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Mar
22
Wed
March 22nd: Learn WordRecon AND Competitive Spying PLUS Updating ALL Keywords for your Websites and Marketing
Mar 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:45 pm

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March Tech ToolBox

Learn WordRecon AND Competitive Spying PLUS Updating ALL Keywords for your Websites and Marketing

Note: Tech Tool Boxes can be attended in-person or remote (remote attendance is created via Skype). Space is limited to 8 AuthorU GOLD and BESTSELLER MEMBERS ONLY and led by Kelly Johnson and Judith Briles.

In-person participation is at the offices of Judith Briles: Beverage and snacks included.

Learn how WordRecon gives you a different and more accurate search for keywords that you may use in your marketing and on your websites.

Find out what tags are being used in YouTube videos, search for the Top 3 items being purchased on Amazon under a keyword phrase, put on your spy cap and review a competitor’s site for keywords, description, and titles for SEO and more!

Your take-away: you will be a rock star in the search engines’ eyes … which means more eyes on you; more traffic to your website … even book sales.

Must have to participate in this session: Bring your laptop. 

When: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Where: Judith Briles’ Offices, 8122 S. Quatar Circle, Aurora CO 80016

(NOTE… remote members welcome via Skype)

Time: 3 pm to 6 pm Mountain

Cost: Cost is $59 per session

GOLDden

Gold members need to login to Member site to register.

Apr
1
Sat
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.

 

 

audio-book-revolution

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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Gold members need to login to Member site to register.

 

 

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Apr
18
Tue
2017 Tech Toolbox: Tools to Create Products and Record Demos
Apr 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:45 pm

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April Tech ToolBox

Tools to Create Products and Record Demos

Note: Tech Tool Boxes can be attended in-person or remote (remote attendance is created via Skype). Space is limited to 8 AuthorU GOLD and BESTSELLER MEMBERS ONLY and led by Kelly Johnson and Judith Briles.

In-person participation is at the offices of Judith Briles: Beverage and snacks included.

 

Have ideas for products or programs but not sure how to create them to deliver to clients and customers?

Learn how Jing, Screencastomatic, and SnagIt allows you to create professional demos and recordings to turn into online products.

These online tools will have you quickly delivering programs and products – put the power of these tools to work for you!

Your take-away: you have entered the monetizing world of new products and monetizing your work.

 

Must have to participate in this session: Bring your laptop. 

When: Wednesday, April 18, 2017

Where: Judith Briles’ Offices, 8122 S. Quatar Circle, Aurora CO 80016 (NOTE… remote members welcome via Skype)

Time: 3 pm to 5:45 pm Mountain

Cost: Cost is $59 per session

GOLDden

Gold members need to login to Member site to register.

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

This month we will focus on showcasing you!

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

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

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

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

Speakers:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Today you will:

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

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

 

 

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Jun
3
Sat
June 3rd: Know your Author and Book rights
Jun 3 @ 8:45 am – 12:00 pm

Knowing our rights and when to call an attorney is important as an author, publisher, vendor, and as a person. Many times we don’t understand how to read a contract and negotiate the details; use our own or others’ materials (think, pictures, diaries, etc.); and use copyrights or trademarks in our books, blog posts, and social media postings. This morning will provide a practical approach that can save you a lot of money, time and aggravation. We will use real case studies. Please bring your own and your questions.

 

Speakers:

  • Julie Bernard, Pay Now or Pay Later (Brag: ) [Note: This will focus mostly on contracts and negotiations.]
  • Nick Zelinger, Another Nightmare Gig from Hell (Brag: ) Featured Author of the Month Nick will share his trials, tribulations, funny and outrageous adventures as a musician and songwriter. Some didn’t make it into his book for reasons he will be sharing! Nick is a successful graphic designer, specializing in book design and production.
  • Julie Bernard, Avoid a Cease and Desist Letter (Brag: ) [Note: This will follow-up from earlier, presentation and delve more into copyrights, trademarks, and use-ability in books, blogs, and social media postings.

