Calendar

Aug
7
Mon
Come to the 7th Annual AuthorU Etravaganza
Aug 7 @ 3:31 pm – 4:31 pm

Register before the rates jump $100 and Register for the hotel. Your food and registration are $397 for members; the hotel room rate is $105. Both are a bargain in the publishing and hospitality markets. AuthorU is one of the unique conferences that feeds the brain and the belly. You get plenty of time to interact with the speakers; network; make new author friends. This year, a full breakfast kicks it off on Thursday morning sponsored by Total Printing Systems. You will be introduced to the “who’s who in publishing services” … and encouraged to create a time slot to see how each one will make your book be the best it can be.

Mark the dates: September 7-9th right here in Denver, Colorado—a great time to visit our beautiful state. Below is the FULL Agenda. Lots to do. Get Your Seats NOW: www.AuthorUExtravaganza.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oct
18
Wed
WebinarGold: October 18th – Get Corporate Sponsors for Your Book and Expertise
Oct 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
 
Grab a Sponsor and NEVER Look Back—Get Corporate Sponsors for Your Book and Expertise.
Linda Hollander will deliver a not to be missed special webinar for AuthorU members on the 18th at 12 noon MT.
 
 
 
 
  • Discover how to get $10,000 to $100,000 dollars in corporate sponsorships
  • Secrets of profitable events that attract corporate sponsors
  • Learn how to get your book, speaking, show, non-profit, event or small business funded
  • How to get revenue and resources to transform lives, create your legacy and get your message out.
Join us for a webinar on Oct 18, 2017, at 12:00 PM MDT.
 
Register now!

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6894735437546036226

WOULD YOU LIKE TO FUND YOUR BOOK DREAMS WITH CORPORATE SPONSORS?

Think about it: AMERICA’S MOST SUCCESSFUL COMPANIES PARTNER WITH CORPORATE SPONSORS. WHY NOT YOU?

You will learn:


-How to get $10,000 to $100,000 from each sponsor
-Make a difference, leave your legacy and create global change
-The sponsors you should avoid
-How to get to the decision makers
-Turn a “no” into an enthusiastic “yes”
-3 biggest mistakes people make
-Creating winning proposals sponsors can’t refuse
-How to find the right sponsors and which sponsors to avoid
-Get funding without financial credit checks
-Know how much money to ask for (Don’t sell yourself short)
-Keep your sponsors for multi-year contract

AMERICA’S MOST SUCCESSFUL COMPANIES PARTNER WITH CORPORATE SPONSORS. WHY NOT YOU

Meet Linda Hollander  she has been featured by Inc. Magazine as the leading expert on corporate sponsorships. She is the author of Corporate Sponsorship in 3 Easy Steps: Get Funding from Sponsors, Even if You’re Just Starting Out. She is also the CEO of Sponsor Concierge and the Sponsor Secrets Seminar.

Her sponsors include Microsoft, Wells Fargo, Dun & Bradstreet, Epson, Citibank, Fed Ex, American Airlines, Staples, Health Net, Marriott, Southwest Airlines, Los Angeles Business Journal, WalMart, Bank of America and IBM.

She has over 20 years of experience as a small business owner and she is the only person to be featured in both Entrepreneur and Female Entrepreneur magazine in the same month. She has also been on NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX Television, Bloomberg Radio and Remarkable Women.

Disney, Cisco Systems, Mattel, Universal Studios, Nissan, Yamaha, Sony, Revlon, Dunn Edwards Paints, Sanyo, Avery Dennison, Columbia TriStar, CBS, City of Hope, Union Bank, ASCAP, Kaiser Permanente, IBM, Variety, Ocean Spray, Sears and Infiniti are some of her sponsors and clients.

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

Feb
24
Sat
Get Ready for the Taste of the AuthorYOU Extravaganza Online Summit
Feb 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am

Get Ready for the Taste of the AuthorYOU Extravaganza Online Summit

Oh Yes … it’s a Sneak Preview! Get ready to jump on the inside of what’s coming to all NEW Author YOU Extravaganza that will roll out in the beautiful town of Breckenridge, Colorado. Think of the Extravaganza as the ultimate author retreat—rest, creativity, networking and learning. Add a few extra days before or after and immerse yourself in the beauty of the Colorado mountains in the summertime.

