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Before you hire a single publishing consultant; someone to "fix" your book; someone to "design" your book; some to create the "cover" of your book; someone who has anything to do with your book ... you want to become a regular listener to this show.






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The Public Domain Creates a Treasure Trove for Authors Show 08-14-2017

Get ready for a WOWSA podcast--it is a “two-fer” … Lots of goodies about using the public domain to expand an author’s book line or to incorporate material that you don’t have to worry about the dreaded plagiarism word … plus great tips to write really, really, really fast. Daniel Hall is be guest. Your take-aways include: -sizzling tips for #authors and #writers to write a #book really fast; -99.9% of all written things US Gov produces is game to use in your # book / writing; -2 awesome...

Duration: 00:57:58

No BullScripting Your Book to Movie Show 08-10-2017

Readers often think a book should be a movie. Authors often think that their book should be a movie. If you are one ... then this show is for you. It's all about screenwriting, script consultants and adapting a book. With host Judith Briles, The Book Shepherd, is Danny Manus, the author of NO BS for Screenwriters: advice from the Executive Perspective. Known for his "no bullscript" consulting, you will learn: -how to pitch your story; -whether your book is adaptable; -how to break into...

Duration: 00:57:57

Busy Authors Guide to Printing Books Show 08-03-2017

All printers are not equal. Printing equipment varies and authors need to understand what they want and then ask the right questions as they reach out to printers for bids on their books. In today’s podcast, authors got the “inside scoop” from Tom Campbell, VP of Sales at King Printing. —what’s the latest in color; -what info you need to have in hand BEFORE you contact any printer about your book; -why it’s important to work with printers who don’t have to outsource part of your job; -so...

Get Distribution to Any Book Store, Including Your Own Store 07-12-2017

Authors get dinged right and left when it comes to distribution to book stores--not to mention Amazon's latest in how books are being sold via its platform. The Book Shepherd Judith Briles and IngramSpark DirectorRobin Cutler plus the Manager of IngramSpark and Aerio Kristin Eastman reveal to authors how to Skip the pain. Learn how to outfox Amazon with its push of third party sellers of books and learn what Aer.io is and how to create your own bookstore using its platform on author...

Duration: 00:57:58

Self-Publisher's Legal Handbook Show 07-20-2017

It's a WOWSA podcast with attorney Helen Sedwick, author of the revised Self-Publishers Legal Handbook.Lots of info on: - using PEN names - avoiding defamation, piracy and avoiding the whack-a-mole factor - the ins and outs of dealing with bad publishing contracts - keeping control of author's work and words - how to keep out of the teeth of the legal pit bulls, and - avoiding the common lures of publishing predators And of course, so much more that self-publishing authors need to know...

Duration: 00:57:58

YES Authors Can Get Lots of Amazon Book Reviews Show 07-07-2017

This week’s podcast is all about getting Amazon book reviews and how to find the ideal “targeted” stranger to generate the book reviews desired. Your host, Dr. Judith Briles The Book Shepherd and her guest Debbie Drum show you how to: -Learn about the Cycle of Book Sales --Come away with the fact that whether your book of hot off the printing press or an oldie but a goodie, you can still get book reviews. -Tips on how to use reviews to build momentum and increase your book sales. All this...

How to Become a Guest Blogger & Top Influencer Show 07-05-2017

One of the successful strategies for an author to be is become a guest blogger. The question is: how do you do it? It’s a good one and with Judith Briles, The Book Shepherd for this edition of AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing is the step-by-step approach to the whys and how-tos. Listeners will get: • what guest blogging is • why authors should consider it • how to connect with blogs that welcome guest blogs • essential tips to ensure an author’s success • mistakes to avoid It’s a...

Duration: 00:57:58

How to Create a Killer Author | Book One-Sheet Show 06-28-2017

One of the missing links in author and book promotion is a snappy Author or Book One-Sheet. Authors need them. In this edition of AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing, listeners will get: -the step-by-step how-tos of what EVERY One-Sheet needs; -the how-tos of putting one together that will snap, crackle and pop; -how to create the right brag; -why authors need a One-Sheet now; -and of course, much more. Dr. Judith Briles, The Book Shepherd, is your guide on this edition of AuthorU-Your...

Duration: 01:03:20

Creating a LinkedIn Group for the NonFiction Author to Soar Social Media Show 06-21-2017

What author wouldn't want to have a platform for expertise? Today's edition of AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing is all about using LinkedIn. An ideal launch for huge growth for the nonfiction author. The Book Shepherd and host Judith Briles will get a variety of tips, including: -How to create a stellar profile that hooks visitors. -How to add a variety of items to soar your expertise presence. -What tools you need to have. -How to set up a Group and expand your base. -And, of course,...

Duration: 01:01:30

Get a Sponsor for Your Book and Events Show 06-14-2017

What author wouldn't want to have a sponsor for their book? How about an author has a book, how about getting a sponsor to buy lots of them; to underwrite speaking fees; to underwrite promoting you; how about making money--lots of it? That's what this edition of AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing is all about. Joining host Judith Briles is Linda Hollander of SponsorConsierge.com. You will get a variety of tips, including: -How to find sponsors. -How to know what you set your fee at....

