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If you want to write and publish a book ... if you want to know the latest in book marketing strategies ... if you want to know what tools an author should be using ... and if you want to be successful as an author, Author YOU - Your Guide to Book Publishing with Dr. Judith Briles ... Everything You Want to Know But Didn't Know What to Ask is for you. You will hear about statistics, scenarios, and strategies on what to do now! Judith features a variety of experts, besides herself, that are v ...
 
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Jane Wood, author of Schools: A Niche Market for Authors joins Dr. Judith Briles for a lively and informative hour of how to get your books into schools; who to contact; strategies to get schools to buy your books for all classrooms; along with tips to engage students from the get-go. You will take away: -What the most important criteria is when tr…
 
Imagine creating a book that children who are visually impaired can "hear" and "read". If you are a children's author, it's time to discover the power of Imagination VideoBooks. Richard Rieman of Imagination Videobooks creates the ultimate book for kids who are blind or partially blind. He joins AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing host Dr. Judith…
 
Did you know that most authors and speakers are dismal at leveraging their book ... their expertise? Yup, it's the truth. In this episode of AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing, speaking industry expert Lois Creamer joins Dr. Judith Briles for an hour revealing the hybrid of speaking to come PLUS how to truly leverage your expertise and book sell…
 
Integrating PR and Marketing is an essential element in today’s book marketing landscape. Joining Judith Briles for this episode is 30 years plus PR veteran Brian Feinblum and creator of the BookMarketingBuzzBlog. Your takeaways include: -10 essential strategies and tips to market a book successfully. -Savvy tips for finding a media person or group…
 
Instagram Marketing Strategies and Tips, Part 2 It's a huge WOOT for authors. Get ready for Part II of the two-parter started last week … all around what makes Instagram tick and how to get it working for you, your influence building, and your bookselling. Think Instagram marketing strategies, POP, and power. - How to stay out (or get out) of Insta…
 
Why is Instagram so darn popular? One answer is that once the user—that’s you—get how to use it, it’s fun. And, Instagram can put a user in “Instagram Jail” if community rules are violated. Do you know what they are? And how to get it if you land in it? Oh-oh! This is a two-parter … all around what makes Instagram tick and how to get it working for…
 
Book Publishing Expert and The Book Shepherd Dr. Judith Briles takes a solo spin with the AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing podcast today. The topic is success—your success as an author and for your book. Plus the top 10 publishing tips and trends for 2021. -Is there a book in you? How about lots of books? -Do you know the latest trends in book…
 
If you were thinking of hiring a Publicist to promote YOU or your BOOK, do you know what questions you should be asking? After all, you are interviewing someone … Today’s edition of AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing introduces publicist and publicity expert DM Collins. You will take away: -The 3 questions would you ask of a potential publicist …
 
WOWSA … discover why authors and publisher should sell to non-bookstores markets instead of bookstores. And, if you haven’t explored premium bookselling opportunities, you are missing out. You can via podcast with @BookMarketing @JudithBriles @MyBookShepherd today. An author’s dream marketing landscape is to have LARGE non-returnable book sales. Di…
 
It’s Amazon time on today’s podcast … Lot’s happening in the hour with Book Marketing Expert Penny Sansevieri, author of How to Sell Books By the Truckload on Amazon and book marketing cheerleader Dr. Judith Briles, host of the AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing podcast. Your will learn: -How to avoid the most common mistakes that authors make w…
 
Injecting creativity in writing children's books as an art form. Bestselling author Justin Matott has sold over 1.5 million copies of his books to superfans of all ages from 4 to 99. AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing Host Dr. Judith Briles and Justin Matott deliver a fast hour on the art revealing: -how to spark creativity -how to connect with …
 
Have you ever wondered how working with a printer different than working with a publisher? Today’s podcast is all about printing. With Host Dr. Judith Briles is Rebecca Humrich who has been working within book printing for over 25 years. As a sales representative with Sheridan Books, she has a bird’s eye view of the evolving changes and how the aut…
 
Authors want the secret sauce of how to create a speech that not only connects with an audience but delivers the bonus: selling more books. Premier speaking expert and coach Patricia Fripp joins Host Dr. Judith Briles. She reveals where to start in creating a speech based on your book; how to structure it; where to add stories and so much more. If …
 
Host and The Book Shepherd Dr. Judith Briles invites Zoom expert Paul Griffin to join her for an ear-opening hour on how best to use Zoom for online engagement. If you want to: -ace Zoom meetings -tips for creating online Zoom meetings -how to create engagement on Zoom meetings -how to determine when it's time to move from free Zoom to paid Zoom -d…
 
Calling all children's authors ...If you are writing a children's book—get 7 essential tips for your publishing success. -choosing an illustrator -how to print your book -POD may not be your friend -what pitfalls to avoid -how to determine fonts and size -common mistakes to avoid That and so much more in this edition of AuthorU-Your Guide to Book P…
 
