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May
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May Extravaganza
May 2 @ 12:00 pm – May 4 @ 5:00 pm

Look at what you missed….

Do You Have the Edge? Every Author Needs One!

Are you ready for 3 amazing days that will change your authoring life?

Over THREE incredible, high content delivering days, you will be working with amazing book marketing strategists, publicists, Internet gurus, mobile marketing geniuses, audio and video pioneers … all done in an intense workshop environment … Block the dates on your calendar and register now for THREE days that will turn you and your book into creating the edge that you both need. Keynotes are Guy Kawasaki (APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur), Joel Friedlander (The Book Designer)and Penny Sansevieri (Red Hot Internet Publicity). All attendees get a copy of Guy Kawasaki’s APE when the check in at registration.

Thursday Keynote* 11:00-12:00

Penny Sansevieri What Works, and Doesn’t Work as of May, 2013 in Book Marketing

Thursday Eaglets* 12:10 to 4:55

12:10-12:15 Welcome
12:15-12:45 Judith Briles Author YOU: Creating and Building the Author and Book Platform
12:50-1:25 Amy Lang Social Media 101 for Beginners
1:30-1:40 Break
1:40-2:10 Jerusha Stewart Legal Needs for Authors & Their Business
2:15-2:50 Brian Jud Tips for Video Interviews
2:55-3:25 Bret Ridgway Product Repurposing for Maximum Book Life
3:30-3:40 Break
3:40-4:15 Carol McManus How LinkedIn Adds to Your Edge
4:20 -4:55 Hobie Hobart Covers that Brand You and Your Book

 

Thursday Eagles* 12:10 to 4:55

12:10-12:50 Matthew Bennett Selling Your Books by the Freakin’ Truckload
12:55-1:35 Georgia McCabe Hidden Tips & Secrets of Social Media
1:35-1:45 Break
1:45-2:20 Patti Thorn Book Reviews … the Good, Bad and the Ugly
2:25-2:55 JV Crum Your Millionaire Author Model
3:00-3:30 Steve Replin Legal Info to Keep Your from Going OFF the Edge
3:30-3:40 Break
3:40-4:20 Joan Stewart Quick and Dirty Blog Posts when You Don’t have Time
4:20-4:55 Daniel Hall Creating & Building Your Information Empire

* Eagles and Eaglets are separate a separate ticket item.

Deep Dive Dinner Workshop with Joel Friedlander 5:05-9:00
Blogging FROM the Ground Up … How to Build a Blog THAT Works!

5:05-6:45 Part I
6:45-7:15 Buffet Dinner
7:00-9:00 Part II

 

Friday Throughout Friday, you may (1) buy 15 minutes of a Speaker’s time for $20—all proceeds benefit the Author U Foundation and (2) have a video made with Brian Jud interviewing you for your website and YouTube channel for $50.

7:00 -8:00 Registration, Exhibits
8:00-8:30 Welcome and Opening
8:30-9:25 Guy Kawasaki Going APE Over Your Book with the Publishing Revolution
9:30-10:25 Joan Stewart Finding Reviews in Oddball Places that Rock
10:25-11:20 AM Break & Exhibits
11:20-11:45 Author Shark Tank
11:50-12:45 Daniel Hall eMail Marketing for Digital Success
12:45-1:25 Buffet Lunch
1:25-2:25 Dan Janal Why Publicity Still Works
2:30-3:30 Georgia McCabe Social Media BluePrint for Authors
3:30-4:00 PM Break & Exhibits
4:00-4:25 Author Shark Tank
4:25-5:20 Matthew Bennett Outselling the NY Times Bestsellers
5:25-6:25 Rounds with the Pros
6:30-9:30 Dinner and Entertainment Included with registration-Thin Ice Band is back–extra tickets available–make it a Date Night!

 

Have a good night’s rest … tomorrow is jam-packed … with the EARLY SUNRISE and COFFEE session at 7:15 am.
Be there … you don’t want to miss: How to Run Your Entire Social Media Campaign in 4 Hours a Week!

