Calendar

Jun
18
Tue
June Tech Tool Box – YouTube
Jun 18 @ 9:00 pm – Jun 19 @ 12:00 am

Tech ToolboxJune Tech Tool Box —SOLD OUT

 

Create or Enhance Your YouTube Channel on Tuesday, June 18th
Do you know YouTube is the second most popular search engine after Google? People search YouTube for trainings, tutorials and educational purposes as well as for some entertainment. Join us for this intensive workshop to learn how to optimize your YouTube account, tips for uploading videos and strategies for posting your videos on your websites and blogs. We will start with instruction and have work time for you to start implementing what you learned.

It’s YouTube, starring you and your book!

Time: 3 – 6 pm
Cost: $60 or both June and July Tech Tool Boxes for $100
Location: Judith’s Offices
Register for June Only at $60: CLICK HERE

for BOTH Toolbox Workshops June 18th and July 23rd at $100:  CLICK HERE

 

Jul
23
Tue
July Tech Tool Box – Blog Talk Radio
Jul 23 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 24 @ 12:00 am

 

 

                   The Ins and Outs of Twit Chat  PLUS Google + PLUS Other Cool Chat Sites July Tech Tool Box   – 2 SPOTS left

Create Your Own Blog Talk Radio on Tuesday, July 23rd

Having your own radio show is within your reach from free to a small fee, depending on what bells and whistles you want!

 

Showcase your expertise through your own radio show on Blog Talk Radio. This will also give you an opportunity to invite guest speakers to your show to reinforce your niche area. Don’t miss this intensive workshop on setting up an account on Blog Talk Radio, features in your radio show account, and strategies for scheduling and planning  your show and show topics. 

 

Time: 3 – 6 pm
Cost: $60 or both June and July Tech Tool Boxes for $100
Location: Judith’s Offices
Register for July Only at $60: CLICK HERE

for BOTH Toolbox Workshops June 18th and July 23rd at $100: CLICK HERE

Feb
18
Tue
February Tech Toolbox: Google+ Authorship
Feb 18 @ 10:00 pm – Feb 19 @ 1:00 am

icon_techtoolbox All Tech Tool Boxes are for Author U paid up members only and limited to 8 participants
to allow for in-depth work with each and are led by Kelly Johnson and Judith Briles.

Attention all authors – you need to set up a Google + Authorship account.

Why?

Authorship is establishing you (to Google) as the confirmed author of an item of content that gets published on a website.

Very important aspect to your online presence!

In this Tech Toolbox workshop, we will walk through the steps in setting up your Google + Authorship.

You will need to have a Google + account and Google + profile.

You will also need to bring:

  • the log-in to your WordPress website dashboard or
  • the FTP log-in to your server for your website files if you do not have a WordPress website.

*WordPress website dashboard log in consists of a username and password.
*FTP log in includes the host name, user name and password (this is only if you do NOT have a WordPress website).

Cost:  $60 each or all 3 (Feb/Mar/April) for $150
Time:
 3 to 6 pm
Location: Judith Briles’ Office in Aurora (you will get directions the day before and what to bring for each session)
Register for February Only at $60:  

For ALL THREE Toolbox Workshops February 18th, March 18th, April 15th at $150:

Mar
18
Tue
March Tech Toolbox: Audioboo
Mar 18 @ 9:00 pm – Mar 19 @ 12:00 am

icon_techtoolbox All Tech Tool Boxes are for Author U paid up members only and limited to 8 participants
to allow for in-depth work with each and are led by Kelly Johnson and Judith Briles.

Audioboo is a tool to record, upload and share audio.

A boo consists of any clip of audio, a picture, a location, a title and a description.

The free account has a 3 minute limit, but you can upgrade for more.

Your audios can be shared on Facebook, Twitter and other platforms, you can embed playlists on your sites, and use the mobile apps and widgets as “listen again” players.

You can also submit your audios to iTunes as a podcast.

Join us for this Tech ToolBox workshop and start recording today!

