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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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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.

    Writing with Heart and Voice 08-11-2022

    Writing with Heart and Voice 08-11-2022

    Tis time to sharpen your writing style on this episode of the AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing podcast with host Dr. Judith Briles, The Book Shepherd, and her guest Sally Chetwynd.

    Your take aways include:
    -How to capture "the heart" of your writing.
    -How to deal with the fear of failure.
    -How to swim against the cultural riptide.
    -Tips for pronoun grammar.
    -How to feed personal experience into your story.
    -Tips on how to be a successful writer.
    -Resources on the writing craft that won't intimidate hesitant writers.

    And of course, much more. Listen in.

    • 58 min
    Essential Tips on Publishing with a Purpose 08-04-2022

    Essential Tips on Publishing with a Purpose 08-04-2022

    Publishing with a Purpose is the smart thing for authors to embrace ... to do. This episode of the AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing podcast with host Dr. Judith Briles and her guest Tara Alemany will reveal:

    - The different models of publishing today.
    - How to understand the cost so publishing today.
    -What your rights of an author are.
    -What to expect when you are publishing expecting.
    -Why you should only grant an exclusive license ... never exclusive rights on your books.
    -How to figure out and negotiate better discounts on book purchases from a publisher.
    -Know the essential questions you need to ask before entering any contract with a publisher.

    The above ... and so much more with the AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing podcast. Listen in.

    • 58 min
    Guerrilla Marketing for Authors 07-28-2022

    Guerrilla Marketing for Authors 07-28-2022

    Writing a book positions the author as an authority. With Dr. Judith Briles, host of the AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing podcast, is Orvel Ray Wilson, author of six of the legendary Guerrilla Marketing business books. The full series includes 57 titles that have been translated into 62 languages and sold more than 26 million copies.

    Your takeaways include:

    • Why add your book covers to email signature.
    • Why change the look of your “buy button” on mailings and website.
    • How to increase your speaking fee that includes a copy of your book for each attendee.
    • Identify guerrilla marketing tactics to sell more books.

    If you don’t want you and your book to be ignored, then the AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing podcast is for you. Judith Briles has lots to share in this episode of the AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing podcast.

    • 58 min
    How to Write Erotica and Sex Scenes 07-21-2022

    How to Write Erotica and Sex Scenes 07-21-2022

    Most writers and authors avoid writing sex scenes--leaving it on the shelf of do not talk/write here. The episode of the AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing podcast takes the topic off the shelf and looks at the art of Writing Scenes with Sex ... oh my!

    Joining host Dr. Judith Briles is Donna Jennings, retired sex therapist turned erotica writer.

    Discover ...

    -Why writers are afraid to write sex.
    -The holistic and positive stance to write sex.
    -Meaning of sex in any scene.
    -What the biggest stopping point in writing sex is.
    -Why sex language is crucial.
    and much more.

    It's a different AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing podcast, bring the "spice" off the shelf for many writers and authors.

    • 58 min
    Book Printing Changes for Today 07-14-2022

    Book Printing Changes for Today 07-14-2022

    Book Printing Has Changed ... and Author Planning Must, Too!

    Any printer can put ink on paper. The question should be asked: is the printer committed to the craft of building amazing books? On the AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing podcast, Tim Hewitt—sales representative for the Rocky Mountain region of Friesens is featured.
    Friesens serves the needs of publishers across North America using the latest equipment operated by a highly skilled team of pre-press, press, and bindery experts and delivers exceptional quality short-run projects throughout the USA and Canada.

    Your takeaways include:

    - Why EVERY author must plan their printing needs much farther ahead than originally thought was needed.
    - Here’s the good. Book demand across many categories and media have been phenomenal. Books are not dead, they are thriving.
    - Decades ago publishers searched out cheaper printing overseas. Discover what has changed.
    - How one cargo ship stuck in a canal for 100 days wrecked the fine balance and create ripples everywhere.
    - Why there are delays in printing books today.
    - How to work with a printer to collaborate on projects and trust their advice.

    If you don’t want you and your book to be ignored, then the AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing podcast is for you. Judith Briles has lots to share in this episode of the AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing podcast.

    • 58 min
    Finding Grants to Support Your Writing and Publishing 07-07-2022

    Finding Grants to Support Your Writing and Publishing 07-07-2022

    If you would like financial support, it's time to discover Funds for Writers with C Hope Clark.

    There are lots of myths ... and facts ... for writers in applying for and obtaining a grant. If you want a guide at your side, this episode of AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing is for you.

    - Get tips and tools for finding grants.
    - How to understand the guidelines.
    - Where to start your search for available funds.
    - Grants aren't for newbies--donors want experienced authors to support.
    - Tip on "tripper" words to avoid when applying.
    - Why you want to create a "what I will do with the money" in your application.

    As always, there are lots of nuggets on the AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing podcast. This one is a true keeper for the author and writer who desires to be seriously successful.

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

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kjreusser ,

Power of RE strikes again!

From Judith’s talk on ‘RE’ I’m developing a book with stories I’ve written about female Wwii vets but greatly expanded with additional resources— letters, memoirs, interviews. Good use of my time/effort. Thanks!

Mindset and Real Estate ,

Million Dollar Speaker Secrets!

Great tips for how to use speaking to increase your sales!

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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!

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