Starting at 8 a.m. until 11.30 a.m. Pacific Time, Joan Stewart, John Kremer, Kathy Meis, Daniel Hall, Jackie Lapin, Barb Wilson and Judith Briles will take you on the inside of what’s happening at this year’s ALL-NEW AuthorYOU Extravaganza. Each will share a variety of tips that only the Extravaganza insider track will get on Saturday, February 24th. And for anyone who pre-registers for the Taste of the AuthorYOU Extravaganza Online Summit, they will receive an extra bonus from each of the presenters … bonuses that you normally pay for and they will be FREE, FREE, FREE.

February 24, 2018

8:00 PT, 9:00 MT, 10:00 CT, 11:00 ET 

REGISTER NOW:  http://bit.ly/TasteofExtra

Nov
9
Fri
2018 Judith Briles SPEAKING Unplugged Boot Camps in Colorado @ Doubletree Hotel
Nov 9 – Nov 10 all-day

Speaking Unplugged Session in 2018:
November 9-10

Would you like to know how powerful you, your book and experiences are and how they can influence and change others one word at a time? Would you like to turn your book, your ideas, your mouth into a business that creates a lifestyle woven with travel, fun, global friends and financial success?

You can with the smart and savvy strategies, you will reveal in this interactive and fun intensive workshop. With over 35 years of speaking on the platform, Dr. Judith Briles will show you how to become a successful professional speaker … a speaker that will soar your book sales. Since the 80s, speaking has been her #1 way to sell books … over 1,000,000 of them!

Would you like to turn the book you have or are creating into a money machine that cements your expertise and authoring success?

Would you be willing to trade just TWO days to get all the how-to and strategies from someone who spent over 35 years on the speaking platform … someone who generated in excess of $5,000,000 in combined speaking fees and book sales that will be generated directly from speaking gigs? You can …

Don’t delay: 2017 Boot Camps were SOLD OUT!

Your guide and mentor for these 2 awesome days is Dr. Judith Briles, the author 35 books, publishing expert and radio host. Plus an opportunity for an extra day post the Unplugged Bootcamp.

There  are two-weekend dates for 2018:

November 9-10, 2018
                           will change your authoring life 

Site:  Doubletree Hotel Denver-Aurora, CO

For Hotel Reservations: http://bit.ly/HotelDoubletree

Experience two days of Judith … NO pitches to buy other “stuff”, just Judith Briles Speaking Unplugged delivering an amazing depth of speaking and marketing information that she has derived from her 35 plus years as a professional speaker that has taken her to 12 countries—from Finland to Brazil and all 50 states.

Are you ready to create the speech that will get you booked and re-booked … get the answers to the questions you have … all of them? Judith is the master book publishing coach and guide.

Reserve Your Spot NOW
for 2 Colorful Brain-Jammed Days, including meals.

  • How to develop your topic … start with your book then expand to create a portfolio of options for meeting planners to select from or add-on to an already booked gig.
  • How to structure your speech or create a workshop … one that is uniquely you and will make you the buzz of any conference.
  • How to identify your key points … and hook in the right story, activity or exercise to engage your audience.
  • How to create stories based on your life experiences that will engage an audience … that can have them rolling in the aisles or shedding a tear.
  • How to tie in current events with your presentation … create a local hook that will connect with attendees.
  • How to know when to use multi-media … and what to do if it goes wrong.
  • How to structure your first words … whether it’s a story, statistics, an event connected with the group or something else—tips on how to instantly connect with any audience.
  • How to create a memorable opening or closing … that will leave your audience laughing, crying or thinking—but never just leaving them.
  • How to avoid the Blunders, Bloopers, and Boo-Boos  that most speakers—newbies and old-timers make.
  • How to identify and create your Unique Selling Pitch to any meeting planner … what will make you shine and rise above the speaker crowd?
  • How to create the visuals to enhance your presentationaudiences are visible—you will learn how to use cartoons, words and essential elements to spark up any presentation.
  • How to deal with snafus and presentations that aren’t working … it happens; not every audience is ideal or presentation perfect.
  • How to find groups that want your message … and will enthusiastically cheer for you and want you back.
  • How to move from free to fee … and make a living by using your words and your mouth.
  • How to negotiate contracts … and get “soft money” for no fee gigs.
  • How to create your “unique” position … work with a SWOT Analysis designed for you and your book.
  • How to create an AWESOME Speaker-Book One-Sheet 
    you need one that shouts you out … it’s brag time to hook meeting planners and attendees.

