It’s All About the “Book” … the Questions is Which Type of Book! @ Garcias
Nov 14 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am



It’s All About the “Book” … the Questions is Which Type of Book!

 Get ready to explore which the latest if book styles, the how-tos and which is right for your book, your reader and you, the author.

Is it Door #1, Door #2 or Door #3? Find out on Saturday, the 14th with AuthorU excellent publishing service associates Nick Zelinger, Rebecca Finkel, Richard Rieman and Nick Taylor walk you through the latest and greatest in print, “e” and audio.


Door #1 Audio
Richard Rieman is a 25-time audiobook narrator on Audible, Amazon, iTunes and YouTube. He also produces audiobooks for authors doing their own narration, including Charles Clark’s The Bootlegger ’40 Ford, Steve Snyder’s Shot Down! And Judith Briles The Crowdfunding Guide for Authors &Writers.

  • Why you should produce an audiobook.
  • Best-selling genres for audiobooks.
  • Why you should and why you should NOT narrate your own book.
  • How to get a professional narrator with no up-front costs.
  • The most common and not-so common mistakes, how to avoid them and what to do to get out of them.
  • Audiobook tricks of the trade.

Richard is the author of the upcoming The Author’s Guide to Audiobook Creation: Giving Your Book a Voice available this fall.

Door #2  Print
Nick Zelinger wears both author and book designer hats. He’s the author of Another Gig in Nightmare Hell and a multi-award winning designer of hundreds of books. Rebecca Finkel has also designed hundreds of books and covers working with traditional and independent publishers including international bestselling photographer and author John Fiedler.

  • Why you should produce a print book.
  • Best-selling genres for print books.
  • Why you should and why you should NOT design your own book.
  • How to kick your costs down and negotiate the best deal for your book.
  • The latest trends in interior designs and book covers.
  • The most common and not-so common mistakes, how to avoid them and what to do to get out of them.
  • Print tricks of the trade.

Door #3 eBook
Nick Taylor wears three hats—eBook designer, audio voice and author of five books including the Legon Awakening

  • Why you should produce an eBook.
  • Best-selling genres for eBooks.
  • Why you should and why you should NOT create an eBook.
  • How to position yourself on Amazon and generate sales.
  • What costs to expect.
  • The most common and not-so common mistakes, how to avoid them and what to do to get out of them.
  • eBook tricks of the trade

When:  Saturday, November 14
Time:  8 a.m. registration, Intros and Member Showcase/Reviews 8:30; Program at 9.
Where: Garcias, 5050 S. Syracuse, Denver
Cost: $32 Members and $45 Non-members. 

MEMBERS – $32:  


Create a Book Launch that will Skyrocket your Book’s Debut (or Redo)! @ CADA
Jan 9 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm


Book Launch Strategy

… You asked for it … AuthorU will deliver a GamePlan for Launching Your Book … whether it’s new or old, what you will get it bold ideas; strategies on how to implement them; what social media works and what doesn’t … and January’s program is just that. Whether you book is just birthing or it’s gone into remission… get ready for an array of ideas and how-tos to kick start the big day/week/month … or get it restarted after being exhausted. The way to start off the year.


  • Create the ideal Book Launch for your book.
  • Generate strategies to rebirth a book once it’s out.
  • Identify which of the social media platforms will work (and won’t).
  • Tips and Tricks for bestseller status on Amazon’s Print and eBook positions.
  • How to deal with AFS … Author Fatigue Syndrome.
  • Onsite, you will create social media blasts to support your campaign—whether it’s next week or several months from now.
  • And so much more.

Create a Book Launch that will Skyrocket
your Book’s Debut (or Redo)!

When:  Saturday, January 9
Time: 8 a.m. for Networking and Breakfast … over at Noon
Where: Colorado Automotive Association, 290 E Speer Blvd, Denver CO 80203
Cost: $22 for Gold and Best Seller Members; $35 for Basic and Non-Members. Increases $10 on January 3rd.

