The Book Shepherd

A Book Shepherd is simply this: a person who has a depth of experience within the publishing and writing fields; has connections with vendors and associates that will bring your book concept and vision to life, creating the actual book; someone who has marketing moxie and understands book selling, including the alternative and niche markets; and someone who is an enthusiastic coach for your “baby.” A book shepherd should have a clear understanding of how to write a book … and how to publish a book. The Book Shepherd you need on your side is someone who knows the publishing field, a true how to get published expert. Judith Briles is.

Dr. Judith Briles

JB_headshotJudith is an innovative and creative writing coach, book coach, and how to get published expert who can expertly assist you with your book and publishing project. She has mentored up and coming authors and publishers for years and dedicated untold hours to educating others to the pitfalls, and joys, of the publishing world. In 2009, she created Author U(niversity), a membership organization that is designed for serious authors who want to be seriously successful. Judith chaired the first Writers Conference for the National Speakers Association and started its Writing and Publishing PEG with over 700 members.

She is past president of the Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA) and the Colorado Authors League (CAL). Judith has chaired several publishing conferences including the Author U Extravaganza held the first full weekend in May. She writes The Book Shepherd segment for the BookMarketing.com newsletter and numerous columns, along with leading her popular Publishing Salons. Her latest book (#31) is Snappy Sassy Salty … Wise Words for Authors and Writers. Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms was published in March of 2013 and has won the 2013 Indie Excellence Award, International Book Award, Beverly Hills Book Award, IPPY Award in the Publishing/Writing category and a #1 bestseller on Amazon.
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Why Travel the Publishing Path Blindfolded?

judith-105-EditWith The Book Shepherd and her vast array of publishing experts, you will have a clear vision for your book and a roadmap for your goals. Her team guides you through the challenging publishing landscape, providing all the help you need. You’ll have a written plan, a time frame and a solution for every step along the way. Judith knows how to write a book … and how to publish a book!

Writing and publishing a book requires a team. If you start the process with a good team, you end up far ahead of the others—with a book you are proud of and solid plans to propel that book into much, much more.

The Next, Next Thing in Publishing, the Seventh Wave, is about connecting you with a team of experts to create your book, tie it into your business, your dreams and your success. It’s about expanding your vision into a format that is financially successful. Today’s ways of publishing are different than just five years ago.

Judith Briles is an award-winning author, publisher and publishing consultant with decades of experience. Her uniqueness is an understatement.

What Makes Book Shepherding with Judith Unique?

Simply this:

  • She knows how to write a book.
  • She knows how to get a book published.
  • She is dedicated to you and your book’s success … not your money.
  • She will develop your book to be the book you always envisioned it to be … not someone else’s vision.
  • She is dedicated to working with you in identifying and developing your Author and Book Platforms.
  • Your project, your voice is put first … not what she thinks your voice should be.
  • She has authored 31 books … she knows the pitfalls that authors run into.
  • You get referred to publishing experts that are the right fit for you … and they don’t pay for a referra fee!
  • You can trust her to always put your interests first … always.
  • She is an expert in niche publishing and marketing … teaching you the inside tricks to get your book noticed.
  • You get ongoing book and publishing advice throughout the time you are work with Judith.
  • Books shouldn’t be created in a cookie-cutter format … she personally oversees every aspect and detail of your book.
  • She keeps you on target, on time and within your budget.

Judith Briles is a blunt, butt-kicking, benevolent book coach.

Your book is never the end … it is the beginning of a new journey and a lifestyle change.

Congratulations … your book is the start of something big. When you work with Judith Briles, you will find that her forte is strategic planning, book development and creating the right habits that overcome fear and lethargy that are common in the publishing process. If you are ready to move beyond how to get published to I want to get published, you are in the right place.

Not sure whether to create an independent press, self-publish, or sell your project to a New York-based publisher? It’s a strategic choice. Judith will brainstorm the pros and cons so that you can make the right decision for you and your book. Her skills will not only show you how to write a book that is competitively, but how to publish a book that connects with your market and reader.

Have you thought about your Author and Book Platforms? They are a must for book success … Judith not only knows how; she’s created one of her that has created millions of dollars for her books–she will show the strategy and process.

Need connections to a variety of agents that specialize in selling to New York and to Hollywood? She’s got them.

Need help strategizing your Internet and website presence? Most do. Let’s talk–her team can help. Contact her to get started today!