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5 Entrepreneurial Tips for Authors Who Want to Up Their Game

Brooke Warner | Posted 06.23.2016 | Books
Brooke Warner

Here are five tips to help you embrace becoming an entrepreneurial author. This doesn't mean you have to shut out your artist, by the way. It just means you have to ask it to move over a little to make room for your CEO too.

5 Platform-building Steps for Writers Who Are Ready to Get Noticed

Brooke Warner | Posted 03.23.2016 | Books
Brooke Warner

Current publishing trends are such that writers need to have an author platform before an agent or editor will sign them on. An agent friend of mine told an audience at a panel we sat on together, "Get the TED talk first and then come talk to me."

One Thing That Moves You

Brooke Warner | Posted 12.29.2015 | Books
Brooke Warner

It's resolution time, and whether you commit to annual resolutions religiously, or you believe they don't merit a special time of year, the year's end provides a unique opportunity to consider where you've been and where you're going.

On Authorship and Authority

Brooke Warner | Posted 10.22.2015 | Books
Brooke Warner

That "authority" and "author" share the same root is a given in publishing circles. To become an author you should have authority in your subject, and those with authority often write books

Sell More Books By Creating Visual Content

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 03.31.2015 | Small Business
M. Shannon Hernandez

When I became an author this past year, I applied all the "stuff" I knew about effective content strategy in building my business, to building my author brand and platform.

Things I Learned About Using Social Media to Build an Author's Platform

Dorit Sasson | Posted 12.07.2014 | Books
Dorit Sasson

To figure out how much "power" social media carries as a platform, I felt called to participate in a blog challenge where I posted every day for the entire month of September.

5 Reasons to Wait and Slow Down When It Comes to Publishing Your Book

Brooke Warner | Posted 08.24.2014 | Books
Brooke Warner

Hurrying up to publish is surprisingly anticlimactic, so if you're feeling itchy, take a deep breath and revisit your timeline. And try to remember, time flies.

Author Platform: Use the News to Boost Your Book & Platform

Jennifer S. Wilkov | Posted 08.12.2013 | Books
Jennifer S. Wilkov

Using the news can help boost the visibility of your book, your platform and you! Themes run through your platform and book, whether it is fiction or...

The Dirty Secret of Author Platform (Hint: It's Difficult)

Dan Blank | Posted 05.19.2013 | Books
Dan Blank

No one is more motivated to communicate the value of your book more than you, the author. Why should you consider building an author platform now? Because it takes time to develop meaningful relationships and trust with others.

4 Ways to Maximize Your Book's Content on Social Media

Fauzia Burke | Posted 09.25.2012 | Books
Fauzia Burke

If you want to become known as an expert in your field, you need to build your personal brand. There are all sorts of ways you can utilize the content in your book to market yourself.