Tuesday, January 5, 2016

2016 Tech Toolboxes: Blogs, Pinterest, Media Pages, Technology

Kick off your planning for this NEW YEAR by participating in AuthorU's unique Tech Toolboxes.

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As a GOLD or BESTSELLER member of AuthorU, you have the ability to attend the monthly Tech Toolboxes. Designed for in-person or remote participation, they are limBEST SELLERited in sGOLDdenize to 8 participants so that each AuthorU member experiences one-on-one coachingthroughout the three-hour session. Both Kelly Johnson and Judith Briles are your guides.

The first four months of this year will focus on some of the Basics of author success and then take you “beyond” what you can do to position your Pinterest Boards, your Blog visibility and marketing strategies for it, the fine tuning that Technology requires for author ease, and using your Media possibilities.

If you attend in-person, you will meet at the offices of Judith Briles: 14160 E Bellewood Dr., Aurora CO  80015. Beverage and snacks are always included.
All sessions are held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Mountain Time. A few days prior to the Tech Toolbox, you will get a reminder email of what to do pre and what to bring or have available to use as the workshop progresses during the three hours.
You must register under the Events tab on the AuthorU.org website. Cost is $59 per session or $199 for all four sessions.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Resolving Questions and How to Implement Ideas with Technology

We’re ready to hit the ground running and start off a new year with a bang!
Let’s make sure you have a plan in place to get – and keep – your momentum going.
Bring your laptop and questions regarding various aspects of technology:
(ex: MailChimp, WordPress, Hootsuite, blogs, 1ShoppingCart, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, to name a few).

We’ll work to help answer questions and discuss how to implement your plans for programs and products technically.
This is also an opportunity to review how to use the tools that have been taught in past Tech Toolbox topics.

Bring the log in details for your accounts.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Shine the Spotlight on your Media Page

Authors – when was the last time you shined the spotlight on the media page on your website?
Interested in speaking engagements and media exposure?
The marketing of your book and business should include a media page on your site.
Join us for this Tech Toolbox to learn must-have items for your media page, bios (yes, plural!) to have posted, and review author one sheets. After this workshop, the spotlight will be so bright on your media page, you’ll have to wear shades!

Bring the log in details for your website, your headshots, book cover images, and a copy of your book.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Renew, Review, Revamp and Repair Your Blog

Blogs give authors a great outlet for expressing their thoughts, expanding on ideas in their books, and generating discussions. To help ensure that your thoughts and ideas are “getting out there” to your target audience, you need to review and implement best practices when writing and posting your blogs.
In this Tech Toolbox, we will have participants log into their blog dashboards to review techniques on best methods for posting images & content, look at blogging tools, getting ideas for posts, best practices for comments/commenting and more - give your blog some TLC!

Bring the log in details to access the dashboard of your blog.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
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The Power of Pinterest
Are You Stuck on Pinning … or just getting started?
Pinterest is a huge resource for building traffic to your site and book sales.
Learn how to build a powerful presence on Pinterest, discover Pinterest apps
and gain some new ideas for promoting your expertise and marketing your programs and books.
If you haven’t got a Pinterest account yet, please create it before the Tech ToolBox begins. Bring the log in details for your Pinterest account.
Tech Toolboxes are one of AuthorU’s unique benefits to members. They are fast, in-depth and fun. There is always a take-away handout to support all teaching/coaching points. It’s laptop intense—power yours up and be ready “to go” to levels and places you didn’t think you could. 

AND ... a Huge PS ... tomorrow is the last day to register at a discount for the Denver program Saturday   Mornings gathering of How to Launch (or Relaunch) Your Book. Info here.
Get registered now under the Events tab on the AuthorU.org website.

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Judith Briles is book publishing expert and coach. She empowers authors and 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 34 books including Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms (ForeWord IndieFab Book of the Year), Snappy Sassy Salty: Wise Words for Authors and Writers and a speaker at publishing conferences. Book #34 was published this summer: The CrowdFunding Guide for Authors & Writers. Get your copy.
Become part of her inner circle by joining the Author’s Ark and exclusive monthly webinar and coaching event. Each summer, she holds Judith Briles Book Publishing Unplugged, a three day intensive limited to a small group of authors who want to be seriously successful. In 2015, the dates are August 27-29th.  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 bit.ly/PublishingShow .
Follow @AuthorU and @MyBookShepherd on Twitter and do a “Like” at AuthorU and Judith Briles – TheBookShepherd on Facebook. If you want to create a book that has no regrets, contact Judith at Judith@Briles.com.

header-logo1Author U is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to the author who wants to be seriously successful. Monthly education programs delivered face-to-face and online, The Author Resource ezine, BookCamps and the annual Author U Extravaganza are tools designed for authors pre, during and post publishing of their books. Join AuthorU.org today.
 If you are looking for FREE author and book coaching ... call in to Judith's Author Monday Mornings at NOON Eastern each Monday. The number is 218-632-9854; Access Code 1239874444 ... have your questions ready--there's a full hour to ask and listen.