WEBINAR: Strategies for Building Raving Fans and Land on the USA TODAY Bestseller List
Nov 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Are you ready to learn the essential Strategies for Building Raving Fans and Land on the USA TODAY Bestseller List?

If you are an author who wants Raving Fans; desires and gets mega caseloads of book sales; and wants to land on the USA TODAY Bestseller list, this is your webinar.

Get ready to discover The Fan Base Formula for Building Raving Fans and Book Buyers … and Landing on the USA TODAY Bestseller list.

-Insider strategies on how to maintain book sales.
-Discover how the Amazon algorithm works.
-Learn which specific parts of a book that helps it to convert or gain traction on Amazon’s algorithm.
-Learn the best ways that you have found to grow an author-audience.
-What does it take to hit the USA TODAY list?
-Discover the best method you’ve found to hit the USA TODAY list.
Yes, there will be a replay … but register to get it if you can’t attend the live presentation.

Your guide is Adam Houge. He is a Wall Street Journal and USA TODAY bestselling author. After distributing more than 2,500,000 of his own books, he founded The Fan Base Formula for Authors where he teaches authors at all levels, from brand new to New York Times bestsellers, how to grow and maintain consistent and reliable sales with their books. His most recent project will include directly helping other authors to hit the USA TODAY for themselves.

DATE: Wednesday, November 28 … 11 PT, 12 MT, 1 CT, 2 ET
COST: NONE but your time
REGISTER NOW (yes, there will be a replay)

AuthorYOU Holiday Party
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

It’s that time of the year again …

Fun, Laughter, Great Food, Interesting Gifts, and Amazing Schmoozing—the food is always excellent, the networking, schmoozing and laughter not to be surpassed.

The Author Holiday Party will be held on:

Date: Saturday, December 1st from 6: 00 to ???

Bring: One unmarked gift to exchange in the off-the-wall Wacko Pick and Steal after dinner. If there are two in your party, bring two, please.

Location: Judith and John’s Home: 8122 S Quatar Cir, Aurora, CO 80016, USA

Cost: $20 per person or $35 per couple

$20 per person

or $35 per couple

… includes dinner and drinks (no tipping!)

Ashography Event Photography

Gifts: We do an exchange–the Wacko Pick and Steal exchange to be exact; please keep your cost value to less than $15—hot items in the past: wine; nifty gadgets from Home Depot and Costco; sports stuff; movie tickets; goofy and quirky can be fun … as long isn’t is not a clear reject from something past.


AuthorYOU Circles … Let you and your book GLITTER during the Holidays! @ The Book Shepherd's Office
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm


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, December 8th. 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!

AuthorU and Colorado Authors Hall of Fame Day at the Barnes & Noble @ Colorado Blvd. Barnes & Noble
Dec 19 all-day

December 19th will be big for AuthorU members and AuthorU … it’s AuthorU and Colorado Authors Hall of Fame Day at the Colorado Blvd. Barnes & Noble.

 Author signings all day … all customers who use the special coupon created by B&N and distributed to ANYONE who comes into the store on December 19th, selects books AND then gives to the cashier at check-out will create a donation back to the Authors Hall of Fame gratis B&N … how very cool is that! Watch for more info and sign-ups to participate. Support your author friends who are signing and SHOP in the store. We will get credit for any books as long as a coupon is given to the cashier.


January is Author and Book Celebration Month! @ Smokey Hill Library
Jan 5 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

At least, that’s what the Author You Community is declaring. We will show you how to create an event that venues will welcome and buzz about and probe into the book award world.
Our Author and Publishing First Saturday will cover two key areas:

1. Book Awards what to know; which ones to go for; when to pay; what to do when you are a winner.

2. Creating non-bookstore events
– get ready for ideas galore—from galleries to restaurants to retail stores … yup, even Costco and Sams.

You want to be there— for newbie authors and multi-published ones. It’s a celebration if you and your words. And what to do forward.

Your Presenters are Mara Purl and Judith Briles. Between the two of them, they’ve earned over 50 book awards, published over 45 books, sold over 1,000,000 copies and have created countless celebrations. Get ready for ideas and fun!

Coffee will be brewed and ready.

Date: Saturday, January 5
Time:  9 to NOON and from NOON to 1 … special Rounds with the Pros – delicious choices are available in the café and join us.

Location: Smokey Hill Library – 5430 S Biscay Cir, Centennial, CO 80015
Cost $30 for first time attendees. $22 for regular attendees. 

Registration: Choose your Ticket