New Author Entrepreneur – How to Become One

February 5, 2018 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Library User Group,Sarah Denson


But just what does it signify to be a new author entrepreneur?


In my own view, there are two conditions:


  1. Having a specialist and business-like method of published authorship at every level of the journey from motivation to publication – and far beyond.


  1. Taking responsibilities for creating as many different opportunities as you can for reaching out to readers, being visible as a new author and creating a solid platform to hook up with your audience.

In a standard publishing, agents and publishers are really cautious about dealing with new books and new authors.


Yet the numbers of new authors seeking representation and a publishing contract continues to sky rocket.

Because of this, standards are high because publishing professionals are able to be selective about which projects to go ahead with.


If you have fantastic ideas, write with a genuine voice which engages your audience, and can present yourself professionally, you will give people that confidence to take you more seriously.


In addition, building a community of individuals who are interested in your projects means that your voice will be heard by those individuals when your book is published.


Add this “Ready Audience” to the new audience who will ideally be discovered in large numbers when the book is finally published, and you have the makings of an effective book launch.


This is actually the combination of factors which traditional publishers are looking for and which you need to shoot for if you are self-publishing.


So here are 3 selected tips to help you move towards becoming a new author entrepreneur:


  1. Take yourself very seriously as a writer and adopt a professional method at every level of your writing journey.


“Raising the bar” is one of the themes which pertains to all the work I do with authors who truly want to achieve success as published authors.


This entails shifting your writing, and the other activities related to authorship, towards the top of your objective list.


One way to do this is to write in your journal about the “big picture” of how important it is for you to achieve your potential as a published author.


Then make reference to this regularly to motivate you to establish a mindset which ensures that your motives become your reality.


By doing this, you will feel justified in taking yourself very seriously as a writer and making a committed action to the focus needed for adopting a professional approach.


  1. Prioritize your excellence, authenticity, and action!


These attributes are at the top of the list of requirements for becoming an author entrepreneur because without these, your chances of success are low.


So take the time to consider ways to adopt a truly authentic approach which reflects the reality of who you are and what you would like to achieve with your book.


Draw a plan of how you will achieve your motives once you have clarified what they are.


Sharpen the focus on your vision of yourself as a published new author and write down those small steps you will need to take to reach the destination you envisage.


Include a time period for each level of your journey – and start taking action immediately!


  1. Embrace the requirements to build your new author platform at a level which suits your motives of authorship.


Creating a platform is still one of the main tasks to spend time and attention to alongside developing your ideas and writing your book.


If this feels as though an issue for you, commit yourself by going for a course, reading relevant information, or working with an expert in this field to help you learn what you ought to do.


Stay out of overwhelm by picking just 3 suggestions to focus on first.


For instance, create a blog, explore the social media such as Instagram and Facebook, and look at the possibility of some “real world” occurrences such as seminar engagements.


These however are all means of building relationships with like-minded people who’ll be enthusiastic about you as well as your book.


It’s no lie you’ll need to make a conscious choice about the level at which you apply these guidelines to fit your individual requirements.


Yet some degree of approval and action towards becoming more entrepreneurial in your method of authorship is the way forwards for writers who truly want their books to succeed in industry today.


Sarah Denson

Library User Group

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