About Karen Dimmick:
Karen is the author of the international bestselling book 47 Mind Hacks for Writers, the founder of Bookthority and the host of The Book Marketing Summit. She is an avid reader, world-traveller, eternal student and passionate observer of behavior.
She has studied Neuro-Linguistics, neurology and mindset since 2000 and has 4 degrees (so far).
For the past 8 years she has helped over 4,000 authors with their mindset, book marketing and reader engagement. Her clients range from first time authors to an established, 5 times, New York Times bestselling author.
Her mission is to help nonfiction authors and entrepreneurs, successfully write, publish and market their books and build a profitable business off the back end of them.
What inspires you to write?
Partly the pure love of writing and partly because it's information I know will help people, so I'm driven to get it out there.
Tell us about your writing process.
I'm definitely an outliner. I use mind map software (XMind) to list out everything I can think of that I know on a subject. Then I organize it from there into a logical order, sections and chapters. I then use that same map as I write to check off the bits I've written, so I have that visual representation of how far along I am. I'm very visual, so I find watching my mind map change color as I write very motivating.
What advice would you give other writers?
Believe in yourself. You are unique, your experiences are unique, therefore your book will also be one of a kind. Yes you want to meet your readers expectations, however, they also want to experience the way you see the world too. Nobody follows a "me too". Be you. People are attracted to writers who are comfortable with who they are and willing to put that on a page. It's what makes you real.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I self-publish. I picked that as I wanted the control it gave me. I tend to like to experiment and there's no way to do that within traditional publishing, so it was an obvious choice for me.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think books will always be around in some form. I read several a week, as some of my friends do. Whether it will be physical copies (like my friends prefer) or digital copies (like I prefer), I don't know. However, there will always be books.
What do you use?: Co-writer, Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: Nonfiction
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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