Look at what you missed….
Do You Have the Edge? Every Author Needs One!
Are you ready for 3 amazing days that will change your authoring life?
Over THREE incredible, high content delivering days, you will be working with amazing book marketing strategists, publicists, Internet gurus, mobile marketing geniuses, audio and video pioneers … all done in an intense workshop environment … Block the dates on your calendar and register now for THREE days that will turn you and your book into creating the edge that you both need. Keynotes are Guy Kawasaki (APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur), Joel Friedlander (The Book Designer)and Penny Sansevieri (Red Hot Internet Publicity). All attendees get a copy of Guy Kawasaki’s APE when the check in at registration.
Thursday Keynote* 11:00-12:00
|Penny Sansevieri||What Works, and Doesn’t Work as of May, 2013 in Book Marketing|
Thursday Eaglets* 12:10 to 4:55
|12:15-12:45||Judith Briles||Author YOU: Creating and Building the Author and Book Platform|
|12:50-1:25||Amy Lang||Social Media 101 for Beginners|
|1:40-2:10||Jerusha Stewart||Legal Needs for Authors & Their Business|
|2:15-2:50||Brian Jud||Tips for Video Interviews|
|2:55-3:25||Bret Ridgway||Product Repurposing for Maximum Book Life|
|3:40-4:15||Carol McManus||How LinkedIn Adds to Your Edge|
|4:20 -4:55||Hobie Hobart||Covers that Brand You and Your Book|
Thursday Eagles* 12:10 to 4:55
|12:10-12:50||Matthew Bennett||Selling Your Books by the Freakin’ Truckload|
|12:55-1:35||Georgia McCabe||Hidden Tips & Secrets of Social Media|
|1:45-2:20||Patti Thorn||Book Reviews … the Good, Bad and the Ugly|
|2:25-2:55||JV Crum||Your Millionaire Author Model|
|3:00-3:30||Steve Replin||Legal Info to Keep Your from Going OFF the Edge|
|3:40-4:20||Joan Stewart||Quick and Dirty Blog Posts when You Don’t have Time|
|4:20-4:55||Daniel Hall||Creating & Building Your Information Empire|
* Eagles and Eaglets are separate a separate ticket item.
Deep Dive Dinner Workshop with Joel Friedlander 5:05-9:00
Blogging FROM the Ground Up … How to Build a Blog THAT Works!
Friday Throughout Friday, you may (1) buy 15 minutes of a Speaker’s time for $20—all proceeds benefit the Author U Foundation and (2) have a video made with Brian Jud interviewing you for your website and YouTube channel for $50.
|7:00 -8:00||Registration, Exhibits|
|8:00-8:30||Welcome and Opening|
|8:30-9:25||Guy Kawasaki||Going APE Over Your Book with the Publishing Revolution|
|9:30-10:25||Joan Stewart||Finding Reviews in Oddball Places that Rock|
|10:25-11:20||AM Break & Exhibits|
|11:20-11:45||Author Shark Tank|
|11:50-12:45||Daniel Hall||eMail Marketing for Digital Success|
|1:25-2:25||Dan Janal||Why Publicity Still Works|
|2:30-3:30||Georgia McCabe||Social Media BluePrint for Authors|
|3:30-4:00||PM Break & Exhibits|
|4:00-4:25||Author Shark Tank|
|4:25-5:20||Matthew Bennett||Outselling the NY Times Bestsellers|
|5:25-6:25||Rounds with the Pros|
|6:30-9:30||Dinner and Entertainment||Included with registration-Thin Ice Band is back–extra tickets available–make it a Date Night!|
Have a good night’s rest … tomorrow is jam-packed … with the EARLY SUNRISE and COFFEE session at 7:15 am.
Be there … you don’t want to miss: How to Run Your Entire Social Media Campaign in 4 Hours a Week!
