Building a Brand

Harder than writing any book, in my opinion, is building a brand as an indie author. The easiest way to describe this is to start by listing what I call ‘my' downside:
  • I am not a trained writer
  • I don't have an agent or publishing house in my corner
  • I don't have a lot of money to pay for an editor or other professional services 
  • I do not have a staff of fact-checkers
  • I am not a master of the English language
  • I acknowledge that my grammar sucks
  • I can't spell to save my life, or yours
  • I do not have an existing audience for my work

The upside (Updated 8-7-19):
  • I love to write, first and foremost
  • I now have a small handful of regular readers
  • I've sold tens of books
  • I'm only months away from self-publishing book six in the 'Tony Rains Novel Series'
  • I don't need an agent or a publisher to self-publish my work
  • I'm a fan of @AmazonKDP
  • I'm now working on the cheap with a freelance editor
  • I am a devoted ‘Grammarly’ user 
  • I do my research on the web to support a storyline
  • I use this blog to take my brand to the masses
  • I have a Twitter account - @TonyRainsNovels
  • I often fall back on ‘I love to write’ when all else fails

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