 

Saturday
Throughout Saturday, you may (1) buy 15 minutes of a Speaker’s time for $20—all proceeds benefit the Author U Foundation and (2) have a video made with Brian Jud interviewing you for your website and YouTube channel for $50. You must sign up at Registration for times.

 

7:00 -8:00 Registration, Exhibits
7:15-8:00 Mary Agnes Antonopoulos EARLY SUNRISE Workshop—don’t miss this: How to Run Your Entire Social Media Campaign in 4 Hours a Week
8:00-8:15 Welcome Back!
8:15-9:05 Penny Sansavieri The Good, the Bad, the Ugly on Publishing and Book Marketing Today
9:10-10:10 Amy Collins Making Money Selling Your Book in a Whole New World with the Right Distribution
10:10-10:45 AM Break & Exhibits
11:45-11:10 Author Shark Tank
11:10-12:10 Peggy McColl Make Your Book a Best Seller Using Effective & Proven Online Marketing Techniques That Work!
12:10-1:10 Buffet Lunch
1:10-2:10 Mike O’Neil & Lori Ruff Crafting Your Unique Online Community to Create the Edge
2:15-3:15 Mark Malatestal, Anita Mumm Agents … Who, What, Where, When and Why
3:15-3:45 PM Break & Final Exhibit Last Visit
3:45-4:45 Greg Godek 1001 Ways to Sell 1,000,001 Books
4:45-5:00 Wrap-Up, Grand Prize Drawing

After Dark Do you like to laugh? Eat? Author U is going to the Comedy Improv – for $15, you a show and a lot of laughs–dinner and beverage is available onsite. We will get you from the hotel to the Improv. You MUST pre-register for this by contacting Judith Briles at Judith@Briles.com.

Don’t forget to pre-register for Extravaganza 2014 before you leave and get the EARLY, EARLY Bird Discount! Dates are May 1-3. Author U has a special bonus gift for you from the Keynote speaker, Mark Coker, President of Smashwords that you will receive at the Extravaganza before you leave on Saturday.

 

Your Investment NOW is …

$525 for Author U Members and $675 for Non-Members at the door. You may register family members or co-workers for approximately half price who are not already Author U members.

NOTE: After April 2nd, there are NO Refunds.

 

Author U … where authors learn how to be authors … creating and publishing books they never regret.

Count me in for the Author U Extravaganza 2013!

Location will be at The Renaissance Denver Hotel
3801 Quebec St., Denver, Colorado 80207
P. 303.399.7500 | F. 303.336.5353
Author U Group room rates are $119 through April 17th and then released.

 

I’m registering for EVERYTHING: Deep-Dive session w/ Joel Friedlander and May 3rd and 4th

EVENT OPTIONS MEMBER NON-MEMBER
First registration for Friday and Saturday $425 $575
Each additional $295 $375

There will be a Pre-Extravaganza Eaglet and Eagle Workshop on May 2nd from 12:00 to 4:30.

**Author U membership is $89 per year *** half price for each additional family or company attendee

EVENT OPTIONS MEMBER NON-MEMBER
Joel Friedlander Dinner Workshop $95 $135
Author Shark Tank $500 $500
Friday only $225 $275
Saturday only $190 $240
Eaglets-Newbie $55 $75
Eagles-Advance; $55 $75
Video Shoot $50 $50

Guy Kawasaki
Going APE Over Your Book … Publishing in Today’s Revolution

The author and business worlds are APE over Guy Kawasaki. He was the Chief Evangelist of Apple … he’s the author of multiple NY Times bestsellers … he’s got over 1.2 million followers on Twitter … his most recent book is APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur … and he’s the Keynote at the Author U Extravaganza. You, your book and your publishing business can’t afford to miss this amazing session. All in attendance will get a FREE copy of Guy’s latest book, APE. Guy is at www.Alltop.com.

