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!

Is there a book in you? @ The Book Shepherd's Office
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Over 80% of Americans think they want to write a book. Is that you? Do you know the “why” of why your book should be available to others? And, do you need to learn the basics of publishing, what it takes to turn your vision, your words, into a print book? Dr. Judith Briles, The Book Shepherd,™ will show and teach you how at her exclusive Publishing 101 Workshop for Newbies.

Designed in an all-day workshop guided by Judith, Publishing 101 Workshop for Newbies is for those who think they want to write a book; who want to write a book; are currently working on a book; and want to discover the publishing options that are viable today. It’s the first step … a baby step, but a huge one.

The Publishing 101 Workshop for Newbies has been created for you if these questions are in your space and you are feeling lost in the forest of authoring and publishing: Should I publish? How do I get started? What do I do? Which way should I go? Help!

It’s time to get found.

Judith will cover book mapping; how to create a catchy title; how to kick-start getting money; what is the publishing process from start to finish; and how to get started. The workshop is filled with creative activities to get your juices flowing. Plus, you’ll get some quiet time to write and get feedback. All in the comfort of her home and with her guidance.

Come network with other authors to be and get direction and guidance from The Book Shepherd to start your publishing journey.

There are two available sessions this summer: June 28th and July 20th. Each session will be from 9:00-4:00, and lunch and snacks will be included.

Space availability: limited to 20
Judith’s Salon, Deck, and Yard in Aurora, Colorado

Are you ready to take the Publishing Plunge?

Choose the date that you’d like to start your publishing journey below.

July 20th Publishing 101 Workshop for Newbies

Sign up for the July 20th Session: $77




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 – $77; Nonmembers – $97 (Tardy Bird Registration)
After February 29: AuthorYOU members – $77; Nonmembers – $97

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 $77 (Only register here if you are a current paid AuthorYOU member)

Non AuthorYOU Members Register Below $97