Success Tips from One Author To Another
Written by
Steena Holmes
May 2015
Written by
Steena Holmes
May 2015

Last month I took part in - an online conference for indie authors. It's a conference I've enjoyed being part of for the past few years and if you are an author (not just indie but traditional, hybrid, wanna be...) then you should check out the conference - it's free and full of amazing information.

Joanna Penn recently asked a group of us sitting on a panel some questions about our success. To read the full interview, click here. There's a lot of great info here and I strongly urge you to read and think about how you can use it for your career. A special Thank you to Joanna for writing the article and for all your hard work for this conference!

For me, the take away was the following:

* Never be afraid to try something new. What worked last month might not this month. Be willing to experiment, step outside of your comfort zone and look past what everyone else is doing. Forge a new path - you never know, it might just work.

*Accept the fact that you can't do everything. It today's world of publishing, we need to surround ourselves with a team of experts. Having trouble with FB marketing? Find someone who enjoys that sort of thing. Don't create your own covers unless you really know what you're doing. Decide if the time you spend on the little things is really worth your time or if there is someone who could help you while you write?

*Stop focusing on sales. STOP. Focus on your market, your readers, your writing. You can spend $$ on ads, you could post till your blue in the face, but in today's world of social media, it's not going to work if you don't stop and focus on your readers first.

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