Joel Friedlander
Blogging FROM the Ground Up … How to Build a Blog THAT Works!
The author of A Self-Publisher’s Manual, graphic designer, book designer and guru of creating a blog from scratch and how to grow it to 40,000 followers in two years will deliver an extensive 4-hour Deep Dive Workshop on the late afternoon of May 2nd. Joel is a self-published author and book designer who blogs about book design, self-publishing and the indie publishing life at www.TheBookDesigner.com. He runs Marin Bookworks, where he helps publishers and authors who decide to publish get to market on time and on budget with books that are both properly constructed and beautiful to read.C When you leave this workshop, you will learn how to create the Edge that Hooks Your Readers. Dinner included.

Greg Godek
1001
Ways to Sell 1,000,001 Books
Selling over 3 million copies of his first self-published book, 1001 Ways to Be Romantic, Greg sold his independent publishing company to Source Books. He will reveal how he did it; what worked (and didn’t). Greg Godek is a marketing and strategic genius. He will share lessons from the biggest book signing tour in the history of publishing, the secrets of reverse shoplifting, and love stories and horror stories from two decades of obsessive book-writing, outrageous marketing, and incurable bibliophilia. Greg’s website is www.1001WaysToBeRomantic.com.

Joan Stewart
Finding Reviews in Oddball Places that Rock

The Publicity Hound is back with a whole new round of strategies on and off the Internet that will propel you and your book to new heights. Joan teaches Publicity Hounds how to catch the attention of frazzled news directors, busy reporters and grumpy editors. Joan shows authors how to use the traditional media and social networking to establish their credibility, enhance their reputation, position themselves as experts, sell more products and services, promote a favorite cause or issue, and establish their companies as employers of choice. She knows how to create huge Twitter followings. www.PublicityHound.com

Penny Sansevieri
What Works, and Doesn’t Work as of May, 2013 in Book Marketing
The author of multiple books, her latest is the all new version of Red Hot Internet Publicity–a bible in your personal library. Penny is one of the key book marketing gurus in the world today. She kicks of Thursday with a hands-on perspective of what the “real” book marketing world is like as of May 2, 2013. With over 100,000 followers on Facebook and Twitter, authors listen when Penny speaks. Penny will be at the Extraganza Thursday and Friday. www.AMarketingExpert.com

Daniel Hall
eMail Marketing for Digital Success
One of the most amazing eMarketing and eMonitezing strategists is sharing his amazing depth of wisdom. Brilliant in repurposing ideas/concepts, Daniel will drop down quickly and deeply into a variety of ideas that will take you, authoring and publishing, into realms you hadn’t thought about. www.DanielHall.com

Georgia McCabe
Social Media BluePrint for Authors
What’s in your blueprint wallet? Better yet, do you have one? You will after this dynamic, how-to session that will open your eyes and your minds with the array of possibilities to truly create the full scope of what today’s author needs. There are wants, but you have to begin with the needs–some you don’t know! www.GeorgiaMcCabe.com

Carol McManus
How to Maximize Your Edge Using LinkedIn
The LinkedIn Lady has the perfect session for anyone scratching their heads–should they LinkedIn or shouldn’t they? The answer is yes … but how… what are the tricks and techniques that the beginning path needs to know about. Carol has the answers. www.CarolMcManus.com

Dan Janal
Why Publicity Still Works
PR is PR … Learn from the Master of PR News to create the edge you need now. Dan will show you the who, what, why, where, where and how to make this all come together without falling into the money pit that is common in publicity. www.PRLeads.com

Peggy McColl
Make Your Book a Best Seller Using Effective & Proven Online Marketing rechniques that Work!
The Latest and Greatest on the Amazon Bestseller Campaigns that Peggy has helped thousands through the steps. She woke up authors to the possibility of creating massive sales quickly from the comfort of your home–watching over $40,000 in “buys” happen within hours with her first campaign. You get to hear the latest on what works, what doesn’t and where the morphing is happening. www.PeggyMcColl.com

Mike O’Neil and Lori Ruff
Crafting Your Uniques Online Community to Create the Edge
Heading up Integrated Alliances, Lori and Mike are in the Top 20 LinkedIn individuals in the world. LinkedIn they know inside and out .. what many don’t know is that they know online comunity strategies that will boggle your mind. www.IntegratedAllicances.com