Date: Saturday, June 3

Time: 8.15 Networking 
8.45 Intros and Announcements 
9.00 Program begins

Location:  290 E Speer Blvd., Denver CO 
(remote registration available for video)

Cost:  $30 Gold Members until May 28, $40 Nonmembers …
Rates increase $10 for members and $15 for Nonmembers May 29

 

 

 

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Jul
13
Thu
WebinarGold: Would you like to find Amazon Reviewers lightning fast?
Jul 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

There are plenty of programs out there that tease authors with the ongoing lure of getting reviewers to line up and salivate to review your book. They promise to get the attention of the Amazon gods to further push your book in some of the behind the scenes promotions Amazon does.

 

 

 

Do reviews count? Yes, they do. Steve Snyder, author of Shot Down-The True Story of Captain Howard Snyder and the Crew of the B-17 Susan Ruth, had three separate email pushes to Amazon buyers that he didn’t pay a dime for. Yet, one morning, in my email stream was an email from Amazon recommending his book to me with the cover and a buy link. 

Amazon started “pushing” the book out before he had 100 reviews. As an author, Amazon reviews do count. You want them. Steve Snyder now has over 380 excellent reviews on Amazon and increased book sales. Yes, you want both as well.

In this free webinar on how to find Amazon Reviewers really fast, your take-aways include:

●       The number one problem authors try to get away with (but they don’t)

●       The circle of book sales (the cycle that sells books)

●       The new/old way to sell books (how many people you need to read your book)

●       The one step you shouldn’t skip that can make your book go from good to great

●       A solution to help you get more book sales

Do you want Reviewers for your Book really fast? Join in on the free webinar on Thursday, July 13th at 6 pm ET, 5 pm CT, 4 pm MT, 3 pm PT

Register herehttps://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1589323550711349506

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aug
12
Sat
Annual AuthorU BBQ & Schmooze @ CADA
Aug 12 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Summer BBQ gathering is Saturday afternoon, August 12th

from 4 to 8 PM. 

YOU MUST register for this event.

Summer BBQ gathering is Saturday afternoon, August 12th from 4 to 8 PM. The site is the CADA—the old Denver mansion that was converted to the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association headquarters. We will have access to the beautiful outdoor facilities that we don’t get to use … because we are always inside.

Registered, there is a fee—Just good eats, great catch up conversations and fun. It will be a beautiful summer day … and if there are “showers” – we will have space within the facility to be protected and continue to party. Get ready to roast s’mores around the firepit!

Location:   CADA, 290 E Speer Blvd, Denver on the corner of Speer and Grant.

Time:  4 – 8 PM

Cost:  $10 per adult … kids free

REGISTER HERE: 

Aug
17
Thu
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!

Registerhttps://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3148302396777262083

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

Registerhttps://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3148302396777262083

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 http://havenbooks.net/audio.

 

Sep
13
Wed
WebinarGold: 30 MORE Sizzling HOT Publishing, Marketing & PR Tips
Sep 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Wednesday, September 13th … 30 MORE Sizzling HOT Publishing, Marketing & PR Tips 

Join us for a webinar on September 13, 2017, at 3 PT, 4 MT, 5 CT, 6 ET

Register now! https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/175224055346758657

On WEDNESDAY, (6 ET, 5 CT, 4 MT, 3 PT) … 30 awesome and Hot Publishing Ahas and Tips from six amazing publishing pros: Judith Briles, Joan Stewart, Rebecca Finkel, Kelly Johnson, Mara Purl, Ashlee Bratton and Amy Collins. Plus we always throw in a few more that you won’t want to miss! 

What author and writer don’t want savvy insider tips and ahas on publishing, publicity, PR, book marketing, making money on your book and the latest awesome gizmos and gadgets authors can use? 

Don’t bother to pop the popcorn–you won’t have time to eat it–you will be taking notes like crazy! 

AND … Make sure you register even if you can’t attend the LIVE presentation … you will automatically get the replay the next day.

