April Fantasy/Sci-fi Author Interview Answer #12 “How do you market and brand yourself as an author?”


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Hello everyone! It’s time to reveal the answers for all 12 questions answered by 12 author participants in the April Group Author Interview, in the 12 genres, 12 authors, 12 months and 12 questions series! The support from Fantasy/Sci-fi authors was amazing as we have 12 authors participating in this group author interview.

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So, the 12th question is “How do you market and brand yourself as an author?”


1) Author #1 : Eric Nierstedt 

This has been one of the hardest things for me, and I’m sure, other authors! One of the first things I’ve learned is to get involved in the writing community; other authors can be a great resource. I’ve gotten advice on building websites, newsletters, and social media, all to help me get my name out there as a fantasy writer. The most important thing is to really take in all you can from other authors, and use their skills. A close second is to know your genre. If you understand what fans of it want, then you know how to brand yourself to them. It’s these two things that really make up how I market and brand myself. If you want to see for yourself, check me out at https://www.facebook.com/enierstauthorfantasynovels/ https://twitter.com/NierstedtEric https://ericnierstedtauthor.com/


2) Author #2:  M.A.N. 

I try to be honest about who I am (an African American male) and what I draw my influences from (anime, manga, comics, books, movies, and trying to combine them into my literature.


3) Author #3:  Peighton Weber 

I use social media, mostly Instagram and Twitter, to market my work, but I’m also in the process of working on an author website.


4) Author #4:  Lisa Lowell 

I have an active Facebook life, maintain a web site and blog, attend numerous fairs and participate in groups like this interview session. I also dabble in making book trailers for my books. My publisher does the catalog, funnel and Amazon work for me. At present, I am also pursuing transition to audiobooks and a podcast to go with it.


5) Author #5:  Rachael Krotec 

I’m learning something new about this every single day! It’s a journey, but I think consistency is key. If money for ads is a concern, then start off with something small, then gradually build. Learn what works and what doesn’t, so one day you can get the most for your buck.


6) Author #6:  Mark Piggott

I mostly use social media to market and brand myself. Hootsuite is a great program I use in laying out my marketing/branding over a week at a time across multiple social media outlets. I have to do a lot of it myself, which makes it harder, but it also puts the responsibility on me.

Famed for his G.A.N.G.S.T.A.R acrostic writing style (it stands for Generally Appreciating Notable Genres by Stating Their Applicable Relevance), Mr Ben, as he is popularly called, is a published author, poet, novelist, essayist, voice-over artiste and speaker


8) Author #8: Steve Holder

I don’t have the funds for lots of advertisements, and I don’t get invited to talk shows to talk about my books, so I mostly use social media.


9) Author #9: Dyane Forde

Most of the marketing I’ve done has been via my website/blog, interviews, guest blogging, and social media. I’ve also sold my own books in person (book tables, and contacted brick and mortar stores to sell them on consignment).


10) Author #10: David Chylde

My “rock singer, strippers, dark city life” pretty well sets the tone for prom copy and artwork.

11) Author #11: Irene Helenowski

Social media is a great way to network but also there is nothing compared to meeting people in real life. If you can sign up for a table at a book fair, definitely go for it. Same with registering for writers’ conferences.


12) Author #12:  Ellwyn Autumn 

By posting my books on social media, helping other authors promote their work and doing book reviews.

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April Fantasy/Sci-fi Author Interview Answer #11 “Are your books standalone or sequels?”



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Hello everyone! It’s time to reveal the answers for all 12 questions answered by 12 author participants in the April Group Author Interview, in the 12 genres, 12 authors, 12 months and 12 questions series! The support from Fantasy/Sci-fi authors was amazing as we have 12 authors participating in this group author interview.

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So, the 11th question is “Are your books standalone or sequels?”


1) Author #1 : Eric Nierstedt 

My books generally turn out to be series; I’m not sure I could write a standalone at this point!


2) Author #2:  M.A.N. 

At the moment, they’re all standalone, but I do have a series or two planned for the future.


3) Author #3:  Peighton Weber 

Sequels. My book is the first in a six-book series. The second is in progress.


4) Author #4:  Lisa Lowell 

Officially, they are sequels, but because the protagonist is different, and the former main character becomes a side character, or even an antagonist, they can stand alone. They also tend to take place at separate times and sometimes, decades later.


