Seven Ways to Build Your Author Brand

from Michael Dellert

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The thought of selling yourself as though you’re a new watch or a can of fizzy soda may strike you as crass and make you want to stick a fork in your eye, but if you’ve written a book and you’re looking for new readers, then you’re selling more than just your writing.

You’re selling your author brand.

What’s an Author Brand?

Your author brand should leave a mark.When we talk about an “author brand,” we’re talking about building an identity that creates an emotional attachment, a perception of high quality, and that “je ne sais quoi,” that little “I don’t know what,” that no one else can offer.

Emotional Attachment

When readers love an author’s stories and are moved by them, an emotional bond is created. This in turn leads readers to believe that they’ve formed a relationship of some type with the author and understand that author. Because of this emotional attachment, they are…

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Gratitude & Everyday Life

From Living a Beautiful Life

Living a Beautiful Life

An important element of happiness is gratitude.  It’s easy to be grateful when our lives are significantly enriched. For example, we’re promoted, we purchase a house, we go on a dream vacation, we get a publishing deal, our album goes platinum, we soar through Death Valley in our matte black Lamborghini Aventador. How do we bottle up this feeling and sprinkle it over all of our days?

How to Practice Gratitude Every Day

Gratitude isn’t only for significant events and major successes. When we pay attention we notice that our days — every one — give us much to be grateful for.  All we have to do is recognize and appreciate the beauty. How do we do this? Reflect on what went well or what you enjoyed about today.

Still stuck?  Start with the (seemingly) small. What would you really miss if it were gone from your life?  Examples:

  • Coffee, tea or clear water in…

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Featured Posts – Share Your Post Links

I’m honored to be a featured blogger on A Cooking Pot and Twisted Tales

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Sharing, Blogs, Networking, Growing Readership, Connection, Bloggers, Blog Posts‘PLEASE SEND IN YOUR LINKS.’ 

Today’s featured blogs are:

To all uncles

A whole lot of obtuse and obnoxious fellows out there. This one is for you.

Pretension

Sometimes a good pretence makes the best offence.

Roo’s narration will give you some chuckles. I particularly like these quote below and wonder if it’s true with our menfolk 😉

nothing motivates men faster than the sight of  a woman with power tools.

Crosswalk

I can imagine this framed and hung up in a café or any area where it would be the cause for conversation. I even see a story in the photo.

Farm chores with grandpap and grandma’s kitchen table

Beautiful, poignant post, to say the least. It made me recollect beautiful memories of my grandparents and my days of farming.

Social Media Detox

How much does social media currently influence your life and time? A recommended read and useful tips.

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