Calendar

Aug
13
Sat
ONLINE – Saturday AUG 13 AuthorYOU Salons
Aug 13 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

 

For AuthorYOU members only. You MUST RSVP by NOON MT the day before each event is to start. A minimum of five members need to say YES. If not, the gathering will be canceled.

It’s an IN-PERSON Saturday AM gathering for the AuthorYOU Salon community. Grab a COOL beverage–who knows how hot it will be outside? Bring your questions … you get answers. Catch up with old and new friends. August is often a “laid back” month … get ready to rev up your marketing engines for Fall time. How are you going to position yourself for the prime selling season?

IN-PERSON attendees … bring new socks for my Sock Ambassador support plus a healthy snack to share.

IN-PERSON – Saturday, AUG 13 AuthorYOU Salons …
Aug 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

 

For AuthorYOU members only. You MUST RSVP by NOON MT the day before each event is to start. A minimum of five members need to say YES. If not, the gathering will be canceled.

It’s an IN-PERSON Saturday AM gathering for the AuthorYOU Salon community. Grab a COOL beverage–who knows how hot it will be outside? Bring your questions … you get answers. Catch up with old and new friends. August is often a “laid back” month … get ready to rev up your marketing engines for Fall time. How are you going to position yourself for the prime selling season?

IN-PERSON attendees … bring new socks for my Sock Ambassador support plus a healthy snack to share.

Aug
20
Sat
Annual AuthorYOU BBQ @ Judith’s House
Aug 20 @ 5:00 pm

Come to the Annual AuthorYOU BBQ

Join your fellow authors for some great food, fun, and networking at the annual AuthorYOU BBQ. There will of course be plenty of beer and wine.  No need to bring anything, food and drinks will be in abundance. Family members are welcome.

When: August 20th, at 5:00 PM

Where: Judith’s House

8122 S. Quatar Cir. Aurora, CO 80016

Cost: $15 for singles or $25 per couple. (all food and beverages included) 

Singles: $15

Space is limited. Select Single or Couple from the Dropdown Menu Below

Single or Couple

Sep
3
Sat
Covers, Interiors, and Marketing… from the view of book designers @ CADA
Sep 3 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Covers, Interiors, and Marketing… from the view of book designers

AuthorYOU is a hybrid gather … of remote/online attendees and in-person for those in Colorado.

Award-winning book designers Rebecca Finkel and Nick Zelinger join forces (for the first time!) to give you an in-depth look at the successes and missed opportunities of cover and book design. Including tips about print, digital, and audio projects as well as producing effective collateral marketing pieces.

You’ll discover:

  1. Effective ways to brand you and your book(s).
  2. All things SWAG. How it can help sell your book.
  3. Insight into creative ways to produce unique marketing materials.
  4. And so much more.

Rebecca Finkel, F+P Graphic Design, with over 30 years of experience, specializes in creating award-winning books and interiors—then transforming them into fantastic eBooks.

Nick Zelinger, NZ Graphics, with over 30 years of experience and over 100 book awards, produces award-winning books and dynamic marketing materials.

For In-Person attendees … Coffee is on us at 8.30. For ALL … meeting starts at 9 am and goes to 11.30.

AuthorYOU Members:  $30   

Nonmembers: $50

 

Sep
10
Sat
Join the ONLINE Author YOU Salons on the 10th-it’s an Authorfest Brainstorming
Sep 10 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Details

For AuthorYOU paid members. This is a virtual event that starts at 9 AM and ends at Noon. 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. 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.

This event is free for paid members of AuthorYOU. If you are not a paid member of AuthorYOU, you won’t be allowed access to the room. You can become a member at AuthorYOU.org

Sep
24
Sat
SEPT – Join Local Bestselling and Award-Winning AuthorYOU Members at Barnes & Noble – @ Barnes & Noble
Sep 24 all-day

Saturday, September 24th in Colorado
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Join Local Bestselling and Award-Winning AuthorYOU Members
at Barnes & Noble – 1565 Briargate Blvd.
Colorado Springs CO 80920

AuthorYOU authors will be celebrated and featured at the Barnes and Noble Bookfair to sign, sell books, and support of the Colorado Author’s Hall of Fame. Barnes & Noble has been a generous supporter of Colorado Authors and the AuthorYOU community.