WAIT … WAIT … there’s MORE! You have the opportunity to book one day within three months of your Judith Briles Speaking Unplugged Bootcamp for a One-on-One in person in her offices or via Skype if you are out of the area. You will get laser coaching dissecting your speech, your stories … your “whatever” that evolves from the Unplugged session you attended. Your cost for this is $1,250, a reduction from her 6-hour fee of $2,750 and only available to Unplugged participants.  

 

 

Registration Options (November 9-10, 2018)

ALUMNI $297.00: Year Attended

 

AND

  • If you want to open up your creativity channels … you will love the exercises Judith walks everyone through.

  • If you want to create a speech that uses the key elements of your book and expertise … you will learn insider tips on how to and how to niche yourself into “your” market.

  • If you want to be Pitch Perfect … it’s the way to sell your book, and few authors succeed. You will now.

  • If you want to master social media tricks that will allow you to breathe … you will learn and see exactly how to create a life beyond your computer. Judith selects several books for attendees and will demonstrate and position them for a marketing blitz you won’t believe in front of your eyes!

  • If you want to know tricks of the social media marketing whirlwind … you will learn which platforms work best for which books and how to drill down into them.

  • If you haven’t done a Speaking GamePlan around your book, you will (or will revisit what you thought your GamePlan was) … and discover amazing “ahas” along the way about both You and Your Book.

  • If you want to make serious money as an author, you will come away with the how-to strategies that are doable.

  • If you stumble along on how to pitch yourself, you won’t any longer–tips and techniques plus create the ideal script to roll out who and what you will bring to participants at events in less than 30 seconds.

  • If you want “e” shortcuts to use for your speaking marketing, you will get plenty of fast-track tips to use.

  • If … what are your “IFs”? … there will be hot seats throughout the two days.  
    ALL participants take the hot seat and get immediate laser coaching from Judith. How cool is that?

 

Get ready to experience a “different” bootcamp … it is not just another conference where you sit in your seat and take notes—expect extraordinary high interaction, plenty of “to-do” Activities—you will not only listen and hear Dr. Judith Briles, The Book Shepherd; you will see demonstrations of how she does it in her own speaking; AND you will immediately implement what she says. PLUS, you will get live laser coaching. Judith believes in feeding your brain and your belly—you will be fed.

 What it is, is your next, next step to authoring success.
Be there. You and Your Book can’t afford not to be.

Call Judith, determine if this is the “right fit” for you and your book now.
Call 303-885-2207 or email Judith@Briles.com. Don’t delay. TheBookShepherd.com

 

 

Registration Options (November 9-10)

ALUMNI $297.00: Year Attended

 

REGISTER NOW by calling 303-885-2207 — get the EARLY Bird pricing of $547 by January 31st for MARCH and  September 11th for NOVEMBER. Why not commit now and pay a little each quarter?

For Hotel Reservations: http://bit.ly/HotelDoubletree

Are you an Alumni? Special rates for Alumni are reduced to $297

Rates will increase on September 30th to $997 for the NOVEMBER session. Judith has a payment plan if desired, just call the office at 303-885-2207.

In other words,
your life as an author will morph.

Judith Briles Speaking Unplugged delivers extraordinary high interaction, plenty of “to-do” Activities and Hot Seats—

you will not only listen and hear The Book Shepherd, you will immediately implement what she says. As the author of 36 books (two more are in the works!), many best-selling and award-winning, she has presented to audiences as small as 16 and as large as 5,000.

It is your next, next step to credibility and speaking success.

If that’s your goal, be there. You and Your Book can’t afford not to. Save these two days in 2018 … and 2017 was sold out–don’t wait:


November 9 – 10 
 days that will change your author life. Who better to captain your journey than Author and Publishing Expert, Dr. Judith Briles?

Cost:
Early Bird Registration ends on September 30th … your cost is $547  … it increases $450 on October 1st  to $997 – additional registrations with the same party are $397 up to October 15th and $797 until the last day of the month prior to the Unplugged date.

Remember: Judith has a payment plan if desired, just call the office to set it up at 303-885-2207.

If you are a Last Minute registrant, you will pay $1,297 … that means from November 1st until Judith Briles Speaking Unplugged starts.

BONUS: On Saturday, there will be complimentary neck and shoulder massages throughout the day.