Throughout Saturday, you may (1) buy 15 minutes of a Speaker’s time for $20—all proceeds benefit the Author U Foundation and (2) have a video made with Brian Jud interviewing you for your website and YouTube channel for $50. You must sign up at Registration for times.
|7:00 -8:00||Registration, Exhibits|
|7:15-8:00||Mary Agnes Antonopoulos EARLY SUNRISE Workshop—don’t miss this:||How to Run Your Entire Social Media Campaign in 4 Hours a Week|
|8:15-9:05||Penny Sansavieri||The Good, the Bad, the Ugly on Publishing and Book Marketing Today|
|9:10-10:10||Amy Collins||Making Money Selling Your Book in a Whole New World with the Right Distribution|
|10:10-10:45||AM Break & Exhibits|
|11:45-11:10||Author Shark Tank|
|11:10-12:10||Peggy McColl||Make Your Book a Best Seller Using Effective & Proven Online Marketing Techniques That Work!|
|1:10-2:10||Mike O’Neil & Lori Ruff||Crafting Your Unique Online Community to Create the Edge|
|2:15-3:15||Mark Malatestal, Anita Mumm||Agents … Who, What, Where, When and Why|
|3:15-3:45||PM Break & Final Exhibit Last Visit|
|3:45-4:45||Greg Godek||1001 Ways to Sell 1,000,001 Books|
|4:45-5:00||Wrap-Up, Grand Prize Drawing|
After Dark Do you like to laugh? Eat? Author U is going to the Comedy Improv – for $15, you a show and a lot of laughs–dinner and beverage is available onsite. We will get you from the hotel to the Improv. You MUST pre-register for this by contacting Judith Briles at Judith@Briles.com.
Don’t forget to pre-register for Extravaganza 2014 before you leave and get the EARLY, EARLY Bird Discount! Dates are May 1-3. Author U has a special bonus gift for you from the Keynote speaker, Mark Coker, President of Smashwords that you will receive at the Extravaganza before you leave on Saturday.
Your Investment NOW is …
$525 for Author U Members and $675 for Non-Members at the door. You may register family members or co-workers for approximately half price who are not already Author U members.
NOTE: After April 2nd, there are NO Refunds.
Author U … where authors learn how to be authors … creating and publishing books they never regret.
Count me in for the Author U Extravaganza 2013!
Going APE Over Your Book … Publishing in Today’s Revolution
The author and business worlds are APE over Guy Kawasaki. He was the Chief Evangelist of Apple … he’s the author of multiple NY Times bestsellers … he’s got over 1.2 million followers on Twitter … his most recent book is APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur … and he’s the Keynote at the Author U Extravaganza. You, your book and your publishing business can’t afford to miss this amazing session. All in attendance will get a FREE copy of Guy’s latest book, APE. Guy is at www.Alltop.com.
Blogging FROM the Ground Up … How to Build a Blog THAT Works!
The author of A Self-Publisher’s Manual, graphic designer, book designer and guru of creating a blog from scratch and how to grow it to 40,000 followers in two years will deliver an extensive 4-hour Deep Dive Workshop on the late afternoon of May 2nd. Joel is a self-published author and book designer who blogs about book design, self-publishing and the indie publishing life at www.TheBookDesigner.com. He runs Marin Bookworks, where he helps publishers and authors who decide to publish get to market on time and on budget with books that are both properly constructed and beautiful to read.C When you leave this workshop, you will learn how to create the Edge that Hooks Your Readers. Dinner included.
1001 Ways to Sell 1,000,001 Books
Selling over 3 million copies of his first self-published book, 1001 Ways to Be Romantic, Greg sold his independent publishing company to Source Books. He will reveal how he did it; what worked (and didn’t). Greg Godek is a marketing and strategic genius. He will share lessons from the biggest book signing tour in the history of publishing, the secrets of reverse shoplifting, and love stories and horror stories from two decades of obsessive book-writing, outrageous marketing, and incurable bibliophilia. Greg’s website is www.1001WaysToBeRomantic.com.