Patti Thorn
Getting Book Reviews that Support Your Sales
Controversy has surrounded the concept of getting reviews that are paid for. Which are legit, which aren’t? How do you access where to go, and when. Patti is the managing partner of Blue Ink Reviews … there is never a guarantee of a good one … but when then occur, libraries and others are taking notice and ordering books! www.BlueInkReview.com

Brian Jud
Creating a Video (onsite live—make them while you are at the Extravaganza!)
Videos are critical to your website and SEO status. Brian is here with camera; we’ve got a setting and you can get a video created with him interviewing as if you were a guest on his show that he produces. You get the video files email to you after the Extravaganza for whatever use you want-very cool. www.BookMarketingWorks.com

Steve Replin
Legal Info to Keep You from Going OFF the Edge
Publishing and Authoring can be legally overwhelming. Steve will be sharing a variety of tips that will answer questions that every author has. www.ReplinRhoades.com

Judith Briles
Author YOU: Building and Creating Your Author and Book Platforms

Your Platforms are so much more than who follows you in social media. They are the core and essence of your vision. Get the Who, What, Where, Why, When and How from the master at creating platforms that have a deep-diving impact on you and your book’s lifespan. www.TheBookShepherd.com

Matthew Bennett
How I Sold 5,000,000 Copies … and Strategies For How You Can, Too!
Book stores aren’t Matthew Bennett’s thing–supporting others are and he has successfully made a comfortable living for his family and delivered millions of dollars to others via his books. Come learn from a guy who authored a best seller on pregnancy using his own name and how he sold mega, mega copies. www.WritePrintSell.com

Amy Collins
2013: Making Money Selling Your Book in a Whole New World
Wearing a variety of hats is nothing new for Amy–the CEO of New Shelves, she knows book distribution, marketing–including odd-ball strategies–and has created strategies to get your book into every book store in a region, if that’s your goal. You don’t want to miss her session. www.NewShelvesDistribution.com

Book Agent Panel … Anita Mumm and Mark Malatesta
Selling to New York and Beyond …

A traditional publisher may be in your midst. Author U’s panel will deliver the who, what and why. Pick their Brains will be held on May 3rd. Join Anita Mumm (Nelson Literary Agency) and Mark Malatesta (Literary Agent Undercover) for an eye-opening session.

JV Crum
Your Millionaire Author Model
Who wants to be financially successful with their book? Who wants to make a meaningful difference with your message? Who wants to be a millionaire? JV Crum will show you a model that puts you on track to achieve millionaire status, he will open your mind to how to maximize your profits; how to make a difference; and how to live a life that matters ! www.ConsciousMillionaire.com

Hobie Hobart
Covers that Brand You and Your Book
Is your cover in synch with your message? With who you are? With your overall vision? Covers count … and so does your Branding. A perfect session for the Eaglet round. Hobie is a partner in Dunn-Design and has created award winning covers for decades. www.Dunn-Design.com

Bret Ridgway
Product Repurposing for Maximum Book Life
Does your book have a purpose? Do you know what it is? Have your thought of variations on its theme? How about creating it in different formats? You will after this session–Eaglet authors want to begin the “what if …” journey early in the authoring game. www.SpeakerFulfillmentServices.com

Jerusha Stewart
Legal Needs for Authors and Their Businesses

Where do you go to get help, fast, for copyright questions, business creation, business problems, heck even your own personal stuff. Jerusha works with Legal Shield, which just might give your the answers you need for minimal dollars. www.LegalShield.com/JerushaStewart

Amy Lang
Social Media 101 for Beginners
Social Media is over-whelming. And there are only so many things that any one author can absorb. This session is for anyone who is just starting down the path, or for that matter, anyone who wants to gaze at their belly button as ask, “Do I really need this stuff.” The answer will come. www.GeorgiaMcCabe.com

 

Wahoo … Rounds with the Pros is Back!
Late Friday afternoon, many of Author U’s Pros and Speakers will host table rounds of 10–it’s a collective “pick their brain” or it could be a mini talk–you never know. Tables will be labeled–you have three choices and a seat that lasts for 20 minutes before you get up and move to another. If a table is full, move to another. AJ White will be our moderator.

