Book Marketing and Publishing Tips for Authors–

Issue #01  Jan. 10, 2018
Publisher: Judith Briles

Practical Publishing Advice and Guidance for Authors

In This Issue

1.   Days for 2018 Blogs, Radio, and eZine

2.   How to Create a Stratospheric eBook Launch webinar next week

3.   How to Create a Book Store on Your Website and Make Money from Others Books

4.   Don’t Miss Out on the Speaking Unplugged Early Bird Opportunity

5.   Book Shepherd “Fun” of the Week …

This Week Under The Book Shepherd’s Roof:

It’s cold out there and I’m grateful that hubby John and I got the lights in and tucked away from outside before New Year’s officially hit, quickly followed by the massive take down and put away of decorations that flowed through the house. Initially, the house felt “naked” … so much of the Christmas colors gone, gone, gone. Then, a calming and settling; as if it allowed for a “clearing” and set up for the new year I am looking forward to.

I love movies and tuned into the Golden Globes Sunday with my neighbors. I’ve added several of the winners to my must see list, including Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. A long-time fan of Frances McDormand, I’m not sure how I missed this one, but I’ll find it and settle in with popcorn. The John Paul Getty flick, All the Money in the World, has also been on my must see list for January. LadyBird looks like fun, so it’s added to my list and Amazon got my attention with what look like a quirky series, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel—I’m going to check it out when I have a few hours to just veg out.

New dates for online info

It’s a new year and I’ve got a few shifts on my calendar

Tuesdays: Content Blog

Wednesdays: Book Publishing Tips eZine

Thursdays: AuthorYOU-Your Guide to Book Publishing radio show
Fridays: Author Friendly Friday phone coaching at 7 AM and Noon MT

Saturday: Top Twitter Tweets

When there are special events, i.e., webinars or announcements, expect to see a special announcement delivered to followers in a separate email.

Wahoo … love to mix it up with a little change.

2. How to Create a Stratospheric eBook Launch

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

  • How would you like to sell hundreds of eBooks in just a few hours? And do it day after day?
  • How would you like to be able to create a strategy to get buyers names and emails?
  • How would you like to do all this with less than one day's work?

If you’re thinking, "Yes, I would," you're serious ... and you want to learn Ellen Violette's secrets in our all new Webinar slated for Wednesday, January 18th.

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

Ellen creates books for busy consultants, coaches, speakers, and entrepreneurs, makes them #1 bestsellers and turns them into 10K+ clients as well as passive income to create the business and lifestyle of their dreams. She's helped author/entrepreneurs all over the world since 2004 and through working with others she feels she's making the world a better place.

Join us for a webinar on Jan 18, 2018 at 5:00 PM MST: Author Success: Create a #1 Bestselling eBook for the New Year


#eBookMarketing #AuthorSuccess #Bestseller #eBook

How to Create a Book Store on Your Website and Make Money from Others Books

In 2016, Ingram bought a company called Aerio. Today, its software allows any individual (meaning you) or to create stores, get opt-in customer relations, and curate a selection of products, books, DVDs, graphic novels and more from the Ingram catalog of 15 million books and products. That’s very hot news indeed—it means that you can feature any item from the Ingram catalog; post it on your website store; do a one line promo as to why you recommend; have a hot link and WOOT … if there is a click through, you get a referral fee. I like that and there if you are already in IngramSpark customer—there is NO COST to set it up.
To get started and learn more, here’s a blog I wrote on it here.   

#Marketing #AuthorSuccess #Authors #BookStore  #Aerio

Don’t Miss Out on the Speaking Unplugged Early Bird Opportunity

You want to be at
Judith Briles Speaking Unplugged Bootcamp March 17-18 event if you want to know how to structure a speech; create the stories to enhance your presentation; create an opening or closing that hooks the audience; know how to engage meeting planners; learn how to market yourself … in other words, be a speaking success around your expertise and your book.
Attendance is very, very limited because of the nature of what I do with each person. You will fill out a questionnaire prior to the event so I know you and your book and your goal. ALL Attendees will land in the HOT SEAT so I can work directly with you and the group watches.

