Want to keep up with the publishing business but feel overwhelmed?
On any given day, there are at least a dozen news articles that relate to authors. You could spend hours reading them all. Odds are, you could also be using that time to write your next book.
News You Can Use - All in One Place.
The Indie Author State of the Union is a roundup that covers the most important publishing industry events, books, podcasts, and courses of the year that you might have missed. It's a snapshot of the industry so that you can make better business decisions and sell more books.
Author Michael La Ronn spends hours researching the news so that you don't have to. Every chapter is quick and actionable so you can listen to it and get back to writing.
In this year's State of the Union you'll discover:
Are you ready to become a smarter authorpreneur?
This book, although it is just a little over 2 hours long, took me much longer to get through. Not because it was bad or boring but in fact just the opposite. It was so dense with information that I kept pausing it to make notes or follow through on the recommendations La Ronn makes. I have only recently found La Ronn though his Author Level Up youtube station (which in turn I found through a creative penn podcast) and I will now be buying his yearly state of the union as soon as it comes out each year.
My only complaint is that I would have liked to have the narration done by La Ronn himself. It is very rare that I think an author should self-narrate (I still stand by only Neil Gaiman should do it for fiction, and for non-fiction it is highly dependent) but in this case, having heard La Ronn speak on podcasts and on youtube, I think he would have been more than up for the task. As it was the narrator was fine and does not take away from the book. I just think La Ronn would have done a better job. In fact, there were certain things Dalton Lynne said where I thought "that is not how La Ronn would have said that sentence."
I highly recommend this book to any author, but especially those who are self-publishing or thinking about going that route. You will be quickly brought up to speed on the latest developments and have the information to move forward with your writing career.