Amanda Shofner helps indie authors navigate the publishing world. Sometimes she even writes her own books.
I just haven’t published anything lately.
My books span the genres of romance (One Love) and urban fantasy (The Hunted series). More books are in the works. I promise. The uniting theme in my novels is how people form connections with their friends, family, and lovers. And how those relationships are colored by life experiences and beliefs.
I also work with indie authors to publish and market their books, whether traditional or self-published. Both options are valid and viable. Both are exciting: It’s about sharing your book with the world and bringing your labor of (hopefully) love to life.
Since 2012, I’ve been involved in publishing as a freelance editor, a writing coach, a self-published author, a content manager at a self-publishing company, and as a publicist.
Here’s what I’ve learned and how I approach working with people: No one-size-fits-all approach to publishing and marketing exists. And you can’t separate who you are and your book from creating a strategy. Each author requires a publishing and marketing plan suited to their time, capacity, and interests.
Outside of publishing, I’m a voracious reader, dog mom, houseplant enabler, kombucha drinker, and unapologetic Futurama addict. No lie, there’s a Futurama episode for everything.
If I don’t have my nose in a book, you’ll likely find me exploring Minneapolis, Minnesota, in search of writing inspiration, consuming true crime or crime dramas, or investigating the city with my dog, Scarlet. Also, Futurama.
And in case you’re wondering, at some point I plan to have resources and courses actually available for use. For now, I guard my time and prioritize self-care, which means parts of this site may be out of date.
If you see something that interests you, send me an email. Your interest may be the kick in the pants I need to get going. Really!
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Stay awesome! And buy houseplants.