The first journey as a self-published author will frequently lead to being published for those with talent that have shown that they can self achieve success.
But it is not often that a published author returns to her self-publishing roots.
Being both a self-published and published (with Wiley) author Sarah Prout is no stranger to the book publishing industry, but what made her walk away for a lucrative contract with a leading international self-help publisher?
Action Step: Blog with Purpose – Establish Your Topic Area & Categories
Many people being blogging by sharing their passion and insights into a topic that is of interest to them, without a clear vision on where the content nor blogging process will lead them.
However, if your aim is to blog your book, you need a structured vision and approach which will take you step-by-step towards your end goal.
Ultimately, your blog will be the key to audience development by cultivating your niche positioning within the marketplace. This will ensure that upon launching the physical book you will have an engaged and pre-qualified audience, converting readers into clients or customers with one simple step.
My horoscope from yesterday read ‘It seems as if the sky is clearing today, revealing fair weather ahead. Unfortunately, the sailing may not remain as smooth as you wish. Nevertheless, you can make everything perfect within your imagination, even if your fantasy has little to do with what’s real. However, it might be best to stick to your daily routines as much as possible. If you don’t slip off the edge of reality you will be able to capitalize on the good fortune coming your way’. Source: Tarot.com
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: ROCHELLE STONE IS THE MARKETING, SOCIAL MEDIA AND PUBLISHING SPECIALIST AT BAREFOOT BASICS – WORKING WITH SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS, SOLOPRENEURS AND SELF-PUBLISHED AUTHORS ACROSS THE SUNSHINE COAST, BRISBANE, SYDNEY, CAMPBELLTOWN AND WOLLONGONG REGIONS.
But then what do you do with the collected business cards post the networking events that you attend? If, like me, the business cards are sorted into two piles – the first of which I have actioned immediately by following the business owners on Facebook or subscribing to their website newsletter, the second gets placed straight into the draw until the next office clean out.