Finding Reviews in Oddball Places that Rock
The Publicity Hound is back with a whole new round of strategies on and off the Internet that will propel you and your book to new heights. Joan teaches Publicity Hounds how to catch the attention of frazzled news directors, busy reporters and grumpy editors. Joan shows authors how to use the traditional media and social networking to establish their credibility, enhance their reputation, position themselves as experts, sell more products and services, promote a favorite cause or issue, and establish their companies as employers of choice. She knows how to create huge Twitter followings. www.PublicityHound.com
What Works, and Doesn’t Work as of May, 2013 in Book Marketing
The author of multiple books, her latest is the all new version of Red Hot Internet Publicity–a bible in your personal library. Penny is one of the key book marketing gurus in the world today. She kicks of Thursday with a hands-on perspective of what the “real” book marketing world is like as of May 2, 2013. With over 100,000 followers on Facebook and Twitter, authors listen when Penny speaks. Penny will be at the Extraganza Thursday and Friday. www.AMarketingExpert.com
eMail Marketing for Digital Success
One of the most amazing eMarketing and eMonitezing strategists is sharing his amazing depth of wisdom. Brilliant in repurposing ideas/concepts, Daniel will drop down quickly and deeply into a variety of ideas that will take you, authoring and publishing, into realms you hadn’t thought about. www.DanielHall.com
Social Media BluePrint for Authors
What’s in your blueprint wallet? Better yet, do you have one? You will after this dynamic, how-to session that will open your eyes and your minds with the array of possibilities to truly create the full scope of what today’s author needs. There are wants, but you have to begin with the needs–some you don’t know! www.GeorgiaMcCabe.com
How to Maximize Your Edge Using LinkedIn
The LinkedIn Lady has the perfect session for anyone scratching their heads–should they LinkedIn or shouldn’t they? The answer is yes … but how… what are the tricks and techniques that the beginning path needs to know about. Carol has the answers. www.CarolMcManus.com
Why Publicity Still Works
PR is PR … Learn from the Master of PR News to create the edge you need now. Dan will show you the who, what, why, where, where and how to make this all come together without falling into the money pit that is common in publicity. www.PRLeads.com
Make Your Book a Best Seller Using Effective & Proven Online Marketing rechniques that Work!
The Latest and Greatest on the Amazon Bestseller Campaigns that Peggy has helped thousands through the steps. She woke up authors to the possibility of creating massive sales quickly from the comfort of your home–watching over $40,000 in “buys” happen within hours with her first campaign. You get to hear the latest on what works, what doesn’t and where the morphing is happening. www.PeggyMcColl.com
Mike O’Neil and Lori Ruff
Crafting Your Uniques Online Community to Create the Edge
Heading up Integrated Alliances, Lori and Mike are in the Top 20 LinkedIn individuals in the world. LinkedIn they know inside and out .. what many don’t know is that they know online comunity strategies that will boggle your mind. www.IntegratedAllicances.com
Getting Book Reviews that Support Your Sales
Controversy has surrounded the concept of getting reviews that are paid for. Which are legit, which aren’t? How do you access where to go, and when. Patti is the managing partner of Blue Ink Reviews … there is never a guarantee of a good one … but when then occur, libraries and others are taking notice and ordering books! www.BlueInkReview.com
Creating a Video (onsite live—make them while you are at the Extravaganza!)
Videos are critical to your website and SEO status. Brian is here with camera; we’ve got a setting and you can get a video created with him interviewing as if you were a guest on his show that he produces. You get the video files email to you after the Extravaganza for whatever use you want-very cool. www.BookMarketingWorks.com
Legal Info to Keep You from Going OFF the Edge
Publishing and Authoring can be legally overwhelming. Steve will be sharing a variety of tips that will answer questions that every author has. www.ReplinRhoades.com
Author YOU: Building and Creating Your Author and Book Platforms
Your Platforms are so much more than who follows you in social media. They are the core and essence of your vision. Get the Who, What, Where, Why, When and How from the master at creating platforms that have a deep-diving impact on you and your book’s lifespan. www.TheBookShepherd.com
How I Sold 5,000,000 Copies … and Strategies For How You Can, Too!
Book stores aren’t Matthew Bennett’s thing–supporting others are and he has successfully made a comfortable living for his family and delivered millions of dollars to others via his books. Come learn from a guy who authored a best seller on pregnancy using his own name and how he sold mega, mega copies. www.WritePrintSell.com
2013: Making Money Selling Your Book in a Whole New World
Wearing a variety of hats is nothing new for Amy–the CEO of New Shelves, she knows book distribution, marketing–including odd-ball strategies–and has created strategies to get your book into every book store in a region, if that’s your goal. You don’t want to miss her session. www.NewShelvesDistribution.com
Book Agent Panel … Anita Mumm and Mark Malatesta
Selling to New York and Beyond …
A traditional publisher may be in your midst. Author U’s panel will deliver the who, what and why. Pick their Brains will be held on May 3rd. Join Anita Mumm (Nelson Literary Agency) and Mark Malatesta (Literary Agent Undercover) for an eye-opening session.
