Who would have thought being President of a college foundation in the late 70s would have led to a 40-year career in authoring and publishing? Who would have thought that having dinner with a celebrity would seed a future book? Who would have thought that the same celebrity would take her ideas and publish them under his own name? And who would have thought that someone with no training in writing or publishing would become a global expert in publishing and authoring â€¦ and starting her own publishing company?
Judith Briles never thought that. Yet, that’s exactly what happened and how she ended up writing and publishing her first book in 1981 with St. Martin’s Press, The Woman’s Guide to Financial Savvy.
Judith is an innovative and creative guide 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 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 several publishing organizations and has chaired several publishing conferences. Judith writes The Book Shepherd segment for the BookMarketing.com newsletter and numerous columns, along with leading her popular radio show, Your Guide to Book Publishing.
Her latest book (#30) is Author YOU: Creating and Building the Author and Book Platforms. She will tell you, “If only I had this amazing book when I first started writing; if only I had this creative format to inspire and goose me as each new idea book starting birthing. The process would have been quicker, more innovative and allowed me to look at my topics in greater depth than I had originally conceived for them.”
Why Travel the Publishing Path Blindfolded?
With Judith as 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.
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 achieve your book, your business, your dreams and your success. It’s about expanding your vision into a format that is financially successful.
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 the Judith unique?
- She is dedicated to you and your book’s success; not your money.
- She develops 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 30 books; she knows the pitfalls that authors ran into.
- You get referred to publishing experts that are the right fit for you – and they don’t pay for a referral 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.
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 our forte is strategic planning, book development and creating the right habits that overcome fear and lethargy that are common in the publishing process.
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.
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 booksâ€“she will show the strategy and process.
So, just how do you describe a Book Shepherd? Dom Testa, multi-award winner for his Galahad series and Writers Digest Grand Prize winner describes Judith, “She 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, can work with you to create 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.”