#MotownWriters’ Article: The Writer’s Toolbox: Author Branding

Motown Writers Network . . . Michigan Literary Network

The Writer’s Toolbox: Author Branding

For much (all) of my life, I lamented being born in an era my mind did not belong in. Le sigh!

I’m sure many of you are the same. You dreamt about being a beatnik riding your thumb, a lady in repose on the chaise lounge, so forth and so on. But now it’s 2018 and we have to work on something called your “author brand,” so sniff your smelling salts and let’s do this.

Self-Marketing Through Social Media

You can still live in a dream world. But, you know, sometimes you have to think about your social media presence while you pretend to sip martinis in the ’30s.

The nature of selling books is changing. Much of the responsibility of selling those books is being pushed onto the author. This means you, dear author, who has probably wasted good social media time on reading books or trying to enjoy…

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About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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