 

Cost:  $60 each or all 3 (Feb/Mar/April) for $150

Time: 3 to 6 pm
Location: Judith Briles’ Office in Aurora (you will get directions the day before and what to bring for each session)
Register for March Only at $60:  

For ALL THREE Toolbox Workshops February 18th, March 18th, April 15th at $150:

Apr
15
Tue
April Tech Toolbox: Demo of Cool Tools… Which are for You?
Apr 15 @ 9:00 pm – Apr 16 @ 12:00 am

icon_techtoolbox All Tech Tool Boxes are for Author U paid up members only and limited to 8 participants
to allow for in-depth work with each and are led by Kelly Johnson and Judith Briles.

This workshop will take you through demos of programs that will teach you simple-to-use business tools, such as ShortKeys, Wufoo, and others – you’ll be clicking away and using new tech tools in no time!

Believe us … new tools are added; old tools morph often. The ones that were your old standbys may have undergone a total makeover as well.

 

Cost:  $60

Time: 3 to 6 pm
Location: Judith Briles’ Office in Aurora (you will get directions the day before and what to bring for each session)
Register for April Only at $60:

 

Jun
10
Tue
June Tech Toolbox: PicMonkey and Canva
Jun 10 @ 9:00 pm – Jun 11 @ 12:00 am

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All Tech Tool Boxes are for Author U paid up members only and limited to 8 participants to allow for in-depth work with each and are led by Kelly Johnson and Judith Briles. AND … a limited number of participants can attend via remote.

 Turn Your Ideas into Eye-Catching Designs: PicMonkey and Canva

How would you like to turn your tips, quotes from your book or show your creative side by designing your own images? With PicMonkey and Canva, we’ll show you how you can use these free tools to develop your own ideas into fun, stunning designs!

Learn about PicMonkey and Canva through our demos and then you’ll have time to start creating your own designs!

Time: June 10th, 3 to 6 pm

Location: Judith Briles’ Office in Aurora (you will get directions the day before and what to bring for each session). If you are attending remote, you need to contact Judith directly to set it up. Please put in subject line: Remote Tech Tool Box and email her at Judith@Briles.com.

Cost: $60 each or 3 for $150

For ALL THREE Toolbox Workshops June 10th, July 15h, August 12th at $150:

Jul
15
Tue
July Tech Toolbox: How to Use Pinterest to Promote Your Blog, Services & Products
Jul 15 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 16 @ 12:00 am

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All Tech Tool Boxes are for Author U paid up members only and limited to 8 participants
to allow for in-depth work with each and are led by Kelly Johnson and Judith Briles. AND … a limited number of participants can attend via remote.

More Than Just Images: How to Use Pinterest to Promote Your Blog, Services & Products

With Pinterest having such a focus on images, we tend to forget that is just one aspect of how to utilize Pinterest.

This workshop will review various methods of using Pinterest for your book and business including:

  • How you can drive traffic to your blog through Pinterest.
  • Conduct a contest through Pinterest.
  • How you can add your Audioboo recordings to your Pinterest and not only grow your followers but offer “snippets” from your book.
  • How to monetize your book and other products with a Pinterest boost.

… and more!

This workshop will help you set up your Pinterest account (if needed) and then walk through examples and demos to learn methods for using Pinterest.

Time: July 15th, 3 to 6 pm

Location: Judith Briles’ Office in Aurora (you will get directions the day before and what to bring for each session). If you are attending Remote, you need to contact Judith directly to set it up. Please put in subject line: Remote Tech Tool Box and email her at Judith@Briles.com.

Cost: $60 each or 2 for $100

For TWO Toolbox Workshops July 15h, August 12th at $100:

Aug
12
Tue
August Tech Toolbox: Instagram and Infographics
Aug 12 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 13 @ 12:00 am

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All Tech Tool Boxes are for Author U paid up members only and limited to 8 participants to allow for in-depth work with each and are led by Kelly Johnson and Judith Briles. AND … a limited number of participants can attend via remote.