Register now! https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/175224055346758657

Oct
7
Sat
Highlights and the Best of the Extravaganza @ CADA
Oct 7 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

It’s a Fire Hose of Author, Book Marketing and Publishing Ideas, Concepts, and Strategies coming your way in October … the annual Post-AuthorU Extravaganza Bonanza aka Get Into Action Workshop

Don’t.  Miss. This! Autumn is the busiest book buying and book selling time to for you!

 

 

AuthorU’s Team took mighty notes from the firehouse of ideas that flowed at this year’s Extravaganza.

  • Tips to Keep Your Momentum Going
  • Highlight Top Extravaganza Take-Aways
  • Review 5 Paths to Promotion
  • Leave with Autumn Action Items
  • Have a Jump on Your 2018 Author Action Plan

Location: CADA, 290 E Speer Blvd, Denver, CO
Time: 8.30 AM to NOON … Continental Breakfast will be ready!
Cost:  Early Bird pricing through October 2nd: Members: $30  Non-Members:  $45

 

Philippa Burgess is our October presenter. After graduating from the University of Southern California (USC) she spent two decades working in the literary departments of both agency and management firms where she was responsible for developing, packaging and selling projects to Hollywood film studios & TV networks. She was a consulting producer on the ABC pilot “52 Fights” based on a book published by Berkley Trade and represented “Thieves of Baghdad” published by Bloomsbury to Warner Brothers, among dozens of others. 

In 2014, after moving to Colorado, she was recruited to produce the independent feature film Boulder Buddz scheduled to be completed in 2018. She published her first book Inspiration & Ideals: Thoughts for Every Day. Her next book “Realize Your Big Screen Dream: The Guide for Authors to Books to Film and Television” is available for pre-sale on Amazon and will be available in January 2018. She currently works as a contract writer for a creative agency in Denver. 

 

Register:

 

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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.

Oct
28
Sat
Annual Author Autumn Tea and Book Soiree @ Judith Briles’ home
Oct 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

You are invited …

It’s our Fall 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. The Holidays are coming … select the perfect gift and have it personalized—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:  SATURDAY, October 28th  

Time:   1 – 4 pm

Where: Judith Briles’ home:  Heritage Eagle Bend, 8122 S Quatar Circle, Aurora CO  80016

Hosted by: Judith Briles

The Treat: 20 authors sharing with you about their books and who they are in 30 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 books even come with ribbons! We have books for guys, gals, and kids! And, we always have free books while they last that are donated by some of the authors. 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, Writings-Publishing, Fantasy, Self-Help

RSVP by REGISTERing … it’s a FREEBIE and a perfect way to spend a few hours on a Saturday afternoon as Autumn continues to share its colors. Tell Judith 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 your YES (with how many).to Judith directly at  Judith@Briles.com put October Tea in the subject line.

REGISTER NOW … it’s FREE!

 

Nov
4
Sat
The 90/10 Rule for Book Marketing Success @ CADA
Nov 4 @ 8:15 am – 12:00 pm

Don’t miss it! It’s our FINAL 1st Saturday of the month workshop.

Join us to learn about this all-important rule when writing and marketing your books! Also, a special bonus for the creative types … yes, that’s you!

  • What is the 90/10 Rule?
  • What is one of the best ways to take advantage of the 90%?
  • What is the real “killer” of future book sales?
  • I cannot wait to find out what the AuthorU bonus is … I love the positive difference they make for my book sales!

    The 90/10 Rule for Book Marketing Success @ CADA on November 4, 2017

    Join us to learn about this all important rule when writing and marketing your books! Also, a special bonus for the creative types … yes, that’s you!

    • What is the 90/10 Rule?
    • What is one of the best ways to take advantage of the 90%?
    • What is the real “killer” of future book sales?
    • I cannot wait to find out what the AuthorU bonus is … I love the positive difference they make for my book sales!

    Location: CADA, 290 E Speer Blvd, Denver, CO Time: 8.30 AM to NOON … Continental Breakfast will be ready!

    Cost:  Early Bird through October 31stMembers – $30  Nonmembers – $45

 

Judith Briles and Jeannette Seibly will team up to help you focus on the most overlooked marketing tool you have to sell your books! You!

