Episode 19- I wish to propose.
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Our guest today is Stephanie Chandler
Stephanie Chandler is the author of several books including Booked Up! How to Write, Publish, and Promote a Book to Grow Your Business, From Entrepreneur to Infopreneur: Make Money with Books, eBooks and Information Products, and The Author’s Guide to Building an Online Platform: Leveraging the Internet to Sell More Books. Stephanie is also founder and CEO of http://AuthorityPublishing.com, which specializes in custom publishing for non-fiction books, and http://BusinessInfoGuide.com, a directory of resources for entrepreneurs. A frequent speaker at business … Read more
Late June 2011
At a talk last year, Stephen Booth shared with his audience – it took eighteen months to find a publisher with his first novel. He is now a successful author in the crime genre with over seven novels published. So, I was in it for the long haul.
My novel submissions took a couple of early passes from the independents. The normal standard replies: we are no longer accepting submissions; our lists are full; not right for us at the moment. Then within two weeks of my submission I got an early hit.
The Editor read the … Read more
“You can now follow me on Twitter under JaneIsaacAuthor.”
What is an author platform and why do I need one? Researching the independent publishing houses raised this question time and again. So, I did what most curious net surfers do and googled it.
An author platform appears to be a foundation for marketing your potential material – a website, Face book page, Twitter account, blog. Even if your book is, as yet, unpublished you need to be out there, making a name for yourself in cyberspace, forming a base that you can later build upon.
You’ll find author platforms mentioned … Read more
I am surprised you are reading this, because I almost didn’t write it. It’s been a rough year to say the least and writing has taken a backseat, but I can’t stay away. When I do get a spare moment I find myself surfing through writing sites, reading blogs, and jotting down ideas into my pocket notebook. I guess even though I don’t have a fine arts degree in English literature, or have yet to really publish, writing has gotten under my skin and I guess it’s here to stay.
It’s an outlet for me. It’s a way of being … Read more
Last year, after quite a lot of soul searching, I made the decision to pursue a freelance writing career. I was happy now have a career path to pursue. Enthusiastic and ready to begin my journey, I sat down at my lap-top computer and pounded out a two page business plan and goals for the year.
As the year started, I was a little nervous but ambitious. I sent out my first set of article queries and hoped to hear something form someone. I heard about a few online writing groups that would publish my work. Miss-guided I signed up … Read more