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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.

 

Jan
1
Wed
Leaping 2020 Lizards … Is There a Book in YOU? Get the Essentials NOW! @ CADA, 290 Speer Blvd., Denver
Jan 1 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 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.

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 – $47; Nonmembers – $67
After February 29: 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)

Non AuthorYOU Members Register Below $67

Jan
4
Sat
Heck Yes! YOU, too can write for children! + Book Marketing in 2020
Jan 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Part I. It’s about the Kids … Write and Publish a Children’s Book

Whether you are currently writing books for kids … or you hadn’t thought about it … January will kick off our Author Year of Possibilities. And why not start with books for kids? If you write for the adult reader, did you know that the book you have already written speaks to all ages when presented in another format?

  • What message is in your book that children need to hear?
    • Fantasy can be changed to be appropriate for all ages.
    • Villains and Heroes softened for younger audiences.
    • The plot and theme can be used to share life lessons
  • Because words change the world, you have an opportunity to change the lives of children. Changing your audience is simply talking to short people without big words.
    • The Giving Tree- teaches about selfishness and selflessness
    • Historical novels- teach about history (which our kids are not getting)
    • Oh the Places You Will Go- Can your novel teach about challenges
  • Your characters are already developed. By changing them to animals, dragons, trolls, or children- the novel takes a different approach
    • Trolls are grumpy
    • Butterflies are freedom
    • An older child is a good mentor for the younger one reading
  • Stories for the younger crowd are from one point of view
    • The cast of characters are fewer
    • Much will be shown in action
    • Shorter pieces of dialogue
  • Scenes you have written can be shortened and enhanced with illustrations.
  • Children’s books have the same conflict, climax, and resolution that your novel has.
    • The length of the conflict is sorter
    • The black moment will be midway through
    • The resolution is longer because you will explain more at the ending
  • Most people think that you are dumbing down the story to write for children, but you are actually going to crank it up a notch.
    • You have to fit more content in fewer words.
    • Every word has to work harder to get the meaning across.
    • Be conscientious about word choice

Show up, have fun, and learn with the guidance of multi-bestselling, award-winning children’s and adult author, Lisa Reinicke.

 

Part II: We will explore marketing strategies for the New Year.

It’s true 50% of book marketing works—most likely you don’t know which 50% it was. Judith Briles is going to increase your odds and identify a number of tips, tricks, and strategies to kickstart the year.

Who should attend the January 4th program? Authors who are already writing for kids. Authors who have been thinking about writing for kids. Authors who didn’t think they could or just hadn’t thought about it beyond their current book. Authors who want marketing tips and authors who just need to jet some “juice” to get back on track or get started in the first place.

When: Saturday, January 4, 2020
Where: Smokey Hill Library, 5430 S Biscay Circle, Centennial, CO  80015
Time: 9 am to Noon
Cost:  $25 for AuthorYOU members, $35 for NonMembers. Price increases $ 10 on December 31st.

AuthorYOU Members $25 (Only Register here if you are a paid VIP AuthorYOU Member)

 

General Attendance $35

Feb
7
Fri
Create and Implement the Business of Authoring and Publishing for Your Success @ Smokey Hill Library – Conference A
Feb 7 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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 ($35 tardy bird) – Only Register Here if you are a Paid VIP AuthorYOU Member

General Attendance – ($45 tardy bird)

Feb
12
Wed
Join Us for Ask Dr. Judith Briles, The Book Shepherd, ANYTHING about Book Publishing and Book Marketing – for 90 Minutes!
Feb 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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.

REGISTER HERE: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4092444255458458113

 

Mar
7
Sat
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

May
2
Sat
Get ready to make money with an audiobook – new insights for 2020
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

YOUR Audiobook Creation Insights for 2020

 

Join us for a webinar on May 02, 2020 at 10:00 AM Mountain Time.

Are you ready to discover The Audiobook Wizard’s Guide to Audiobook Creation – 2020 Version? May 2— Remote meeting via Webinar

REGISTER NOW … space is limited.
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5012841042399753229

Things have changed rapidly in the world of audiobooks since Richard Rieman’s award-winning book, The Author’s Guide to Audiobook Creation was first published.

For the first time last year, half of all Americans over the age of 12 have listened to an audiobook!

  • Did you?
  • Do you know someone who has?
  • Have your book buyers asked if you have your book available in audio?

There are new major competitors to Amazon’s Audible in the audiobook creation world.

  • What options are there?
  • Do you know who they are?
  • Should you be distributing through them outside of Amazon’s Audible?

Nonfiction books (History, Biographies, Memoirs) are overtaking many other genres among audiobook listeners.

  • Meaning that NF authors should be creating audiobooks—is yours available now?
  • Will it be your voice or a professional narrator?
  • How will you use it to market your expertise and position it?

Fiction books are naturals for audiobook listeners.

  • No genre is left unturned—what’s yours?
  • Should you have mixed voices/narrators or have a single voice?
  • How about adds—a little music for scene changes?

The Audiobook Wizard, Richard Rieman, will share:

  • Marketing Strategies and Tips for HOW to Market Your Audiobook
  • When Narrating Your Own Book is the Best Option ( and sometimes it is!) plus shortcuts to do a combo of YOU and a Narrator
  • How You Can Cover the Cost of Audiobook Production through Crowdfunding
  • How to Use Audible’s new promotional codes to get reviews and boost sales
    Plus, How to Avoid Audiobook Publishing Predators

    …and, of course, much more.

 

About Your Presenter: Richard Rieman
Richard Rieman, known in Denver as “The Audiobook Wizard,” is an acclaimed authority on indie audiobook publishing. He has narrated and produced hundreds of Indie-published