All meals during sessions included PLUS extensively detailed workbook.

Location and Hotel Reservations:

Venue:

Doubletree Hotel Denver Aurora: 13696 E Iliff Pl, Aurora, CO 80014 (303) 337-2800

Special Room Rate: $109 for attendees, includes FULL Breakfast PLUS Adult beverages and snacks in the Evening. Judith’s Tip: Stay at the hotel, even if you are a local … she is. It’s a great time to connect, schmooze, have fun … and continue what happened from 8.30 to 5 with co-attendees. Guaranteed, it’s a mini-break and makes a difference with your take-aways when you are fully immersed in the process.

Lunch included each day.

Stay “in the moment” so her teachings and strategies will begin to imprint versus being pulled back to the office and your personal surroundings.

Colorado … our Falls are spectacular in Colorado and most likely, snow shouldn’t be a factor in Denver. Spring is something else … sometimes snow; sometimes a little rain; sometimes lots of sun.

 

 

 

Note … breakfast is only for those who are registered at the hotel. I’m staying there and checking in on Thursday afternoon.

There will be coffee/tea onsite and throughout our sessions plus lunch each day …

Workshop Times: Each morning starts at 8.30 AM. Days will end at 4.30 PM.  On the 1st night–Friday, there is an after session casual soiree–an excellent schmooze and noshing time. Dress should be comfy. It’s wise to have a sweater–temps can very in our room.

If you are FLYING: Denver International Airport (DIA-Denver) is your destination.

Workshop Times: 8:30 to 4:30 each day. On the 1st night–Thursday, there is an after session soiree that is a great schmooze and noshing time.

 

 

Registration Options (Nov 9-10)

ALUMNI $297.00: Year Attended

 

Register now by calling 303-885-2207 — get the EARLY Bird pricing of $547 by September 30th … why not commit now and pay a little each quarter? Rates will increase on October 1st to $997 session. Judith has a payment plan if desired, just call the office at 303-885-2207. 

