Superstar New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Meredith Wild, talks about her unique experience being both an indie author and independent publisher.
- Meredith discusses the early days of starting her own boutique publisher Waterhouse Press, and why she wanted to start her own “untraditional” publishing company. She also talks about battling her doubts as a relatively new writer in the romance realm and how Waterhouse Press approached marketing in their first few years.
- Meredith explains how she balanced working full-time and writing when she started her first book and what her writing routine looks like today. Meredith discusses why she wanted to start Waterhouse Press and the financial risk she encountered when first starting out and marketing titles. She discusses why she calls Waterhouse Press an untraditional publisher since they are able to explore unique ideas and strategies not open to traditional publishers.
- Meredith talks about consistency and your writing and brand strategy should be tailored to you. She explains how authors pooling resources and working together to create unique promotions is what is really exciting her in today’s publishing environment.
- Meredith’s tips for debut authors creating their own brand can be found here: http://www.waterhousepress.com/#home
Meredith Wild is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author. After publishing her debut novel Hardwired in September 2013, Wild used her ten years of experience as a tech entrepreneur to push the boundaries of her “self-published” status, becoming stocked in brick-and-mortar bookstore chains nationwide and forging relationships with the major retailers. In 2014, Wild founded her own imprint, Waterhouse Press, under which she hit No. 1 on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers lists. She has been featured on CBS This Morning, The Today Show, the New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, Publishers Weekly, and The Examiner. Her foreign rights have been sold in over 22 languages.
Author website: https://www.meredithwild.com/
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