This is an event where any books and other store merchandise purchased by visitors to the store on Saturday will generate a donation to support the Colorado Author’s Hall of Fame, which will provide funds to support the Aspiring Authors Scholarships that will be awarded in September to residents of Colorado aged 16 and beyond.

 

The book signing event will feature fiction and nonfiction authors of all genres: adult, YA, juvenile, and children’s books.

If you want to be considered as a participant, you need to:

  • Be a current paid-up member of AuthorYOU.org.
  • Have your books available in the Ingram catalog.
  • Had your book professionally edited.
  • Cross market all participants books – your opening encourages visitors to our tables to meet and get other authors’ books.
  • You commit a minimum of two hours to the event.
  • You encourage everyone in your “circles” to come to the store. Over the phone. In-Person. Through your email. And via your social media portals.
  • BN is supporting you and your book … you support BN as well, encourage book buyers to come to the store on July 3rd to support you, other authors … and BN.

Participation space is limited … it’s a first come first serve. Interested? Contact Judith Briles at Judith@Briles.com  

In your subject line, put SEPTEMBER BN

Usually, it’s a first-come, first-served. There are a limited number of spots available.

For more information about the Colorado Authors Hall of Fame and the Aspiring Authors Scholarships, visit www.ColoradoAuthorsHallofFame.org 

Oct
8
Sat
Join the ONLINE Author YOU Salons on the 8th-it’s an Authorfest Brainstorming
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Details

For AuthorYOU paid members. This is a virtual event that starts at 9 AM and ends at Noon. 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. 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.

This event is free for paid members of AuthorYOU. If you are not a paid member of AuthorYOU, you won’t be allowed access to the room. You can become a member at AuthorYOU.org

Nov
12
Sat
Join the ONLINE Author YOU Salons on the 12th-it’s an Authorfest Brainstorming
Nov 12 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Details

For AuthorYOU paid members. This is a virtual event that starts at 9 AM and ends at Noon. 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. 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.

This event is free for paid members of AuthorYOU. If you are not a paid member of AuthorYOU, you won’t be allowed access to the room. You can become a member at AuthorYOU.org

Dec
10
Sat
Join the ONLINE Author YOU Salons on the 10th-it’s an Authorfest Brainstorming
Dec 10 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Details

For AuthorYOU paid members. This is a virtual event that starts at 9 AM and ends at Noon. 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. 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.

This event is free for paid members of AuthorYOU. If you are not a paid member of AuthorYOU, you won’t be allowed access to the room. You can become a member at AuthorYOU.org

Dec
11
Sun
Author Holiday Gathering—Foodies and Fun Combo @ Judith and John's Home
Dec 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ho Ho Ho, Another Year Has Flown By… and we skipped last year!

It’s time for the Annual AuthorYOU Holiday Party

Join your fellow authors for fun, laughter, great food, interesting gifts, schmoozing, and networking. No need to cook, Judith will have her chef hat on, and will be providing a buffet lunch. Of course, there will be plenty of beverages to go around. Previous attendees loved having it earlier in the day—it’s December; it’s Winter Solstice approaching; the daylight is getting shorter; and who knows what the weather will be. Personally, I like being able to see clearly where my feet land in the winter months. AND … bonus … for football devotees—you can still see the afternoon games. For shoppers—go for it.



Just bring an unmarked gift to exchange in the off-the-wall Wacko Pick and Steal after lunch. If there are two in your party, bring two gifts so that everyone can leave with something. Be creative! The gifts tend to get pretty wild and fun.



DateSunday, December 11th from 1 p.m to 4:00 p.m.

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

GiftsWe do an exchange–the Wacko Pick and Steal exchange to be exact; please keep your cost value to less than $20—hot items in the past: wine; nifty gadgets from Home Depot and Costco; sports stuff; movie tickets; goofy and quirky can be fun … please, no rejects from something past.

Cost$20 per person or $30 per couple

 

Ashography Event Photography

Single $20

Couple $30