Following his previous inspirational children’s book, Do Your Best and Forget the Rest, Vincent Wolf has created The Boy with Hearts for Hair. His work is largely inspired by his love for comic books and his appreciation for philosophy. Wolf is a rising motivational artist who enjoys practicing Tai Chi and traveling. He is available for speaking engagements, book exhibitions and other opportunities. To find out what Wolf is up to now, visit www.llagetsdrawings.com.
RARA: Why did you decide to publish?
Vincent: I decided to publish because I wanted to help inspire children’s creativity. I’ve always loved drawing and art growing up. Now that I’m a little bit older, I have tons of stories I want to share via my artwork and imagination.
RARA: What titles have you published to date?
Vincent: Two motivational children’s books: Do Your Best and Forget the Rest (2012) and The Boy with Hearts for Hair (2013).
RARA: How are you currently marketing your book and what has given you the best results?
Vincent: To be honest, I’m still working on marketing strategies. I attend different events in Georgia and draw caricatures as a professional artist so I’m able to put my books on display and sell a few copies at each event. School events and book festivals have given me the best results. I’m currently in the process of throwing a book launch and I’m looking at different news outlets to get the word out.
RARA: Are there any books or websites that you have found the most useful?
Vincent: Yeah. I use to read a bunch of different blogs and websites, but when it came to being practical and useful, I relied on a certain interesting blogger/author. His name is Chris Guillebeau and his book is called The $100 Start Up. It’s primarily focused on business in general but there’s a lot great information an independent author can take away from it. His website is: www.chrisguillebeau.com
(And I’m assuming you already know my other resource if you’re reading this on www.realanswersrealauthors.com)
RARA: What has been your greatest challenge in self publishing?
Vincent: Marketing and getting myself out there – hands down.
RARA: What is the best advice or tip you can give a new and aspiring author?
Vincent: For aspiring authors: WRITE THE BOOK! I meet an aspiring author at every event I go to and they all have had a “book” in their head for some time. The thing is that, it’s not really a book until it is out of your head. Just write the book. Again, just write the book. After that, Jill got you covered. 😉
For new authors: Congratulations, on your new book! Now let people know about it and try to have fun with the marketing side of things. I find that having fun with it all makes it a lot easier. I wish you all the best!
Thank you for taking the time and reading about one of my favorite authors, Vincent Wolf. You can contact Vincent through his site, Facebook and Twitter.