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Judith Briles

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Companies: Book Shepherd; Author U; Mile High Press
Website: www.thebookshepherd.com
E-mail: judith@briles.com
Phone: 303-885-2207
Address: 14160 E. Bellewood Drive, Aurora, CO 80015

Joined CAL: 1993-08-01

Agents:
Jacques deSpoelberch, Jeff Herman

Specialties: Nonfiction business & financial writer; columnist author and speaker; publishing consultant

Skills & Media:
coach for writing and speaking, PR, media, independent publishing, book strategies, visual presentations. Host of Your Guide to Book Publishing, heard live at 4 on Thursdays via www.RockStarRadioNetwork.com. All broadcasts can be downloaded via podcast and iTunes.

Books:
As of 2012, 30 books have been published, including:
Creating and Building the Author and Book Platforms
Show Me About Book Publishing
The Tango of Authoring and Publishing
Stabotage: How to Deal with the Pit Bulls, Skunks, Snakes, Scorpions & Slugs in the Health Care Workplace
Money Smarts for Turbulent Times, Zapping Conflict in the Health Care Workplace
The Confidence Factor
Stop Stabbing Yourself in the Back
Money Smarts
Smart Money Moves for Kids
The Dollars and Sense of Divorce
Woman to Woman
Woman to Woman 2000
The Workplace
When God Says No
Snappy, Sassy, Salty: Wise Words for Authors and Writers

Periodicals:
Hundreds, including:
The Career Moves column for the Denver Business Jounal
Money Moves for Men in Nursing Journal
Journal of Accountancy
Zenith
Denver Woman
The Gannett papers
Knight Ridder

Online Credit:
TheBookShepherd
Denver Business Journal
Briles

Other Credits:
Radio Host: Your Guide to Book Publishing

Memberships:
Author U Founder and Chief Visionary Officer, www.AuthorU.org
TheBookShepherd.com
Professional Association of Book Shepherds and Publishing Consultants
Denver Women’s Press Club
Colorado Independent Publishers Association
Independent Book Publishers Association
Small Publishers of North America
Authors Guild

Awards/Honors:
2008 USA Book Finalist for The Confidence Factor and Zapping Conflict in the Health Care Workplace
Colorado Center for the Book winner in 2008(10 Smart Money Moves for Women)
The Confidence Factor, Money Smarts, Zapping Conflict in the Health Care Workplace–best business (CIPA)
Smart Money Moves for Kids–best Parenting/How-to (CIPA)
Zapping Conflict in the Health Care Workplace, The Confidence Factor, and Money Smarts have won several “technical” awrds for design, cover, layout and editing
Woman to Woman–Chicago Tribune’s best business book
2004 recipient of Distinguished Woman from the Girl Scouts
President Award from YWCA

Bio:
Judith Briles is the author of 31 books—18 published with New York houses. In 2000, she created Mile High Press, publishing her own work, as well as other authors. Based in Colorado, she’s published in 16 countries and with over a 1,000,000 combined copies sold. Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms was a #1 bestseller on Amazon. It has been honored with winning four national awards in 2013 in the Writing-Publishing category: International Book Awards, Indie Excellence Book Awards, IPPY Book Awards and USA Book News Book Awards. Show Me About Book Publishing, co-written with book marketing guru John Kremer and master book publicist Rick Frishman was released in 2011 and Snappy, Sassy, Salty: Wise Words for Authors and Writers will be officially published in January 2014.

She is the Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of Author U (university), a membership group of hundreds of authors and small publishers throughout North America and the National and Colorado Authors Hall of Fame. Judith is a partner in MastersofBookMarketing.com with Dan Poynter and Brian Jud. She is a past president of the Colorado Authors League, has chaired numerous publishing conferences and is a frequent speaker at writer and publishing conferences.

Host of Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing carried on the Toginet Network, each week she deep-dives into a variety of topics with experts in the field. The LinkedIn group, Author U has over 2,400 members globally; and her Twitter followers for @MyBookShepherd and @AuthorU exceed 38,000. In 2013, she was listed within Wikipedia.

Judith knows publishing and she gets the challenges that authors go through in creating and publishing their books. Known as The Book Shepherd to many, she’s personally guided thousands of publishing clients throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, Monaco and New Zeeland.  If you were to describe her, she would say, “I’m a blunt, butt-kicking, benevolent book coach, book  and book doctor and book publisher.” Each summer, she hosts Judith Briles Unplugged, a two-day exclusive “happening” for authors who want to be successful through practical authoring and publishing guidance. Her websites are www.TheBookShepherd.com and www.AuthorU.org.

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