Foreign Exposure

November 29, 2011 by  
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About four years ago I had a friend request from Simon who lives in Australia. We chatted periodically and then he found me on Skype and we moved our occasional chats to there.

Then we lost touch with each other until the earthquake in Australia and I checked in with him to make sure he was doing okay. So we started up again, just simple hellos and filling each other in on what was going on.

Then earlier this week he Skyped me to tell me me was getting his third book wrapped up and he had gone to Steve Harrison’s author program in New York. He said he had a goal of picking up 30 interviews with his book but actually got more than twice as many as he had planned for.

But what became evident for him quickly was how few resources there are for new authors. Funny thing was he had decided to create a publishing company for authors in Australia to help them. But the more we talked, the more he realized what I have created here is exactly what he is looking for.

The difference is he wants to launch a series of events for authors where they can learn how to become published and market their books effectively. Effectively means making a six-figure income comfortably.

I love that social media has made it so much easier for us to connect and make a difference in the world.

Author Resources

November 22, 2011 by  
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I have been connecting with a lot of new publishers and those who are looking to create programs for authors. It seems as though people are really catching on.

I was talking with a publisher in Chico who found me on Facebook and she has designed a marketing program for her authors that will help them get their books out into the world.

Then about a week later I signed up on an author’s site and one of the founders asked to talk to me about collaborating on a project where she will be engaging authors from all over the world.

Since it has been a passion of mine for many years now, I love that others are stepping up to the plate. There will never be enough resources until every author is able get their books out into the world and make a decent living from being an author.

One of the key common factors is everyone wants to create turn key solutions to streamlining the plight of authors who have been taken advantage of since the invention of publishers.

That time has come to an end. Authors are now able to call their own shots and learn how to mange their own careers.