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AuthorYOU is a non-profit membership organization with both 501(c)3 and 501(c)6 status. AuthorYOU's official website is www.AuthorYOU.org ... on it are all AuthorYOU member benefits and expansive information Events and Activities.

PLEASE JOIN the official AuthorYOU.org (http://authoru.org) on the website, AuthorYOU.org (http://authoru.org)for FULL benefits (these are not accessible via Meetup) ... annual membership is $97 to be a paid-up member and includes a variety of deep-discounted benefits for members that are not available with just the Meetup connection.

You will get the weekly Book Publishing Tips ezine, discounts for ISBNs, discounts to IngramSpark, access to a variety of publishing providers with special perks, ForeWord magazine, book review discounts along with the ability to attend AuthorYOU's Tech Tool Boxes and Salons and a variety of other events scheduled throughout the year including the annual Holiday party.

This is the place to be:

• If you want to learn about writing, creating, strategizing, developing, publishing and selling your book.

• If you want to create a book that has pizzazz, punch and panache, this is your place to be.

• If you want a community of authors who have been there, done that, this is the place to be.

• And if you want a community that creates ongoing programs and events--both in person and remote, this is definitely the place to be.

AuthorU believes in the GOYT Factor ... Get Off Your Tush. If you are going to be successful in author and book success, it's up to you. We can show you how.

And, if you want to ...

publish your book yourself (self - indie) or sell it to NY, you learn how to do it;

create titles that soar;

structure and design your book;

not get duped by publishers, publishing and others who want your money;

learn the dollar, cents and sense of the publishing world;

pick the right people for your publishing team;

how to pick the right editor for your project;

get the media buzzing about you;

build book buzz;

learn the ins and outs of creating a successful crowdfunding campaign;

learn printing options;

discover how to get foreign rights;

book marketing;

social media smarts;

learn what needs permissions and what doesn't;

not create a mediocre book;

an active community of beginning and seasoned authors to and

so, so much more ...

AuthorYOU is where you need to be. Meet and schmooze with others who have similar goals ... who want to learn what to do, how to do it, not just talk about it. Each meeting will include a presentation by a publishing pro on the "topic" of the night, plenty of time to network and pick Judith's brain.

Who am I, your fearless leader? I'm Dr. Judith Briles, author of 36 books-18 published with NY houses until I created my own imprint in 2000. I've published in 16 countries and had over a 1,000,000 copies sold. As a past president of the Colorado Independent Publishers Association, the Colorado Authors League and chair of numerous publishing conferences, I know publishing inside and out. Known as The Book Shepherd to many, I've consulted with thousands of authors and authors-to be. It's a pleasure to be with you on your journey.

How to Get Published Today | Newbie Authors | Indie Publishing | Self-Publishing | Independent Publishing | eBooks | Book Marketing | Book Design | Cover Design | Book Publicity | Independent Publishing | Social Media Strategies | Mingling with other Authors | Publishing Legalize | Workshops for Authors | How-tos for Authors and Publishing | Writing Workshops | Getting Published | First-Time and Newbie Authors | Book Promotion | Repurposing Books | Best Publishing Conference | Annual AuthorU Extravaganza | How to Publish Your Work | How to re-Publish | Foreign Rights | Crafting and Speaking on Books | Book Promotion | How to Self-Publish | Editing | Writing | Libraries

Upcoming events (4+)

If you READ books ... Meet local authors at the Autumn Tea

Judith Briles Home Offices

You are invited …

It's time to CELEBRATE the Autumn Author Holiday Tea where several Colorado Authors do a “show and tell,” offering their wonderful books on a perfect afternoon surrounded by cool people and delectable food. The Holidays are coming … select the perfect gift and have it personalized—we will have books for everyone … PLUS books are the ideal gift—think kids, your friends … how about YOU? And we will have free, new books to give away.

NOTE: This is a private home and a vaccinated event. All the authors are vaccinated. All attendees must be as well.

