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The path to my blog Literary Wealth has been an interesting journey of discovery for me as an independent author.
Literary Wealth is not my first blog. Told that, as an author, I needed to blog, I tried quite a few, always to stop after a few months with only a couple of followers. So, I hung it up and decided I would do what I was good at, writing my books, working with other authors through my company Acorn Book Services, and guest blogging at other sites. That I was good at and readers liked my articles at other sites.
While working with other new authors, the same dilemma kept coming up: Marketing is harder than writing the book. How do you get the word out to readers about exceptional authors who can’t afford to spend thousands of months on publicists or have big New York contracts? Sure, there are loads of blogs out there, but most of them are other authors devoted to a readership of writers.
Independent Authors need blogs geared toward the readers looking for those undiscovered gems in the literary world.
So, I decided to try my hand at blogging again and so far, it is succeeding.
At Literary Wealth, readers can find treasures of any genre: Fantastic, literary gems that are independent, self-published, or published by a small press.
Now don’t go making assumptions. Just because these book don’t have the backing of big-New York publishers, that does not mean they are second rate. The books and authors featured here have been selected because our reviewers believe they are gems that they need to share with you–other readers.
Spotlighted authors have the choice of writing a guest blog, or completing an interview, or we can send their book out for a review. They also have the opportunity of doing a book giveaway.
While Literary Wealth is small and new, we are growing and I’m hoping that over time, we will be the place for readers to come to discover great undiscovered new authors and books to read.
Lauren is also the author of the MacFaraday Mysteries, which takes place in Deep Creek Lake, Maryland. The first two books in her series, It’s Murder, MySon and Old Loves Die Hard have been getting rave reviews from readers and reviewers. Lauren’s fifth mystery, Shades of Murder has been receiving rave reviews since its release.
Lauren’s sixth book, Dead on Ice, will be released in Fall 2012. Dead on Ice will introduce a new series entitled Lovers in Crime, in which Joshua Thornton will join forces with homicide detective Cameron Gates.
The owner of Acorn Book Services, Lauren is also a publishing manager, consultant, editor, cover and layout designer, and marketing agent for independent authors. This spring, two books written by independent authors will be released through the management of Acorn Book Services.
Lauren is a popular speaker who has made appearances at schools, youth groups, and on author panels at conventions. She also passes on what she has learned in her years of writing and publishing by conducting workshops and teaching in community education classes.
She lives with her husband, son, and two dogs on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.
Visit Lauren’s websites and blog at:
Blog: Literary Wealth: http://literarywealth.wordpress.com/
Gnarly’s Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/GnarlyofMacFaradayMysteries