 

~~~~Cancellation Policy: No Refunds after October 10th for the November Unplugged. Prior to that, there will be a $200 cancellation fee.

Thank you! The Speaking Unplugged Bootcamp was amazing, very helpful, and filled with valuable information. I have much to percolate on in regard to my speeches. I have already begun to look at them differently, with new ideas.
-Trish Humenansky-Laub

I really enjoyed the 2-day Package. Small intimate setting—the Hot Seats were great. My #1 aha was on how use a story to lead into my key talk on diversity. Sign me up—I’m coming back!
-Andi Sue Phillips
DeEmphasizing Diversity

I liked the comprehensive structure of the two days along with how to turn stories into an engaging opening—how to make them come alive.
Heather Elliott
Same Sh*t, Different Day

Great job! The first thing I’m going to do is update my current presentation and start using stories that I never considered before. What I learned in the first two hours exceed my registration fee!

Jeannette Seibly
Brag!

I enjoyed it all. Loved the interaction and learned from the examples. My takeaway: I can do this!
-Sue Miller
My Life Rearranged

What an amazing depth of actionable information. The information on how to structure contracts and fees was invaluable—the first thing I’m going to do is refine and define stories. I now know which direction to take.

-Melody Jones
Social Media Expert

Invaluable! Being able to get in front of a group and practice telling my story was the perfect landing for me.
-Maddy Tomoren

Ideas! Lots and lots of ideas: speaking, writing, marketing, and website. My #1 aha was going through the speaker website review and what is needed. I never thought about a grabber line. Sign me up for your next event!
-Mary Salas
Financial Planner

Learning how to develop speaking topics and weaving in stories was extremely helpful. Thank you. I learned lots that I can immediately use.
-Suzanne Simpson

“Dr. Judith Briles provided the exact information our authors needed to elevate their platforms and hone their marketing plans. Whether you’re just starting out on your marketing journey or a published pro, I strongly recommend using Dr. Briles’ wisdom to elevate your promotion skills to the next level.”

-Brooke Hartman 
President & Conference Chair, Alaska Writers Guild

 

Nov
28
Wed
WEBINAR: Strategies for Building Raving Fans and Land on the USA TODAY Bestseller List
Nov 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Are you ready to learn the essential Strategies for Building Raving Fans and Land on the USA TODAY Bestseller List?

If you are an author who wants Raving Fans; desires and gets mega caseloads of book sales; and wants to land on the USA TODAY Bestseller list, this is your webinar.

Get ready to discover The Fan Base Formula for Building Raving Fans and Book Buyers … and Landing on the USA TODAY Bestseller list.

-Insider strategies on how to maintain book sales.
-Discover how the Amazon algorithm works.
-Learn which specific parts of a book that helps it to convert or gain traction on Amazon’s algorithm.
-Learn the best ways that you have found to grow an author-audience.
-What does it take to hit the USA TODAY list?
-Discover the best method you’ve found to hit the USA TODAY list.
Yes, there will be a replay … but register to get it if you can’t attend the live presentation.

Your guide is Adam Houge. He is a Wall Street Journal and USA TODAY bestselling author. After distributing more than 2,500,000 of his own books, he founded The Fan Base Formula for Authors where he teaches authors at all levels, from brand new to New York Times bestsellers, how to grow and maintain consistent and reliable sales with their books. His most recent project will include directly helping other authors to hit the USA TODAY for themselves.

DATE: Wednesday, November 28 … 11 PT, 12 MT, 1 CT, 2 ET
COST: NONE but your time
REGISTER NOW (yes, there will be a replay)http://www.thefanbaseformula.com/judith-training

Jun
28
Fri
Is there a book in you? @ Smokey Hill Library
Jun 28 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

 

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

Where: TBD – We will update you on the venue as soon  as we know.
 
Cost: Free!! Register for Free Here
Aug
10
Sat
It’s a HOT August AM for Colorado Authors! @ The Book Shepherd's Offices
Aug 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Details

What we’ll do in 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 SALONS 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, August 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.

Location: The Book Shepherd’s Offices: 8122 S. Quatar Circle · Aurora, CO

Register here: https://www.meetup.com/AuthorYOUSalons/events/260321129/

 

Sep
7
Sat
Mini- AuthorYOU Extravanganza – a Publicity Palooza! @ CADA
Sep 7 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Create a Killer Press Release
&
How to Create the Ultimate BOOK Hook

at our Mini Extravaganza … a Publicity Palooza!

Morning

How to Write Killer Press Releases That Sell Books

Nine out of 10 author press releases belong in the trash bin. The Publicity Hound will show you how to write a killer press release for your fiction or nonfiction launch, and give you ideas galore for other types of releases you can write throughout your publishing career. You will learn:

  • The 9 elements of the perfect launch press release.
  • Samples of press releases for fiction and nonfiction.
  • The best free and paid press release distribution services.
