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  • Kristin Pedemonti

    Agreed, it takes bravery to self publish, to put oneself out there. Congrats on making the leap. I agree with Alessandra about connecting to other self published authors; helps generate community and they'd most likely be happy to support. Freelance can feel a bit lonely at times (this coming from a Cause-Focused Storyteller) Being true to one's own voice is important as is creating Community with the reader. Currently focus on true stories of breaking stereotypes in both the developing world (changing the pity/poverty model to Potential & Possibility) and developed world; building bridges between. Kudos to you again for the courage to self publish and get your work out there!

    • M. Landers

      Thanks Patrick. I find that the title is the key place to both engage the reader and state a clear intention. I often leave it for last, so I can look back over the article and make sure its all clear with an effective and honest hook factor.

        • M. Landers

          Thanks again dude!

      • Alessandra Rizzotti

        Your book looks so awesome. I love that you're connecting to people through lessons on empathy, friendship and community. That's all connection right there. Super effective.

        • M. Landers

          Thanks so much! I'm basically promoting it through word-of-mouth, so I realt appreciate anyone telling anyone about it! Your compliments mean so much! :)

          • Alessandra Rizzotti

            Have you tried emailing other awesome children's books authors like Dallas Clayton just to see what they think? I think getting support from fellow self-published authors would be great for you.