As we wrap up Women’s History Month it’s important to continue to highlight our present day women who are blazing the trail. Sherry D’Agostino is one woman who is creating her purpose filled life. Sherry has over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry. From working with the Dixie Chicks, CBS Radio and even being a member of the Recording Academy; she has surely paid her dues. She has even engaged in public speaking efforts at events such as the Toronto International Film Festival, Sundance and more to spread her expertise. “An entrepreneur is a risk taker, a mold breaker, a constant creator and a great anticipator of greatness,” says Sherry.
Sherry D’Agostino continues to reinvent herself in today’s world to grow her platform. Along with creator, Michael Pellegrino, Sherry is the co-founder of the new literature social media platform known as Author’s World. This new and innovative method will open doors for the world of literature that have not been opened before. Author’s World is seen as the next Facebook, Amazon and even Tik Tok all rolled into one platform.
“An author is an originator, a creator and a facilitator of a story. We all have a story to tell while an author has the courage to own it and tell it,” Sherry expresses about the importance of the Author’s World. Many are longing for connections despite social distancing and Author’s World is the connection for literary offerings, book discussions, networking and much more. Here’s what Sherry has to say in reference to her career and her new social media platform.
What motivated you to become an entrepreneur?
One of the most significant motivators throughout my life has been that I wanted to control my own hours, my own time and my own future. I wanted the options of working 16 hours or just taking the day off. What I have learned is being an entrepreneur requires more time, more dedication and more tenacity. Along the way I am no longer responsible for just myself, but many others depend on me. I love being able to use my creativity in business. There is more than one way to make millions and succeed.
How do you balance your professional and personal life?
I try to be present and pay attention. Balance is sometimes just taking time for yourself. Other times it is giving more time to a family member or a friend. I like to break up my week and days by tasks. It works in my business, and it flows over into my personal life. Keep things fun. There’s an old saying: If you love what you do, you will never work another day in your life.
Describe “Author’s World” and its impact on the writing community?
The Author’s World is a social media platform that joins readers, authors, publishers, writers, and advertisers through the common denominator of the love of books. It is the next Facebook, Amazon, and TikTok all rolled into one. The impact of the Author’s World will open new opportunities while giving writers the chance to expand and highlight their work. It will allow them to reach global audiences and other demographics that they would not reach otherwise. The impact on writers is pure power to expand their works.
Stay in the know with Sherry D’Agostino and she continues to offer safe spaces for creatives. Her expertise has curated opportunities that continue to nurture those around her. Watch out world as the literary industry makes a major shift. Connect with Sherry and the new Author’s World platform here. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Writer, C. Scott, is a mother, entrepreneur, freelance writer and early literacy advocate. Follow her on social media as @curls_coils to connect with her and her work.