Calendar

Feb
2
Sat
Author and Publishing Tips and Tools @ Koelbel Library- Meeting Room A 
Feb 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Author and Publishing Tips and Tools. 

Keep up with the latest in author gizmos and gadgets. AuthorYOU’s registered geek girl Kelly Johnson, and Judith Briles will demonstrate and teach you several new tools that you can use to spice up your web presence and help with online book marketing.

 

 

 

 

When: 9:00 AM to 1 P.m, You’ll be able to meet with publishing experts, network, and get answers to any publishing related questions you may have. 

Where: Koelbel Library- Meeting Room A  5955 S Holly St, Centennial, CO 80121
 
Cost: Early bird registration has ended. Current price is $30 for AuthorYOU Members, and $40 for nonmembers. Register at the links below before Friday Feb 1 as the tardy bird price will jump $10.
 
Non-AuthorYOU Members: $40

 

AuthorYOU Members: $30

Feb
12
Tue
Join Us for For AuthorYOU members only … Grab Your First $500 Gig!
Feb 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

It’s another Ask Judith short webinar. Many of you have heard me say: Speaking is the #1 way to sell truckloads of your books. Yes, yes it is … but, where do you start … and why not start getting paid from the get-go? Why not indeed. 

Join me for a fast hour… remember, this is an AuthorYOU benefit–just how to and information. If you have questions, email me by noon MT on the 12th–post, I won’t be checking emails for updates. See you on the 12th!

Register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2155280681439284225

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Mar
2
Sat
Mini Extravaganza – Book Marketing Intensive @ Koelbel Library
Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Saturday March 2nd – AuthorYOU will host its first Mini 1-day Extravaganza, and it’s going to be a book marketing intensive! Learn how to launch social media campaigns, how to create book promos for quick sales, how to prepare for your book launch, learn the latest online marketing tools, website must-haves, do’s and don’ts, and a special segment on marketing children’s books.

It’s going to be an all-day firehose of ideas to help you and your books stand out in the publishing crowd, and boost your sales!

Cost: AuthorYOU Members $77 (early bird) All others pay $97. After the early bird deadline, the price will jump to $97 for Members & $127 for all others. Early bird deadline ends Wednesday, Feb. 20th. 

Location: Koelbel Library 5955 S Holly St, Centennial, CO 80121

Time: 9:00AM-4:00PM

A second Mini Extravaganza will be held Saturday, November 2nd and it will be a totally FREE event. Learn your publishing options; get introduced to the basics of marketing, get book design tips, website tips, meet with author service providers and network with other authors.

Early Bird Registration had ended.

Note: We have already put in our food order for lunch, so if you register, call Judith immediately  at 303-885-2207 so we know if we need to add on more food.

AuthorYOU Members Register Here $97. 

 

All others Register Here $127

Mar
5
Tue
Graphics Secrets to Create Eye-Popping PowerPoint Slides
Mar 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Back by demand, get ready to soar your presentation success: in person and online… 

REGISTER: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4525274696563103747

You will learn: 
How to transform boring slides into amazing graphics displays guaranteed to WOW your audience! 

Are your slides boring? Are they putting your audience to sleep? Do they fail to drive the book sales, consulting, repeat bookings, and follow-on business? 

Speakers! Trainers! Consultants! Entrepreneurs! Marketers! Exciting PowerPoint slides are vital to your success. PowerPoint isn’t just for presentations and training in face-to-face settings. Today, our slides also take center stage in webinars, eLearning videos, blogs, podcasts, website videos, YouTube videos, marketing teasers, and more. Are your PowerPoint slides compelling enough to drive the engagement and business results you seek? 

Great-looking slides make you look good, your content more interesting, and your presentation more exciting and successful. Even if you have no graphics training or talent, you don’t need to hire a professional designer to make your slides look dramatically better. You only need to learn how to add Brain Appeal—the art and science of how to create eye-popping content. 

Join PowerPoint magician, Dr. Jaclyn Kostner, to learn how to catapult your slide engagement into the 21st Century. It is so easy to make your content look fabulous—when you learn these simple secrets. She is going to show you how to create… 

• Slides that your audience enjoys looking at 
• Slides that get your point across in stunning ways 
• Slides that are 21st Century … not yesteryear’s newsprint quality 

Get ready for the webinar: 

• Graphics Secrets to Create Eye-Popping PowerPoint Slides! 
Wednesday, March 5th at 4 PM Mountain Time 
• It will only go one hour, including questions. Short. To the point. Effective. 