Capture a Moment: Instagram and Infographics—Share Knowledge or Tell a Story Through Images and Instant info to all things Cyberland and Beyond!

Instagram is a quick and fun way to share your life and stories using pictures and video.  Come learn about Instagram, and after a tutorial in setting up Instagram, we’ll start capturing those moments for you to share!

Information Graphics or Infographics is a method to share knowledge or tell a story about a topic through a graphic image. Since “a picture is worth a thousand words,” Infographics allow you to present details and content in a compact, easy-to-understand way. Demos of programs to create your own infographics will be covered in the workshop. Instagram is fast and fun. You will laugh and learn this afternoon!

Time: August 12th, 3 to 6 pm

Location: Judith Briles’ Office in Aurora (you will get directions the day before and what to bring for each session). If you are attending Remote, you need to contact Judith directly to set it up. Please put in subject line: Remote Tech

Cost: $60

May
2
Sat
AuthorU Day at Barnes & Noble BookFair in Colorado! @ Barnes & Noble
May 2 all-day

 BN Bookfaire

 

 

May 2 will be BIG for AuthorU members and AuthorU … all day long, it’s AuthorU Day at the Colorado Blvd. Barnes & Noble bookstore. Author signings throughout the day. We will have two tables for signings—two authors at each table and signing times will be 90 minute  slots. Only 20 authors will have the opportunity to be featured. This means that it’s an Early Bird grabber.

There are 5 strings attached with this free event to be selected to participate: 

  1.  You must (or your publisher) be a paid-up member of AuthorU.
  2.  You must (or your publisher) be there in person—you are strongly encouraged to not be a swooper (only there for 90 minutes) … wander the store and give coupons to anyone you see, encouraging them to give it to the cashier at checkout. It doesn’t cost them anything and B&N will make a donation to support and recognize authors.
  3.  Your book(s) MUST be available through a distributor—B&N only works this way. 
  4.  You will actively promote the event to one and all via your contacts and social media platforms—bodies and sales will count.
  5.  You will give out the coupons that B&N supplies to us to any and all you can get them to within the store—it doesn’t matter if customers buy your book, another AuthorU member’s, or any title within the store … we get credit for it.

If you are interested in being featured (we will be doing a press release on this), contact Judith Briles (Judith@Briles.com) with your name, title, © year, ISBN, price, category and one line describing the book. Please put in the subject line: May book event.

Oct
1
Sat
Oct is a double header: Create the Amazon Launch + Your Publishing Business Platform @ The Colorado Automobile Dealers Association (CADA)
Oct 1 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

COST
GOLD Members: $25 (Please login to register)
All Others: $35
Note: after September 26th, price increases $10 for each

 

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Gold members need to login to Member site to register.

 

 

BASIC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mar
4
Sat
MARCH 4th and 5th: BOOKCAMP-Comedy Intensive with a Hollywood Master! @ The Colorado Automobile Dealers Association (CADA)
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am – Mar 5 @ 4:00 pm

sWhat do Actors Jack Black and Nathan Lane have in common?
2 words:  The outrageous and comedy writer Steve Kaplan … and so can you!

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We have a DOUBLE HEADER BOOKCAMP in March!


March 4
… Sharpen up your writing with Hollywood’s premier comedy writer.
March 5 … Learn tips and tricks to transform your work to the big screen.

A very special BookCamp is coming your way with comedy writer, trainer, author and mentor to the inside club of Hollywood’s entertainers is coming to AuthorU and Denver. Steve Kaplan is bringing the Comedy Intensive to us … you will learn tips and tricks on how to humor up your writing when appropriate; how to engage an audience when speaking that you’ve never thought about; and so much more. http://www.KaplanComedy.com/

Get ready for a dynamic duo: The Comedy Writing Intensive BookCamp: A Weekend Workshop for Authors, Writers and Screenwriters. Attend one day … or both. Your choice … you choose.

Whether you’re writing a novel, short story, a comedy screenplay, working on a sitcom script, or producing or directing a comedy film, Steve Kaplan has been the industry’s most sought-after expert when it comes to comedy. From the industry’s top stars to first time comedy writers producers directors and performers, Steve Kaplan has worked with and developed the best.