Your Millionaire Author Model
Who wants to be financially successful with their book? Who wants to make a meaningful difference with your message? Who wants to be a millionaire? JV Crum will show you a model that puts you on track to achieve millionaire status, he will open your mind to how to maximize your profits; how to make a difference; and how to live a life that matters ! www.ConsciousMillionaire.com
Covers that Brand You and Your Book
Is your cover in synch with your message? With who you are? With your overall vision? Covers count … and so does your Branding. A perfect session for the Eaglet round. Hobie is a partner in Dunn-Design and has created award winning covers for decades. www.Dunn-Design.com
Product Repurposing for Maximum Book Life
Does your book have a purpose? Do you know what it is? Have your thought of variations on its theme? How about creating it in different formats? You will after this session–Eaglet authors want to begin the “what if …” journey early in the authoring game. www.SpeakerFulfillmentServices.com
Legal Needs for Authors and Their Businesses
Where do you go to get help, fast, for copyright questions, business creation, business problems, heck even your own personal stuff. Jerusha works with Legal Shield, which just might give your the answers you need for minimal dollars. www.LegalShield.com/JerushaStewart
Social Media 101 for Beginners
Social Media is over-whelming. And there are only so many things that any one author can absorb. This session is for anyone who is just starting down the path, or for that matter, anyone who wants to gaze at their belly button as ask, “Do I really need this stuff.” The answer will come. www.GeorgiaMcCabe.com
Wahoo … Rounds with the Pros is Back!
Late Friday afternoon, many of Author U’s Pros and Speakers will host table rounds of 10–it’s a collective “pick their brain” or it could be a mini talk–you never know. Tables will be labeled–you have three choices and a seat that lasts for 20 minutes before you get up and move to another. If a table is full, move to another. AJ White will be our moderator.
Wahoo … Author Shark Tank … NEW!
Three HOT sessions will be available. Only ONE Extravaganza Attendee can get his or her toe in a Author Shark Tank at a time. Our panel will listen for a few minutes to your pitch (hear/read that: LISTEN) and then decide IF and HOW they will help the author in the book quest. If could be money; it could be time; it could be a product–as in I have this that I sell all day for $797 and it’s yours; it could be printing reduction; it could be a book cover; it could be a discount on a layout; it could be … What it could be will be solely dependent on YOU and YOUR PITCH to hook them and could be worth many thousands of dollars. Or if you bomb, you may only end up with a shark tooth! To enter the tank, the cost is $500. There are only 3 spots–will one be yours? This is first come, first serve basis.
Wahoo … Create a Stellar Video (spots are limited!) BONUS!
Have you wondered why celebrities being interviewed on television can look so calm when millions of people are watching them? And have you ever wondered if you could do that? At the Extravaganza you will learn how to perform on national television and radio while appearing calm and collected during the Eaglet session Thursday.
The key to any good performance is preparation. Just as actors do, media guests need to know what they are going to say during all their performances and practice their delivery of each word beforehand. Adequate preparation will make you more confident in your ability to perform and help you relax while you are on the air. At the Eaglet/Newbie session on Thursday afternoon, May 2, you will get the prep info you need.
During the Extravaganza on Friday and Saturday, you have the opportunity to make a stellar, short video. The cost is only $50—use it for your website, YouTube channel—whatever! Brian Jud will guide you through your interview and you will get the clip emailed within a week after the Extravaganza. You must sign up to participate in the video shoot—there are limited slots available Friday and Saturday, shooting times are 10-3 each day.
Wahoo … Pick Their Brains Back again, this is the time you can get a face-to-face with many of our Speakers. Throughout Friday and Saturday, we have one-on-one sessions that last 15 minutes. Have your questions ready–get a maxi-consult in mini-time for mini-bucks. Cost is $15, moneys go to the Author U Foundation which will seed the Authors Hall of Fame. You must register for Pick Their Brains onsite at the Author U Registration Desk–it’s a first come, first served basis based on availability.
Wahoo … Saturday Laugh Special at the Improv!
The Extravaganza is over. If you are staying over before heading home, or a Colorado local, we are heading to the Improv for Laughter, supper and beverage. Author U will get you there. Cost is $15 a head–for the show–you buy food and beverage. Comic Hypnotist Rich Guzzi is the star of the night: Watch as Rich invites volunteers from the audience to be hypnotized right before your eyes and then puts them into the most outrageously funny situations you can possibly imagine. No two shows are alike and you will laugh till it hurts on this non-stop roller coaster ride of comedy mayhem. Here’s a clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrBliaZWcro If you are going, you need to register for this by April 20th. Cost is $15 … you buy your own food and drink (discounted from $17). Send an email to Judith@Briles.com and put in subject line: comedy show. Author U will pre-pay for your ticket, you can pay at the Extravaganza when you check in.
