About Adam Houlahan:
Adam Houlahan is rapidly making a name for himself in the world of social media, 3 years ago he did not have a Facebook account, had never seen Twitter or linkedIn. Roll forward to 2014 & his profile is rated by LinkedIn in the top 1% world wide, they use his profile in their own marketing campaigns. He has amassed a follower base in excess of 400,000 people globally across multiple networks, that still grows by thousands of new followers every week.
He regularly presents specialising in Social Media for small to medium business, & consults to a number of private clients in Australia, North America, the Philippines & The Middle East.
His first book Social Media Secret Sauce is available now, he is also a guest author for The 7 Pillars (an on line subscription based book) specialising in Social Media advice.
His newly released training course Social Media Mentor 2 Success, is receiving rave reviews world-wide as the most innovative approach to growing a targeted follower base for businesses on a shoe string budget.
Put simply Adam provides SME’s with the tools to take control of their on-line presence, that until now was reserved for companies with big budgets. Passionate about small to medium business & Social Media. He has owned numerous successful companies & held positions as General Manager or CEO of International organisations, giving him hands on experience to understand business from the inside.
What inspires you to write?
My books will always be business based books, so I am inspired to write about ways to help business owners and entrepreneurs to do what they do better. Writing about these processes makes teaching my clients a more efficient process too.
Tell us about your writing process.
I am an outliner for sure. I keep everything in digital form so I have access to it at all times. Essentially I start with the chapter headings then have a draft for each. I find some days I am more motivated to write about particular topics than others, so I don’t write the chapters in order. This really helped overcome bouts of writers block.
What advice would you give other writers?
Write what you are passionate about, research your topics before you commence writing if you are writing Non Fiction. Don’t listen to the negative people around you, self publishing is quite easy and cost effective now. However a good editor and cover designer are worth budgeting for.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I self published and never considered using a publisher. I like the freedom of having total control over all facets of the process. However I would advise new authors to weigh up both options, speak to some publishers at the very start before you get too far into the process if you think you may want to use one.
If no publishers are interested in your book then don’t take that to mean your book does not have value. The self publish option is available to everyone.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
More and more books will be self published as the technology improves and cost come down. Ebooks seem to becoming more popular by the day too. I think the days of visiting your local book shop are limited though, eventually most books will be purchased on-line.
The world will always want good books, so keep writing.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: Business
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print