You Are A Writer. You Create And License Intellectual Property Assets – Written By Joanna Penn

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Language is powerful.

We choose words carefully in our written works because we understand their impact. They carry a message from one mind to another. They shape ideas. They can change lives.

But writers often use language carelessly when it comes to the business side of being an author, and it shows that many still don’t understand copyright, and how rights licensing can impact your publishing choices, as well as your financial future.

I’ve run across several examples of this recently in discussion with author friends and also online, so I thought it was time for a refresh on intellectual property (IP) — and how important it is to define terms as we move toward Web 3 and a new iteration of what ‘digital’ even means.

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Author Mindset: 4 Practices For Overcoming Self-Doubt – Written By Joanna Penn

Joanna Penn writes about self-doubt in writers. I think this is, for many of us, a very important article. Thank you, Joanna, for all your efforts.


Every writer grapples with self-doubt, but how we deal with those thoughts and feelings can make the difference between a completed book and an unfulfilled dream. Psychotherapist Philip Kenney shares the practices that he and his clients use to enable them to keep writing.

The great novelist and short story writer, Flannery O’Connor once said,

“Writing a novel is a terrible experience, during which the hair often falls out and the teeth decay.”

Why is the great Flannery O’Connor losing her hair? And why do so many authors go through periods of despair or consider abandoning their vocation? Because writing is tough. It subjects perfectly capable people to bouts of insecurity, self-doubt and enough encounters with demoralizing rejections to last a dozen lifetimes.

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Book Marketing: How To Get Your Book Into Libraries – The Creative Penn

Joanna Penn published a great guest post on her ‘The Creative Penn’ blog. Thanks so much for sharing this, Joanna.


 

It’s possible for indie authors to go beyond thinking of selling our books just at online retailers.

Libraries are another potential channel for book sales and another stream of income!

Eric Simmons shares how he’s gotten his books into some of the largest libraries in the US.

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Book Marketing: 5 Ways To Spice Up Your Amazon Book Pages – by Chrys Fey…

On The Story Reading Ape’s blog I found a post, written by Joanna Penn and Chrys Fey about how to spice up your amazon book pages. Thanks so much, Chris, Chrys, and Joanna.

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Intro by Joanna Penn:

There are many ways to market your books, but most marketing will drive readers to your sales page on the online bookstores, and there are ways you can improve it so they stick around and buy.

In today’s article, Chrys Fey outlines how you can improve your Amazon book sales page.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Podcast Your Fiction…

On The Story Reading Ape’s blog I found a link to Joanna Penn’s blog post about five reasons why we should podcast our stories. Thank you Chris and Joanna!

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Storytelling has gone hand in hand with the audio format since our ancestors told each other stories around the campfire.

I can remember lying in bed listening to Peter and the Wolf on tape, and before I wrote fiction, I listened to audio fiction podcasts like Scott Sigler’s Infected and 7th Son by JC Hutchins, early pioneers of podcast fiction. 

Nowadays, we have super-professional podcasts like Welcome to Nightvale, as well as audio-dramas and radio plays. In today’s article, Matthew McLean from ThePodcastHost, talks about why you should consider podcasting your fiction.

Why do you write fiction? What’s your ultimate goal?

Is it to get published, and see your book proudly displayed on bookstore shelves?

Or is it purely as an outlet for your creativity, and for the love of reaching people with your stories?

Whatever your reason, the decision to…

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