REGISTER: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4525274696563103747

Your presenter is Dr. Jaclyn Kostner, a webinar engagement expert. She’s a best-selling business author with 20+ years of

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 

Apr
2
Tue
Soar Your Book and Product Sales with Awesome Images
Apr 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Soar Your Book and Product Sales with Awesome Images

Join us for a webinar on April 02, 2019 at 4:00 PM MDT.

Have you ever been envious of authors with fantastic images of their books? Well, the truth is, you probably should be. And there is absolutely no reason why you have to be in that position!

Major studies and truckloads of book sales data has proven time and time again that the better your book looks to potential readers … the more prone they are to buy it. My guest is CJ McDaniel for April’s webinar.

We are going to demo and “no-brainer” tool that requires no software downloading and no work on your side. It’s simply a copy and pastes to soar your image success. Love it! And we are going to give you a portal to do a few at zip cost.

See you on April 2nd. We will select a few of the live registrants and “play” with their book covers during the webinar so you can see the morphing in seconds in front of your eyes.

Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5920620923857000963

 

Apr
6
Sat
Stop the Insanity with Social Media –Success for Authors Pops in APRIL @ Koelbel Library (Arapahoe Libraries)
Apr 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Social Media … Do you Love It … or … Do You Hate?
Either way, you need to live with it!
Social media has flipped the way people interact; connect; find resources … and market and sell books.

This “intense” workshop for authors will reveal:

• Ways to know what your true Target Market is and where they hang out
• How to Create a Social Media Strategy for today’s fans
• A myriad of ways to leverage LinkedIn Contracts
• What the science of Facebook Marketing of all about
• How to gain mega Instagram followers
• What Tools you need to connect the Dots

And bring sanity to your online life!

Get registered NOW … It’s $22 for AuthorYOU members and $30 for nonmembers. Prices will increase $10 on March 29th.

Early Bird Registration has Ended 

AuthorYOU Members $32 (Tardy Bird)

Non Members $42 (Tardy Bird)

May
4
Sat
Nailing Down Your Book Sales Skills @ Koelbel Library
May 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

What author doesn’t want more book sales? If you don’t, take a pass on May’s AFTERNOON AuthorYOU program. If that’s a “YES – YES … are you kidding me?” response, get registered for May’s program presented by a master of negotiating and sales techniques and strategies.

At AuthorYOU’s May program … we are going to:

  • Fuel your sales juices … and dive into the First and Second Laws of Sales.
  • Transition from limping along to wowsa … just the words you will use will change the response from a potential buyer to a definite buyer.
  • Intro yourself in a different way … are you blah boring, need a tune-up, say what you say with a twist?
  • Get results … dump what’s not working to what will.

Your presenter is Bobbi Boldon. A star in sales. The author of Princess Golf. And very funny.

Location: Koelbel Library from 1 to 4.00 p.m.

 5955 S Holly St, Centennial, Colorado  80121

Date: May 4, Saturday

Cost: $22 for Members. Early Bird ends and increases to $32 on April 29th.
$32 for NonMembers and will increase on April 29th to $42.

The Early Bird Registrations Has Ended

REGISTER Here for AuthorYOU Members: $32

REGISTER Here NonMembers: $42

May
15
Wed
How to Sell Your Story to Hollywood! (or: What Will Doom It to Eternal Obscurity)
May 15 @ 9:59 am – 10:59 am

How to Sell Your Story to Hollywood!

(or: What Will Doom It to Eternal Obscurity)

 

AuthorYOU’s fast-paced “AHA” webinar
Wednesday, May 29th
What You’re Going to Discover…

  • The one document you MUST have in order to sell your story to Hollywood – without you’re dead in the water.
  • Why Hollywood is like a conveyor belt and ways that you can get your story to the front of the line…
  • How drawing ONE simple line can massively impact the success of your script.
  • Why having a screenplay is actually bad for most writers to have and how it can permanently ruin your chances
  • The story elements that every producer and director look for that increase your chances of successfully selling your story to Hollywood


Ken Atchity

Hollywood Producer and Emmy award nominee who sold the Hollywood Blockbuster “The Meg” (International sales exceed 500 million) and 30+ other Hollywood Deals

 

REGISTER: https://realfast.clickfunnels.com/webinar-registrationpadlq6mz

This training will reveal the once hidden process for taking your book or story and get it sold to Hollywood for big bucks!

 

May
29
Wed
How to Sell Your Story to Hollywood! (or: What Will Doom It to Eternal Obscurity)
May 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

How to Sell Your Story to Hollywood!