Are you an author? Do you want to get a push out for your snap, crackle and pop press release? Discover the Expert Click press release portal. Discover an easy peasy portal for creating and distribution author and book press releases via the AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing Podcast via @ExpertClick and Host @JudithBriles @MyBookShepherd.…
 
Are you building a brand that brings influence to your core mission? Do you know what your core mission is? They are two essential questions ALL authors should ask ... and answer. -For the books. -For their marketing. -For their expertise. -For their success. It's time to revisit and build on your brand for 2021. Joining host Judith Briles, The Boo…
 
Do you know what "servant authorship" is? You will after you listen in. -Did you know that the majority of authors do not write a book with an outline? -Did you know that authors are more confused today as to which publishing option/path they should pursue? - Did you know what the #1 hiccup is when it comes to book marketing? Answers to these quest…
 
Hey authors ... are you ready to dive into social media and break through what the social media gurus don't tell you? Too many authors get caught up in the “myths” of publishing, using them as their guiding principles … where they should be trashed! •Myth #1 – You must be on all social media platforms. •Myth #2 – The more fans and followers you hav…
 
Times are turbulent for authors during the era of COVID. It's time to plan forward for the next year. Judith Briles, The Book Shepherd and host of AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing offers a variety of marketing and influence tips in a fast-moving hour with tips on how to engage in successful book marketing during turbulent times. -how to sell m…
 
It's a website bonanza of info for authors: Do you know what the most common mistakes authors make in creating a website? Do you know what will make your website dated? You will now. Get tips on: -How to prepare your content for your website. - The best ways to submit material to your web developer. - What the cost factors are in creating a website…
 
It's time to "spice" up your book design and beyond, Host Judith Briles The Book Shepherd and Book Designer Rebecca Finkel spike up creativity during COVID times on the AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing podcast for authors and writers. -create a game plan for book design; -how to create texture on the book cover in a POD print world; -tips on c…
 
Marketing, social media, and building author influence lead my list of "needs" from authors during their publishing journey. Join host Judith Briles, The Book Shepherd is her favorite Geek Girl Kelly Johnson for a rousing and fast hour loaded with 22 tips, tricks and tools for the author and writer. From YouTube to a nifty word search for writing--…
 
Calling all authors and writers. Get ready for a jammed packed hour from writing guru Anne Randolph. Over 20 tips in this podcast, including: - Read lots, including the cereal box for ideas. - Don’t edit as you write, it will let your brilliant bubbles escape. - Take a break and read poetry—opens another world to your thinking, feeling, emotion. - …
 
The perfect author and writer's gift awaits you. Fixional.com is ready to be unwrapped revealing the combination of AI and having an editor at your fingertips. Both just a click away. -Get tips for editing fiction fast and inexpensively. -Get ready to learn about a hot website for authors and writers that recommends improvements to the manuscript a…
 
Authors print books—there are plenty of questions to ask … and get answered. Get tips on how to print as quickly as possible for an event, celebration, or holiday. - How should they print them? - What is the best time to order a print run? - What are the types of proofs? - What are the printing options for books? - Why it's essential to stick to th…
 
The AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing delivers a "two-fer in this week's podcast. Best selling and multi-award-winning author Mara Purl joins host Judith Briles, The Book Shepherd, for a jammed packed hour. Get writing tips from a writing pro on: -converting from one genre to another within a series; -how to set up a series using the location a…
 
In the world of book design, multi-award winning book designer Nick Zelinger of NZGraphics.com and podcast host Judith Briles, The Book Shepherd, reveal that the best book covers practice the art of "less is more" in grabbing a book buyer's eye. Also, learn the inside scoop of: -book covers and book awards, -how to design a book cover, -how to desi…
 
Here’s an excellent question for ALL authors—are you curating your own work? Yup, curate what you have already written and published. Where “repurposing” is a tweaking with a slight rewrite … “curate just pulls what you have and re-pushes it out. Love it, and so will you. Listen in to the 10 essential tips and strategies that will open up your savv…
 
Social Media is the town hall for book promotion. Are you using it effectively? -What platforms should you be on? -Why types of postings should you include? -What should authors avoid posting? -What 5 things should authors be doing now? -What 5 things should avoids not do? -And, of course, much more. Join Judith for the latest episode of the Author…
 
Want to create the best marketing copy for promos and your book marketing? Imagine being in a coffee shop and having a simple conversation. You connect instantly. Don’t stress what your book is about. Stress what it delivers—quench the desire for solutions and pain relief. Listen in on podcast with @MyBookShepherd @JudithBriles and her special gues…
 
An author's words can pull in a reader ... or push him or her away. It's all about the editing that is brought in by another set of eyes. Did you know that: -One of the biggest grumbles on Amazon reviews deals with mediocre editing—or lack of any editing. -Be wary of your own “word blindness” … repeating the same word or phrases ad nauseam in your …
 
When authors create strategic partnerships with non-profits and corporate sponsors, they discover that they and their book can buzz locally and spread to national attention. Join AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing's Host Dr. Judith Briles and author Marjorie Holman of Finding Easy Walks Wherever You Are (her latest book). It attracted LL Bean, a…
 