Gold MEMBERS – $32:

Best Seller MEMBERS – $0:

Basic – MEMBERS – $45:

OTHERS – $45:

APRIL 1: Audiobooks, Bublish,& Amazon Marketing Services –WOWSA! @ 2734 Walnut Street Denver, Colorado 80205
Apr 1 @ 8:15 am – 12:00 pm

Get ready to get the “insider’s skinny” on the hottest tool in the Amazon Marketing Services offerings. We are going to DEEP DEEP Dive into the new advertising that you can do on Amazon for pennies … don’t miss this session–it will not be taped … meaning you need to be at the meeting.


Meet with R9izxbdzieichard Rieman at the studios of Post Modern Company Studios in downtown Denver to learn The Secrets of Audiobooks and How to Use them to Showcase Your Book. In addition, Kathy Meis, founder of Bublish, takes you step-by-step through the process of conducting your own Book Positioning Study and implementing Bublish to your marketing strategy.

Get ready to create a 3-minute AUDIO onsite for the first 20 people who register. We have two studios that will allocate a total of 15 minutes for each of the lucky 20–this allows to retakes and editing. For those who will be in front of the mic, you will get instructions on how to script yourself so you maximize your efforts and minimize your time.

Note: this is a large studio in a commercial building with concrete floors–bring a sweater–it can be chilly.




Count me in … I need to get on the audiobook trail pronto!

13690716_10208119093673782_5265692091565688632_nRichard Rieman is a multi-award winning author of The Author’s Guide to AudioBook Creation, a narrator and audiobook consultant.







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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?


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.





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WebinarGold: Mara Purl Tells ALL: The Top 10 Keys to Audiobook Success
Aug 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Top 10 Keys to Audiobook Success Webinar  

 August 17    4 PT, 5 MT, 6 CT, 7 ET


Do you have an audiobook for your book? Have you thought about creating one? Do you know that audiobooks are the fastest growing segment in publishing today?


It’s Audiobook Revolution time!

Learn why you should create one and the top 10 ways to soar your success. Our August webinar is any eye and ear-opener!


The Top 10 Keys to Audiobook Success

Once you have created the audiobook version of your book, narrator and audiobook expert Mara Purl will share specific strategies for audiobook success, including:

1.     Key reasons to go exclusively with Amazon’s ACX (Audiobook Creation Exchange) or to go non-exclusive 

2.     Top ACX Alternatives

3.     Best options for getting your audiobook into libraries or on CD

4.     How to give away your audiobook and get paid for it

5.     How to place your audiobook in the 3 best Audible categories

6.     Key options for audiobook reviews

7.     Building your genre fan base

8.     Why you can make more money with your audiobook than your eBook

9.     How to use your audio files in your promotions

10. Best Audiobook award competitions


Meet Your Presenter You know MARA PURL as the best-selling, multiple-award-winning author of the Milford-Haven Novels, known as the “Heart Books.” But behind the scenes, Mara has been a top professional audio producer for two decades. Her ground-breaking original radio drama “Milford-Haven USA” was the first American radio serial ever broadcast on the BBC, where her 100 episodes with an all-star cast found an audience of 4.5 million throughout the U.K. Next she created 75 radio drama trilogies with students she worked with in Alaska, Colorado, California, and Tokyo, Japan. Next she launched Haven Books Audio, where her audio books have won the USA Book News, Hollywood Book Festival, and EVVY Audio Book Awards. In addition, Mara is a sought-after Audible narrator who performs multiple character voices and who enjoys becoming unrecognizable when she performs American-Southern, as well as French, German, British, Australian, and Japanese foreign accents. Find out more about some of Mara’s audios at


Author Success: Create a #1 Bestselling eBook for the New Year
Jan 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Wow! Wouldn’t you love to grab the top spot on Amazon’s bestseller list and learn how to keep the momentum going? Not just for an hour … for days and weeks?

-How would you like instant credibility and expert status?

-How would you like to be able to create a strategy to get buyers names and emails and grow your list in the process?

-How would you like to have a system you can use over and over again that works every time?

If you’re thinking, “Yes, I would,” you’re serious … and you want to learn Ellen Violette’s secrets in our all-new Webinar slated for Thursday, January 18th,

Our Expert to show you the way: Ellen Violette is an award-winning self-publishing and business coach, 8-time #1 bestselling author, and soon-to-be podcaster at Books Business and Abundance. She’s also a Grammy-nominated songwriter.


Register for Thursday, Jan 18 at 4 PT: