When it comes to author branding, it makes sense to be clear and consistent. Although as Indie E-published authors we are able to push the envelope on boundary labels, the truth is, genre categories still rule. It’s much easier for a reader to risk trying an author’s work if it sits comfortably within the boundaries of a genre they normally read.
Trouble is, I’ve always been an omnivore. No, I’m not talking about how I eat. I’m referring to my habits in reading and writing. When I finish one kind of book, I usually crave a different flavor for the next.
And as to writing? Well, I’ve got manuscripts waiting to be revised and polished in enough genres and sub-genres to make me feel like I’m lost in a sandstorm of stories.
I find changing mood, style and story world gives me a creative boost. But when it comes to the publishing side, I’ve got questions. Questions that put me in a state of continuous detour.
So let me ask this wonderful community of authors some of them.
Do you read in more than one genre?
Do you write in more than one genre?
Do your readers follow you from one genre to another?
As a reader, do you mind an author who does this?
Would you make a new website for a genre that has a different feel than your current one? Or change your pen name?
Do you need to find new cyber-territories and put in twice as much networking time?
Let me hear from you.
The best of WG2E omnivorous writing wishes to you — Alicia
Alicia Street is the author of Kiss Me, Dancer, Touch Me and Tango, Snow Dance , Stars Love and Pirouettes , Dance ‘n’ Luv Boxed Set , and Aphrodisiac. Alicia is proud to be a part of the WG2E family. Connect with Alicia at her website and on Facebook.