Friday, August 1, 2014

You must build your book - otherwise, readers won't come!

Books don't happen overnight. Neither does author success. Too many authors fiddle, sometimes for years, gazing into the belly button of "what ifs".

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Today's blog has got a lot of questions for you. Let's start with: How's your book doing? Is it done? Published? Are you selling copies? Is everything working out as you envisioned ... as you planned for you and your book? Would you like to know how to get published? Discover what your options are? Get out of a situation that just isn't working? Would you like to get your book and you moving forward?

There's more ... My next questions for you today are simple, yet deep:

  • Could you be fiddling while the probability to finish and publish your book burns? Could you?
  • Could you be fiddling while the probability to get that crowdfunding program off the ground burns? Could you?
  • Could you be fiddling while the probability to create and launch a bestseller campaign burns? Could you?
  • Could you be fiddling while the probability to create and implement your book marketing burns? Could you?
  • Could you be fiddling while the probability to create and implement your virtual blog tour burns? Could you?
  • Could you be fiddling while the probability to start (and finish) your next book burns? Could you?
So, so many times, authors and wannabe authors have heard me say:
One for the money;
Two for the show;
Three to get ready;
Three to get ready;
Three to get ready;
Three to get ready ...
They never get to go!
... is that you or someone you know? Really?  Don't you want to get to Go!? For far too many, They never got to Go!
Today and tomorrow, August 1st and 2nd, I have the pleasure of working with 30 authors who don't want to fiddle; who don't want to experience any "burning" to the ground scenarios at 

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Always keeping it small due to the intensive interaction and how-to in a variety of topics, the hot seats throughout, it's a deep dive into creating success for the author and/or author-to-be, for the book, for the, next book and for their publishing experience. They will get to GO! and beyond.
Participants will walk away with so much useable, realistic information; cheat sheets; how to step-by-step to create and implement strategies for success. Imagine two solid says of intense info; how-to ...; surrounded by authors just like you; having all your food included; working with a guide that gets your book and will link to it with ideas to move it and you forward throughout the sessions ... whew! It's a lot to absorb and it will springboard whatever is in their horizon. How cool is that?
Next year's dates will be posted soon. I hope to see you.


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Judith Briles is known as The Book Shepherd a book publishing expert and coach. She is the Founder of Author U,  a membership organization created for the serious author who wants to be seriously successful. She’s been writing about and conducting workshops on publishing since the 80s. Judith is the author of 31 books including Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms, Snappy Sassy Salty: Wise Words for Authors and Writers and a speaker at publishing conferences.
Become part of her inner circle by joining the Author’s Ark and exclusive monthly webinar and coaching event. Her audio and workbook series, Creating Your Book and Author Platform is now available. Join Judith live on Thursdays at 6 p.m. EST for Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing on the Toginet Network at http://togi.us/authoru. Follow @AuthorU and @MyBookShepherd on Twitter and do a “Like” at AuthorU and TheBookShepherd on Facebook.  If you want to create a book that has no regrets, contact Judith at Judith@Briles.com.