“An essential resource for those of us still flying by the seat of our pants in the self-publishing business.” Tonya Price, Fiction and Non-Fiction Writer
There are many books that give basic book publishing advice or give you the bare minimum information necessary to self-publish on KDP, but only The Writer’s Business Plan gives you proven and powerful methods for launching a long-term, productive publishing business for authors, based on Tonya Price’s 30 years of experience building successful internet businesses and self-publishing fiction and non-fiction bestsellers.
There are over one million authors that have published books using Kindle Direct Publishing, but only a small percentage of those writers earn significant book royalties, because they don’t understand how to run a business. Tonya Price draws on her marketing and information technology education at the prestigious Johnson School of Business at Cornell University and decades of experience setting up profitable small businesses to give you game-changing advice for launching a successful publishing business, using real-world examples from publishing her own books.
In this all-inclusive self-publishing business book, you will learn:
- How to set up a business plan to self-publish any book that you write, in any fiction or non-fiction genre.
- How to give your writing business a concrete direction with a profitable mission statement
- Setting up your self-publishing business plan, complete with a book marketing plan and financial plan, just like a real small-business owner
- How to use market analysis to define your target audience and who is most likely to buy your book on Amazon and other internet book sellers to increase book sales and improve book rank
- Super-handy templates for creating your writing business plan – Strategic Plan Template, Marketing Plan Template, Financial Plan Template and 1, 3 and 5-Year Business Plan Templates
After applying the invaluable publishing advice offered in The Writer’s Business Plan, check out the rest of Tonya Price’s Business Books for Writers series, including the popular books titled Money-Making Business Models for Writers and The Profitable Writer: Managing the Writer’s Money.
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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.