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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 ...
 
Learn to publish ebooks like a pro. Mark Coker guides you step-by-step from the very basics of ebook publishing to more advanced topics. Whether you’re considering publishing your first book, or you’re already a New York Times bestselling author, the Smart Author Podcast will help you reach more readers. You'll learn how to make your ebook more discoverable, more desirable and more enjoyable to readers. Over 80% of people dream of writing a book one day, yet most are completely unaware of th ...
 
How Story Works is a podcast for everyone who loves stories. If you’re a writer, understanding how story works will help you craft better stories. If you’re a lover of stories, the podcast will give you added insight into your favorite tales, and extend the toolset you use to better understand the stories you love. Join NYT bestselling author and story expert Lani Diane Rich as she demystifies stories and storytelling, allowing you to better write and appreciate the stories you love.
 
Co-host Realtors Peter Toering and Nathan Boji discuss all things real estate and Realtor going on in the Southeast Michigan market. They also address questions that GMAR members post during the live broadcast of the show on the Greater Minds Facebook group, a member only benefit. You can find the original videos on our Facebook page and Youtube channel. The Greater Metropolitan Association of REALTORS® (GMAR) is the premier Association of REALTORS® in Southeast Michigan, providing services ...
 
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Did you know that over 80% of what people hear is what they see! What do your visuals say about you? What is your brand about? As an author, your marketing material, your social media platforms, your website, your book cover, EVERYTHING that is connected to you, needs clarity and consistency. Does yours? Branding … it’s personal and professional. W…
 
Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover: How to decide what income streams are worth it How to balance income streams and workload Mistakes to avoid with income streams What are the most important factors for creating a sustainable long term career This week’s question is: How do you work with deadlines? Recommendation of the week is: Lies The …
 
Have you been stuck on AMazon with your publishing account? How about with Amazon's Seller portal? Or have you been sent to Amazon Jail and had your account suspended, blocked, or dumped? If YES to any of the above, this edition of the AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing podcast is a MUST listen to. Joining host Dr. Judith Briles is Chris McCabe,…
 
Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover: When should you update your covers? How to know if a cover is good Cover mistakes to avoid How to create covers when you’re writing cross-genre This week’s question is: How do you plan for a new year? Recommendation of the week is: One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston Apple Kobo Amazon UK Amazon USA Links an…
 
All books must start from somewhere. Yours should start with four questions: 1. Why are you writing your book? 2. What is your book about? 3. Who is it for? 4. What’s your intentionality for it? Answer those four and you are reading to begin writing—not before you fully answer them. There’s always prep work. Start there—it’s the first step …what Ju…
 
Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover: Mistakes to avoid in your description What good description is and looks like How to avoid information dumping How maximise settings How to let a character’s personality impact description This week’s question is: Since you started writing, what’s the best money you’ve spent? Recommendation of the week i…
 
Are you able to “write hot”? How about with a “sizzle”? It’s all about allowing yourself to juice up your creativity .. creativity that gooses “fresh writing” and takes you to another level that you didn’t realize that you could deliver. -How to let your writing energy flow. -Why you should “check” your inner critic at the door. -Why it’s essential…
 
Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover: How to write books when you’re an editor Why you may or may not want to be hybrid Benefits of being hybrid What’s changed in 30 years of publishing Why you may or may not want a pen name secret How to transition between writing fiction and nonfiction This week’s question is: do you have a pen name? or if…
 
When it comes to authoring and positioning an author as an expert, a speaker, and just create an opening introduction, this edition of the AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing podcast is a core part of author success. It’s starts for key questions: -Do you want to sell more books? -Do you want to create more speaking engagements? -Would you like t…
 
Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover: Where to start creating voices How to reflect personality at the sentence level Literary tricks and tools for creating richer character personality Worldbuilding philosophy Character accents, dialogue, rhythm and melody This week’s question is: what characters have you read with really strong voices? Rec…
 
Are you, your expertise, and your book getting noticed? By readers? By the media? Would you like to be? … it’s a good idea. If you want to be the #1 influencer in your genre and industry, you need to step up your game by increasing your media visibility. In this week’s podcast, you will come away with strategies to help you go from the “unknown” to…
 
Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover: Launch considerations Release strategy mistakes Shorter vs Longer release strategies Boxset release strategies Preorder strategies Nitty gritty tactics This week’s question is: what type of launch appeals to you most? Recommendation of the week is: Magick by C. M. Newell Apple Kobo Amazon UK Amazon USA B…
 
Audiobooks increased another 35% in listenership … and were a factor in more print and eBook sales. Are you participating? Have you created an audiobook? And if you have a children’s book, have you added “videobook” to your offerings? Richard Rieman, the Audiobook Wizard will update you PLUS wave his magic wand, inviting you into the new world of V…
 
Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover: Travel writing narrative arcs Travel writing processes Mistakes to avoid Adventure planning Truth and lies in narrative nonfiction This week’s question is: What adventure have you been on? Recommendation of the week is: Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune Apple Kobo Amazon UK Amazon USA ***this show us…
 
There’s a new contact in town with the Tattered Cover Bookstore and it’s time to meet him. As an author himself, he gets the challenges that authors have with engaging a bookstore; and in partnering with bookstores going forward. What’s covered: - The reduction of the stigma of self-publishing. - Tips for approaching bookstores. - Tips to blow your…
 
Show Notes In this episode we cover: What conflict is and why it’s so important for your novel How to layer conflict Mistakes writers make with conflict How to show conflict How to use “choice” and complicating choice to further tension and plot This week’s question is: what is the best book you’ve read in your genre? Recommendation of the week is:…
 
Show Notes Howdie folks, I finally pushed my first audiobook over the finishing line. Now, I’m by no means an expert at any of this stuff, but boy did I learn a lot from the process. I love learning from other people’s mistakes, so I thought I would share 8 lessons I learned from narrating and producing my first audiobook. Read full blog here. List…
 
Author, Speaker, and Broadcaster Dom Testa began his publishing career after years of school visits to help kids discover their creative spark. He’s a hybrid … starting as a self-published author; selling a book series to a major New York publisher; then reversing his path. Dom expanded his publishing empire, publishing all his books under his impr…
 
Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover: Analogies to help you better understand editing vs drafting How to approach editing The pitfalls and mistakes writers fall into How to show the change a hero goes through The five big scenes you need to get right The stakes paradox This week’s question is: tell me something you’ve achieved this year. Rec…
 
Get ready to add 25 tips of Spice to Your Fall Book Marketing. It's bookselling season meaning you need to be thinking … What do I need to step my book marketing and presence up. Where are you in that process? Whatever path you take to shout out your book, it needs to revolve around smart choices ... and choices that are a fit for both you and your…
 
Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover: Why you need to establish a local brand Indie marketing methods that don’t work for children’s author How to connect with schools How to work with curriculums Children’s marketing mistakes to avoid This week’s question is: What unusual marketing methods have you tried that have worked? Recommendation of …
 
Discover the 7 financial and security mistakes to avoid as an author. Do you know all the expenses that you can take on your personal tax return? … bet you don’t. Financial expert Mary Salas, partner in Peak Wealth Strategies, reveals: -Why it’s a good idea to get a “positive” cash flow within your three-year “it’s OK to have losses” timeframe; -Wh…
 
Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover: How to work with audiobook narrators How to find narrators What information you need to give narrators Mistakes authors make working with narrators How to create good working relationships with narrators This week’s question is: what’s your relationship with audiobooks? Recommendation of the week is: Som…
 
Joining host Judith Briles is Marilyn Van Derbur, winner of Writers Digest Best Self-Published Book Award, author of the international bestseller Miss America By Day that revealed her betrayal and sexual assault at the age of 5 until she was 18. Self-publishing at 65 after turning down NY publishers, it was her first book, and only book, that is us…
 
Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover: What a three word rebellion is How to create one How to then use your three word rebellion Why writers and creatives feel like they’re bad at marketing How to use the inoculation theory This week’s question is: do you have a three word rebellion or tagline for your business? Recommendation of the week is…
 
Creativity has potholes. Sometimes, publishing success can be held at bay. Get ready to cross the line. -Want to get published successfully? -How about nifty tips to crash the barriers to writing blocks? -Are you ready to jump into the speed lane to reaching your author goals? Joining the AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing podcast is NY Times be…
 
Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover: Why diversity in fiction is important What to do if you’re afraid to approach writing diverse characters Sensitivity readers What you need to research How to include diverse characters when you yourself are not diverse This week’s question is: Tell us a book you’ve enjoyed with diverse characters. Recomm…
 
Have you ever thought about using your expertise to create a virtual trade show? Discover how two authors have taken their know-how and created virtual tradeshows seeded by their knowledge on what they write and speak on; partner with vendors that pay for virtual space and meet their customers; and never have to get in a car or plane to host it. An…
 
Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover: Why you need a headshot How a shoot works Considerations for tone and mood of photos How to prepare for a shoot Common mistakes in shoots This week’s question is: Have you got a professional headshot? Recommendation of the week is: Life in a Fishbowl by Len Vlahos Apple Kobo Amazon UK Amazon USA ***this …
 
Get ready to learn lots about the cryto currency world and how authors can use it in a variety of ways. With host Judith Briles The Book Shepherd on the AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing podcast is Daniel Hall. Daniel is a co-author of One Coin, Two Coin, What Coin, Bit Coin. Takeaways include: -What is an NFT? -Why authors should explore NFTs …
 
Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover: What rights reversion is How you find out if you can revert your rights A walk through of a high level rights reversion How long the process takes What mistakes to avoid in the reversion process This week’s question is: Would you consider selling subsidiary rights and if so, what ones? Recommendation of …
 
Everyone talks about characters—the ones they love; the ones they hate; the ones they love to hate … but how does an author go about actually creating characters that are both realistic and memorable? Joining host Judith Briles is Mara Purl, a bestselling author and writing coach. Creating characters, storylines, and setups is what Mara does this f…
 
Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover: Defining short fiction How much story do you need for short fiction? How to do more with your short fiction Mistakes writers make with short fiction Quirky ideas for your short fiction This week’s question is: how do you use short fiction in your writing business? Recommendation of the week is: The Anato…
 
have you ever wonder why so many authors fail or never get passed selling 100 books. Developmental Editor and Ghostwriter Dan Janal joins AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing host Judith Briles for a fast and fun hour. Takeaways include: -when to get a ghostwriter -how to work with a developmental editor -why short books are more effective--and pr…
 
Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover: Why formatting is important Mistakes to avoid with formatting Why you might consider a formatting company Differences between print and ebook formatting What to look for in a professional formatting company This week’s question is: How do you format your books? Recommendation of the week is: 10 Steps to …
 
Is your writing, your pitch, your proposal, your book proposal, your title, your _______ coming across with pizzazz, pop, and brilliance? -It’s time to step up your game ... -If you want to grab readers from the get-go ... -If you want to get an agent ... -If you want to get a book proposal read and supported … -If you want to get help in writing a…
 
Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover: What Kindletrends is and how it can help you The different aspects of book market research How to find readers How to research blurbs, covers, content and more This week’s question is: How do you learn about your genre? Recommendation of the week is: Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirda…
 
To celebrate the launch of 8 Steps to Side Characters, I thought I’d add a sneaky little bonus episode. I’m going to give you a few tips from the book to help you write better side characters. If you haven’t purchased your copy yet, you can do so here: Order the textbook here. Order the workbook here. Or you can order signed paperback copies or dig…
 
The author's brand begins to emerge the day she or he starts writing. It morphs. It evolves. In this episode of the AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing podcast, host Dr. Judith Briles invites artist and branding expert Peggy Sands to the mic. -What is a brand and why it's essential for an author to have one. -What does branding do for you? -Where…
 
Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover: What the Kindle Storyteller Competition is What the judges are looking for Storyteller success stories How to increase your visibility on Amazon Publishing mistakes to avoid This week’s question is: Do you enter competitions? Recommendation of the week is: The Girls I’ve Been by Tess Sharpe Apple Kobo Am…
 
Author and Vision expert Dr. Lynn Hellerstein joins host Judith Briles, The Book Shepherd, for an insightful episode on AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing podcast. It's all about vision and using visualization to: -increase your author success quotient -use tips to unblock writer's block -eliminate author burnout -reduce anxiety created by autho…
 
Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover: The type of book launch when you’re only publishing once a year The type of marketing needed between launches How to build your audience and find readers The writing and marketing process for one book a year Tips for marketing to YA audiences This week’s question is: how many books would you ideally like…
 
Joining book publishing expert Dr. Judith Briles in this episode of the AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing podcast is the Webinar Guru, Dr. Jaclyn Kostner. You will get: -the secret sauce and tool to make great slides. -how to tap into "brain appeal" when in front of an audience. -3 ways to attract all parts of a participant's brain in any speec…
 
Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover: How to start building a magic system How and why you need to limit your magic system Common magic building mistakes Diversity in magic systems How to make a magic system integral to the plot and characters This week’s question is: what is your favorite magic system? Links and events I mentioned are: Orde…
 
Media supports an author's book. In this episode of AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing reveals HOW to become the ultimate media guest ... and get booked on a show. Host Dr. Judith Briles will show you how to: -contact and pitch to a producer. -create questions to be asked and why you should. -take control back when a host asks dumb questions or …
 
Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover: Mistakes to avoid when running an author event What small details set an event apart from others How to make author events into a revenue stream How to pitch speakers What considerations do you need to make What kind of person do you need to be to run author events This week’s question is: What are the b…
 
Do you have protection for your website? Odds are, you don’t. Dr. Judith Briles, host of the AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing podcast has a "MUST" listen to podcast. It’s an “oh-oh” author time. And yes, it deals with your website. -Are you really protected? -Do you know where all your website details are backed up?- -Do you have all your log-…
 
Episode Show Notes: In this episode we cover: The overarching steps indies need to take to publish their book Most common indie publishing mistakes MVP launches versus bells and whistles launches The self-publishing cycle How to work with a writing coach This week’s question is: what part of self-publishing do you enjoy the most? Recommendation of …
 
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