  • Key elements to include in your releases so you sell books in bulk, get invitations to speak, and invite the media to call on you when they need sources and interviews.
  • Easy ways to come up with your own press release ideas by helping other authors on the hot seat. 

Afternoon
Book Hooks: Fun, Timely, Compelling Angles for Pitching Your Book

If you can’t think of at least a half dozen juicy angles to pitch to the media so they cover you and your book, help is on the way. The Publicity Hound will give you more than a dozen hooks you can use to promote your expertise, your topic, and your book. You will learn:

  • The difference between a press release and a pitch, and why they work hand in hand.
  • The easiest place to start your publicity campaign.
  • Unusual angles for fiction authors, including ways to promote your expertise.
  • Fun hooks that most other authors would never think of using.
  • Easy ways to come up with your own ideas for book hooks and angles by helping other authors on the hot seat. 

Let’s send off The Publicity Hound in style!

This will be JOAN STEWART’s FINAL Presentation!

 

SITE: CADA … 290 E. Speer Blvd., Denver CO
DATE: September 7th from 8.30 to 4 … Lunch included
REGISTER:  space is limited.  AuthorYOU VIP members $107 (Tardy Bird) … NonMembers $127  (Tardy Bird) 

BELOW are the LINKS to REGISTER: 

 

Early bird VIP AuthorYOU Members  $107 (only register through this link if you are a paid AuthorYOU member)

Non AuthorYOU Members – $127

Early Bird Registration Has Ended

 

Dec
5
Thu
Want to Slay the Amazon Dragon? The Perfect Book Marketing Gift Awaits You …
Dec 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Perfect Book Marketing Gift Awaits You …

Have you ever wondered …

  • How can I focus on writing and publishing instead of constantly promoting my books?
  • How can I get consistent sales of full-priced books instead of just short-term spikes during promotions?
  • How can my book stand out when there are SO many competing books on Amazon and it feels like pulling teeth to get sales?
  • How do I get reviews and build my audience FAST if I’m starting from scratch?
  • Where can I outsource the work I don’t want to do?

My friend and 7 times bestselling author Derek Doepker is about to reveal some very practical strategies on how to do fewer promotions and sell more books on autopilot. Something ALL authors would love to create on an ongoing basis.

With one strategy, he had an extra $3,505 in book sales in less than 8 weeks with less than two hours of work a week! Bet that sounds like your type of work, yes?

Note: If you want 1,001 ways to market your book, this isn’t for you.

If you want to 80/20 concepts, the 20% that leads to 80% of your results … then you’ll need to check out this free live training called Automatic Book Sales System we’re doing Thursday, December 5th at NOON Mountain time.

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1071043474912420365

In this training you’ll discover:

  • The most powerful form of auto-pilot book promotion to sell full-priced books consistently – this has led to over $3,505 in EXTRA book sales in less than 8 weeks!
  • The 3 biggest marketing mistakes authors make that sabotage their success … and how to fix them.
  • How to get reviews and build your audience even if you’re starting completely from scratch with no following.
  • And more!

Join us by registering now—it’s the perfect gift, just for you and your book.

 

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

Mar
24
Tue
Create the Ultimate Card Deck for Your Book, Your Expertise, and to Sell
Mar 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

I have something for you to put a smile on your face; something that will add a NEW product to add to your “influencer” deck; and it’s the perfect webinar to jump into in the “hunker down” mode that we are all in. So, stay put—it’s all happening via your computer.

-Learn how to create an awesome Deck of Cards that will compliment your book and your expertise.
-Expand your creativity with what you have already written; what you are currently writing; and thinking forward with.
-Discover the 3 questions you must answer to get started with your Card Deck.
-Learn why a Card Deck is a perfect add-on for your authoring and publishing business.
-Very cool ways to leverage and use your Card Deck.
-How to use an “E-Strategy” developed by Rosie Batista to create your customized Card Deck.
-How you can do this yourself!

Your presenter is Rosie Battista, aka Queen of Card Decks. Rosie has created an easy-peasy method to put together your own Card Deck

Be there: TUESDAY, March 24th … It starts at 3 p.m. Pacific – 4 Central – 5 Mountain – 6 Eastern. YES, I’m recording … but you need to be registered to get the replay. Your name will be added to our preferred email list.

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

Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6008951298160096013

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

Jun
12
Sat
JUNE… Creating the BUZZ Factor ONLINE — It’s Author YOU SALONS June 12
Jun 12 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

June opens to warming weather on the outside… and sizzling ideas on the inside. Let’s dump what isn’t working and reveal new avenues for your author success… about you; about your book… what else? It’s part of your expanding author infrastructure. See you Saturday a 9.00 a.m.

This Event is exclusively for AuthorYOU Members.

