Like it or not, publishers, booksellers, readers, and the media think of you and your book as part of a category—they associate you with other books, authors, ideas, styles, location etc. My primary category, for example, is listed right on the back of my book: “Social Media/Marketing.” While this is absolutely accurate, it isn’t the only territory into which my writing ventures. There’s a fair amount of media criticism and even futurist thought in my book and on my blog. I’m not known for either kind of writing, though I’d like to be.
There’s a good chance you’re in a similar situation. You want to build credibility in other categories, too.
In nonfiction, perceived authority is just as important as »
I always knew I wanted to write children’s books but needed a way to fund the project to make it happen. My dream became reality when I discovered Kickstarter and started my campaign.
Founded in 2009, the website serves as a meeting point for artists to find project backers. Kickstarter has already connected more than 5 million donors to contribute over 800 million dollars to 51,000 projects around the world. Helping independent artists, musicians, film makers, authors, and all sorts of creative people, I knew it was my way to get self-published.
Having published 20 books to date, I am excited to share with you a few best practices for planning your successful Kickstarter campaign.
Most of us have probably seen these abstract images, consisting of black and white squares, and it’s becoming a common occurrence to see these squares used everywhere. Rather impressive, considering that they have only been around for 20 years.
Originally designed in Japan in the 90′s for tracking car parts, they are more multi-purpose than barcodes, and that’s why they offer even more opportunities for business. So, let’s check what we can get by using them.
What are they and how do I use them?
QR – short for quick response code – is a two dimensional barcode with coded information of any kind: text, business card, link to the website, and so on. All you need for decoding these »
Note from Becky: This post marks 600 posts on the Weaving Influence blog. Yes, 600! I started blogging at weavinginfluence.com in December of 2010, although the 600 posts published here also include several from my days blogging at LeaderTalk, with dates reaching back to April 2009. Since I often coach clients about blogging, I am feeling the weight of these 600 posts. I think, by now, I can safely say I know a bit about blogging. I’ll own that.
Here’s the welcome post I wrote to kick off weavinginfluence.com. Here’s the most read post - it’s the most read because it is candy for Google, apparently. This one, the 2nd most read, is appropriate for today - ideas about »
Today’s guest post comes from Tara Alemany, author of The Best is Yet to Come, which was released on November 8, 2013, and is available on Amazon. Congratulations, Tara! Like what you read today? Follow her on Twitter, visit her website, and don’t forget to buy her book.
It’s All About Community
For me, it started in 2009. I’d just lost my job and had to figure out “what came next” in a time where jobs were scarce. I was concerned that staying home all of the time would isolate me.
What was I going to do without a job or work?
I’d worked from home before, so that wasn’t so much »