5) Author #5:  Rachael Krotec 

My book, Premonition, is the first in a trilogy.


6) Author #6:  Mark Piggott

I plan my novels as trilogies, working to spread the story out into one complete set. Series are better to work with when it comes long, drawn out stories.

Standalone


8) Author #8: Steve Holder

All my books are islands, but if one were to read them all they would see a pattern and some repeat characters who seem to jump from one book to the other.


9) Author #9: Dyane Forde

The books are a trilogy.


10) Author #10: David Chylde

This book will be a prequel to my dystopian series starting with Angel Hunt.

11) Author #11: Irene Helenowski

So far, I have my science fiction trilogy and my standalone road trip book.


12) Author #12:  Ellwyn Autumn 

Both. Chris Kringle’s Cops is a series, Captain Hook: Villain or Victim? is a stand alone and The Kamyla Chung Series is a compilation of stand alone books.

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April Fantasy/Sci-fi Author Interview Answer #10 “What do you think about cliffhangers endings?”


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Hello everyone! It’s time to reveal the answers for all 12 questions answered by 12 author participants in the April Group Author Interview, in the 12 genres, 12 authors, 12 months and 12 questions series! The support from Fantasy/Sci-fi authors was amazing as we have 12 authors participating in this group author interview.

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So, the 10th question is “What do you think about cliffhangers endings?”


1) Author #1 : Eric Nierstedt 

I think they can be a great way to keep readers interested. I generally think of the end of each chapter as small cliffhangers to keep readers hooked on the story.


2) Author #2:  M.A.N. 

If done right, and if thought provoking enough, they can be excellent. Like all endings it depends on the context surrounding the cliffhanger.


3) Author #3:  Peighton Weber 

I love reading and writing cliffhangers and it makes me feel really good when readers ask when the next book is coming out because it means I left a good cliffhanger.


4) Author #4:  Lisa Lowell 

I like hill-hangers, if I can coin a new phrase. In the Wise Ones, I have wrapped up the stories of the characters, but the new hill to climb is set up for the next book.


5) Author #5:  Rachael Krotec 

I’m guilty of writing cliffhangers, but I think if they’re not done well, then you might frustrate your readers. Ultimately, I want my readers to continue reading the series, not quit because they’re annoyed, so it can be a bit of a risk.


6) Author #6:  Mark Piggott

I love them because it makes the reader anticipate what’s coming next. It makes them hold on and wait for the next book. you hook more of them into reading your next book in the series.

The advent to the world as they exert their advantages and dis-advantages


8) Author #8: Steve Holder

I don’t like them, but if I ever decide to write a trilogy or series I suppose I might have to reconsider.


9) Author #9: Dyane Forde

For a book in a series, I think it’s okay. I mean, at least the reader will eventually have closure. I’m not sure about stand-alone books. I guess it depends on the type of book and the purpose behind the cliff hanger. Still, I think it’s best to offer the reader some kind of closure at a book’s end.


10) Author #10: David Chylde

A book should be independent with enough drama at the end to make you want to advance.

11) Author #11: Irene Helenowski

They definitely can set you up for the sequel.


12) Author #12:  Ellwyn Autumn 

I like them. For me, as a reader, it builds anticipation and gives me something to think about.

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April Fantasy/Sci-fi Author Interview Answer #9 “Do you have beta readers to provide you feedback before you finalize your manuscript?”


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Hello everyone! It’s time to reveal the answers for all 12 questions answered by 12 author participants in the April Group Author Interview, in the 12 genres, 12 authors, 12 months and 12 questions series! The support from Fantasy/Sci-fi authors was amazing as we have 12 authors participating in this group author interview.

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So, the 8th question is “Do you have beta readers to provide you feedback before you finalize your manuscript?”


1) Author #1 : Eric Nierstedt 

I have given the story to friends and family, largely for different reasons. Some are really good with grammar and technical stuff, while others are better at story and character. Luckily, I also have fantasy fans to help me with genre-specific stuff as well.


2) Author #2:  M.A.N. 

Yeah, family and friends look over it and help edit mistakes and typos. They also provide feedback on the story itself.


3) Author #3:  Peighton Weber 

Yes, which was the most nerve-racking part of the entire process.


