Launching an Author Career in 2020

The publishing industry went through a wave of unprecedented changes in the last decade with the evolution of self-publishing. The rise of the eReader along with technological advancements in the digital distribution of books knocked down doors previously held closed tight by the major publishers. But with the “golden age” of independent publishing long gone, more competition in the market, and the increased difficulty to be discovered by readers, we ask the question: is 2020 too late to become a Career Author?

The Career Author Podcast is a podcast where co-authors J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon share their struggles and successes as full-time authors, advice for improving your writing craft, and honest discussions of what it takes to build a successful career as an author.

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • What has changed over the past decade in self-publishing
  • Why it’s more important than ever to treat your author brand as a professional business
  • Things to consider before writing your first book
  • What you should be doing and thinking about while writing your first book
  • How to find the right editor and cover designer
  • How you should be spending your money on your author business
  • Zach and J.’s top tips for new authors in 2020

Also, learn why it’s important to appreciate where you are in your journey while moving towards a better place.

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Leave us a comment: If you’ve published, what advice would you give to someone just starting? If you’re new, what plans do you have for 2020 to launch your author career?

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