Personal Branding for Authors: A Simple Definition
Personal branding can be a vague term…
It isn’t just a website, a font choice, or a clever tagline. It’s a blend of your skills, talents, values, interests, and beliefs reflected through your writing, online presence, and offline interactions.
For authors, it’s often a mix of professional and personal branding which includes what you do, why you do it, and who you do it for.
It’s also an indicator of your value to your readers, industry professionals, influencers, or other key players in your topic area or genre.
What Makes You Different?
It’s not enough just to be good at what you write.
You must be able to easily and clearly communicate your vision or the purpose behind your work, and coherently voice its importance to others.
This is why effective branding is such a big and significant part of developing and growing your writer platform.
In this three-part series we’ll:
- Clarify what personal branding is, and why it’s essential to incorporate into your writing business if you want to stand out from the crowd.
- In post two of this series, we’ll cover the most common mistakes writers make when building their author brand.
- And finally, in post three, we’ll focus on brand strategy and how you will connect your work and writing to the people who will be most inclined to read and appreciate it.