Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Wahoo … Come Cruise with Me this January!

I've been dying to tell you this, and we've finally nailed down most of the details. The website is live!

Here’s the scoop: Give Us 5 Days at Sea and We’ll Give You a Step-by-Step Plan to Create a Bestselling Book!

Authors and anyone who is thinking about writing a book can join me and three other book awesome 
experts January 18-23 for five glorious days on a Royal Caribbean cruise. It’s a working vacation where you’ll learn all about book publishing, marketing, distribution and sales.

I’m hosting “Create the Ultimate Bestseller at Sea” with Joan Stewart, Penny Sansevieri and Amy Collins in January.

We’re departing Tampa on Jan. 18, heading for George Town, Grand Cayman, and then onto Cozumel, Mexico. You attend workshops everyday, including two intensive days of learning when we’re at sea. But when we’re in port, you’re on your own to play and enjoy or stay on the ship and slip into the 
Spa or lounge around the pools.

Also, as an added bonus, each night while you’re eating, the four of us will be working like, well, like sea dogs. We’ll be rotating from table to table to give everyone a chance to ask us questions about any aspect of publishing. Or give us your toughest problem so we can help you solve it.

The cost for all workshops, the cruise, taxes and gratuities is only $1,100 per person for an outside, deluxe ocean view cabin. Or $1,200 per person for a balcony.

We've even arranged for a “Lifesaver” special that will let you pay for the trip over six months, via PayPal, with no interest. How convenient is that?

The website will be ready tomorrow but I wanted to give you a heads-up so you can 
save the dates. If you’re interested, please me right now at 303-885-2207.
A quick summary of me and the other three Chicks at Sea:
  • Judith Briles is the Book Shepherd of Book Shepherds. I’m the author of 31 books and was honored one of my clients wrote, :One of her clients calls her “The North Star for Authors.” I couldn't agree more. This woman knows everything about writing and publishing. Oh, did I tell you she’s written more than 30 books?
  • Penny Sansevieri has helped 11 books gain best-seller status in less than two years. She knows all the ins and outs of how to promote online, including under-the-radar ways to sell more books on
  • Amy Collins  is a former book buyer and later a Sales Director in charge of B&N for a large publisher. If you’re planning a book signing or other event, she can tell you how to get your books into every bookstore in that city so you don’t miss one sale.
  • Joan Stewart is a publicity expert, aka the Publicity Hound and ranks #1 on Pinterest for “free publicity,”  has coached thousands of authors and publishers and her website has been voted one of the top 101 Best Websites for Writers by Writer’s Digest.

I’ll send you a special mailing tomorrow with the website address where you can earn more about the trip. Not sure you want to attend? You can also email me with your phone number and I’ll call and answer any questions you have.

For a sneak peak….here’s the ship we’ll be sailing on, Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of 
the Sea at

On Wednesday, the website will go live …check it out! 

There are only 50 cabins–several are already taken. This will be a publishing event you will never forget. Five amazing days. Four amazing book and publishing pros. All we need is you!

 Judith Briles is known as The Book Shepherd, the Author and Publishing expert and the Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of Author U, a membership organization created for the author who wants to be seriously successful. She’s been writing about and conducting workshops on publishing since the 80s. She’s the author of 31 books including Author YOU: Creating Your Book and Author Platform that has won multiple “best” in the writing/publishing categories in book award competitions. Her next book is Snappy, Sassy, Salty … Wise Words for Authors and Publishers and will be available this fall. Join Judith live on Thursdays at 6 p.m. EST for Your Guide to Book Publishing on the

Follow @AuthorU and @MyBookShepherd on Twitter and do a “Like” at AuthorU and Judith Briles on Facebook. Join the Author U LinkedIn Group and the Author U Google+ community. If you want to create a book that has no regrets, contact her at