Ep. 39 - Building and Participating in Author Communities

Episode Overview:

Learn about the introduction to the significance of community building for authors, with an emphasis on the various experiences and impacts of being part of communities.

Key Highlights:

  • The diversity of community forms available to authors, ranging from social media groups to more traditional forums.
  • The role of community participation in enhancing an author's brand.
  • Strategies for choosing the right community that aligns with an author's interests and expertise.
  • Tips for contributing effectively to existing groups and establishing a credible voice and brand.
  • Insights into creating one's own author community, including understanding where the target audience congregates.
  • Discussion on alternative communication channels for building communities, such as email newsletters, Substack, Slack, and WhatsApp.
  • The balance between quantity and quality in different community building channels.

Action Items:

  • Encouragement for listeners to identify and participate in communities relevant to their interests.
  • Guidance for those considering starting their own author community.

Upcoming Content:

Future episodes will focus on the intricacies of building and managing a community, along with key considerations for starting one.

Engagement Opportunities:

Invitation for listeners to engage with the podcast by visiting the website for Q&A sessions and author coaching.


Actionable Insights:

For today, your action item is to explore what communities you can participate in and, if you want to start a community, what that might look like


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