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Some highlights from this month in the world of self-publishing!
While it’s difficult to tell if any article could really ever tell us everything we need to know about self-publishing, much less publishing at large, Forbes’ latest piece from Forbes Coaches Council member and contributor Divya Parekh makes an intense effort to do so. Fittingly for a website dedicated to more many more topics than publishing, Parekh’s article opens with a bit of framing discussion about content creation and personal branding generally, and what it is that draws consumers to content. Writes Parekh, “A universal truth for most people is that they have something in their lives they believe others would want to read. This is especially true of anyone who is successful in their profession and has a business or life philosophy they want to share with the world or a story to tell.” Parekh goes on to describe the high points about what has changed, what has stayed the same, and those misleading myths which have always swirled around book publication. For Parekh, writing a book isn’t just for those who have always had the itch and the urge to put pen to paper; rather, publishing is about spreading one’s brand and building one’s sphere of influence. “Like a snowball rolling down a hill that gathers speed and mass as it travels down the slope, your book will do the same for you in spreading your brand and message,” Parekh writes. To read more, follow the link.
Actor Laura Cayoutte, famous for her roles in films such as Django Unchained and Kill Bill: Volume II, is also a successful self-publishing author. According to Earl Hodges of NOLA, Cayouette has now self-published seven books (Know Small Parts: An Actor’s Guide to Turning Minutes into Moments and Moments into a Career perhaps her most widely known publication, while Lemonade Farm and her Charlotte Reade mystery series are also popular), and has scored celebrity reviews. Writes Hodges, “In her career as an actor and writer, Cayouette has learned a few things about taking risks and moving to the next level. And she generously encourages and shares with others who have dreams of their own that they are pursuing.” This article chronicles not just some of Cayoutte’s shared wisdom, but also the experiences of those who lucky enough to attend the January meeting of the South Louisiana chapter of Romance Writers, which also featured self-publishing author Farrah Rochon and SLRW’s president-elect, Devon Alexander.
As a self-publishing author, you may find it helpful to stay up-to-date on the trends and news related to the self-publishing industry.This will help you make informed decisions before, during and after the self-publishing process, which will lead to a greater self-publishing experience. To help you stay current on self-publishing topics, simply visit our blog each month to find out the hottest news. If you have other big news to share, please comment below.