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6 Steps to Authorpreneur Success
Dr. Judith Briles --The Book Shepherd Dr. Judith Briles --The Book Shepherd
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Dateline: Denver, CO
Tuesday, April 30, 2024


6 Steps to Authorpreneur Success

Author success evolves around being an entrepreneur. My raw definition of an entrepreneur is someone who creates, organizes and operates a business or multiple businesses. Financial risks are incurred in order to do so. The authorpreneur spends uncountable hours in the process. Often, it’s a solo act … with assist/help from others who are engaged along the journey. Yup, that sounds like the path of a successful author.

To take the journey, here’s what’s needed in six steps:

1. Find a market with a need you can fill with your writing and books; your thoughts; your wisdom; and your creativeness. In other words, who is the WHO you are creating for?

2. Create a product or service that transforms people’s lives. That either entertains them, enlightens them; or solves problems and offers solutions. That means books, online courses, blogs, ezines, podcasts,

3. Standardize your process to turn that product into traffic and sales. Know what your creative muse is; what tools, resources, and people you need around you to make you slick, click and tick.

4. Create a plan that creates action … meaning get off your tush. Make commitments; follow through; measure results; repeat. It’s called marketing.

5. Mix Together. Most success comes from a combination of elements. One without another usually leads to stagnation.

6. Repeat. I’ve often said that “books breed more books”—something that I didn’t know when I first published in June of 1981. Now at book #45 … they keep coming. Your fans and followers want your sage advice; your outrageous or thought-provoking stories; your presence. That doesn’t mean that everything you generate will be a homerun. It does mean that you are there … you are noodling new ideas … that you are something to look forward to. A good thing.

My six bits for the first week in May for author success. What are yours?

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 45 books including Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book PlatformsSnappy Sassy Salty: Success for Authors and Writers, and How to Create a Million Dollar Speech. Her personal memoir When God Says NO-Revealing the YES When Adversity and Loss Are Present is a #1 bestseller on Amazon and her historical fiction debut The Secret Journey and The Secret Hamlet. Collectively, her books have earned over 50 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. The AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Marketing podcast is ranked in the TOP 10 podcasts for book marketing by Mashable and Feedspot.

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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