Readers and Authors: Is Less More?
This weekend I was fortunate enough to experience my first signing put on by the lovely ladies at For the Love of Books and Alcohol in the beautiful city of Chicago. While the torrential downpours put a bit of a damper on the event, I still got so much out of it, including meeting fans in person and spending quality time with my people (bloggers, designers, and fellow authors). This was my first time flying to an event at which I'd be signing (yeah I'm a big baby and didn't w
I Suck at Marketing
When I made the decision to become an indie author, I was blissfully unaware of the copious amount of professional pimping that would be involved. Not once in my several years of studying generals, legal assistance, design, and photography did I learn anything remotely close to the skills needed to promote a brand. Accordingly, I've made a plethora of mistakes. I'm not going to lie, it totally sucks to blindly run a business by trial and error without anyone knowledgeable in