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Building Your Author Brand

  • Building Your Author Brand Building Your Author Brand

    Building Your Author Brand

If you haven’t yet done so, one of the first steps you’ll want to take on your journey toward becoming a successful self-published author is to decide if you will create a presence, build an author brand and publish under your own name, or if you will use a pen name. Many authors choose to publish their work under a pen name and here are a few of the reasons you might choose to do so: […]

The Three Biggest Surprises Your First Book Will Spring On You

  • The Three Biggest Surprises Your First Book Will Spring On You The Three Biggest Surprises Your First Book Will Spring On You

    The Three Biggest Surprises Your First Book Will Spring On You

When I began writing my first book, I had no clue what I was doing. I had an idea for a story and a longing to become an author. I was pregnant with my blended family’s fourth child when I started writing and I naively assumed, being a professional writer and all, that the book and the baby would be finished at about the same. My son was 13 when Shades of Teale was finally […]

Create a Business Model of Your Own!

  • Create a Business Model of Your Own! Create a Business Model of Your Own!

    Create a Business Model of Your Own!

Before I even start explaining why every author needs to set goals and to develop a plan about his promotion and publishing activity I need to emphasize one thing. If you don’t have a top class product (in your case a great book), don’t even think about publishing. Even though you don’t need anyone at this point to publish your book, you shouldn’t be doing it unless you have a great piece of art to offer […]

Author Interview: Robert Scott Norton

  • Author Interview: Robert Scott Norton Author Interview: Robert Scott Norton

    Author Interview: Robert Scott Norton

This week I’ve got an interview with author Robert Scott-Norton. The Tombs Legacy is Robert’s universe of connected fiction where he loves to spend time playing with different genres including sci-fi, horror, and thriller. His first novel The Face Stealer introduced us to this universe with Max, terrified and on the run, uncovering a conspiracy whilst being hunted by a horde of faceless assassins.   When did you decide to become a writer? I’ve been writing […]

Books, Books Everywhere, Not a Drop to Drink

  • Books, Books Everywhere, Not a Drop to Drink Books, Books Everywhere, Not a Drop to Drink

    Books, Books Everywhere, Not a Drop to Drink

“The reading of books is growing arithmetically; the writing of books is growing exponentially.” – Gabriel Zaid A piquant observation made in Zaid’s 2003 work, “So Many Books: Reading and Publishing in an Age of Abundance”. How prophetic he was. Fast-forward 13 years, and we’re witnessing an alarming asymmetry between reader growth and book numbers. Across key formats, the number of new books released per year is not matched by a commensurate increase in readers. The result? […]