The proven and practical methods and principles contained in his famed Comedy Intensive course reveals the hidden tools and principles that help you understand comedy from the inside out. If you went to Steve, you would pay $395 for this course (plus air, plus food, plus hotel). AuthorU is bring the amazing, outrageous and hilarious Steve Kaplan and the Hollywood factor to you … and you can sleep in your own bed.

Don’t miss this … Register Now! Early Bird ends on February 8th.

SEATS: Space is allowed for ONLY 40 attendees … register EARLY for this one.                                                                                            

Saturday, March 4th … Comedy Author Writing Intensive and Prose

Whether you’re writing a comic novel or just want to inject more humor into your prose, your books, your speeches … this all day workshop will open avenues you never envisioned. 

Learn

  • How to Create Great Comic Characters
  • The Power of Not Knowing
  • Funny You Should Say That: Writing Comic Dialogue
  • Unblock the Block
  • And more!
     
    An intimate, supportive day that will include creativity and brainstorming techniques, solo and group writing exercises, and lots and lots of laughter!

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Steve Kaplan is a master in Hollywood comedy and will delve into the sometimes elusive art of writing comedy. He’ll will explore this potent and popular form by distilling its basic principles, bringing them into the lingo and jargon you get … and can use. Combining hands-on writing exercises with story analysis and other interactive activities, this one-day event will help you find your own comic voice and offer guidelines on how to write humor with confidence, honesty and clarity. 

Here’s Steve on Why Most Romantic Comedies Suck … http://bit.ly/1S3jmBc

 

Sunday, March 5th  … Comedy Intensive for Screenwriters (and Screenwriters-to-be), Performers and Filmmakers

  • How do you write funny?
  • How do you act funny?
  • How do you direct funny?
  • How do you be funny?

Get ready to deep-dive and discover the hidden tools and principles of comedy

  • what comedy is,
  • how it works, 
  • why it works,
  • what’s happening when it’s not working
  • what you can do to fix it,

Your take-aways include proven and practical methods and principles. The workshop includes exercises, solo and group writing activities, as well as a liberal use of clips from current and classic comedies to illustrate our points and principles. It’s a very interactive experience, and we tend to laugh. A lot!

Get ready to alter your thinking, your style and your outcomes!

Don’t miss this … Register Now!                                               

TIME: 8.30 to 4.30  includes lunch each day

WHERE: CADA – Colorado Automobile Dealers Assn, 290 E Speer Blvd., Denver CO

COST: AuthorU GOLD Members:
Early Bird  $99 per day or both days for $180 until February 8;

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Gold members need to login to Member site to register.

AuthorU GOLD Members Regular Rate: $129 per day or $250 for both days after February 8



ALL Other Participants

 
1 Day – March 4th


1 Day – March 5th



Both Days

BASIC and NON-Members Regular Rate after February 8th: $169 and $310

SEATS: Space is allowed for ONLY 40 attendees … register EARLY for this one.

There are no refunds 21 days before the event and a $40 Administrative fee will be charged.

May
6
Sat
May 6th: Improve Your “Author” Visibility
May 6 @ 8:15 am – 12:00 pm

This month we will focus on showcasing you!

  • Are you ready to sell more books?
  • Do you know how to create a brand that shows off your best side, on and off camera?
  • Are you aware of how to consistently influence, market and pitch yourself to get noticed?
  • Are you ready when a publicist or event planner calls for a TV or radio spot?

All of you know that walking your talk is an integral part of personal and professional branding. As an author, you need to look and sound your best. When you pitch your books, you’re pitching yourself! When you get that long awaited call, you want to be ready. Too often when you get the call, you focus on scripting what you’ll say and forget to plan on how to look. Remember, over 80% of what people hear is what they see!

This morning will provide a practical approach that can save you, both men and women, from wishing for a do-over! Today’s speakers will help us look our best in person and sound our best on paper! They will share their secrets of how to become successful. When you leave, you will be ready to fine-tune your brand and ready to win the pitch.