To Join AuthorYOU, visit https://authoru.org/join-author-u/why-join-author-u.html, and sign up for a VIP AuthorYOU Membership.

• AS ALWAYS, All gatherings start with a virtual 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, not just take. The Author YOU SALON participants are true masterminds. The SALONS created with 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. Your answers are in the room.

There is no charge for AuthorYOU Members. No question goes unanswered! –come at 9, stay till noon if need be.

Jul
3
Sat
Create Free Traffic To Your Books Using Pinterest with Book Marketing Legend John Kremer
Jul 3 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Create Free Traffic To Your Books Using Pinterest
with Book Marketing Legend John Kremer

Register HERE: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6642321683200657422

Here’s the author marketing success story to kick-off a sizzling 4th of July weekend for any author who desires to be seriously successful…

  1. One of the main reasons Pinterest is so powerful is the fact that you can get TARGETED traffic from it.
  2. Marketing legend John Kremer uses Pinterest to consistently generate traffic for free.
  3. This means that with Pinterest YOU can attract users who are interested in a specific niche … YOURS.
  4. And it gets better … many Pinterest users are interested in niches AND can be absolutely obsessed with them.
  5. Pinterest makes it easy to get clicks from its platform to YOUR website and/ or book listings.
  6. Pinterest continues to be a great way to drive free traffic to any book listing or offer you have.

Summing Up … Pinterest users are precisely the kind of people you want discovering you and clicking over to your offers.

If that’s you, get registered pronto. We start LIVE on SATURDAY, July 3 at 9 AM Mountain time.

Grab your seat herehttps://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6642321683200657422

Start your author fireworks with John and I this Saturday,

P.S. John Kremer will reveal several useful tricks up his sleeve that you don’t want to miss … get yourself signed up by going here.

Aug
14
Sat
AUGUST AuthorYOU Salons are on Saturday, August 14
Aug 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

For AuthorYOU members only.

It’s an ONLINE Saturday AM gathering for the AuthorYOU Salon community. Grab a COOL beverage–who knows how hot it will be outside? Bring your questions … you get answers. Catch up with old and new friends. August is often a “laid back” month… get ready to rev up your marketing engines for Fall time. What are you going to position yourself for the prime selling season?

REGISTER HERE: https://www.meetup.com/AuthorU/events/rrbcjsycclbsb/

 

Apr
7
Thu
Extravaganza – Author and Book Publishing Fest @ Doubletree Denver Hotel
Apr 7 @ 4:00 pm – Apr 9 @ 12:00 pm

Calling ALL Authors and Authors-To-Be!
It’s an Author and Writer 1 ½ Day

 

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?

Is this your COME BACK Year? Is 2022 the year that makes the difference for you? Are you ready to:

  • Jump into your publishing dreams, turning them into reality?
  • Create a new book or repurposing an old one?
  • Do a refresher on what’s happening in publishing today?
  • Or do you need to just hang out … to mingle with other writers and authors?

Part of AuthorYOU’s mission is to educate emerging authors on how to write, publish and market their books. Part is two take achieving authors to a higher level of success. And part is to create a support community of networking and information streams. 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 prep, guide, and demonstrate:

  • The latest in marketing strategies that will create your tipping point.
  • Essential information about editing your book that will turn your head.
  • Master the “art” of story writing for both fiction and nonfiction that creates “the opening grab”.
  • Ideas to spin you, your book and expertise to the viral sphere.
  • How to create a hero, not a zero, when it comes to book cover design.
  • Website designs with a twist.
  • 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 eBooks.
  • How to say “Bye-Bye to BORING” presentations and trainings.
  • Write and publish a book that grabs your reader.
  • What to expect when you are expecting—the dollars, cents, and sense of publishing is today.

+++ THREE special ticketed items. Barb Wilson will deliver an “early arrival” workshop Thursday afternoon fueled by the stellar results 9 Cube Plotting Techniques, a writing workshop delivered at the Breckenridge Extravaganza in 2018. For those who want to join in for dinner Friday evening—there will be a special dessert: humor entertainment.

You can, and it’s happening when October kicks off. Get registered NOW to grab your seat. Space will be limited.

Participate in The Gong Show!

Does lightning strike within the first page of your book? Will your readers keep reading.
Are your words magic?
Do they grab the reader within the first paragraph?
Our team of experts have their ears ready to hear your words read out loud and give you instant feedback.

Your Presenters Are:
IP Attorney Julie Bernard, Book Designer Nick Zelinger, Book and eBook Designer Rebecca Finkel, Book Marketing Expert John Kremer, Virtual Presentations and Webinar Guru Jaclyn Kostner, Wordsmith and Editing Expert Barb Wilson, Audiobook Expert Richard Rieman, Storyline Visionary Mara Purl, and Book Publishing and Marketing Expert Judith Briles.

WHEN: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 7th to April 9th

WHERE: Doubletree Denver Hotel, 13696 E. Iliff Place, Aurora CO
 *** Free Shuttle from Denver International Airport. Save Money on your room by Reserving your hotel at the link below. 

AGENDA

Author YOU Extravaganza 2022

THURSDAY

3 pm to 6 pm   The Ultimate Writing Workshop using the 9 Cube Plotting Technique with Barb Wilson

Dinner on your own

FRIDAY

8.00 am                     Welcome

8.05 – 9.30               Get Your Swagger … Your BOOK, Inc … Covers, eBooks, Swag, and Interiors with Rebecca Finkel  

9.30 – 10.45            The Audiobook Revolution with Richard Rieman

10.45 – 11.00          Break

11.00 – 12.30        The Power of Syndication with John Kremer

12.30 – 2.00            LUNCH and Author’s Gong Show

2.00 – 3.30               Copyrights, Trademarks and the New Rules with Julie Bernard

3.30 – 5.00               Cover to Cover: the Ins and Outs of Successful and Sales-Worth Book Design with Nick Zelinger

6.15 – 8.30               Dinner & Comedy

SATURDAY

7.00 – 8.30               Firestorm Sunrise Marketing with Judith Briles

8.30 – 10.00            The Color of Your Characters with Mara Purl

10.00 – 10.15          Break

10.15 – 11.45          Powerful Presentation that DAZZLE! with Jaclyn Kostner

11.55 – 12.00          Wrap up and THANK YOU!

FRIDAY April 8th 8 am – 5 pm General Session Workshops
The Author Gong Show
at Noon. There is Friday Evening Dinner & Entertainment.

SATURDAY April 9th 7 am to Noon General Session Workshops
Sunrise Workshop at
Bonus EVENTS

For early arrivals: THURSDAY April 7th 4 – 6 pm  –  9 Cube Plotting Techniques, a writing workshop with Editor and Author Barb Wilson $35.

REGISTRATION:

For AuthorYOU Members Extravaganza Full Access Package (Includes Dinner & Entertainment, and the Writing Workshop) – $312 (Only Register here is you are a paid member of AuthorYOU)

For Non-AuthorYOU Members/General Admission Full Access Tickets (Includes Dinner & Entertainment, and Writing Workshop) – $412

Early Bird ends March 26th ticket prices increase $100 after March 26th

Ala carte Sessions

FRIDAY Night Dinner and Entertainment
$50

General Session, AuthorYOU members$227; (AuthorYOU Members Save $100)

General Session, Non Members/General Admission Tickets$327;

Author Gong Show – $5

HOTEL ROOMS: $115 
Call: 1-800-445-8667 and ask for the AuthorYou group block at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Denver-Aurora.

Book your hotel room here: bit.ly/EX2022Hotel

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 in becoming successful in a very crowded field.

Thursday Afternoon The Ultimate Editing and Writing Workshops Arrives in Colorado @ Doubletree Denver Hotel
Apr 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Reach Your Peak of Writing and Editing Peaks of Success

Are your Writing and Editing creating a feeding frenzy for the walking dead? Or, is it ready to ace a black run on any slope?

The lack of editing or poor editing can kill the readability of a book. Get ready for a mountain load of ideas, tips, strategies to take both your writing and pre-editing to another level.

Master editor and writer Barb Wilson will guide you through:

  • Best Writing Tips and Twenty Rules of Storytelling. She will provide numerous tips about getting started, keeping your motivation, and where to look for plot/character ideas.
  • Grammar, plot structure, conflict, POV, and character development are essential in fiction … and what happens in fiction doesn’t stay just in fiction. Nonfiction authors need to “get” and implement the same tips in the stories contained in chapters.
  • Fiction authors bonanza: Plot development will be explained, along with Goals/Motivation/Conflict, and the differences between character-driven stories and plot-driven stories. Discover the intricacies of deep POV, crafting interesting ‘middles,’ character development..
  • Writing dialogue, pacing, dealing with writer’s block, and the importance of grammar and punctuation will take center stage.
  • Nine-Cube Plotting will be revealed—a terrific tool that can be used in all your writing. The morning will wind up by going over plotting techniques.

All will prove to be invaluable for both new and experienced writers to develop their skills and increase their writing abilities. No mountain will block you!

Your cost is only $35!

Register HERE. https://authoru.org/april.html

PS … On Friday, it’s the Author Gong Show.

Must be attending the AuthorYOU Extravaganza to attend.

 

 

Apr
8
Fri
Do You LOVE to LAUGH? @ DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Denver
Apr 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Do You LOVE to LAUGH?

What do the Boston Comedy Festival, the Seattle International Comedy Competition, and the AuthorYOU Extravaganza have in common? Nancy Norton, that’s what. And, just who is Nancy Norton? Why, she’s the Champion of the Seattle International Comedy Competition, the Winner of the Boston Comedy Festival, and the Grand Slam Champion of Truth Be Told Story Slam … that’s who.

And she’s with the Extravaganza attendees on Friday night for an hour of Laughing after dinner … the perfect way to end the day!

Every event should have a spotlight of humor and the AuthorYOU Extravaganza has got it for you Friday night!

It’s a Friday evening, April 8th after dinner with Standup Comedian Nancy Norton at the AuthorYOU Extravaganza.

Be there … It’s an add-on … You must register for this to eat and laugh: https://authoru.org/april.html