Leap Into 2020 Authoring and Publishing Success – its a Mini-Extravaganza @ CADA
Mar 7 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

A step-by-step workshop on how to publish your book
Saturday, March 7, 2020

… It’s an Author and Writer Full Day Extravaganza

Did you know that over 80% of the public thinks there is a book in them? Are you part of the 80%? Want to learn what your options are in getting yours from your head; from all those loose notes that have piled up over the years; want to add “published author” behind your name this year?
It’s LEAP YEAR … are you ready to:

• jump into your publishing dreams and turn them into a reality?
• think about creating a new book or repurposing an old one?
• do a refresher on what’s happening in publishing today?
• Or, do you need to just mingle with other writers and authors and make 2020 the year that makes the difference for you?
Part of AuthorYOU’s mission is to educate emerging authors on how to write, publish and market their books. AuthorYOU is for the author who wants to be seriously successful.

Today’s publishing is a journey loaded with twists, turns, and potholes. AuthorYOU will show you how to avoid the labyrinth of publishing predators. We don’t want you to add “ripped-off” to your resume.

 How to publish (self, indie, traditional) a book from start to finish.
 What to expect when you are expecting—the dollars, cents, and sense of publishing is today.
 How to avoid the publishing predators of the self-publishing world.
 Essential information about editing your book.
 How to create a hero, not a zero, when it comes to book cover design.
 The importance of publishing printed books, digital books, and audiobooks.
 How to propel yourself and rise above the publishing marketplace with social media and metadata.
 Tips on avoiding the mistakes most authors make.
 The ABCs of Audiobooks and eBooks.
 Lists of vetted resources to use in your publishing quest.
 Timelines for the spectrum of publishing.
 Write and publish a book that grabs your reader.

And a special segment on how to set up your Author Business (This is a makeup session due to the snow storm on February’s Monthly Meeting) 

You can, and it’s happening on the first Saturday in March. Lunch and workbook are included. Get registered to grab your seat. Space is limited.

bold Your Presenters Are:
Your Presenters: Drs. Ron Beach and Judith Briles along with CPA Pat Comiskey, IP attorney Julie Bernard, Book Designer Nick Zelinger, Audiobook wizard Richard Rieman

When: Saturday, March 7 from 8.30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: CADA, 290 Speer Blvd., Denver
Cost: Early Bird ends of February 29
AuthorYOU members – $47; Nonmembers – $67
After February 29: AuthorYOU members – $77; Nonmembers – $97

REGISTER NOW to save money … don’t be a Tardy Bird!

It’s a YES … YES, YOU CAN publishing event. Get ready to dump any beliefs that you can’t publish a book successfully. And sell books. And make money.

AuthorYOU and The Book Shepherd will deliver to you the “how-to”. The how-to create a book cover that grabs a viewer from the get-go. The how-to of creating a book that the reader “falls in” between the covers. The how-to becoming successful in a very crowded field.

VIP AuthorYOU Members Register Below $47 (Only register here if you are a current paid AuthorYOU member)

Non AuthorYOU Members Register Below $67

Join the MAR AuthorYOU Salons on the 14th-it’s an Authorfest Brainstorming
Mar 14 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

This starts at 8.30 AM and ends at 11.30 on Saturday, March 14th. There is no cost … except bring a snack to share and some new socks that I give to those in need. ALL INFO / DETAILS is on our sister Meetup here:…

Apr 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm


Things have changed rapidly in the world of audiobooks since Richard Rieman’s award-winning book, The Author’s Guide to Audiobook Creation, (part of Judith Briles’ AuthorYOU Mini-Guide Series), debuted in 2016.

  • For the first time last year, half of all Americans over the age of 12 have listened to an audiobook
  • There are new major competitors to Amazon’s Audible in the audiobook creation world
  • Nonfiction books (History, Biographies, Memoirs) are overtaking many other genres among audiobook listeners

Richard will share:

  • How to Avoid Audiobook Publishing Predators
  • When Narrating Your Own Book is the Best Option
  • How You Can Cover the Cost of Audiobook Production through Crowdfunding
  • How to Use Audible’s new promotional codes to get reviews and boost sales

…and much more.


About Presenter Richard Rieman

Richard Rieman, known in Denver as “The Audiobook Wizard,” is an acclaimed authority on indie audiobook publishing. He has narrated and produced hundreds of Indie-published audiobooks and is the author of the Global eBook Awards Gold Medal Winner in Writing/Publishing, “The Author’s Guide to Audiobook Creation.”

Richard is also an Audible Approved Audiobook Producer (Top 10%), a 2019 Gold Medal National Ben Franklin Independent Book Publishers Assn. (IBPA) Award Winner for Audiobook Nonfiction, and a 5-time winner of the EVVY Award for audiobook narration and production.

When: Saturday, April 4 from 9 to Noon
Where: TBD
Cost:  AuthorYOU members: $25 – Nonmembers $35 until March 30th. Registration increases $10 on March 31.

AuthorYOU Member’s Register Here $25 (Only register through this button if you are a current paid VIP AuthorYOU member)

Register here for General Admission $35