4) Author #4:  Lisa Lowell 

I use four beta readers who have been good friends and helpful. One is a stickler for grammar and word choice. The others are ones who I use to check on logic and continuity. I have been guilty of making leaps of clarity and they catch me at this. I have an editor for the final work. However, if the story isn’t up to snuff after everyone going through it that many times, so be it. The publisher won’t be interested and it’s in their slush file.


5) Author #5:  Rachael Krotec 

I do, but I’m always open to having more!


6) Author #6:  Mark Piggott

I have friends from my Navy career who help me with editing and feedback on my manuscript. They could be considered my beta testers.

No


8) Author #8: Steve Holder

I do now, but initially I didn’t know anything about them, so I just did my best, said a prayer, and crossed my fingers.


9) Author #9: Dyane Forde

I had plenty of beta-readers for the first two books. They were extremely helpful.


10) Author #10: David Chylde

A talent agent went through my work–and a publicist.

11) Author #11: Irene Helenowski

Yes, I would love to get more input from beta readers.


12) Author #12:  Ellwyn Autumn 

Yes

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April Fantasy/Sci-fi Author Interview Answer #8 “How do you deal with constructive criticism/reviews?”


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Hello everyone! It’s time to reveal the answers for all 12 questions answered by 12 author participants in the April Group Author Interview, in the 12 genres, 12 authors, 12 months and 12 questions series! The support from Fantasy/Sci-fi authors was amazing as we have 12 authors participating in this group author interview.

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So, the 8th question is “How do you deal with constructive criticism/reviews? ”


1) Author #1 : Eric Nierstedt 

I’m always looking for feedback on how I can improve. It’s not always easy, but I encourage people to be totally honest when they talk to me, or review. That said, there are occasions where I feel the story doesn’t need a particular change, but I would much rather hear suggestions and ideas then have someone be less then honest.


2) Author #2:  M.A.N. 

I try to see where they’re coming from and what I can take from the criticism to improve not just the story itself, but my writing as a whole, and all future stories.


3) Author #3:  Peighton Weber 

I just try to remember that they’re trying to help and I will be grateful once I’m finished.


4) Author #4:  Lisa Lowell 

I think of criticism as a stepping stone. I usually cannot go back and change things, but I can avoid that pitfall the next time I write a book. I don’t get depressed. None of my books are perfect.


5) Author #5:  Rachael Krotec 

I think it’s something to listen to criticism, especially if it might help make my story better, or in the case of a series, help the reader in the subsequent books, but it’s important to tell your story the way you know it needs to be told, too. At the end of the day, if I’m proud of what I’ve created, then that’s what matters most. People can be mean just for the heck of it.


6) Author #6:  Mark Piggott

I know I’m not a perfect writer and I’ve made mistakes in my manuscript and on my earlier published works. I don’t take it personally, I take it to heart and use it to make myself a better author.

Keep improving my writing skills


8) Author #8: Steve Holder

I realize they help me to become better at what I do. I know I have plenty of room for improvement so I welcome constructive criticism and advice.


9) Author #9: Dyane Forde

They prick the ego, for sure. No one likes to hear the faults in their story. But no story is perfect. Even masters have gone back to revise books they’d published. So, the trick is to take it for what it is, and to learn from it.


10) Author #10: David Chylde

I’ll listen to anybody who isn’t just trying to trash me.

11) Author #11: Irene Helenowski

I definitely try to learn from it.


12) Author #12:  Ellwyn Autumn 

I respond to all of them with courtesy and professionalism. You have to take the good with bad and apply comments that work to help develop your craft.

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April Fantasy/Sci-fi Author Interview Answer #7 “What is the most memorable feedback you’ve had so far from your readers?”


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Hello everyone! It’s time to reveal the answers for all 12 questions answered by 12 author participants in the April Group Author Interview, in the 12 genres, 12 authors, 12 months and 12 questions series! The support from Fantasy/Sci-fi authors was amazing as we have 12 authors participating in this group author interview.

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So, the 7th question is “What is the most memorable feedback you’ve had so far from your readers?”


1) Author #1 : Eric Nierstedt 

One of my beta readers said that he visualized Danny Trejo when he read a certain character. Writing a role that can be played by Machete is pretty damn cool!


2) Author #2:  M.A.N. 

