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Everything you need to know to create your unique business plan.
Traditional, Indie, fiction or non-fiction “The Writer’s Business Plan” is for you. Fellow writer and MBA, Tonya Price provides a plain English guide to a business plan that works for you.
Easy to follow worksheets. Fool-proof Business Plan template. Seven short chapters to a writer-specific business plan.
Spend this weekend creating a plan for your writing business success!
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Why I Wrote The Writer's Business Plan
When I left my position as Director of the Project Management Office, Director of the Web Technologies Services Group, and IT Governance Project Manager (yes, I held all three positions at the same time,) I didn't intend on writing a non-fiction book. I intended on writing techno-thrillers. But while attending a Fiction River Anthology Workshop in Oregon I sat at breakfast and listened to several published authors talking about how they wanted to be more serious about their writing business, but didn't know quite where to start.
These were people who had worked for corporations but they had never started their own small business.
I have had started two other small, very successful businesses, before starting my latest company, Magnolia Lane Press. I knew exactly how to start a small business and I've spent more than fifteen years helping other small businesses succeed as an online marketing and Web projects consultant. Since I had just left my job I was planning on writing up my business plan for Magnolia Lane Press. Why? Because I knew the reason my companies were all successful was because I always took the time to write a business plan before I spent any money. That allowed me to create attainable goals and to do so within the budget I identified as my startup capital.
I volunteered to share my business plan with the other authors at the table.
But there were too many authors that wanted help, so instead of just sending my business plan to everyone, I knew the best way to help them was to write a book about how they could create a business plan for their writing business. Business plans aren't all the same. The good ones are customized for your goals, your knowledge, and your financial situation. And you can't just go to SCORE, (nice as their volunteers are,) and get help with a business plan for authors from someone who is not a writer. Publishing is just too unique an industry these days. So, I wrote The Writer's Business Plan and told the writers if you read the book and have questions, just email me and I'm happy to answer your questions.
I am happy to answer your questions too and I'd love to hear how the book helps you set your goals and achieve them!
“Contains worksheets to make it easy to put your information together and a very positive, encouraging tone.”
“An essential resource for those of us still flying by the seat of our pants in business.”
“Clear and concise. I think this will be a useful resource for many writers.”
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Tonya Price is a published mystery and thriller writer as well as the author of the Business Books For Writers Series. She is the founder of StategicIdeas, a successful web design firm acquired by UltraNet Communications. She also founded Tonya Price Consulting and is the founder of Magnolia Lane Press. Tonya spent 35 years in the high tech/Internet industry in Customer Service, Marketing, Web Operations, and Project Management acquiring all the knowledge a self-publisher needs to run their own company. Tonya has a BA from Oberlin University and an MBA from Cornell University.