Occasionally I like to read various blog posts and online articles on marketing, self-publishing and anything that falls in between. Over the last few months I’ve been seeing a lot of posts on the value a name holds to an author. The advice goes a little something like: Self-published authors should sell themselves, as authors, and not just sell their books. This way, backlists aren’t ignored and if an author wants to change tracks and write something fresh, their following will (hopefully) do what they do best – follow. Selling yourself also brings your personality to the table, something that can help garner more readers and more book sales.
In this regard, I’ve been meaning to change the URL of this blog to my name, instead of A Broken Reality. The title, A Broken Reality, was originally used to describe the content within my blog, but it doesn’t really make as much sense now as it once used to. I picked it because it had a connection to my novel series and time traveling and alternate histories. However, my intention is to start covering topics outside of just my novel series, and so I’ll go ahead and move the blog URL to fall under the umbrella that is my name.
As of this coming Monday, December 12th, my blog address will be http://davidnalderman.blogspot.com instead of http://abrokenreality.blogspot.com. I don’t think changing the URL will drop any of you as followers, nor will any of my posts disappear, but I will need to update my blog link in some different areas like my website, my ebooks, and social networking sites.