When: SATURDAY, October 30
Time: 1 – 4 pm
Where: Judith Briles’ home:
Heritage Eagle Bend Club -
8122 S Quatar Circle, Aurora CO 80016

Your Treat: Meet 20 local authors sharing their books with you. Books are IDEAL gifts … for yourself, for others. All will be priced at less than what you can buy them on Amazon. Authors will be signing—some books even come with ribbons for wrapping! We have books for guys, gals and kids! And, we always have free books while they last that are donated by some of the authors. Plus, tables laden with tasty goodies. YUMMERS!

Genres: There are lots to browse and choose from including Mystery, Inspiration, Childrens, Cookbooks, Memoir, Military History, Women’s Fiction, Adventure, Health, Humor, Writings-Publishing, Fantasy, Self-Help, Humor plus more.

RSVP by Registering … it’s a FREEBIE and a perfect way to spend a few hours on a Saturday afternoon as the Holidays are quickly approaching. Do invite your friends to come as well—the more, the merrier! We just want to make sure that we have plenty of food. RSVP NOW-- I would love to see you. Judith

Webinar: How to Be an Online Webinar Rockstar!

Online event

Do YOU want to be an Online Webinar Rock Star?
You can and “Bore no more!” should be your online motto! Always …

Did you know that ENGAGING webinars are one of the most powerful ways in the world today to market your business, create new clients, and deliver lucrative presentations and training – without having to travel?
Your question should be: What can I do to make my webinars and online presentations engaging, interactive, and fun?
Get all your answers here with the Webinar Guru, Jaclyn Kostner, PhD. She will share her secrets that won rave reviews and massive business with her Fortune 100 clients.

REGISTER: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/134040781106456590
Start with:

1. How to choose the right technology for your webinar.
2. How to get webinar audiences to love you.
3. How to turn boring content into fantastic audience engagement.
4. How to earn rave reviews and wonderful referrals.
5. How to add pizzazz that makes your webinar memorable.

About Jaclyn Kostner, PhD
Dr. Jaclyn Kostner, a.k.a., the Webinar Guru, is a webinar engagement superstar, serving Fortune 500 clients worldwide for over 20 years. Her webinar presentations and webinar-delivered training sessions became a model for training organizations globally. A best-selling author, her joy is helping people catch the fever that has propelled the company she founded, Bridge the Distance, to incredible success and influence around the world. Get ready for her to reveal her secrets with you in this delightful webinar.

REGISTER: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/134040781106456590
WHEN: Tuesday, November 2 starting at 4 pm Mountain Time
COST: free

Join the ONLINE Author YOU Salons on the 13th-it's an Authorfest Brainstorming

For AuthorYOU paid members. This is a virtual event that starts at 7 AM and ends 8.30 ... then followed by the IN-PERSON Salon that starts at 9 in Judith's home. The morning is then off ... who knows what paths it will take? Is there a book in the works? Are you stuck? Curious about the various publishing options? Ask your questions ... AND participate. The value of the group is to GIVE and SHARE ahas, insights and techniques. The AuthorYOU participants are hungry for new information and delighted to share what works for them ... and what doesn't. The Salonscreated will expand your projects and the breadth of your success. If you want to make your book happen ... here's the inner circle that has ideas and experience to kick start it, goose it and just get the launch started that The Book Shepherd Judith Briles leads each month. Your answers are in the room.
This event is free for paid members of AuthorYOU. If you are not a paid member of AuthorYOU, you won't be allowed access to the room. You can become a member at AuthorYOU.org

Join the IN-PERSON Author YOU Salons on the 13th-

Judith Briles Home Offices

For AuthorYOU paid members. This is an IN-PERSON Salon that starts at 9 in Judith's home. The morning is then off ... who knows what paths it will take? Is there a book in the works? Are you stuck? Curious about the various publishing options? Ask your questions ... AND participate. The value of the group is to GIVE and SHARE ahas, insights and techniques. The AuthorYOU participants are hungry for new information and delighted to share what works for them ... and what doesn't. The Salonscreated will expand your projects and the breadth of your success. If you want to make your book happen ... here's the inner circle that has ideas and experience to kick start it, goose it and just get the launch started that The Book Shepherd Judith Briles leads each month. Your answers are in the room.
This event is free for paid members of AuthorYOU. If you are not a paid member of AuthorYOU, you won't be allowed access to the room. You can become a member at AuthorYOU.org

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