Writing is not just an art. Writing is a business, once you decide you want your writing to be published. If all you’re doing is writing for your own pleasure, then it’s an art. But, once you decide you want your books on bookshelves, or in eBook stores, then now it’s a business. — Joseph Badal
Author Joseph Badal joins me this week for Episode number one of The Author Biz podcast. Joe comes from a large business background and shares some of his thoughts on how large business practices can translate to running a business as an author.
News that affects authors:
- Barnes and Noble plans to spin off the Nook business unit.
- The Hachette and Amazon dispute tanks e-books sales of THE SILKWORM
- 24 of the top 25 Ebook best sellers come from Big 5 Publishers.
In this wide-ranging interview, Joe shares his thoughts on author platforms, author branding, and the use of social media for authors. He also shares his own philosophy for book signings. We discuss the value of author conferences, and how picking up one useful nugget can justify the entire cost of the conference.
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