Going live today are three very worthwhile workshops for writer/authors (and for creative artists too, I must add). The Duolit team – Shannon and Toni, have been working on three weekend workshops, with beta responses from a group of people signed up as Weekend Warriors – of which, I am one. So, I got access to all three courses over April, and can tell you that I learnt from every single one.
In Part 1 of this series I started with some concerns I am facing with author brands.
In Part 2, I discuss branding without genre, and some elements towards a personal brand.
In this final part, I attempt to suggest what this all means (to me) and provide all the reference links used in these posts. I’ll be rounding up what I think is an author brand, and how this pertains to my own exploration across genres.
In Part One of this small series on author branding I discussed my Concerns in Author Branding (specifically to genre). In this second part, I will discuss how to potentially brand without genre.
But first, I had to go back and remind myself of what author branding is. I include several post links, discussing the subject, and several examples as I continue to explore author branding.
As an as-yet unpublished writer, my main time and concerns in writing lean towards actual writing, revision, and getting my books (products) ready. That’s as it should be.
There’s always the big thoughts about author platform and branding circling my campfires. These have come to my mind this week again, because I’m currently rejigging my goals and plans for the rest of the year. Goals and plans need rejigging often, but it brings up the question towards branding again.
Part One – My Concerns in Author Branding (specifically to genre).
Michael Hyatt had this infographic created from his new new book, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World.
Warning : this is written from my sick bed, on an iPad, without a keyboard. Need I excuse myself more?
But I took a look at the small list of thriller/suspense writers over at the Writers’ Platform Building Campaign and realised that I knew several of them (get me, I actually know people!) and more importantly, they have some pretty good stuff to say.
Here they are, then –
As I start to look into the benefits of indie or self-publishing, some of the techniques exampled by Mike Wells sit as excellent techniques for how to build that initial following.
Note – this post is also published at HunterEmkay.com.