Today's episode is part of an ongoing series called “Author Journeys.” This series focuses on interviews Becky conducted for her upcoming book, Reach: Creating the Biggest Possible Audience for Your Message, Book, or Cause (April 2022). In this episode, we are joined by Barb Roose — Speaker, Author, and Literary Agent. During this episode, Barb shares:
Her advice for submitting the first draft of a manuscript and how to handle the editing process.
The magic number of 10,000 book sales in the first year and why it is often the goal for authors.
Which of her books has sold the most copies, and if her devotional, Surrendered, might be on track to surpass it.
The difficulties that people from marginalized communities face in creating traction for their books, messages, or causes.
The four specific dials for BIPOC and other diverse writers, and what each one means.
Her advice for how to increase the visibility of diverse voices without causing the person to feel that they’re only being invited in order to create more diversity.
What helped her turn up the dial on her credibility and visibility, as well as what she sees other people struggling to overcome.
Her thoughts about how members of the majority can help elevate and amplify people with marginalized voices.