Writer Entrepreneur

Writers are born but successful writers are entrepreneurs. Share with us how you have turned yourself into your own business. This group is not about book promotion, it is about Writer promotion and networking. How have you combined the business world with your love of writing. 

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What do you want to learn about being a successful Writer Entrepreneur?

Started by Deborah Herman Jan 6, 2015. 0 Replies

We have now all had some time to adjust to the changes in publishing but whether or not you…Continue

Does Digital Marketing and Social Media confuse you?

Started by Deborah Herman. Last reply by Sangay Glass Aug 14, 2013. 3 Replies

Every author needs a platform. Years ago it took a long time to build up a reputation through speaking and networking and word of mouth. This is still how it is done, but the internet has made it a…Continue

Tags: platform, building, marketing, book, media


Started by jeff herman. Last reply by Brian Baruch Jul 4, 2013. 6 Replies

Real selling is a form of art.Continue

When Your Projects Look Like Other Projects

Started by Todd Edward Dillard. Last reply by Sangay Glass Feb 27, 2013. 1 Reply

Hello,I am in the final stages of finishing a re-write of a novel, and just as I'm gearing up to edit the final content and publish it on amazon... I found out a novel with almost the exact same…Continue

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Comment by Pieter Kark on March 20, 2014 at 5:48pm

I'd be grateful, Kate, if you'd share your information. I'm going to need to use social media for a book I'm developing. I have used google hangouts for business meetings with some success. How does one use them for marketing, please?

Pieter Kark at

Comment by Kate Loving Shenk on March 17, 2014 at 5:12am

I know a thing or two about marketing in this wonderful digital age of social media! I am using google hangouts to further develop my author platform! Anyone here try them out? Deborah?

Comment by Debasish Satpathy on November 17, 2013 at 2:20pm

Dear Mrs Herman,

Thank you for the update.

Comment by Tetsuro Susumu on July 13, 2013 at 8:57pm

Thank you very much.

I am in poor condition.summer lethargy.I suffer from the summer heat.

Best regards

Tetsuro Susumu

Comment by Janet Starr Hull on January 30, 2013 at 11:27am

Sharon's giving you good advice. Your publisher should provide you some marketing support at the initial pub, and when you let them know your ideas to promote your book, you can work together to double-punch the launch. Once you have gotten started, then you can take it from there and keep the energy flowing. Publishers appreciate an author taking action, and they typically will get you started using their budget. They like to see an author willing to put forth the effort to promote the book after the initial campaign. 

Comment by Sharon Lindenburger on January 30, 2013 at 10:26am

Sondra, does your publisher give you any marketing support or PR? If so, then you should perhaps meet with their marketing and PR person about what strategies they might be willing to implement. In terms of publicity you can do on your own, recently I met a woman who is an ace marketer. She has a number of programs but the one that might interest you is her press release is This program I think is only $67 to get a complete guidebook program for having success with press releases aimed at getting media interviews. The woman's name is Shannon Cherry. You could check her other websites too. I am not an affiliate in these programs, so I am not making money by recommending her programs. My recommendation is based only on my impression that she seems to really know her stuff and is a really nice person as well.

Comment by Sondra Sneed on January 30, 2013 at 9:35am


My publisher informed me this weekend that my book will be available April 4, much much sooner than originally anticipated.  This means I don't have much time for ramp up to launch.  Do you, or anyone, have suggestions, a list of "must do's" before the launch day?

Sondra Sneed

Book title: What to Do When You're Dead: A Former Atheist Interviews the Source of Infinite Being

Comment by Linda McGee Graber on November 29, 2012 at 6:07pm

Our book, "Patient's Dental Handbook"...intelligent treatment decisions and affordable innovative cosmetics is available at  Would enjoy hearing your comments.

Comment by Jason Meszaros on November 4, 2012 at 9:49pm

I started a promotion on my book, Interrogation of Morals, this morning and it already hit #1 in two categories (Terrorism and Intelligence) Very cool!!! If you want it to sell you have to promote it!

Comment by Christine Martin on November 4, 2012 at 5:39pm

Thank you Deborah for the invitation! I look forward to reading all of your comments!



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