Times are turbulent for authors during the era of COVID. Joining AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing host Judith Briles is Debra Jason for a fast moving hour with tips on how to engage in successful book marketing during turbulent times. -how to sell more books -how to find book buyers online -how to kick start your author enthusiasm -how to mark…
 
It's a mecca of graphics design that every author who is not a techie; not a designer can embrace. Joining Host Dr. Judith Briles is creative marketing lead for Book Brush--one of the slickest author tools to come along in a long time. -discover the amazing cover creator -discover how to create fun swag -discover the box creator -discover mock phot…
 
Do you know the WHY and HOW and WHEN of and for creating a press release? Joining AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing Host, Dr. Judith Briles and PR expert Jules Marie. The suggest that authors should always ask: what’s the purpose? Is there something New? Earned? A Wow factor? Plus, if you are pushing out a press release, get author tips on the …
 
It's time to deal with the elephant in the room: book marketing fears! Joining AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing podcast host Dr. Judith Briles is Carolyn Howard Johnson, the author of Frugal Book Marketing. Stop fearing book marketing. You are a writer—marketing is writing. 1-great marketing is writing, sharing with others what they need/want.…
 
Authors' social media platforms and websites should be joined at the hip-profiles, keywords, descriptions. To soar your success, AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing host Dr. Judith Briles and social media expert Jules Marie deliver an in-depth hour of what to do under COVID. From website Home pages, to posting on social media, to creating posters…
 
Calling all authors: How to get over the hump of resistance in sales? Even Shakespeare had to learn the sales hustle—be an evangelist—to get people to fall in love with his words! And authors, are you dealing with the Field of Dreams belief? You published it; they will come? Time to change strategy! Get massive tips via Judith Briles, The Book Shep…
 
In this edition of the AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing podcast with host Dr. Judith Briles, The Book Shepherd, you will learn: -how to build your contact lists -how to create buzz on your book while your are writing it -timelines for book launch -how authors can set goals that don't overwhelm you -how to create a pre-launch strategy for your …
 
If you want to create a “lasting” Amazon bestseller, Dr. Judith Briles, The Book Shepherd reveals her 21 steps to make it happen to snag all of Amazon’s categories that you are in. -when to start the planning -how to use social media -what ads should you do -how to choose Amazon categories -how to do it for mini bucks -websites for tools to grab -t…
 
Do you know how to Engage People in a remote or online presentation? You will after this edition of the AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing. Whether you are interacting on Zoom or even Facebook, this is a must listen to podcast. Did you know that 7 out of 10 who are online presentations aren't "really there"? Where they are is multitasking or hav…
 
Times have changed for authors. No longer is complicated and expensive equipment needed to make classy videos. We’ve got easy peasy ways to create them without editing and fancy tools. Is there a TRIBE in your midst? There should be. Discover 3 awesome tips on how to build one around your expertise. Tune in to the latest edition with Host Judith Br…
 
2020 COVID means that authors must pivot when it comes to marketing. The Book Shepherd and Host Judith Briles welcomes social media marketing expert Karen Liz Allen as her guest. Learn the two most common marketing mistakes PLUS: -Have you created a branded #hashtag? -Have you discovered the Watch Party tool on Facebook? Get lots of strategies via …
 
Authors and Writers sometimes work with professionals to get words to sparkle, build storylines, or given "ghost" their ideas. A professional writer steps in. A collaborator. You are a team. If this is you, this is a must listen to edition of AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing: -how the pros deal with the Stuck factor to get unstuck. -how to del…
 
Authors make mistakes when setting up their websites. -It starts with branding ... and misbranding. -It starts with using wrong categories ... and being is labeled in the search engines. -It starts with boredom ... and tweaking things that should be left alone. -It starts with impatience ... give the internet a chance to know and love you! Whew ...…
 
NY Times bestselling author and Futurist Daniel Burrus joins AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing host Judith Briles in an “author forward for success” podcast. Get tips and secret sauce on what took him to become a magnet for NY—and why he’s now publishing differently. -How to make a proposal that puts all others to shame; -a variety of excellent…
 
Are you using Instagram? Should you be? Listen in to the AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing Podcast – it’s all about creating Instagram Pop & Power with host Judith Briles, The Book Shepherd and Debra Jason. Get tips on how to" -create a lasting presence for your posts via the Story form; -how to modify your profile so it’s a grabber; -how to li…
 
Did you know that your website is the core of your influence and marketing … and one that you control? -Get tips on what you need to bring ‘em in. Did you know why it’s wise to rack of your “noes” for author success? You will. And, would you like to know how to spread your authoring, publishing, marketing tasks so you have sanity in your week? -Bet…
 
Huge author question: how are your book sales? Would you like to increase them exponentially, starting now? Did you know that the best author sellers are also givers? -Get the inside scoop for author success; -Discover today’s 5 laws of success and why you should embrace them, starting today; and -Learn savvy tips and strategies on how to implement…
 
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