Speak up! You will learn how to avoid murdering your book sales before you say anything:

  • Introduce yourself at leads and networking groups
  • Prepare yourself and written materials to be attractive to audiences
  • Treat your event planners as VIPs (think, panels, keynotes, breakout sessions at conferences, etc.)
  • Speak so your audience listens (and buy your books)!

Dr. Judith Briles has over 35 years of speaking as a professional speaker. Since the 80s, speaking has been her #1 way to sell books … over 1,000,000 of them! She is the Founder and CEO of AuthorU, and has successfully mentored 1,000s of authors and publishers through the pitfalls and joys of the publishing world.

 

 

  • Jeannette Seibly has been an award-winning, internationally recognized business advisor, consultant and coach for 25 years, and along the way, guided the creation of 3 millionaires. She has published 5 books and over 400 articles and has been a program chair and speaker for award winning events.

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    Lisa Reinicke is this month’s Featured Author. She will share a marketing tip that let Bart out of the gate and dramatically increased her book sales.

    Lisa Reinicke is the author of 4 children’s picture books, 1 fiction book, 25 short stories for children produced for local TV shows. She is a Gold winner of the Mom’s Choice Award 2017 for her book Wings and Feet. Owner and CEO of Our House Publications, Our House Properties, and Automotive Warranty Network.

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    Kelly Johnson will share how-to create a short video for your website and social media … this will significantly increase purchases of your books and is a great link to include in all of your speaking materials. BRING your laptop and pictures to use for making your video (e.g., headshot, book cover, logo, images that represent your services, any video clips, etc.).

    Kelly Johnson, owner of Cornerstone Virtual Assistance, has worked with 100’s of authors to manage technical, creative, and administrative projects for their businesses and books. She has earned certifications as a Professional Author’s Assistant, as a Shopping Cart Certified Strategist, and in Hootsuite. Kelly is a technical & online resources specialist and proudly wears the title “Geek Girl.”

     

Location: CADA, 290 E Speer Blvd, Denver, CO
Time: 8.30 AM to NOON … Continental Breakfast will be ready!
Cost:  Early Bird through October 31st: Members – $30  Nonmembers – $45

Register:

 

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CAN’T ATTEND IN PERSON???? If you can’t attend. register … you will get the link to the full video tape to watch at your convenience.

Nov
8
Wed
WebinarGold: Why you should have a Coloring Book around your Expertise, or Something New
Nov 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Are you ready to tap into an ADULT craze that doesn’t to appear to have an end in the short-term horizon?

Did you know that adult coloring books are rocking it in book sales?

But consider this…

Adult coloring books and other low content types of books are easy to create and profitably publish IF you know how to use complicated graphics like Photoshop or Gimp Shop. 

But what if you don’t? As you like the idea … but where is the Dummies version?

Get ready … this webinar has that solution for you.

On Wednesday, November 8th, we’re going to show you a brand-new way starting at NOON Mountain time—11AM Pacific and 2 PM Eastern.

Here’s the other great thing you can use this to create:

  • Adult coloring books
  • Children’s coloring books
  • Maze Books
  • Game Books
  • Action Guides
  • Journals
  • Diaries

and much, much more!

Get ready to create new products that compliment what you have now. Create something spanking new. And have fun.

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8441475619286147586

 

Nov
9
Thu
Get Your Book Featured at ALA Midwinter meeting in Denver @ Colorado Convention Center
Nov 9 – Nov 12 all-day

Participate and display your book at the American Library Association Meeting in Denver in February.

Woot—get you book in front of 8,000 librarians! The ALA MidWinter annual meeting is in Denver February 9-12. We have a table in the Small Press section. Display Your book and Patti Pate in the booth. Fee is $75 for the first book and $25 for each additional book. There are only 15 spots available

NOTE: we can do Author Signings in the Booth–if you want to do this–Judith needs to know by November 21st … this will allow us to get your name into the Program that all authors can see. Author Signings mean you are giving away books–not selling them at this event.

