Author Smarts: The Power of “Re” for Authors

As last year came to an end, I started my simmering process. A noodling of what I imagined I wanted to do going forward for The Book Shepherd and for me personally. I know that I have The Author’s Walk on my writing calendar with several chapters already completed. But there was more to consider … to do. 2022 will carry a theme of “Re” … for me, it started with a ReImagine … should I be doing a makeover of my existing publishing-related books? The answer was YES. Would it be a reDo, reWrite, reVamp, reSize, and rePublish … or was it more? The answer was YES again. was I willing to reInvest my time and energy to pull it off. YES. A whole new look for “the family” so that it would be visually seen as a serious series. It’s a true rePurpose of what I talk and write about. A true reThink. It was time for a true reDo … and Out with the OLD, the old that I loved the fun of the covers and what the interior revealed from the get-go …

and in with the NEW series look for the author who wants to be seriously successful …

My book, How to Avoid 101 Book Publishing Blunders, Bloopers & Boo-Boos is the secret sauce to so many ahas and insights to author and publishing success. I started there. It has been reVamped with all content, size, layout and updated. It will be reTitled: How to Avoid Book Publishing Blunders along with a new cover … As soon as each reVised book is added to Amazon, I will be in contact with Author Central to get it to add all the reviews from the previous edition to the new one. Throughout the year, I will be running special Amazon Bestseller campaigns. When #1 is achieved, there is plenty of room on the cover to add the bestseller seal. Snappy Sassy Salty-Wise Words for Authors & Writers is completed and turned in with over 100 new quotes in it, newly titled to How to Create Snappy Sassy Salty Success for Authors and Writers, followed by The Crowdfunding Guide for Authors & Writers, transitioning to How to Create a Crowdfunding Campaign for Authors and Writers, and How to Create a $1,000,000 Speech which will shift to How to Create a Million Dollar Speech. All will be done by the end of January. It’s the power of rePurposing! New looks. New content. New book interiors. New book covers. New series looks. New book launchings. New marketing launches and pushes. All-new for 2022. All from something old that now will have lots of “new” for my readers. It’s The Power of Re … my 2022 theme. How about you? Will you have a theme? And what will it be for the coming year be? Share it and start your planning forward.

Dr. Judith Briles is a book publishing expert and coach. Often, she must roll up her writing sleeves and become a Book Doctor, juicing up storylines and author words. She empowers authors and works directly with authors who want to be seriously successful and has been writing about and conducting workshops on publishing since the ’80s. Judith is the author of 37 books including Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms, Snappy Sassy Salty: Wise Words for Authors and Writers, and How to Create a $1,000,000 Speech. Her personal memoir When God Says NO-Revealing the YES When Adversity and Loss Are Present is a #1 bestseller on Amazon. Collectively, her books have earned over 45 book awards. Judith speaks throughout the year at publishing conferences.

Throughout the year, she holds Judith Briles Book Unplugged in-person and online experiences: Publishing, Speaking, Marketing, and Social Media. All are two-day intensives limited to a small group of authors who want to be seriously successful. Join Judith live for the “AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing” podcast on the Toginet Radio Network HERE.

Follow @AuthorUYOUBooks and @MyBookShepherd on Twitter and do a “Like” at AuthorYOU, and join the Facebook group Book Publishing with The Book Shepherd. If you want to create a book that has no regrets, contact her.

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Dr. Judith Briles is a book publishing and book marketing expert. She is a recipient of 47 national book awards, author of 37 books. Known as The Book Shepherd.

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Dr. Judith Briles

Dr. Judith Briles is a book publishing and book marketing expert. She is a recipient of 47 national book awards, author of 37 books. Known as The Book Shepherd.