This is deep learning.
This is author changing.
This is book sales to come galore.

Early bird ends this month. Details here. 

#Speaking #AuthorSuccess #Book

5    Book Shepherd “Fun” of the Week …

I’m a big fan of the Maine Coon, spending some time with my new friend in Lake Chapala, Mexico last spring. I was packing up and Buster decided “no go” and parked in my suitcase for the night! He’s a big boy!

If you don’t know the Coon, discover one big cat that “trills” vs. meowing. Very cool cat. Share your kitty videos, pics, stories with me—would love to see them. Discover here.

Need help on your publishing journey? The Book Shepherd will guide you.

Get Coaching every Friday!

Every Friday there are two, hour-long coaching sessions via conference call, bright and early at 7:00am MT, and then again at 12:00 noon MT. Hop on the call and quickly get answers to any and all of your publishing related questions. For just $27 a month, you can get coaching from The Book Shepherd every week. Call with your questions ready.
Pick Judith's Brain

Dr. Judith is an innovative and creative writing coach, book coach, and how to get published expert who can expertly assist you with your book and publishing project. She has mentored up-and-coming authors and publishers for years and dedicated untold hours to educating others to the pitfalls, and joys, of the publishing world. Have questions about your book, the publishing process, writing, etc.? Pick Judith’s Brain to get assistance with your questions! She will tell you her opinion, give recommendations – resources – advice.

How to Book Time with Judith

You have two scheduling options:
Upcoming  Events

Free Webinar Event - Saturday Feb. 24

Oh Yes … it’s a Sneak Preview! Get ready to jump on the inside of what’s coming to all NEW Author YOU Extravaganza. Starting at 8 a.m. until 11.30 a.m. Pacific Time, starring Joan Stewart, John Kremer, Kathy Meis, Daniel Hall, Jackie Lapin and hosted by Judith Briles. Each will share a variety of tips that only the Extravaganza insider track will get on Saturday, February 24th. And for anyone who pre-registers for the Author YOU Extravaganza, they will receive an extra bonus from each of the presenters …bonuses that you normally pay for and they will be FREE.

February 24, 2018
8:30 PT, 9:30 MT, 10:30 CT, 11:30 ET

March 17-18 and November 9-10

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, I will reveal in this interactive and fun intensive workshop.

June 21-23, 2018

Experience three days of Judith … no pitches, just Judith Briles Book Publishing Unplugged delivering an amazing depth of publishing, authoring, and marketing information that she has derived from her 30 plus years in the publishing field and as The Book Shepherd. On the 23rd, you have a BONUS session that will deliver an intensive implementation workshop using gizmos and gadgets that are used in social media and marketing. Kelly Johnson, my favorite Geek Girl, will join me as we unveil our personal favorites that will make your authoring life soar.
August 23-26th
General Session is August 24-25th. There is an optional VIP Marketing session the 23rd, and a VIP Advanced Writing & Editing Workshop on the 26th

Presenting our first ever Book Pitchfest the evening of the 23rd!

Meet national publishing experts who will be presenting and offering assistance throughout the event. Learn how to build a marketing game plan. Enjoy a full two-day Trade Show with printers, designers, publicity experts, book consultants, editors, website designers—You can Build Your Entire Publishing Team Right here at this Single Event. Plus we will be introducing out first ever Book Pitchfest!

Save the dates on your calendar now! Register early and save money!
Put $100 down today to save the most money, and reserve your spot at the event.

About Judith Briles
The Book Shepherd

Book Publishing expert Judith Briles, aka The Book Shepherd
has shepherded more than 1,000 authors and created 500 best-sellers and award-winning books. She knows publishing inside and out from both the traditional and independent sides. Judith is an advocate for authors within her blogs, podcasts and speaking engagements. What’s her pet peeve? Two words: publishing predators.
She hosts the podcast AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing that generates over 100,000 downloads a month. Her website is www.TheBookShepherd, email: and phone: 303-885-2207. Judith is The Book Shepherd.

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