Thirteen authorpreneurs that have successfully mastered the art of Authorpreneurship are featured in Sharon C. Jenkins’ latest release, Will the R.E.A.L. Authorprenueur Please Stand Up?. This compilation will be launched on July 6, 2015. The book will feature such successful authorpreneurs as Nina Amir, Joel Friedlander, Rochelle Carter, Tyora Moody, Brian Smith, Matilda Butler and W. Terry Whalin.
The term authorpreneur is a relatively new term in the literary industry. It combines the words “author” and “entrepreneur” to define the 21st Century author. Jenkins states, “Authorpreneurs are a rare breed. They authentically combine two skill sets, “writing” and “entrepreneurship,” to create a space in the literary marketplace for their creativity.” Jenkins invites authors and entrepreneurs to support the July book launch for Will the R.E.A.L. Authorpreneur Please Stand Up?.
You may read a an excerpt of Will the R.E.A.L. Authorpreneur Please Stand Up? at www.therealauthorpreneur.com.
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Interview with Sharon C. Jenkins
When did you realize you had a book (or some books) inside you?
When I was eight I found out that I was good at writing. I did not have the courage to pursue the dream of being an author until I was "grown." As a result, I’ve developed an intense love for authors and the authorship process. My desire is to leave this earth completely empty of all the books I have inside of me. Leaving a literary legacy is important to me.
Authorpreneurship is a fairly new concept to the book industry. It is my mission to make more authors aware of what it takes to position themselves for success. I’ve made it my life’s mission to share what I’ve learned with other authors and to celebrate them when they achieve their successes. What better way to do that, than write a book about R.E.A.L. authorpreneurs. Showcasing who they are and their accomplishments, so that other authors can thrive in this industry.
What did you learn about yourself while writing this book?
There are so many voices in the industry. The real trick is to find the voice that is closest to your mission and vision for your book. Learn from the successes and failures of others. Remain teachable and submit to the entrepreneurial process.
How do you find time to write?
I also have a writing business, so I’m writing all the time anyway. Sometimes, I have to schedule time but I’ve been practicing how to work smarter not harder in getting a book project done. So I’ve developed a few techniques over the years. I actually wrote a chapter on time management in my Authorpreneurship: The Business Start-Up Manual for Authors.
If you could work on a writing project with anyone (dead or alive), who would it be? Why?
I would work with Maya Angelou because of the depth of her love for the craft and people.
About Sharon C. Jenkins
Sharon C. Jenkins is the Inspirational Principal for The Master Communicator’s Writing Services. The Master Communicator’s writing services provides business communication services to small businesses, non-profits, and authors. Sharon is also the mastermind behind the annual Authors Networking Summit (2010 – 2013), America’s Favorite Author Competition and Houston’s Favorite Author Competition.
Known as The Master Communicator, she is proficient in communicating in all forms of media: radio, newspapers, magazines, and spoken word. From 2010 – 2012, she worked as an editor for a major minority communications and marketing company in the 4th largest city in the U.S. She hosted the Blog Talk Radio Program, The Literary Showcase from 2010 – 2013. Sharon has moved to the HOA platform and hosts The Literary Fellowship on the third Saturday of each month at 10:00 am.
Sharon has helped hundreds of authors get their message to the masses through workshops, webinars, her radio show and coaching. She is currently also a senior publishing consultant for the award-winning Ellechor Publishing House. She has participated in numerous compilations, been a co-author and self-published three books.
Her solo-projects include: Beyond the Closet Door, Christ’s Rescue from Abuse, Authorpreneurship: The Business Start-Up Manual for Authors, which is the culmination of everything she has learned from her literary journey and that of other authors. Her upcoming release, Will the R.E.A.L. Authorpreneur Please Stand Up? will be available for July 4th Independence Day. For more information about Sharon go to www.mcwritingservices.com or www.sharoncjenkins.com. For more information about her upcoming release, go to www.therealauthorpreneur.com.
You can learn more about Sharon C. Jenkins at www.sharoncjenkins.com.
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