10 Ways to Move from So-So Author to Sought Out Author!
Start noodling. What do you want this year for you? For your authoring? For your publishing? This is the last year of this decade–that’s an OMG! How do you want to make your entrance? What about the exit … leading into the new decade? I know, I know, it’s another OMG … but this, dear author, is called planning.
What are your author and publishing expectations …
It’s that time of the year … you’ve just completed the Holidays; you have good intentions pouring from everything cell of your being; and then, January progresses to February. The diet ends; the New Year’s resolutions start to tank; and you are back doing the same thing as you’ve always done.
Here are four questions to ask yourself as your kick-start your authoring and publishing year:
Over the next three months, I will be at seven live events. Meeting hundreds, actually thousands of authors, but meeting new experts. Their expertise expands my learning and my connections. It benefits me professionally; it benefits me mentally; and it benefits my publishing clients. That’s a win-win-win.
There are six key options for author learning:
attend live publishing and book marketing related events;
attend online publishing and book marketing events;
become a DIYer and learn by the school of …
Thirty plus years ago, one of my author friends coined one of my favorite book titles: Sacred Cows Make the Best Burgers. It’s all about change and slashing through the things that continually hold people and companies back. Fast forward 20 years. I ran into the author Bob Kriegel at a conference we were both speaking at. He was still talking about burgers and he reminded me of a story he told me long ago …
… ahhhh, the old days, when NY came courting up and coming authors; advances were common; authors were groomed and nurtured in the process; media tours were set up; your editor was your advocate; and you were looked up to when you told others you had an agent.
Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing, host Dr. Judith Briles of The Book Shepherd digs into a variety of writing and publishing insights each show.
Today, Judith dives into MORE Success—staying out of legal TROUBLE in writing and publishing … Cover and Interior Designer Nick Zelinger of NZ Graphics joins Judith today … get 3 awesome tips to make sure your cover scores and so much more. Listen in live from the website or via …
A week doesn’t go by without these two questions coming in: What do I blog on? What should my next book be about? That, dear Author, is easy peasy to respond to. There is no reason to create/invent new-new material for every social media platform or product you put your fingers on. If you think you need to, you are going to experience burnout pronto. Take a break and noodle over what you have already done. …
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Imagine how much smarter you’d be if you could get six of the top book publishing experts in one room for 90 minutes, and hear their best tips on how to publish, market, distribute and publicize your book online and offline.
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Be careful of what is known as a “pitch fest.” Pitched to newbie authors as education, they are really designed to lure them in (and their credit cards) to buy, buy, buy and buy some more. What are they buying? Products, services, trainings—you name it. Pitch fests are big business for the promoters. Authors want a quick fix to whatever ails them … or they are on the hunt to the “wonder cure” for quick …