Wahoo … Friday is Time to Eat, Schmooze, Party!
Author U Extravaganza’s rock and roll band rocks- fun for authors!!! See (and hear) what multi-award winning book cover and interior designer Nick Zelinger does in his spare time—it’s toe tapping, feet moving, even sign a few lines time at Author U! (Music by the Thin Ice Band – voted Colorado’s Number 1 Cover Band – 3 years running )
Wahoo … Get an Extra Ticket for the Friday Night Dinner & Band and Make It Date Night! Grab your favorite partner and attend Author U’s Dinner and Date special. The Ice Thin Band is back and ready to rock to the masses. Have a great dinner; listen to the band (voted Colorado’s #1); you may even want to sing along; or get your feet and bootie out on the dance floor. Ice Thin routinely sells out and they are the Extravaganza’s for the evening. All Friday attendees automatically have a ticket to Dinner. Bring your favorite date for only $35 … Hot!
Lead singer is our own Nick Zelinger–we will see him next year … get it on your calendar May 2-4, 2013 … great way to unwind after a jammed-packed information day.
How come the ones that work the hardest are the last to leave the party?! Author U members boogie at last year’s Extravaganza post dinner party.
Author U Welcomes its Exhibitors
for the 2013 Extravaganza!
Author Fulfillment Services
The Book Shepherd
Book Marketing Works
Casey Demchak Copywriting
Color House Graphics
Cornerstone Virtual Assistant
Editing By John
Four Colour Print Group
Georgia McCabe Social Media Sensei
Kitchen Table Writing
New Shelves Distribution
NGNG Enterprises, Inc.
Pathway Book Services
Premium Book Marketing
Social Media Management Services
Tattered Cover Press
Total Printing Systems
WESType Publishing Services
It’s our Spring Author Tea where local Authors do a “show and tell”, offering their wonderful books on a perfect afternoon surrounded by cool people and delectable food. And it’s FREE. You just have to RSVP … and you can bring friends. Mother’s Day is the following week … select the perfect gift and have it personalized. Father’s Day follows in June—we will have books for the guys … PLUS books are the ideal gift—think kids, your friends … how about YOU?
Here’s what’s happening …
When: SUNDAY, May 1
Time: 1 – 4 pm
Where: Juliana Adams’ home: 5207 So. Geneva St. Englewood CO 80111
Hosted by: Juliana Adams & Judith Briles
The Treat: 20 authors sharing with you about their books and who they are in 60 seconds each. All books will be displayed on tables to “check-out”. Books are IDEAL gifts … for yourself, for others. All will be priced at less than what you can buy them on Amazon. Authors will be signing—some even come with ribbons! We have books for guys, gals and kids! Plus tables laden with tasty goodies. YUMMERS!
Genres: There are lots to browse and choose from including: Mystery: Inspiration, Children-Juvenile, Cookbooks, Memoir,Military History, Women’s Fiction, Adventure, Health, Humor, Writing-Publishing, Fantasy, Self-Help
RSVP (please!): Tell Judith or Juliana NOW that you are coming (and how many guests you are bringing). Yes, you can invite your friends to come as well—the more, the merrier! We just want to make sure that we have plenty of food.
OR, you can email Judith at: Judith@Briles.com or text her at 303-885-2207 your YES (with how many).
YES …Count me in!
Bublish and Book Bubbles … isn’t it time you had some FUN with your book marketing. We think so!
Join us for a webinar on Jun 30, 2016 at 4 PM Pacific, 5 PM Mountain, 6 PM Central, 7 PM Eastern
On June 30th … meet the amazing Kathy Meis. She will deliver a “live” demo of just how a book bubble works and why they are so hot in book buzzland.
You will learn how to create book bubbles across your social media networks to find new readers and build a dynamic network brand that drives sales to your bank account.
It’s the summertime at and book marketing has never been easier.Don’t bother to pop the popcorn—you won’t have time to eat it—you will be taking notes like crazy!
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
Do you struggle with social media marketing? Every independent author needs to be active in social media. Most authors have a love-hate relationship. This morning, we’ll ease the strain as you’ll learn tips and tricks to grow your online influence, gather more subscribers, and sell more books.
