Common misconceptions new authors have about publishing.
Great interview with Brooke Warner of SheWritesPress, by Joey Garcia.
Author misconceptions about the future of publishing.
Upcoming creativity and change most likely in the indie publishing space.
One common author misconception: Traditional publishing is end all be all.
Indie publishing offers a way in for many authors for who aren’t embraced by traditional publishing.
Another misconception: That traditional publishing is putting out the best books.
Indie space is really exciting and features voices that need to be heard.
Traditional publishing is not focused on marketing to readers in the margins.
Question: What can authors do to better reach readers in the margins?
A lot of writers are over traditional publishers relying on their audience/contacts; instead using their audience/contacts for themselves.
The need for writers to do the work to get their writing out into the world
Barriers to entry for women writers are real but often self-imposed and about women not supporting women in way they might otherwise
Increase in women authors going to be driven by women saying they deserve it – takes resilience, i.e., not just going to take step to get book published, going to amplify it, going to go all out and really promote and believe in self – not just this book but the career, the many more books to come.
Brooke Warner is an author of several books: Green-light Your Book, What’s Your Book?, and three books on memoir. She is a sought after teacher at her company, Warner Consulting, Inc. Brooke is the founder and publisher of She Writes Press.
Podcast editing and episode notes by author and podcast producer and host Matthew Félix (matthewfelix.com).