Author Success: Create a #1 Bestselling eBook for the New Year
Jan 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Wow! Wouldn’t you love to grab the top spot on Amazon’s bestseller list and learn how to keep the momentum going? Not just for an hour … for days and weeks?

-How would you like instant credibility and expert status?

-How would you like to be able to create a strategy to get buyers names and emails and grow your list in the process?

-How would you like to have a system you can use over and over again that works every time?

If you’re thinking, “Yes, I would,” you’re serious … and you want to learn Ellen Violette’s secrets in our all-new Webinar slated for Thursday, January 18th,

Our Expert to show you the way: Ellen Violette is an award-winning self-publishing and business coach, 8-time #1 bestselling author, and soon-to-be podcaster at Books Business and Abundance. She’s also a Grammy-nominated songwriter.


Register for Thursday, Jan 18 at 4 PT:


Get Your Book Featured at ALA Midwinter meeting in Denver @ Colorado Convention Center
Feb 9 – Feb 12 all-day

Participate and display your book at the American Library Association Meeting in Denver in February.

Woot—get you book in front of 8,000 librarians! The ALA MidWinter annual meeting is in Denver February 9-12. We have a table in the Small Press section. Display Your book and Patti Pate in the booth. Fee is $75 for the first book and $25 for each additional book. There are only 15 spots available

NOTE: we can do Author Signings in the Booth–if you want to do this–Judith needs to know by November 21st … this will allow us to get your name into the Program that all authors can see. Author Signings mean you are giving away books–not selling them at this event.

Friday, February 9: 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Saturday, February 10: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, February 11: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Monday, February 12: 9:00am – 2:00pm

Location: Colorado Convention Center. Denver, CO
Meeting Dates:
February 9-13, 2018
Exhibit Dates:
February 9-12, 2018

$75 for the first book

$25 for each additional book

NOW … If you participating,  email Judith Briles at with:  your ISBN, retail price, distributor, title, genre and one line to describe it. We will be making a catalog to give out onsite to any librarian who visits us. And if you want to do a Book Signing, we need to know that as well. Book signings mean you give away FREE books. And of course, if you are in Colorado, consider volunteering at our table–meaning you don’t just pitch your book, your support ALL books displayed. 

Registration Options



Get Ready for the Taste of the AuthorYOU Extravaganza Online Summit
Feb 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am

Get Ready for the Taste of the AuthorYOU Extravaganza Online Summit

Oh Yes … it’s a Sneak Preview! Get ready to jump on the inside of what’s coming to all NEW Author YOU Extravaganza that will roll out in the beautiful town of Breckenridge, Colorado. Think of the Extravaganza as the ultimate author retreat—rest, creativity, networking and learning. Add a few extra days before or after and immerse yourself in the beauty of the Colorado mountains in the summertime.

Starting at 8 a.m. until 11.30 a.m. Pacific Time, Joan Stewart, John Kremer, Kathy Meis, Daniel Hall, Jackie Lapin, Barb Wilson and Judith Briles will take you on the inside of what’s happening at this year’s ALL-NEW AuthorYOU Extravaganza. Each will share a variety of tips that only the Extravaganza insider track will get on Saturday, February 24th. And for anyone who pre-registers for the Taste of the AuthorYOU Extravaganza Online Summit, they will receive an extra bonus from each of the presenters … bonuses that you normally pay for and they will be FREE, FREE, FREE.

February 24, 2018

8:00 PT, 9:00 MT, 10:00 CT, 11:00 ET 


AuthorYOU Extravaganza 2018
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


  • 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.

Lunch in the Rounds

Rounds with the Pros
Dinner and Entertainment

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

Lunch in the Rounds

Bringing it all together
Ends at 4.45 p.m.











ALL Registrations will open in January 2018