday is the perfect time to take just three hours for you to get your brainstorming and masterminding hat in the publishing ring and kick off the coming out of winter.

Besides the answers to the “What I need to Know Before I Go” that is posted on the Flip Chart, you will come away with:

* Transition from the CWO to the CMO.
* Re-launch a tired book and add sparkle to your push.
* How to use social media to master book marketing.
* Learn about must have adds for you and your book.
* Learn how to add “juice” to what you are currently doing.
* Learn new author tools to add to your success.
* Always … get any questions you have answered.

Springtime in the Rockies delivers a split weather personality–we could have a little snow; some rain; or sunshine as the day begins. Inside, there will be plenty of HOT NEW ideas that will flip what you think and turn your head and attitude about what works and doesn’t work in today’s publishing arena.

All gatherings start with a flip chart and a question: what do you need? The morning is then off … who knows what paths it will take?

Is there a book in the works? Are you stuck? Curious about the various publishing options? Ask your questions … AND participate. The value of the group is to GIVE and SHARE ahas, insights, and techniques, not just TAKE. If you are a taker, Author YOU is not for you.

The AuthorYOU participants are hungry for new information and delighted to share what works for them … and what doesn’t. The Circles created will expand your projects and the breadth of your success. If you want to make your book happen … here’s the inner circle that has ideas and experience to kick start it, goose it and just gets the launch started that The Book Shepherd Judith Briles leads each month. Your answers are in the room.

AND … it’s MONEY FREE to attend … with two strings attached:

Bring a healthy snack to share AND some new socks.

Judith is a Sock Ambassador and part of a team that distributes to the Homeless and Kids in Need–, your ideas, questions, an open mind and meet other authors. No question goes unanswered! –come at 9, stay til noon–

See you Saturday, March 10th. Hot Coffee and Teas are ready for you.

Warning: if you are a “no-show,” you get two passes; after two misses, future participation will be based on availability.

• What to bring
Bring a snack to share and some NEW socks to give – Judith is a Sock Ambassador!

• Important to know

Nov
17
Sat
AuthorYOU Circles – Gobble Gobble … You and Your Book Won’t Be a Turkey! @ The Book Shepherd's Office
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Details

November is a terrific month. It’s not freezing yet; Fall still is in the air; and authors are already thinking “next year” and planning ahead. Each March and November, I host my two-day Judith Briles Speaking Unplugged intensives. Speaking is the #1 way to sell your books–truckloads of them. Your take-aways this AM will be about speaking–I’ll share tips on how I created a successful speaking career that sold over 1,000,000 books and make millions … why not create that for you and your book? This Saturday is the perfect time to take just three hours for you to get your brainstorming and masterminding hat in the publishing ring and kick off the coming out of winter.

Besides the answers to the “What I need to Know Before I Go” that is posted on the Flip Chart, you will come away with:

* Transition from the CWO to the CMO.
* Re-launch a tired book and add sparkle to your push.
* How to use social media to master book marketing.
* Learn about must have adds for you and your book.
* Learn how to add “juice” to what you are currently doing.
* Learn new author tools to add to your success.
* Always … get any questions you have answered.

Springtime in the Rockies delivers a split weather personality–we could have a little snow; some rain; or sunshine as the day begins. Inside, there will be plenty of HOT NEW ideas that will flip what you think and turn your head and attitude about what works and doesn’t work in today’s publishing arena.

All gatherings start with a flip chart and a question: what do you need? The morning is then off … who knows what paths it will take?

Is there a book in the works? Are you stuck? Curious about the various publishing options? Ask your questions … AND participate. The value of the group is to GIVE and SHARE ahas, insights and techniques, not just TAKE. If you are a taker, Author YOU is not for you.

The AuthorYOU participants are hungry for new information and delighted to share what works for them … and what doesn’t. The Circles created will expand your projects and the breadth of your success. If you want to make your book happen … here’s the inner circle that has ideas and experience to kick start it, goose it and just get the launch started that The Book Shepherd Judith Briles leads each month. Your answers are in the room.

AND … it’s MONEY FREE to attend … with two strings attached:

Bring a healthy snack to share AND some new socks.

Judith is a Sock Ambassador and part of a team that distributes to the Homeless and Kids in Need–, your ideas, questions, an open mind and meet other authors. No question goes unanswered! –come at 9, stay til noon–

See you Saturday, March 10th. Hot Coffee and Teas are ready for you.

Warning: if you are a “no-show,” you get two passes; after two misses, future participation will be based on availability.

• What to bring
Bring a snack to share and some NEW socks to give – Judith is a Sock Ambassador!

Dec
1
Sat
AuthorYOU Circles … Let you and your book GLITTER during the Holidays! @ The Book Shepherd's Office
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Details

December is a perfect author month. Books are sold as gifts … a perfect gift.

Your take-aways this AM will be about celebrating what you have done. Your book has or will make a difference to so many. Pat yourself on back. AND, start think forward … how about creating a Calendar for 2019 that will forward your perfect gift in an event or activity year-round?

This Saturday is the perfect time to take just three hours for you to get your brainstorming and masterminding hat in the publishing ring and kick off the coming out of winter.

Besides the answers to the “What I need to Know Before I Go” that is posted on the Flip Chart, you will come away with:

* Transition from the CWO to the CMO.
* Re-launch a tired book and add sparkle to your push.
* How to use social media to master book marketing.
* Learn about must have adds for you and your book.
* Learn how to add “juice” to what you are currently doing.
* Learn new author tools to add to your success.
* Always … get any questions you have answered.

Springtime in the Rockies delivers a split weather personality–we could have a little snow; some rain; or sunshine as the day begins. Inside, there will be plenty of HOT NEW ideas that will flip what you think and turn your head and attitude about what works and doesn’t work in today’s publishing arena.

All gatherings start with a flip chart and a question: what do you need? The morning is then off … who knows what paths it will take?

Is there a book in the works? Are you stuck? Curious about the various publishing options? Ask your questions … AND participate. The value of the group is to GIVE and SHARE ahas, insights and techniques, not just TAKE. If you are a taker, Author YOU is not for you.

The AuthorYOU participants are hungry for new information and delighted to share what works for them … and what doesn’t. The Circles created will expand your projects and the breadth of your success. If you want to make your book happen … here’s the inner circle that has ideas and experience to kick start it, goose it and just gets the launch started that The Book Shepherd Judith Briles leads each month. Your answers are in the room.

AND … it’s MONEY FREE to attend … with two strings attached:

Bring a healthy snack to share AND some new socks.

Judith is a Sock Ambassador and part of a team that distributes to the Homeless and Kids in Need–, your ideas, questions, an open mind and meet other authors. No question goes unanswered! –come at 9, stay til noon–

See you Saturday, March 10th. Hot Coffee and Teas are ready for you.

Warning: if you are a “no-show,” you get two passes; after two misses, future participation will be based on availability.

• What to bring
Bring a snack to share and some NEW socks to give – Judith is a Sock Ambassador!