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A Business Plan for Indie Authors–Part Three

****This post was originally published on The Writer’s Guide to ePublishing on October 7, 2012**** This is the third part of a three part series on MY business plan as a self-published author. Just remember, what works for me, or is important to me, may not work for you. My hope is if you are a self-published author, this will make you think more about the business part of your career. The first part covers the Table of contents, the business description, and the business ownership and location. Go here to read Part One. Part Two covers what my products are, my pricing strategy, and my financial plan. **** 6. Production Schedule and Writing Plans I’ve already mentioned that I think it’s important to schedule the writing and release of my books. I schedule my developmental and copy editors months in advance and I base those dates off of my production schedule.  Otherwise it would be a guessing game.  As of September, I have my developmental editor booked out to September 2013. In my business plan, I listed every book I planned to write, and the schedule I planned to follow. Production Schedule Sacrifice: Developmental edits return on Wednesday, January 4 […]

A Business Plan for Indie Authors–Part Two

****This post was originally published on The Writer’s Guide to ePublishing on October 6, 2012**** This is the second part of a three part series on MY business plan as a self-published author. Read Part One here Just remember, what works for me or is important to me may not work for you. My hope is if you are a self-published author, this will make you think more about the business part of your career. The first part covers the table of contents, the business description and the business ownership and location. **** 3. Products Products are my books, obviously. But they have also come to include audiobooks, a few items I have for sale through Zazzle, and a few products related to my books (t-shirts, an apron, and bracelets) which are not mentioned below. Products Offered by Bramagioia Enterprises Novels are offered in several eBook formats and print books. Approximately 95% of all books sold are digital. It is unclear if novellas will be offered in print format. Currently available from Bramagioia Enterprises: Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes (A Rose Garner Mystery) – released July 12, 2011 Chosen (The Chosen #1) released September 18, 2011 Hunted (The Chosen #2) […]

A Business Plan for Indie Authors–Part One

****This post was originally published on The Writer’s Guide to ePublishing on October 5, 2012**** This is the first part of a three part series on MY business plan as a self-published author. So many people have heard about my twenty-three page business plan and 1) wondered how I found enough material to fill twenty-three pages 2) heard I wrote a twenty-three page business plan and were too intimidated to try it or 3) both. Just remember, what works for me or is important to me may not work for you. My hope is if you are a self-published author, this will make you think more about the business part of your career. **** When I self-published my first book in July of 2011, my goal was to sell 1000 books by December 31. Six months. At the time, it seemed like a pie-in-the-sky dream. I’d done my research and everything I found said self-publishing was a long tail venture. You start off slow and steadily build your sales—and your readers. Estimates for a first month’s expected sales were around 20-50 books. If I was lucky. And then hopefully, double sales the second month. What I didn’t count on were the benefits […]

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