Author Archive | Laurence O'Bryan

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Opinion: Writers Need Conferences

Writers are social animals, says Irish author Laurence O’Bryan, founder of BooksGoSocial, who advocates attending writers’ conferences to keep the potential isolation of being an indie author at bay. I have attended three writers’ conferences recently: the Alliance of Independent Authors’ online conference (IndieReCon 2015), the BooksGoSocial Writers’ conference in Dublin, and the Key West Mystery […]

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Book Promotion: How to Extend A Self-published Book’s Marketing Reach Online

  Irish indie author Laurence O’Bryan shares his innovative ideas for extending the marketing reach of his next self-published book online. One aspect of the changing environment for writers, which has been little discussed, is the idea of extending our stories online with the help of social media, blogs and web sites. Social media and the […]

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Writing: Choosing Theme and Genre

In a reprise of recent lectures he has given on the subject of Theme and Genre, Irish hybrid author Laurence O’Bryan welcomes the new freedom offered by the indie publishing movement for authors to write what they want to write and what readers truly want to read. Why do some books sell, and others don’t? […]

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