ALAB 079: The Benefits of Changing Your Genre with Debbie Herbert


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In this episode with Debbie, she shares her amazing story about going from 300 rejections to #1 Best Seller in all of Amazon Kindle, and how she puts her own unique spin on the common tropes. She tells us how a jump in genres was exactly what she needed to give her success in her author career.

Here are just a few of the things we touched on:
  • She shares her writing journey from traditional to indie
  • 300 rejections from agents did NOT stop her from pursuing her dream
  • How she made it to #1 in ALL of Amazon Kindle!
  • Find out how a genre change helped benefit her author career
  • The structure and tools she now uses to write her novels
  • Find out how the revising process differs between traditional and indie publishing
  • Learn how reviews can help find your common theme
  • Find out tips on how to spin an ordinary trope into your own unique story
  • Identify your market to properly sell your book
  • What mindset she has that keeps her so successful
  • Her best advice for new authors to move past fear
  • Her best advice for authors looking to have the same success she's had

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