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Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all. – Helen Keller

There comes a point in an author’s career when they need to be daring. For most of us, publishing the first book is our first bold step. But after that, we face the decisions of going full time, hiring staff, and what will happen to your body of work after your lifetime. This month, we feature articles to help you make these choices. And our technology article includes a fantastic spreadsheet to help you keep your business on track.

And if you’re in search of a bit of inspiration, look no further than the couple on the cover. Danielle and Dakota Krout tackle their publishing empire with a humor and sense of adventure that is reflected in the books they produce. 

Our NaNoWriMo article focuses on Preptober getting ready for the challenge during the month of October. (And our Health article has some fabulous healthy snacks to get you through those 50,000 words.)

So go forth and be daring. Be the hero of your publishing story and accept the call.

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Robyn Sarty

As a managing editor at Indie Author Magazine, Robyn Sarty brings over a decade of experience as an editor and proofreader. She is the author of two novels and several short stories, and manages her own publishing company. She loves helping other authors with their books and can often be found nerding out over story elements with her friends. She spent five years as a project coordinator for an international engineering firm, and now uses those skills to chase writers instead of engineers and hopes it will be good training for her first marathon. Growing up as a third culture kid, books were the one constant in her life, and as such, Robyn believes that books are portals to the magic that lies within, and authors are wielders of that magic. She also admits to being a staunch, loyal, and unabashed supporter of the Oxford comma.

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