This is a very special episode of the podcast! My fellow editor and author friend, Shayla Raquel, joined me for a conversation about author branding. She is the author of The Ten Commandments of Author Branding and the novel, The Suicide Tree. Links to Shayla's books and website--and her great resources!--is provided below.
Full YouTube video: https://youtu.be/PofTD3F--m4
Time-stamped show notes (click time-stamp to jump to that part of the video on YouTube):
0:10 Author Shayla Raquel joins the show
1:10 Shayla's book, The 10 Commandments of Author Branding
1:52 Shayla Raquel's writing, editing, and community service work
3:59 Does your book stink like rotten eggs?
7:42 Why Shayla loves constructive criticism
9:36 The First Commandment of Author Branding
14:02 Authors' privacy and social media concerns
22:48 Why Shayla no longer recommends book launch teams
28:13 How to connect with Shayla Raquel
Want to connect with Shayla?
- Website (find her email newsletter signup & social media links there): https://shaylaraquel.com/
- Books (Amazon author page): https://www.amazon.com/Curiouser-Editing/e/B0117S5DHS
- YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCihql6U0atc_bmPB0H6RNRQ