Thank You Angela

 

Brain to Books was founded in October 2014 by Angela B. Chrysler in an effort to unite and organize undiscovered authors. Today, under the Brain to Books brand, Ms. Chrysler helps other undiscovered authors learn the ins and outs of marketing and publishing. by providing the very thing undiscovered authors need: opportunity. With this in mind, the Brain to Books Cyber Convention was born.

 

History

After retracing my Google steps back to a misplaced article on query letter writing and platform building, I realized how much of a cluttered mess the internet was for a writer. The sources are there, but finding them is grueling work. Even voracious researchers like myself have found this process tasking. My solution evolved into Brain to Books: an online ready-made beginner’s manual for the aspiring author to find those helpful links right off so they can spend more time writing.

Writing is hard. Publication doesn’t have to be.

But I didn’t stop there.

On 15 October 2014, I decided to post my own publishing journey online where others could see and I called it, “Brain to Books.” What began as a “writing journal,” evolved into a promotional engine. By April 2015, I launched the 2015 Brain to Books Cyber Convention, which collected little more than 150 authors to showcase their books online. It became a cyber Expo through Goodreads modeled after the Sci-fi Convention—only it was free… and online.

1 July 2015, I hosted the “Brain to Books Book Blast” where I punched out more than 60 authors in one day for “Indie Pride Day.” And on 25 July 2015, I launched the 35-day long blog tour featuring 150+ authors and hundreds of books shared over 15 blogs. All of this, we crammed into one tour. It. Was astounding.

As the Blog Tour settled down, I launched Brain to Books Bloggers. Soon after, I founded the “Starving Artist Foundation” which isn’t really a foundation. The name was just catchy.

In the end, regardless of what Brain to Books is used for, it has always stood by one belief. Author promotion should be free. We’re all struggling to make a dime. Most of us spent our last dime on an ISBN, cover art, or an editor. Many others skipped out on the cover art or editor because we had no money. Most of us have no money left to throw into promotion and advertising.

Writing is hard. Publication doesn’t have to be.

In my world, knowledge is free. I adore and embrace the era when returning a kindness was payment enough. At its core, this is what Brain to Books is about. If you’re interested in signing up for any or all of my promotional events, become a member. You are warmly invited to join the clan.

May the kindest of words always find you.

Angela B. Chrysler

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  1. 8 Comments

    Richard White

    Angela, what can I say. honestly the visions she had for CyCon barely scratched the surface of where she wanted the event to go. I remember many late night chats with Ani and her about the plans for future Cycons, and the future of indie authors. Angela, I thank you so much for accepting me into CyCon my first year, just 3 days before the event. You are my family, as is all of my CyCon family. I truly value each and everyone of you, and this all possible because of Angela’s creation the Cyber Convention. I hope with my assistance, that I have made you proud on this years event.

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    Timothy Bateson

    Angela, you and I have been part of this journey ever since the very first CyCon(ish) event way back in 2015, and it’s an honor. There have been ups and downs along the way, but your friendship and vision have always remained constants.
    I just hope that when you see what we’ve put together for this weekend, you’ll be proud of what we’ve achieved in such a short time.

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    Elena Clark

    Thank you so much for everything you’ve done for the indie author community! You have made a big impact on a lot of authors’ lives.

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    Devorah Fox

    Thank you, yes!

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    Heidi Angell

    Thank you for building the foundation of Cycon and trusting it to those who’ve come after to continue building on it and seeing it grow with you! You are a rock star, Angela!

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    Dove Winters

    Angela, I can’t thank you enough for Cycon! I came into it during its second year and it quickly became my favorite time of year! Cycon has been a great place to connect with people who share my passion for writing. It has helped me overcome some of my shyness when talking to people. I’m so happy to be here and grateful to you for starting this adventure! From the bottom of my heart, thank you!

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    EdIreland

    Angela is not just a legend, but she’s one of the most talented people I know. I’ve been through all the cycons, opting not to have a booth last year. However, I gleefully pirated a panel discussion and saw the non-professional side of Angela. There’s no doubt that I was very fortunate to find her as she continues to be an inspiration to me. Love ya Kiddo, see you soon. 🙂

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    Hywela Lyn

    Thank you Angela – this was my first CyCon and hopefully it will be the first of many.

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