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BOOKS + BUSINESS

BOOKS + BUSINESS

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I implemented these to subjects together because it has become just that when it comes to books and the business of books, you are in business. So, you want to self-publish your book. I hope you are ready for business. Adapting a business mindset is what its going to take for you to be successful in this industry. Branding your self as an author is one thing that commonly overlooked. Most first-time authors run straight to publish with a company they googled, and then submit there manuscript. A little while later you receive a email or phone call saying, congrats we’ve accepted your story and ready to publish your book. So then unknowingly you think you’ve arrived at your moment. Not.

Sorry to bust your bubble but what you have fallen victim to is signing your name to a contract that requires you to both pay for your production and giving away 90% royalties. Without any knowledge of what just happened one thing  you know is you book is being published. And because you signed a contract you seem to think you’ve been signed a major book deal. Don’t quote me not everyone thinks this but there are many that do.

The major key in this game is research. Find out what works best for your book. Let go of all the visions of being on Oprah and the Steve Harvey show for a second. And sit down and evolve this publishing plan into a business plan. Who will your customers be? In other words who are your readers? This one major question most first time or unsuccessful authors can answer. Your book is a business and should treated as such. There are many T’s to cross in this game. But the benefits are endless. Your book is only the most expensive content you’ll create. You can monetize your book in numerous forms, create paid speaking opportunities, create your own university, yes, it’s a unique way of building your personal brand. That’s another issue but I’m sure by now you get the picture. Books and business are the twin compatible ways to create an income flow from writing a book one time. As my publishing colleagues always say, Books don’t Expire, and guess what they don’t. Now go self-publish your book.

Connect with me on social media @blackwritersspace or http://www.publishyourbooktoday.info

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Tiffany A Green

 

 

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