This week I attended the Smarter Artist Summit (SAS) in Austin, TX. It was hosted by “the boys” of Sterling & Stone. They write fiction, non-fiction, and host like 9 podcasts, including the Self Publishing Podcast (NSFW). I know that’s all a mouthful, but these guys are a handful. So it makes sense.
As the SAS website says, the summit was “2 days of teaching and discussion about what works in indie publishing today … and the strategies that will take you to the next level tomorrow.” You can read more about Sterling & Stone and my thoughts leading up to it at my post Smarter Artist Summit 2016.
Instead of summing up all I learned (which I couldn’t because mind=blown!), I’ll just say that I came away with some actionable steps to take in the next few months to improve, not only my writing habit, but my business as a whole. Sure, there were some speakers who spoke in generalities, but some drilled down to such specificity that they were practically creating my “to-do” list for me. And, of course, I met some AMAZING authors! I can’t wait to introduce them to you. I truly believe there are people I met in Austin who I will stay connected to the rest of my career.
If you have self published, or are looking into it, what books/blogs do you read for info? What podcasts do you listen to? Which self published authors do you just love?