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Books That Make You Podcast

Books That Make You is a channel about all things bookish. Home to the The Books That Make You show with host Desiree Duffy of Black Chateau Enterprises. Where she discuses books with authors and experts, unraveling the inner pages of all the books that help make us who we are. BTMY also live streams bookish events as well as posting author readings and bookish contest on

May 1, 2024

Books That Make You Wanna Pursue Being an Indie Author

Generally speaking, the more you read, the more you feel that burning urge to write. So what happens these days, when a reader becomes a writer? Chances are, if you’re a new writer, and want to control your vision for your book, your first path into the writing world will be as an indie author. What should you know before venturing into this bountiful, unpredictable territory?

A caffeinated writer, Mama, founder, speaker, trainer and traveler, Chelle Honiker is the Managing Partner of Athenia Creative Services, LLC, which includes Athenia Creative, Athenia Marketing and Athenia Training. Some of Athenia’s notable projects include:

Book Cover Auctions


Indie Author Tools


Indie Author Magazine

Author Automations


More than anything, as an advocate for the empowerment of authorpreneurs, Chelle recognizes the importance of authors taking charge of both their craft and careers.

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