(or: What Will Doom It to Eternal Obscurity)

 

AuthorYOU’s fast-paced “AHA” webinar
Wednesday, May 29th
What You’re Going to Discover…

  • The one document you MUST have in order to sell your story to Hollywood – without you’re dead in the water.
  • Why Hollywood is like a conveyor belt and ways that you can get your story to the front of the line…
  • How drawing ONE simple line can massively impact the success of your script.
  • Why having a screenplay is actually bad for most writers to have and how it can permanently ruin your chances
  • The story elements that every producer and director look for that increase your chances of successfully selling your story to Hollywood


Ken Atchity

Hollywood Producer and Emmy award nominee who sold the Hollywood Blockbuster “The Meg” (International sales exceed 500 million) and 30+ other Hollywood Deals

 

REGISTER: https://realfast.clickfunnels.com/webinar-registrationpadlq6mz

This training will reveal the once hidden process for taking your book or story and get it sold to Hollywood for big bucks!

 

May
30
Thu
Power Packed Social Media BIG 5 MAY Webinar Series
May 30 @ 11:00 am

Get ready to snap, crackle and truly POP using the social media platforms for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram PLUS how to get to your ideal target market. It all happens in the BIG 5 May Webinar series.

AuthorYOU will deliver an every Thursday live session beginning at 11 a.m. Mountain Time throughout May. Each will last up to 90 minutes, depending on the question. This is a special PAID webinar series, not a freebie.

Put the 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 on your calendar now. If you are registered, you will get the replay. It will not be available to the public.

There are two ways to participate.

  1. Get all 5 for $100 (saving $25)
  2. Cherry pick which ones you want at a $25 each

Session 1 (up to 90 Minutes):

How To Identify & Connect With Your Target Market Using Social Media

In this interactive 1-hour session with Karen Liz Albert, you will conduct exercises that will help you gain clarity on your target market, how to locate that target market on the internet through strategic keyword research, and use the top social media platforms to increase brand awareness and book sales.

Session 2 (up to 90 Minutes):

How To Strategically Use Facebook Business Pages to Increase Reach & Engagement

In this 1-hour session with Karen Liz Albert, you will learn the most effective ways to post, when to post and what to post to gain massive exposure and community engagement.  In addition, you will learn powerful action-steps that will help you connect with strategic referral partners and find relevant content for your community using your Facebook business page.

Session 3 (up to 90  Minutes):

How To Gain Followers & Increase Brand Awareness Through Your Instagram Business Page

In this 1-hour session with Karen Liz Albert, you will learn the most effective ways to use your Instagram business page to increase followers through business page optimization, strategic use of hashtags, images, and call to actions.

Session 4 (up to 90  Minutes):

How To Maximize Your Use Of LinkedIn

In this 1-hour session with Karen Liz Albert, you will learn the importance of being found by the right LinkedIn contacts and finding the right LinkedIn contacts to establish powerful connections that will increase your sales force. 

Session 5 (up to 90  Minutes):

How To Strategically Use Twitter To Gain Brand Awareness and Book Sales

In this 1-hour session with Karen Liz Albert, you will learn Twitter tips & tricks that will help you strategically manage your twitter account to connect with the influencers and your target market.

Count me in for all 5: $100

I want just a few ( identify which):

Session 1 – Target Markets    $25

Session 2 – Facebook              $25

Session 3 – Instagram            $25

Session 4 – LinkedIN            $25

Session 5 – Twitter                $25

Choose Your Sessions Below

Note: You will receive email invitations to register/join the webinar a few days prior to each webinar date that you sign up for. Keep a look out for the email. The replays will also be available to you. 

Social Media Big Five, Choose your Sessions

Jun
1
Sat
Craft Your Way to Book Marketing Success BookCamp @ Smokey Hill Library
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Our AuthorYOU survey said that it was marketing help that needed the most attention. WE read the results. We heard you. And we are going to shout out marketing tips throughout the year—some of our meetings are dedicated to marketing only. Others open up other realms. Show up. We will reveal the “why” and uncover the “how to”.

YES – YES … this is an OH SO YES for authors!  We are going to show you how to juice up your creative Juices. Young kids have regular craft time in school. AuthorYOU’s June program is a type of Mini-BookCamp … we are going to:

  • Fuel your creative juices … even when you thought you were on the low side of the awesomeness scale.
  • Transition from Blah to WOW … yes, you will with our guidance during the morning.
  • Create quality posters … you will come away with several that will enhance your book marketing.
  • Have fun … discovering new ways to shout you and your book out with more flash and flare is fun!

