The Biggest Mistake Self Published Authors Make

I am still fielding lots of questions these days from aspiring authors.  I guess I have a lot going on in the world of publishing! 🙂

People are wondering how they can create a buzz around their book, especially in today’s world when we are all competing for a limited amount of mindshare in a very busy world.

The answer, in my opinion, is community.

One of the biggest mistakes that authors make is that they see the “author’s life” as being isolated (in the proverbial writer’s cave) when the opposite– being involved in an active community– can be what creates success for today’s authors.

In a recent interview on my Positive on Publishing podcast, I interviewed author Christy Monson who has created a wonderful social life about being an author.

I suggest taking a look at the eight fun nuggets from the interview which have to do with getting away from the desk so that you can create success in your author life:

You can also create community be reaching out to other podcast hosts or radio show hosts to add value to their audience.  My children’s book (Where Does a Rainbow Grow?) hit as an Amazon’s #1 New Release following my interview on LA Talk Radio.

All of this complexity and confusion is why I’ve created a new ebook called “5 Things You Need to Know to Make Publishing Profitable and Fun”.  Download it now! 

Become an author, without falling into the money pit that has sucked in many authors! This free ebook will get you on your way to make publishing profitable and fun!

About the Author:

Get to know Kathryn Kemp Guylay!

Kathryn Kemp Guylay comes to the publishing industry with a background in management consulting as well as nonprofit management. She took the leap into the publishing world with her first book, Mountain Mantras: Wellness and Life Lessons from the Slopes in 2015. After her first book won several awards and achieved best-seller status, she went on to write five additional best selling books in 2016 and 2017. Her books have received prestigious awards such as the Mom’s Choice award and the Parent Tested/Parent Approved seal. Kathryn has an extensive media background and has been seen on ABC, CBS, FOX, NPR and other media outlets, and hosts two of her own podcasts: Mountain Mantras: Wellness and Life Lessons and Positive on Publishing.

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