Success is knocking! Are you ready to sell more books?

Speakers:

Rhoda Johnson, Hollywood Secrets to Showcasing You (Brag: Image Consultant and
Columnist, former Hollywood makeup artist)

Want to increase book sales? How you look in front of the camera and on speaking engagements tells a bigger story. Learn how to improve your personal brand to optimize your social media presence and attract potential readers. Discover the Hollywood secrets of maximizing your image to engage your audience. Note: authors Ronald Beach and Connie Pshigoda have graciously agreed to be models!

  • Your personal brand should help you, not hurt you
  • Simple techniques that will attract people to you
  • Be prepared to look your best on camera
  • Current trends to use and ones to avoid
  • Looking your best sells more books

Rhoda Johnson received a Fashion Merchandising Degree from Brooks College in Long Beach, California and has studied makeup artistry at Cinema Secrets in Burbank California. She received a license to teach Personal Development from John Robert Powers in Cerritos, California and JF Images Talent Agency in Denver, Colorado. Rhoda has over 35 years’ experience collectively as an Image Consultant, Makeup Artist, Jewelry Designer, and Motivational Public Speaker.  She also writes a monthly beauty and fashion column for 50 Plus Marketplace News.

Jill Christensen, How to Become a Noted Influencer (Brag: Recognized by Engagement101 as one of the Top 100 Employee Engagement Global Influencers of 2017, alongside Richard Branson and others.) Featured Author of the Month.

Book sales, speaking engagements, and your reputation will soar if you can position yourself as a thought-leader and noted influencer on the topic of your book.

How to Become a Noted Influencer
1. Pick a Lane
2. Determine Your Target Audience and Research Where They Are Online
3. Develop a Strategic Plan to Position Yourself as a Thought-Leader in Your Space
4. Gauge Your Progress and Course-Correct if Necessary
5. Be Open to Building on Your Success – Do Not Rest on Your Laurels

Jill Christensen has three decades of consulting, speaking, and most importantly, real-life, in-the-trenches global Fortune 500 executive-level experience. She has served as the head of global Internal Communications at both Avaya and Western Union, has a Six Sigma Green Belt, authored the best-selling book, If Not You, Who? Cracking the Code of Employee Disengagement, and was recently named one of the Top 100 Global Employee Engagement Influencers of 2017.

Marilyn Heywood Paige, Leveraging Media to Sell More Books (Brag: Former event planner with B&N!)

Earned media is one of the most powerful marketing tools because it’s not you telling people how great your book is, it’s a trusted media outlet telling them. Earned media opens new audiences to you and gives you more credibility.

Today you will:

  • Learn the do’s and don ts of pitching to the media
  • Discover how and when to approach journalists and bloggers
  • The elements of a good pitch
  • How best to leverage a media placement once you’ve earned it

Marilyn Heywood Paige is the Vice President of FiG Advertising and Marketing in Denver, a full-service marketing agency that moves the needle for small businesses. She was the marketing and public relations manager for Barnes & Noble for ten years where she worked with over 600 authors, helping them market their books more effectively.

 

 

GOLDden

 

Gold members need to login to Member site to register.

 

 

BASIC

 

 

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!

Dec
19
Wed
AuthorU and Colorado Authors Hall of Fame Day at the Barnes & Noble @ Colorado Blvd. Barnes & Noble
Dec 19 all-day

December 19th will be big for AuthorU members and AuthorU … it’s AuthorU and Colorado Authors Hall of Fame Day at the Colorado Blvd. Barnes & Noble.

 Author signings all day … all customers who use the special coupon created by B&N and distributed to ANYONE who comes into the store on December 19th, selects books AND then gives to the cashier at check-out will create a donation back to the Authors Hall of Fame gratis B&N … how very cool is that! Watch for more info and sign-ups to participate. Support your author friends who are signing and SHOP in the store. We will get credit for any books as long as a coupon is given to the cashier.

 

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

 

 

 

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