Judith Briles

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Judith Briles
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Book Publishing Expert - Author Advocate
EducationDoctor of Business Administration
Alma materPepperdine University; Nove SE University
OccupationAuthor, publishing expert
EmployerThe Book Shepherd, Inc.
Known forauthor and publishing advocate

Judith Briles is an author, publisher, podcaster, book publishing consultant and professional speaker focused in the fields of book publishing, conflict resolution, and personal finance.[1]

She is best known for being the founder of AuthorYOU,[2] the co-founder of Mile High Press,[3] and was CW2 Denver’s financial expert in the mid-2000s. Briles has been referred to as " The Book Shepherd" and is an advocate for author’s rights,[4] works with clients globally and leads the Book Publishing and Speaking Unplugged bootcamps. In 2019, She launched the Colorado Authors' Hall of Fame.


Briles has earned both masters and doctorate of Business Administration degrees. In 2004, she was named the Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of the United States of America.[5]


Briles is the co-founder of Mile High Press, Ltd., a small press and The Briles Group, Inc., a former Colorado-based research, training and consulting firm.[6] She is the President of The Book Shepherd, a consulting and implementation firm that works with authors and small publishers that was created in 2000 educating and assisting authors globally in the creation and successful publication of their books. In 2009, she founded AuthorU, a nonprofit 501(c)6 membership organization for authors. She founded the 501(c)3 Colorado Authors Hall of Fame with its first induction to twenty-one authors in September of 2019.

Briles is an author of over thirty books, including her publishing series that features the titles: AuthorYOU-Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms, The CrowdFunding Guide for Authors & Writers, How to Avoid 101 Book Publishing Blunders Bloopers & Boo-Boos, How to Create a $1,000,000 Speech and Snappy Sassy Salty-Wise Words for Authors & Writers. Show Me About Book Publishing with Rick Frishman and John Kremer, The Confidence Factor and Stabotage![7] She also travels internationally as a motivational speaker.[8][9][10]

Her pioneering work on women and sabotage, specifically on how and why women undermine other women and the toxic workplace has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Time, People,[11] USA Today,[12] Self, McCalls, Working Woman, Family Circle, The Washington Post,[13] Newsweek[14] and The New York Times. She is a frequent guest on national television and radio and has appeared on programs including CNN, CNNfn, Oprah, John Gray, MSNBC and Good Morning America.[15]

Briles podcast, AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing is carried on the ToginetRadioNetwork.com as well as

iTunes, Toginet Internet Radio, Stitcher, Blubrry, PlayerFM, MixCoud and iHeart Radio.

Select bibliography[edit]

  • Briles, Judith (1987). Woman to Woman: From Sabotage to Support. Far Hills, NJ: New Horizons Press. pp. 298 pages. ISBN 978-0882821719.
  • Briles, Judith (2000). Smart-Money Moves for Kids. Denver, CO: Mile High Press. pp. 316 pages. ISBN 978-1885331038.
  • Briles, Judith (2005). Money Smarts: Personal Financial Success in 30 Days!. Denver, CO: Mile High Press. pp. 288 pages. ISBN 978-1885331199.
  • Briles, Judith (2008). Zapping Conflict in the Health Care Workplace. Denver, CO: Mile High Press. pp. 414 pages. ISBN 978-1885331083.
  • Briles, Judith (2008). The Confidence Factor: Cosmic Gooses Lay Golden Eggs. Denver, CO: Mile High Press. pp. 176 pages. ISBN 978-1885331090.
  • Briles, Judith (2008). Stabotage!: How to Deal with the Pit Bulls, Skunks, Snakes, Scorpions & Slugs in the Health Care Workplace. Denver, CO: Mile High Press. pp. 192 pages. ISBN 978-1885331304.
  • Briles, Judith (2013). Author YOU-Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms. Denver, CO: Mile High Press. pp. 232 pages. ISBN 978-1885331410.
    • Briles, Judith (2014). Snappy Sassy Salty: Wise Words for Authors & Writers. Denver, CO: Mile High Press, pp 144 pages. ISBN 978-1885331496.
    • Briles, Judith (2015). The Crowdfunding Guide for Authors & Writers. Denver, CO: Mile High Press, pp 92 pages. ISBN 978-1885331571.
    • Briles, Judith (2016). How to Avoid 1010 Book Publishing Blunders, Bloopers & Boo-Boos. Denver, CO: Mile High Press, pp 328 pages. ISBN 978-1885331601.
    • Briles, Judith (2018). How to Create a $1,000,000 Speech. Denver, CO: Mile High Press, pp 298 pages. ISBN 978-1885331670.
    • Briles, Judith (2019). When God Says NO: Revealing the YES When Adversity and Loss Are Present. Denver, CO: Mile High Press, pp 264 pages. ISBN 978-1885331731.


  1. ^ "Nearly half of women fear life as a bag lady" Washington Times. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
  2. ^ "Authors Can’t Be Too Pooped to Market!" The Book Designer. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
  3. ^ "The Road to Confidence may run through your Closet" Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine P&G Investor. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Interview with Publishing Expert Judith Briles, the “Book Shepherd” Archived 2013-10-29 at the Wayback Machine NSA Colorado. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
  5. ^ "Women of Distinction - Denver" Archived 2013-10-29 at the Wayback Machine Girl Scouts of Colorado. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
  6. ^ "Business travel takes its toll on body" Denver Business Journal. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
  7. ^ "Bash draws authors off the page" Summit Daily. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
  8. ^ "Guests" Starland. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
  9. ^ "Elitch's rides on climbing attendance" Denver Business Journal. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
  10. ^ "Highlights of the ALANA Annual Fall Meeting" Archived 2013-10-29 at the Wayback Machine ALANA. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
  11. ^ "Author Judith Briles Discovers That Women at Work May Be Women at War—usually with Each Other" People. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
  12. ^ why and howakes-toll-on-workers-health/47807470/1 "Business travel takes toll on workers' health" USA Today. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
  13. ^ "Get Out Your Toolbox; Put a Handle on Life" The Washington Post. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
  14. ^ "No Job Is Safe. Never Will Be." NBC News. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
  15. ^ "In The News" Archived 2013-10-29 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 28 October 2013.

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