Wahoo … Author Shark Tank … NEW!
Three HOT sessions will be available. Only ONE Extravaganza Attendee can get his or her toe in a Author Shark Tank at a time. Our panel will listen for a few minutes to your pitch (hear/read that: LISTEN) and then decide IF and HOW they will help the author in the book quest. If could be money; it could be time; it could be a product–as in I have this that I sell all day for $797 and it’s yours; it could be printing reduction; it could be a book cover; it could be a discount on a layout; it could be … What it could be will be solely dependent on YOU and YOUR PITCH to hook them and could be worth many thousands of dollars. Or if you bomb, you may only end up with a shark tooth! To enter the tank, the cost is $500. There are only 3 spots–will one be yours? This is first come, first serve basis.

Wahoo … Create a Stellar Video (spots are limited!) BONUS!
Have you wondered why celebrities being interviewed on television can look so calm when millions of people are watching them? And have you ever wondered if you could do that? At the Extravaganza you will learn how to perform on national television and radio while appearing calm and collected during the Eaglet session Thursday.

The key to any good performance is preparation. Just as actors do, media guests need to know what they are going to say during all their performances and practice their delivery of each word beforehand. Adequate preparation will make you more confident in your ability to perform and help you relax while you are on the air. At the Eaglet/Newbie session on Thursday afternoon, May 2, you will get the prep info you need.

During the Extravaganza on Friday and Saturday, you have the opportunity to make a stellar, short video. The cost is only $50—use it for your website, YouTube channel—whatever! Brian Jud will guide you through your interview and you will get the clip emailed within a week after the Extravaganza. You must sign up to participate in the video shoot—there are limited slots available Friday and Saturday, shooting times are 10-3 each day.

Wahoo … Pick Their Brains Back again, this is the time you can get a face-to-face with many of our Speakers. Throughout Friday and Saturday, we have one-on-one sessions that last 15 minutes. Have your questions ready–get a maxi-consult in mini-time for mini-bucks. Cost is $15, moneys go to the Author U Foundation which will seed the Authors Hall of Fame. You must register for Pick Their Brains onsite at the Author U Registration Desk–it’s a first come, first served basis based on availability.

Wahoo … Saturday Laugh Special at the Improv!
The Extravaganza is over. If you are staying over before heading home, or a Colorado local, we are heading to the Improv for Laughter, supper and beverage. Author U will get you there. Cost is $15 a head–for the show–you buy food and beverage. Comic Hypnotist Rich Guzzi is the star of the night: Watch as Rich invites volunteers from the audience to be hypnotized right before your eyes and then puts them into the most outrageously funny situations you can possibly imagine. No two shows are alike and you will laugh till it hurts on this non-stop roller coaster ride of comedy mayhem. Here’s a clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrBliaZWcro If you are going, you need to register for this by April 20th. Cost is $15 … you buy your own food and drink (discounted from $17). Send an email to Judith@Briles.com and put in subject line: comedy show. Author U will pre-pay for your ticket, you can pay at the Extravaganza when you check in.

Wahoo … Friday is Time to Eat, Schmooze, Party!
Author U Extravaganza’s rock and roll band rocks- fun for authors!!! See (and hear) what multi-award winning book cover and interior designer Nick Zelinger does in his spare time—it’s toe tapping, feet moving, even sign a few lines time at Author U! (Music by the Thin Ice Band – voted Colorado’s Number 1 Cover Band – 3 years running )

Wahoo … Get an Extra Ticket for the Friday Night Dinner & Band and Make It Date Night! Grab your favorite partner and attend Author U’s Dinner and Date special. The Ice Thin Band is back and ready to rock to the masses. Have a great dinner; listen to the band (voted Colorado’s #1); you may even want to sing along; or get your feet and bootie out on the dance floor. Ice Thin routinely sells out and they are the Extravaganza’s for the evening. All Friday attendees automatically have a ticket to Dinner. Bring your favorite date for only $35 … Hot!


