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Ep 144: “Network Net Worth”

Welcome to the 144th episode of The Author Hangout, a podcast designed to help authors, especially self-published and indie authors, with marketing their books and improving their author platform. Authors struggle with various aspects of marketing and we are here to help!

Network Net Worth

In this episode, Shawn shares why networking is so important for authors. He also gives you specific tips to help you to start building those connections with other authors, even if you’re shy.

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“If you, as an author you’re listening in, I want to let you know as an author, fiction, non-fiction, doesn’t matter, without a purpose, a plan, personality, and promotion, you have no author career. You just have a wish and a dream with no hope of becoming a reality unless you apply these principals, these ideas of a purpose, plan, personality, and promotion. That’s why this is important. That’s why this is something that you need to apply into your career.”

“Purpose is why you want to go. What’s the purpose? Are you looking for a relationship? Are you looking for learning? Are you looking for networking? Are you looking for a mindset shift? Are you looking for a vacation? Whatever, I don’t know. You go to a conference for a purpose and you really want to define that before you go.”

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  • I am so happy to have listened to this podcast on networking at conferences. I am going to two back-to-back in Boston mid-Aug. and plan to implement the ideas presented. It’s great that you share your intimate personal experiences–makes the learning come alive for me. And I appreciate the emphasis on doing not just learning as I am a procrastinator who is writing a sequel to my memoir.