Most authors all right-brainers. We like sharing our wisdom from years of experience and insights peppered with real-life situations and events that connect with our readers. We write and publish to resolve their pain and provide solutions. We love the creativity of writing, building a character who may be a bit of an oddball and dropping in unexpected twists in plot.
Your Author Kingdom is a business … yes, yes, it is. Is there nutsiness to it? Maybe a bit of insanity? Yes, yes there is. Can you blink it away? Nope … you need some strategies to bring saneness and organization to you from the get-go.
Soooooo … are you hoping for the Business Fairy to fly in and deal with this side of your life? Stop hoping … we are going to help you out with answers to questions and beyond.
Oh-Oh … you are already writing, publishing, and selling books. Is it too late? You may be past the get-go. Good news: there is always a starting point, a review point, a makeover point. We will take you there and beyond.
In the BEGINNING, do you know:
~ What websites should you have?
~ When do you register with the State—do you need to?
~ What reports do you need to file?
~ What’s the best way to keep records?
~ What deductions are legit?
~ What taxes do you need to collect?
~ What licenses do you need?
~ If you put all charges on a credit card, do you need the receipts?
~ How should you file your sales tax?
~ If you ONLY sell wholesale on Amazon, do you need a sales tax license?
~ Should you charge sales tax if you sell out of state?
~ You need help on accounting … what should you use?
~ Should your publishing company be a sole proprietorship, an LLC or corporation?
What about ORGANIZATION … like your computer?
~ Do you ever lose files?
~ Want some awesome tips of organizing your writing? Your pictures? Your blogs? Your what?
~ How do you keep creating new material?
~ What file folders should be the minimum?
Postcards (quotes, book comparisons, presale, social media (twitter posts, LinkedIN articles, Instagram), Inventory, One page (author, book, speaker, trainer, coach), expenses, revenue, audiobooks advertising, eBook advertising, paperback advertising, interview questions, office equipment, book drafts, research, local press contacts (weekly paper, TV)
And MORE … we will talk about them all!
The answers are here. You should be too! And, bring your questions. This is a Q & A format.
Drs. Ron Beach and Judith Briles along with CPA Pat Comiskey are your guides.
EARLY BIRD ends on January 31 … the price will increase $10 forward
When: Friday, February 7
Time: Noon to 4.00
Where: Smokey Hill Library – Conference A
5430 S Biscay Cir, Centennial, CO 80015
AuthorYOU Members Register Below ($25) – Only Register Here if you are a Paid VIP AuthorYOU Member
This starts at 8.30 AM and ends at 11.30 on Saturday, February 8th. 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: https://www.meetup.com/AuthorYOUSalons/
Join me on Wednesday, February 12th … you ask her any question you have about book publishing, book marketing, writing a book … or just getting a “little juice” to start your engines and create the Vision for 2020.
Who’s Dr. Judith Briles? Let’s start with this: she has shepherded more than 1,000 authors and created 500 best-sellers and award-winning books. She’s knowledgeable and entertaining and has personally authored 37 books that have been translated to 17 languages in earned over 30 national book awards; sold a combined 1,000,000 copies; and generated in excess of $5,000,000 in revenues from combined book sales and speaking fees. As an advocate for authors, Judith knows publishing inside and out from both the traditional and independent/self sides. She hosts the podcast AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing on the Toginet Radio Network that generates 30,000 to 100,000 downloads a month and is the Founder of AuthorYOU.org and the Colorado Authors’ Hall of Fame.
Judith knows publishing inside and out from both the traditional and independent sides. She is an advocate for authors within her blogs, podcasts and speaking engagements. What’s her pet peeve? Two words: publishing predators.
Post your questions as soon as you come on … Judith will come to you LIVE and bring you on the mic to respond to YOU and possibly ask additional questions.
It’s 90 minutes to hone in your 2020 vision for author and publishing success (or deal with the 2019 leftovers!).
You will be added to our preferred email list.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Join us for a webinar on Feb 12, 2020 at 12:00 PM CST.
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.
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.
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 15
AuthorYOU members – $47; Nonmembers – $67
After February 15: 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)
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:…https://www.meetup.com/AuthorYOUSalons/