Ella D. Curry of EDC Creations Media Group discusses Books Are A Business with author and radio host Kisha Green. Listen to her Crown Holders message: http://www.audioacrobat.com/sa/W7jmvY6f
I am destined to be a star. This is what I told myself as I would sing my favorite Janet Jackson tune into my hairbrush while looking at myself in the mirror. This dream was a short-lived because reality set in. I was indeed going to be a star, but not for singing and dancing.
I had another passion – reading. I owe that to my mother who was an avid reader and instilled the same in me. I loved mystery and suspense novels by authors like Mary Higgins Clark and VC Andrews. I also loved reading about the rich and famous. As such, I turned to such authors as Jackie Collins and for my romance fix, Danielle Steele.
After many - and I do mean many - years of reading and journaling, I finally decided to try my hand at writing. After getting feedback from my friends and family I penned my first novel, And Even If I Did, in 2006. This novel was a story about three Jersey girls looking for love.
This accomplishment sealed my fate. I had officially been bitten by the writing bug. I went on to release four more titles, all while operating an online radio show, Writer's Life Chats and an online literary magazine, Literary Jewels.
I had a passion for anything literary. After losing my full-time job as a Medical Assistant in 2009, I realized I had to make my passion for books work for me. During this time, I saw that social media was growing. I studied the various mediums to determine how I could expand my brand AND make money; hence, my author and product promotion services were conceived.
Through my research, I learned that the greatest challenge for authors was getting their work in the hands of readers. I used popular social networking sites to expose my clients to new readers. Given the success of my author clients, I made the decision to expand my services to other professionals who needed help with exposure. Today I operate my own publishing company, DivaBooksInc, which is the umbrella company for my services which range from interviews, literary consulting and educating on book/product marketing and promotion.
Although I do not have a degree in journalism or marketing, my motto is "Failure is not an option." With that attitude I am destined for greatness. For every “no”, I create my own “yes.” Everything I have learned has come as a result of extensive research and determination.
What started as a hobby is now a thriving business that brings me great satisfaction. I am my own boss which makes me a proud entrepreneur. At one time I only saw myself as a healthcare worker. While that title was fulfilling, it was not as fulfilling as helping others turn their visions into reality. I take great satisfaction in knowing I help others make a living . Every day I think of new and unique ways to expand my brand while leaving a legacy for my four children.
About the Author
Kisha Green is a published author, virtual assistant, literary consultant, promoter and book reviewer. She's the owner of DivaBooksInc. It's motto, “Turning literary dreams into published realities.” She has a strong
passion for assisting authors in their writing and making their dreams come true.
Aside from having a passion for supporting authors, Kisha is a well-established author. She's been writing professionally since she was twenty-one. Her most popular novel is, ‘And Even If I Did’, released in
2006. Kisha Green is also the host of the award winning online radio show, Writer's Life Chats, an online radio show where she interviews aspiring and seasoned authors.
As an avid reader and book reviewer, her reviews have appeared on Amazon, Goodreads, Shelfari, Urban Book Source and other notable sites. In 2016, she was nominated for Literary Activist by AAMBC and is the recipient of the 2014, 2016 & 2017 Literary Excellence Award presented by Black Pearls
Kisha resides in New Jersey and is a contributing writer for Urban Tymes, LitIsh, and Literary Jewels. A firm believer in "each one, teach one," Kisha Green launched Literary Jewels, an online resource for aspiring writers interested in self-publishing.
She has also participated in numerous panel discussions and workshops on the topic. She can be found on many social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Twitter Link: www.twitter.com/kishagreen
Periscope Handle: www.periscope.com/kishagreen
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