Lead singer is our own Nick Zelinger–we will see him next year … get it on your calendar May 2-4, 2013 … great way to unwind after a jammed-packed information day.

How come the ones that work the hardest are the last to leave the party?! Author U members boogie at last year’s Extravaganza post dinner party.

Author U Welcomes its Exhibitors
for the 2013 Extravaganza!

Author Fulfillment Services
BlueInk Reviews
The Book Shepherd
Book Marketing Works
Brandt Doubleday
Casey Demchak Copywriting
Color House Graphics
Cornerstone Virtual Assistant
Editing By John
Four Colour Print Group
Friesens
Georgia McCabe Social Media Sensei

Hasmark Services
Hercules Freight
Illustrating You
King Printing
Kitchen Table Writing
Legal Shield
MiniBük
New Shelves Distribution
NGNG Enterprises, Inc.
NZ Graphics
Pathway Book Services
PR Leads
Premium Book Marketing
Sheridan Books
Social Media Management Services
Tattered Cover Press
Thomson-Shore
Total Printing Systems
WESType Publishing Services

Mar
10
Sat
Author YOU Circles – Add a JIG to Your Book Marketing Action @ The Book Shepherd's Office
Mar 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Yup … I get it … you just want to write. Does that mean you don’t want books to sell? Book marketing is essential to your author and book success. Are you a Master Marketing Gardner … or Will the Weeds Take Over? Come away with tips and tricks to clear out the pesky noise that isn’t a right fit for you and your book. Add a “jig” to your book strategy and marketing.

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.

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 get 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, March 10th. 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.

Jun
2
Sat
AuthorYOU Circles- Let Your Book Shine! Get Ready to Dig into Awesome Ideas @ The Book Shepherd's Office
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

• What we’ll do
DO YOU WANT ANSWERS to any question you have about book publishing and marketing. This is the place for authors to come. AuthorYOU is NOT a writing club … it’s “let’s get the book done and learn how to sell and market it gathering. That’s it in a nutshell.

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.

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.
* How to repurpose a book.
* Learn about new tools for authors to use.
* Learn to shine as an author … how cool is that?

YOU GET ANSWERS to any question you have about book publishing and marketing. There are always “regulars” and “new additions” to the group are indeed, very welcome. We are a friendly bunch; want to know you and your book–what you are working on. It’s amazing the wonderful connections and contacts that surface.

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 get 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 PLEASE.

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, March 10th. 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 healthy snack to share AND some new socks PLEASE.

• Important to know

Aug
4
Sat
AuthorYOU Circles … it’s a HOT August AM for Colorado Authors! @ The Book Shepherd's Offices
Aug 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

• What we’ll do
August is a great month. There’s the beauty of both the day and evening … and there is the “prep” planning that leads to the huge Fall book selling season. You will get a “what’s old and what’s new” strategy throughout the morning. 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 get 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, March 10th. 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!

• Important to know

Oct
14
Sun
AuthorYOU Circles (Sunday am) It’s time for AUTHOR Treats … No Tricks! @ The Book Shepherd's Office
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

It’s a SUNDAY AM gathering … Judith has a heavy travel schedule this month–this is the only day that works for her. October brings millions of kids and adults out to play … Lots have happened in bookland. Let’s dissect the trends, separate them from the fads, and use what works for you and your book.

Your take-aways this AM will focus on the month’s BIGGEST selling time … this is the one that leads up to three months of gift buying … why not your book? 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, March 10th. 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!

• Important to know

Dec
8
Sat
AuthorYOU Circles … Let you and your book GLITTER during the Holidays! @ The Book Shepherd's Office
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Details

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!

Jul
20
Sat
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
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.

July 20th Publishing 101 Workshop for Newbies

Sign up for the July 20th Session: $77