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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 visionaries in publishing, book marketing experts, book design experts—anything that will get your book and YOU as the author—to the next, next level of success.

Sometimes, it's one step at a time; other times, you will leapfrog up the ladder. As The Book Shepherd, Dr. Judith Briles leads the conversation each week. She will include publishing professionals that will reveal tips and secrets to the author's journey. Sometimes, she goes solo and just shares her expertise that she has earned and learned over a 40-year period from the publication of her first book. Each week, you will get a new show, no repeats.

If there is a book in you, then you will want to listen and learn each and every week with Dr. Judith Briles, your Book Shepherd.

Author U Your Guide to Book Publishin‪g‬ Dr. Judith Briles

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    • 4.1 • 15 Ratings

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 visionaries in publishing, book marketing experts, book design experts—anything that will get your book and YOU as the author—to the next, next level of success.

Sometimes, it's one step at a time; other times, you will leapfrog up the ladder. As The Book Shepherd, Dr. Judith Briles leads the conversation each week. She will include publishing professionals that will reveal tips and secrets to the author's journey. Sometimes, she goes solo and just shares her expertise that she has earned and learned over a 40-year period from the publication of her first book. Each week, you will get a new show, no repeats.

If there is a book in you, then you will want to listen and learn each and every week with Dr. Judith Briles, your Book Shepherd.

    Essential Book Printing Questions Answered podcast 02-25-2021

    Essential Book Printing Questions Answered podcast 02-25-2021

    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 authors can take advantage of them.

    Answers to questions include:

    -How has the printing industry been impacted by COVID-19? What does it look like for 2021?
    -What should one expect when working directly with a printer?
    -What are printing trends for 2021?
    -What are the essential questions to ask any book printer before you go to print?
    -What size should my book be?
    -What timelines should authors expect in a print run?
    -Why can’t printers provide a ballpark estimate?
    -What are the most common file issues you see and how can they be avoided?


    Listen in and Learn on this episode of the AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing podcast. http://bit.ly/BookPublishingPodcast with @SheridanGroup @JudithBriles @MyBookShepherd.

    • 54 min
    How to Turn Your Book into a Speech 02-18-2021

    How to Turn Your Book into a Speech 02-18-2021

    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 speaking on your book and expertise is in your midst—and in my opinion, it should be—this is the podcast that will deliver oodles of ahas, how-to, and tips that will soar your success.
    -Get tips on how to REALLY know who is in the audience.
    -Embrace 5 essential steps to building an audience loving presentation.
    -Hot tips for authors to demystify and simplify the process for preparing and presenting a powerful presentation.
    -Discover 2 essential tips of how to deal with a speaking presentation time crunch.
    -Why there is no such thing as a free speech.
    -How to open and close a speech based on your book.
    -Discover 10 key tips for creating a speech that will soar your book sales.

    Listen in and Learn on this episode of the AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing podcast. Zoom and online meetings are part of our way of working now: http://bit.ly/BookPublishingPodcast with @PFripp @JudithBriles @MyBookShepherd.

    • 57 min
    Zoom Tips for Authors to Connecting 01-11-2021

    Zoom Tips for Authors to Connecting 01-11-2021

    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
    -discover why you should always restart your computer before starting Zoom
    -takeaway technology best practices so you shine
    -and much more ...

    listen and learn on this episode of theAuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing podcast with Dr.Judith Briles The Book Shepherd.

    • 58 min
    Creating & Publishing a Children's Book show 02-04-2021

    Creating & Publishing a Children's Book show 02-04-2021

    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 Publishing with host Dr. Judith Briles and multi-award-winning book designer Nick Zelinger of NZGraphics.

    • 59 min
    PR Pop and Power with Press Releases 01-28-2021

    PR Pop and Power with Press Releases 01-28-2021

    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.

    • 58 min
    Author Branding Power for 2021 01-21-2021

    Author Branding Power for 2021 01-21-2021

    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 Book Shepherd, for a fun hour is Susan Gilbert, Marketing Strategist who is all about “pivoting” to the branding zone that is the “right zone” and "core" for you and your book in this episode of the AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing podcast.
    Listen in: http://bit.ly/BookPublishingPodcast

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

MarieInNYC ,

Really informative, but mixed audio quality

Author U Your Guide to Book Publishing is a wonderful podcast. Judith is a writer and consultant with a lot of experience with both traditional publishing and self-publishing. She has wonderful guests and asks great questions. However, the sound quality is generally mediocre. This wouldn’t be awful except that the sound quality on the commercial breaks is excellent, so the contrast between the show and the commercials can be really pronounced. I would give the show 5 stars for content but only 3 stars for audio, which is why I’m giving it a 4 star review.

susangilbertwa ,

The Book Publishing Place to Be!

Judith provides a wealth of information with her podcasts and interviews. Need to know something about publishing? This is the place to be!

Carol Topp ,

Up to date and valuable

Judith's podcast is always up to date and extremely practical. I've published 13 books and I still learn something from every episode.

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