The Indie-Author is someone who has done their research. They know what is selling, what the market looks like and they want their book to fit in but stand out with current trends. They want to have a say in everything from writing to the lay out to the cover and to the marketing of their book. They want to retain their rights to their work because they see writing as a calling and they are serious about it.
The Author-prenuer is the one who believes writing the book, publishing the book, and marketing the book are all equally important. They take responsibility for the success of their book(s). They know they have to invest time, talent, energy and even money into reaching their goals. They have the same sense of responsibility for their book that the Indie-Author enjoys, but they also want to be in control of making it happen. They want the right to say they are a published author and they want to promote that and be presented as such.
Now the question is: Which one are you? What do you see yourself as? What do you see yourself doing to make your writing career a success? Where are you in these three arenas?
Why is this important? When you define yourself as being one of these, then you know how to proceed and how to become successful with what you want to do, what your goals are for your writing career. Is it a one off or is it a gung-ho, let’s go?
We aren’t trying to make you feel guilty. We are trying to get you to look at yourself and your goals realistically. But most of all, we want to encourage you to do what you are called to do. Set your goal, know what you want to do and have a plan for how to do it. Success doesn’t just happen. It takes work and determination, but it also takes a practical plan. Have you made that plan?
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