This is a BRING your laptop day. It’s a must. This is a day that you need immediate access to the jpg of your book cover. This is a day that you will come away with a variety of visuals and images that you can instantly start sharing within your social media platforms; within your blogs to be; within personal emails … your imagination is your “within” …

Location: Smokey Hill Library from 9 to 12.30 p.m.

5430 S Biscay Cir, Aurora, CO 80015

Date: June 1 Saturday 

Cost: $22 for Members. Early Bird ends and increases to $32 on May 25th.
$32 for NonMembers and will increase on May 25th to $42.

Early Bird Registration has Ended 

REGISTER Here AuthorYOU Members: $32

REGISTER Here NonMembers: $42

Jun
24
Mon
30 PLUS Sizzling HOT Publishing, Marketing and Author Success TIPS
Jun 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

On MONDAY, June 24 (7 ET, 6 CT, 5 MT, 4 PT) … 30 awesome and Hot Publishing Ahas and Tips from six amazing publishing pros: Sandy Lawrence, Judith Briles, Daniel Hall, Amy Collins, Rebecca Finkel, Kelly Johnson, and Ashlee Bratton. Plus we always throw in a few more that you won’t want to miss! 

What author and writer don’t want savvy insider tips and ahas on publishing, publicity, book marketing, book design, making money on your book and the latest awesome gizmos and gadgets authors can use? 

Don’t bother to pop the popcorn–you won’t have time to eat it–you will be taking notes like crazy! 

AND … Make sure you register even if you can’t attend the LIVE presentation … you will automatically get the replay the next day. 

Get it on your calendar: 
MONDAY, June 24th (4 PT, 5 MT, 6 CT, 7 ET) 

Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8841893577759129346

Note: your registration will add your name and email to our preferred emailing list.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Jun
28
Fri
Is there a book in you? @ The Book Shepherd's Office
Jun 28 @ 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 three available sessions this summer: June 28th, July 20th, and August 24th. Each session will be from 9:00-4:00, and lunch and snacks will be included.

Space availability: limited to 20
Cost: 
$77
Location:
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.

Friday, June 28th Publishing 101 Workshop for Newbies

Sign up for the June 28th Session: $77

July 20th Publishing 101 Workshop for Newbies

Sign up for the July 20th Session: $77

August 24th Publishing 101 Workshop for Newbies

Sign up for the August 24th Session: $77

 

 

Jul
6
Sat
AuthorYOU BBQ
Jul 6 @ 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: July 6, at 5:00PM

Where: Judith’s House. 8122 S. Quatar Cir. Aurora, CO 80016

Cost: $15 for singles or $20 per couple. 

Singles: $15

Couples:$20

Sep
7
Sat
It’s a Pinterest Bonanza AuthorYOU Saturday Morning!
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

                                            Ready to discover HOW TO use Pinterest to work for you?
 

Get ready for a deep dive session into the nuts and bolts on how to use all the tools Pinterest has created for you to be successful on its platform.


Heather Delaccio is a Pinterest expert and will be your guide through September’s kickoff AuthorYOU Saturday pro you would have all the important information in one place and not spend weeks hunting through blogs and help centers. Take a deep breath and get ready to jump in to an information loaded workshop.

You will learn how to:

  • create the ideal Boards for your expertise and book
  • take advantage of Pinterest’s analytical tools
  • create a Business page … and why you should
  • promote YOU and YOUR BOOK 
  • and MUCH MORE …

    Make sure you bring your laptop — you want to be plugged in so that what you are hearing and seeing can be implemented as the morning progresses.

    Cost: $22 for VIP AuthorYOU members; $32 for Nonmembers
    After September 1, prices increase $10

VIP AuthorYOU Members Register Here ($22)

Non AuthorYOU Members Register Here ($32)

Location: Library — either Smokey Hill or Koebel (will be announced in August)

Nov
2
Sat
Is there a book in you? @ Smokey Hill Library
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

It’s like a mini Extravaganza for newbies and any author wanting a refresher course, and the best part is, it’s totally FREE. Learn about your publishing options, get introduced to the basics of book marketing, get book design tips, website tips, meet with author service providers and network with other authors. 

 

When: 9:00 AM to 3 pm, You’ll be able to meet with publishing experts, network, and get answers to any publishing related questions you may have. 

Where: TBD – We will update you on the venue as soon  as we know.
 
Cost: Free!! Register for Free Here