Everything you need to run your business as an author. This is not a book on creativity or the craft of writing. This is not a book for hobbyists. This is a book that will take your writing into the realm of actually paying the bills. You will learn how to go from being an author to running a business as an author. In the book you will discover:
Part 1: From Author To Entrepreneur: The arc of the author's journey, definition of an author-entrepreneur, deciding on your definition of success and why it's important as well as what you want for your life. Part 2: Products and Services: How you can turn one manuscript into multiple streams of income. Part 3: Employees, Suppliers and Contractors: The team you need to run your business as an author-entrepreneur. Your role as author and what you're committing to in the business. Part 4: Customers: Who are your customers, and what do they want? Part 5: Sales and Distribution: How to sell through distributors and your options, plus all the information you need to sell direct. Part 6: Marketing: Defining and reframing marketing so you feel more comfortable with it as well as key overarching concepts for book-based marketing, author-based marketing, and customer-based marketing. Part 7: Financials: The money mind-set, revenues, and costs of the author business and how to make a profit. Part 8: Strategy and Planning: Developing your business plan and managing your time. The long-term view and the process for becoming a full-time author if you choose that route.