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Covering Your Assets While Going Wide

Covering Your Assets While Going Wide

Pirate Authors cover their assets by maintaining ownership, control and access. In this case, we’ll address the options for going wide!

Beholden to Reader Engagement Metrics

Beholden to Reader Engagement Metrics

If authors choose the wrong metrics to gauge their success, they’ll often times fail. Here is why reader engagement is critical over reader conversion.

Information Dealers, Chaos Reapers

Information Dealers, Chaos Reapers

In my previous post, I dug into the identity and objectives of the Information Brokers. Now it’s time to drill down on the “Dealers.” Just who are these mysterious individuals who do such a craptastic job of delivering all the muck that’s fit to rake? And how are these people affecting the publishing high seas?…

Information Brokers, Future Owners?

Information Brokers, Future Owners?

We are playing a dangerous game, all of us, whether we realize it or not. I’m gonna go beyond the scope of publishing for the next few posts in order to address the entirety of the “information distribution network” of which we are inescapably entangled as content consumers as well as content creators. Try not…

This POV is Only Yours

This POV is Only Yours

As authors, we understand the concept of POV (point of view). When writing a story, the POV dictates the details we share with the reader and the tone we take. Each character in our story would require a unique POV if we chose to tell the story from that character’s perspective. The reason is simple:…

Creating an Author Brand & Mission

Creating an Author Brand & Mission

There is a lot of talk these days about creating an “author brand.” Raise your hand if you land somewhere between “I’m not exactly sure what that is” and “What the [bleep] is an author brand?” Okay, I see those hands. What exactly is an author brand? There are times, such as when you are…