EXHIBIT HOURS:
Friday, February 9: 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Saturday, February 10: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, February 11: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Monday, February 12: 9:00am – 2:00pm

Location: Colorado Convention Center. Denver, CO
Meeting Dates:
February 9-13, 2018
Exhibit Dates:
February 9-12, 2018

$75 for the first book

$25 for each additional book

NOW If you participating,  email Judith Briles at Judith@Briles.com with:  your ISBN, retail price, distributor, title, genre and one line to describe it. We will be making a catalog to give out onsite to any librarian who visits us. And if you want to do a Book Signing, we need to know that as well. Book signings mean you give away FREE books. And of course, if you are in Colorado, consider volunteering at our table–meaning you don’t just pitch your book, your support ALL books displayed. 

Registration Options

Dec
13
Wed
AuthorU and Colorado Authors Hall of Fame Day at the Barnes & Noble @ Colorado Blvd. Barnes & Noble
Dec 13 all-day

December 13th will be big for AuthorU members and AuthorU … it’s AuthorU and Colorado Authors Hall of Fame Day at the Colorado Blvd. Barnes & Noble. Author signings all day … all customers who use the special coupon created by B&N and distributed to ANYONE who comes into the store on December 13th, selects books AND then gives to the cashier at check-out will create a donation back to the Authors Hall of Fame gratis B&N … how very cool is that! Watch for more info and sign-ups to participate. Support your author friends who are signing and SHOP in the store. We will get credit for any books as long as a coupon is given to the cashier.

 

Dec
15
Fri
DEC 15th: It’s Our FINAL Ho … Ho … Ho … Holiday Party @ Judith Briles’ home
Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm

It’s that time of the year again …

 

Fun, Laughter, Great Food, Interesting Gifts and Amazing Schmoozing—the food is always excellent, the networking, schmoozing and laughter not to be surpassed.

The Author Holiday Party will be held on:

Register:

Date: Friday, December 15th from 6: 00 to ???

Bring: One unmarked gift to exchange in the off-the-wall Wacko Pick and Steal after dinner. If there are two in your party, bring two please.

Location: Judith Briles’ home: 8122 S Quatar Circle, Aurora CO 80016 (note–the code for the back gate will be changing .. you will be emailed directions with it the week of the party).

Cost:
$20 per person

or $35 per couple

… includes dinner and drinks (no tipping!)

Ashography Event Photography

Gifts: We do an exchange–the Wacko Pick and Steal exchange to be exact; please keep your cost value to less than $15—hot items in the past: wine; nifty gadgets from Home Depot and Costco; sports stuff; movie tickets; goofy and quirky can be fun … as long isn’t is not a clear reject from something past.

Feb
9
Fri
Get Your Book Featured at ALA Midwinter meeting in Denver @ Colorado Convention Center
Feb 9 – Feb 12 all-day

Participate and display your book at the American Library Association Meeting in Denver in February.

Woot—get you book in front of 8,000 librarians! The ALA MidWinter annual meeting is in Denver February 9-12. We have a table in the Small Press section. Display Your book and Patti Pate in the booth. Fee is $75 for the first book and $25 for each additional book. There are only 15 spots available

NOTE: we can do Author Signings in the Booth–if you want to do this–Judith needs to know by November 21st … this will allow us to get your name into the Program that all authors can see. Author Signings mean you are giving away books–not selling them at this event.

EXHIBIT HOURS:
Friday, February 9: 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Saturday, February 10: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, February 11: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Monday, February 12: 9:00am – 2:00pm

Location: Colorado Convention Center. Denver, CO
Meeting Dates:
February 9-13, 2018
Exhibit Dates:
February 9-12, 2018

$75 for the first book

$25 for each additional book

NOW … If you participating,  email Judith Briles at Judith@Briles.com with:  your ISBN, retail price, distributor, title, genre and one line to describe it. We will be making a catalog to give out onsite to any librarian who visits us. And if you want to do a Book Signing, we need to know that as well. Book signings mean you give away FREE books. And of course, if you are in Colorado, consider volunteering at our table–meaning you don’t just pitch your book, your support ALL books displayed. 

Registration Options