When: 9:00 AM to 12: 30 pm
Speaking Unplugged Session in 2018:
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 presentation … audiences 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.
- 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.
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?
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:
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
I enjoyed it all. Loved the interaction and learned from the examples. My takeaway: I can do this!
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.
Social Media Expert
Invaluable! Being able to get in front of a group and practice telling my story was the perfect landing for me.
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!
Learning how to develop speaking topics and weaving in stories was extremely helpful. Thank you. I learned lots that I can immediately use.
“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.”
President & Conference Chair, Alaska Writers Guild
Get ready to snap, crackle and truly POP using the social media platforms for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram PLUS how to get to your ideal target market. It all happens in the BIG 5 May Webinar series.
AuthorYOU will deliver an every Thursday live session beginning at 11 a.m. Mountain Time throughout May. Each will last up to 90 minutes, depending on the question. This is a special PAID webinar series, not a freebie.
Put the 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 on your calendar now. If you are registered, you will get the replay. It will not be available to the public.
There are two ways to participate.
- Get all 5 for $100 (saving $25)
- Cherry pick which ones you want at a $25 each
Session 1 (up to 90 Minutes):
How To Identify & Connect With Your Target Market Using Social Media
In this interactive 1-hour session with Karen Liz Albert, you will conduct exercises that will help you gain clarity on your target market, how to locate that target market on the internet through strategic keyword research, and use the top social media platforms to increase brand awareness and book sales.
Session 2 (up to 90 Minutes):
How To Strategically Use Facebook Business Pages to Increase Reach & Engagement
In this 1-hour session with Karen Liz Albert, you will learn the most effective ways to post, when to post and what to post to gain massive exposure and community engagement. In addition, you will learn powerful action-steps that will help you connect with strategic referral partners and find relevant content for your community using your Facebook business page.
Session 3 (up to 90 Minutes):
How To Gain Followers & Increase Brand Awareness Through Your Instagram Business Page
In this 1-hour session with Karen Liz Albert, you will learn the most effective ways to use your Instagram business page to increase followers through business page optimization, strategic use of hashtags, images, and call to actions.
Session 4 (up to 90 Minutes):
How To Maximize Your Use Of LinkedIn
In this 1-hour session with Karen Liz Albert, you will learn the importance of being found by the right LinkedIn contacts and finding the right LinkedIn contacts to establish powerful connections that will increase your sales force.
Session 5 (up to 90 Minutes):
How To Strategically Use Twitter To Gain Brand Awareness and Book Sales
In this 1-hour session with Karen Liz Albert, you will learn Twitter tips & tricks that will help you strategically manage your twitter account to connect with the influencers and your target market.
Count me in for all 5: $100
I want just a few ( identify which):
Session 1 – Target Markets $25
Session 2 – Facebook $25
Session 3 – Instagram $25
Session 4 – LinkedIN $25
Session 5 – Twitter $25
Choose Your Sessions Below
Note: You will receive email invitations to register/join the webinar a few days prior to each webinar date that you sign up for. Keep a look out for the email. The replays will also be available to you.
Create a Killer Press Release
How to Create the Ultimate BOOK Hook
at our Mini Extravaganza … a Publicity Palooza!
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.
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
Podcasting and Writing Pearls
Judith Briles and Mara Purl will join forces … to provide a variety of writing tips to move you into the new year with new ideas, new tips on completing your “next” work PLUS entering the wide world of podcasting. Is it time for you to get in front of the mic and share your wisdom and expertise? How about your awesome storytelling or interviewing of others?
Everything You Need to Know About Podcasting!
- What is a Podcast?
- Should you start a podcast?
- Should you record it yourself?
- Can you record in your home office?
- Are podcasts only for non-fiction authors?
- Can fiction be podcast?
- Can a serial story become a podcast?
Join us for a breakthrough seminar.
When: SATURDAY, November 2
Where: CADA – Colorado Automotive Dealers … 290 Speer Blvd., Denver
Time: 8.30 to 11.30 a.m.
COST: AuthorYOU members $22; Nonmembers $32. Prices will increase $10 on October 29th.
REGISTER: At the Links Below (Early Bird Registration Has Ended)
Paid VIP AuthorYOU Members Register Here ($32)
Non-AuthorYOU Members Register Here ($42)
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
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.
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)
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.
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.
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