Jul 7 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
WARNING: Space is limited and these LIVE trainings always fill up, because they are significantly better than the information others charge you thousands for… even though they are free. You get a full hour of great training, and a half hour of interactive Q&A with Joel Friedlander and Tracy Atkins, so don’t pass this opportunity up.
On July 7th. Register now!
It’s a HOT August AM for Colorado Authors! @ The Book Shepherd's Offices
Aug 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm


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:


Know Your Author and Book Publishing Rights
Apr 3 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Know your Author and Book Publishing Rights

Knowing your rights and when to call an attorney is important as an author, publisher, vendor, and as a person.

Many times, authors:

  • Don’t understand how to read a contract and negotiate the details;
  • Don’t know how to use their own or others’ materials—i.e., pictures, diaries, etc.
  • Don’t understand the use copyrights or trademarks in their books, blog posts, and social media postings.

Copyright laws have recently changed recently … it’s TIME to update what you know; what you thought you know; and what you need to know.

Saturday, April 3, 2021 will provide a practical approach that can save you a lot of money, time, and aggravation.


Julie Bernard  … is the CEO of Bernard IP Law. She is a registered patent and intellectual property attorney who brings twenty-five years of experience to the table. Julie focuses her practice on US and international patents, US and international trademarks, copyrights, intellectual property portfolio strategy and management, transactions and licenses, and technology transfer. Julie provides balanced general, transactional, and intellectual property legal advice based on her significant experience and proven track record related to patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and the structuring and negotiation of licenses and other agreements.

Cost:  $15 AuthorYOU members $25 nonmembers 
Registration will increase to $25 for AY members and $35 nonmembers on March 30th (You will receive handouts and a link to join the zoom meeting a day or two prior to the event)

WHEN: Saturday, April 3
TIME: 9 AM Mountain
WHERE: Your computer via Zoom
COST: $15 AuthorYOU members – $25 non-members


AuthorYOU Members $15

General Admittance $25