Duration: 01:03:03

How to Work Any Book Signing Event Show 06-08-2017

Million book seller Susan RoAne shares a variety of tips for authors to create awesome book events in a variety of sites—your take-aways include a variety of strategies for Working Every Book event, Signing, Conference or Party! What’s not to like? Listen to the podcast on AuthoruU-Your Guide to Book Publishing with The Book Shepherd, Judith Briles. #book #author #bookmarketing #pubtip #publishing

Duration: 00:58:04

Essential Steps for Authors in Using Social Media 05-31-2017

All authors need social media strategies to position, market and sell books. On AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing, The Book Shepherd Judith Briles features social media expert Jules Maries. Authors will learn when to start using social media in the writing process and the must haves for essential book marketing. Take-aways include: -how to do book marketing using social media -which social media to use for target audience and books; -when and how to use Twitter to sell books; -when and...

Duration: 00:57:58

Authors ROAR with Hot Editing Tips Show 05-24-2017

Savvy authors pay Pay attention to trends; if you write paranormal and that genre is hot, have manuscripts ready to go (to self-pub or submit to publisher/agent) AND … If you write a genre that isn’t trending right now, keep writing anyway. The show covers POV, Info Dumps and how to avoid, and why you write for what you want vs for the money, and of course, much more. Get savvy tips from EditPartner.com Barb Wilson on this podcast with The Book Shepherd, Judith Briles on AuthorU-Your Guide...

Duration: 00:57:58

Creating the Book Design of Your Dreams that Sells Books Show 05-11-2017

Today, on AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing, it's all about creating a book that exceeds your expectations. Nick Zelinger joins Judith Briles for a fun session on book design: -get the 3 essential tips for vetting your covers; -how to craft a back cover; -selecting fonts and trim sizes; -PLUS why it’s okay to have the book designer “defend” the cover design! -and much more on AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing. You want to listen in to this podcast with Judith Briles, The Book...

Writing and Author Creativity Soars-Tips from a Hollywood Master Show 05-11-2017

Master of the Hollywood, Oscar, and Tony award show set designer Steve Bass joins Judith Briles for an essential “how to” in creativity in the “weave” of your story telling in words that snags the emotions of the reader and creates a fan for life. -Your characters will come alive; -Your descriptions in setting up a problem and offering a solution will sparkle. -Why deadlines can lead to writing success. -Why combos of subtle and outrageous emotions snag your readers. -and of course, so...

Duration: 00:58:01

Legally Protect Your Book and Writing, Starting Today Show 05-04-2017

Intellectual Property Attorney Julie Bernard joins Judith Briles for an essential “how to” show: -protect yourself if your characters are based on real people; -what to look for in contracts; -what copyrights and filings are about and when you should do them; -tips for hiring an attorney and when you should; -essential – critical—clauses every publishing contract should have but few do and so much more. Another excellent show dedicated to authors who want to be seriously successful on...

Duration: 00:57:48

How to Create Killer Author Photos for Everything Show 04-25-2017

Every author needs photos that rock—ones that are personal, friendly, shout out trust to the viewer and connect. Host and The Book Shepherd Judith Briles’ guest is Ashlee Bratton, author of Life Before the Lottery and ace author photographer. Today’s show is all about: - Why photos; - Where should they be shot; - What types of photos are needed; - When should they be done; - What the costs are; - What the author should wear … and as always, lots more. It’s a fast hour on AuthorU-Your Guide...

Duration: 00:56:26

How to Soar in Author Visibility| Branding in Your Personal Appearances Show 04-19-2017

Joining Host and Book Shepherd Judith Briles is Rhoda Johnson, an expert in image, makeup and color analysis. It's all about author and book branding and visibility. Get ready to get yourself set up. -Few authors think about shades, colors and how they can enhance a book signing or presentation or put the damper on them. Have you? -Discover which are perfect for you and your book. -Set the stage for product and author branding. Listen in… you have lots to learn in this session of...

Duration: 01:04:02

Author Branding Starts Long Before Book is Published Show 04-07-2017

Few authors REALLY think about overall branding—for book, for self, for all that they do. Yet they should from the get-go. Joining @JudithBriles today is Marilyn Heywood Paige, VP Marketing of Fig Advertising. As: is your book—your product—the best it can be? Take-aways include: - A huge mistake authors make is thinking they can show up at a book signing store patrons will flock to their table—nope there’s plenty of pre-work. -A huge mistake authors make is skipping the essential steps...

Duration: 01:04:35

Publishing Trends and the Latest on eBooks Show 02-23-2017

One of the visionaries in publishing is Mark Coker of Smashwords. Always on point, and blunt, in this podcast with Judith Briles and AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing, he reveals: - why Amazon’s Unlimited program could be bad news for your book; - why the virtual bookshelves are so clogged and how to separate you from the masses; - gather tips on how to expand our eBook sales in the declining ebook sales market (yup, they are); - why the KDP Select could be a spiraling death for your...
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