With one of my books, Run, it got a five star review and deeply touched the reader as something that seemed so real and that was so engaging. All positive reviews stick with me, but that one sticks out the most.


3) Author #3:  Peighton Weber 

When my friend read it, she got really angry with me near the end when the climax happened, which I obviously can’t talk about.


4) Author #4:  Lisa Lowell 

The best feedback I’ve gotten was from a publicist. She read Talismans and suggested I needed to move my crisis to the front of the story. I was puzzled, because, for me, losing ones memory and coming face to face with a dragon, that was the overarching crisis in the story, and that takes place in the first three pages. No, she corrected me. That crisis is completely cerebral. You need the crisis to be tangible and dramatic. Stealing the runestones and finding a thief needs to be far earlier in the story. I managed to get it into the second chapter, rewrote it completely and was able to get it published because of it.


5) Author #5:  Rachael Krotec 

All my feedback is memorable! The good, the bad, the meh, all of it!


6) Author #6:  Mark Piggott

They love my characters, which means a lot to me. I based the family in my story around my own family. Their appreciation for these characters gives me a heartfelt appreciation for how I perceive my own wife and children.

”Great Job!”


8) Author #8: Steve Holder

“I love your book,” or “I love the way you write.”


9) Author #9: Dyane Forde

One reader said they were ‘in love’ with The Purple Morrow. That was nice 🙂


10) Author #10: David Chylde

They like my hook: A rock singer faces the world of magic with the help of three stripper/hunters.

11) Author #11: Irene Helenowski

When a reader told me they wanted to hurt my villain — that’s when I knew I made him successfully hateful, lol.


12) Author #12:  Ellwyn Autumn 

That my picture book series, The Kamyla Chung Series, was very helpful to a teacher during her lessons. I write the books with teachers, parents and counselors in mind. It was nice to hear that my books were making a positive impact in classrooms.

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April Fantasy/Sci-fi Author Interview Answer #6 “What kind of inventions do you write that could feasibly be science fact?”


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Hello everyone! It’s time to reveal the answers for all 12 questions answered by 12 author participants in the April Group Author Interview, in the 12 genres, 12 authors, 12 months and 12 questions series! The support from Fantasy/Sci-fi authors was amazing as we have 12 authors participating in this group author interview.

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So, the 6th question is “What kind of inventions do you write that could feasibly be science fact?”


1) Author #1 : Eric Nierstedt 

I’m primarily a fantasy write, so I don’t have any inventions like that.


2) Author #2:  M.A.N. 

Some that are mostly just improvements of current technology, like a weapon making use of sound or electricity. Or a laser gun of sorts, or even gloves/gauntlets that can project things like fire and electricity. Those don’t seem to farfetched.


3) Author #3:  Peighton Weber 

I’m a fantasy author, so most of my world is based around magic. There aren’t many scientific inventions featured in my novel.


4) Author #4:  Lisa Lowell 

I am hoping that someday I will invent a way to pay employees based on the calories they burn (mental and physical labor). That way, on a day when I come home exhausted, working as a middle school teacher, after making a million decisions on the fly, I’ll get a paycheck worthy of all the work. Also, maybe then they’ll believe teaching is a career on the par with being a doctor and a lawyer. By the way, no one can use my idea. I have already written it into my sci-fi manuscript called Dual.


5) Author #5:  Rachael Krotec 

Premonition doesn’t have any inventions, since the world is based in magic.


6) Author #6:  Mark Piggott

I created a weapon called a Gunstar which fired rounds created through alchemy. It’s not 100% science fact but since a lot of alchemy is based on our own science today, it’s feasible.

The possibility of another earth existing alongside ours


8) Author #8: Steve Holder

Thought control and mind enslavement.


9) Author #9: Dyane Forde

Probably none. That wasn’t something I thought about.


10) Author #10: David Chylde

I’m a firm believer in psychics and tarot card readers–that maybe?

11) Author #11: Irene Helenowski

I’ve seen a lot about proving the multiverse theory to be true and how particles could move between dimensions, something explored in my trilogy.


12) Author #12:  Ellwyn Autumn 

In Chris Kringle’s Cops The First Mission, I added a weapon called a Bitter Ball. It sucks the jolly (their life essence) out of people. I could see a twisted politician searching for a weapon like this.

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