Sunday, June 4, 2017

A Business Plan For Writers

When you wrote your first book you thought you'd sit back, watch the royalties roll in and start working on your next book, right? 

Being an author today is so much more than just writing.
Writing is a business and has to be treated like one.

Title: Writing a Business Plan for Writers
Author: Tiffany Shand
Genre: Nonfiction

In this short ebook I'll take your through the reasons why you need a business plan, how to write one and the different elements that make up one to help you become a successful author.

Why you need to treat publishing like a business

Writers write books, but in this new world of digital publishing, they have to be a lot more than that. 
Writers have to be marketers and entrepreneurs. They have to build themselves an author platform, grow their readership, engage on social media, network and so much more.
Writing a book is really only the tip of the iceberg. To be a serious writer you have to treat publishing like a business.
If you become traditionally published, you may think that your publisher will do all the work for you, but that’s very rarely the case. Publishers expect authors to market their own books and build their own platforms. If you don’t have a strong author platform in place, a publisher is unlikely to take much interest in you. It’s harder to get a traditional book publishing deal now, but not impossible. EBooks have provided authors opportunities that have never been open to them before.
If you decide to self-publish your books you are essentially your own publisher. Publishing is a business and has to be treated as such. You have to sort out things such as editing, formatting, cover design and marketing.
Although you can do some of these things yourself, some of it does have to be outsourced and like any business that takes time and money. Being a writer isn’t an easy business.
From the moment you decide to publish your book, you became your own business. That’s right a business. Most writers just think they’re writing when they write their book – I used to think the same thing. They don’t think of it as the product it is.

I’m a writer first and foremost, but I also have to be a lot of other things.
Yes, it takes a lot of work to publish books well and get some profit out of it. 
But it’s also a very exciting and rewarding job.

This book is very brief but full of valuable information.
Whether you are an author (or dream of being an author) and choose to self publish or go a more traditional route to having your book published and presented to the world, you need to understand how the process works. Knowing the steps will diminish your frustration and fear.

Tiffany Shand tells you how to begin and gives examples to help clarify the process.
You may enjoy certain parts more than others, you may think you can do it all yourself, but as you go you may realize you need to outsource or delegate. Knowing the next step in the process may help you make better choices and feel more confident.

The book takes some of the mystery out of the process and will explain things you might not have considered.

Tiffany Shand was born in Essex, UK and started writing short stories when she was a child.
She has always done writing in one form or another and started writing novels in her early teens.
Tiffany loves to read books and discovered her love for fantasy and paranormal romance during this time.
She writes both non-fiction and fiction, and love helping writers to build their author platforms.
After doing a creative writing course in her early 20s, she is now a freelance writer and professional editor.
Tiffany lives in Essex with her two spoiled cats and one very nutty hamster.
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