Authorpreneurship: The Business of Writing

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If you've wondered what this writing business is all about, then wonder no more. This slideshow will give you answers to the seven most popular questions asked by aspiring authors. Enjoy!

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Authorpreneurship: The Business of Writing

  1. 1. YOUR PRESENTER … •SHARON C, JENKINS, THE MASTER COMMUNICATOR •AUTHORPRENEUR •EDITOR •COACH (YOUR LITERARY MIDWIFE) •THOUGHT LEADER BEHIND THE AUTHORS NETWORKING SUMMIT
  2. 2. WHAT IS AN AUTHORPRENEUR? An authorpreneur is someone who writes a book to make money or to promote a message or cause to the masses. TONY A. GASKINS JR. www.tonygaskins.com
  3. 3. WHAT IS ? • AUTHOR: “A PERSON WHO MAKES OR ORIGINATES SOMETHING; CREATOR; ORIGINATOR. * THEY ARE A WRITER OF A BOOK, ARTICLE, BLOG, ETC. * AN AUTHOR IS A PERSON WHOSE PROFESSION IS WRITING BOOKS.” • ENTREPRENEUR: “A PERSON WHO ORGANIZES AND MANAGES A BUSINESS UNDERTAKING, ASSUMING THE RISK FOR THE SAKE OF THE PROFIT.”
  4. 4. THE DEFINITION OF … • AUTHORPRENEURSHIP: THE BUSINESS OF AUTHORING AND PUBLISHING YOUR WORK. YOU ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE IN THE PLANNING, IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION OF THE PROCESS TO CREATE YOUR BOOK, EBOOK, BLOG, EDITORIAL, WHITEPAPER OR ARTICLE AND ITS DISTRIBUTION. • YOU PLAN YOUR PROCESS, CREATE CONTENT, AND MARKET AND DISTRIBUTE YOUR END PRODUCT. (BOOK, ARTICLE, E-BOOK, ETC.)
  5. 5. THE TOP 7 QUESTIONS INQUIRING AUTHORS WANT TO KNOW … • HOW DO I WRITE A BOOK? • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST” • CAN I REALLY MAKE MONEY IF I WRITE A BOOK? HOW? • IS THERE A WAY I CAN HIRE SOMEONE ELSE TO DO THE WORK AND GET THE CREDIT? • DO I SELF-PUBLISH OR GO THE TRADITIONAL PUBLISHING ROUTE? • HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE YOU TO BECOME A BEST-SELLING AUTHOR? • WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE BOOK IS FINISHED?
  6. 6. HOW DO I WRITE A BOOK? • DETERMINE WHAT YOU WANT TO DO. • DEVELOP A PLAN TO DO IT. • THEN … JUST DO IT! GO TO MY BLOGTALK RADIO: THE LITERARY SHOWCASE, WWW.BLOGTALKRADIO.COM/THEMASTERCOM MUNICATOR
  7. 7. HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? Ask me about my “Show Me the Money” tactics! HOW MUCH DO YOU WANT TO SPEND?
  8. 8. CAN I REALLY MAKE MONEY IF I WRITE A BOOK? HOW? •YES! •MARKET, MARKET, MARKET! Ask me about Social Media for Authors! ReShonda Tate Billingley reshondatatebillingsley.com
  9. 9. IS THERE A WAY I CAN HIRE SOMEONE ELSE TO DO THE WORK AND GET THE CREDIT? • HIRE A GHOSTWRITER • HIRE AN AUTHOR’S VIRTUAL ASSISTANT • WRITE THE BOOK AND GET AN AGENT TO FIND A TRADITIONAL PUBLISHING HOUSE • PARTICIPATE IN A COMPILATION • GET A CO-AUTHOR
  10. 10. DO I SELF-PUBLISH OR GO THE TRADITIONAL PUBLISHING ROUTE? SELF PUBLISHING IF AN AUTHOR DECIDES TO SELF-PUBLISH, THEY: • ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE BOOK FROM CONTENT CREATION TO DISTRIBUTION. • THE AUTHOR DEVELOPS THE CONTENT, PROOFREADS THEIR MANUSCRIPT, GETS IT EDITED AND PROVIDES FUNDS FOR BOOK COVER DESIGN, LAYOUT, AND PRINTING OF THE BOOK. • THE AUTHOR IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MARKETING AND DISTRIBUTION OF THE BOOK AND DETERMINING HOW MANY COPIES TO BE PRINTED , ETC.
  11. 11. DO I SELF-PUBLISH OR GO THE TRADITIONAL PUBLISHING ROUTE? TRADITIONAL PUBLISHING • THE AUTHOR COMPLETES THEIR MANUSCRIPT AND SENDS A QUERY LETTER OR PROPOSAL TO AN AGENT OR TRADITIONAL PUBLISHER. • THE DETAILS FOR SUBMISSION ARE USUALLY OUTLINED BY MOST TRADITIONAL PUBLISHERS ON THEIR WEBSITE. • IF THE AUTHOR HAS AN AGENT THEY WILL DO THIS FOR THEM. • AN AGENT ACTS AS AN INTERMEDIARY FOR THE AUTHOR.
  12. 12. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE YOU TO BECOME A BEST-SELLING AUTHOR? • HOW MUCH ARE YOU WILLING TO INVEST IN THE PREPARATION OF YOUR PRODUCT? • TIME? • MONEY? • INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL? • IN OTHER WORDS ARE YOU WILLING TO TAKE THE ENTREPRENEURIAL RISK TO BE A BEST–SELLING AUTHOR?
  13. 13. WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE BOOK IS FINISHED? YOUR WORK HAS JUST BEGUN! (UNLESS YOU HIRE SOMEONE ELSE TO DO IT.)
  14. 14. A RESOURCE TO HELP YOU FIND THE AUTHORPRENEUR IN YOU … ASK ME: HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
  15. 15. Sharon C. Jenkins, The Master Communicator Inspirational Principal, The Master Communicator's Writing Services sharoncjenkins@gmail.com www.sharoncjenkins.com 281-826-4615 281-730-2776 The NEW Authorpreneurship: The Business of Writing will be available in January 2014. Pre-Order your copy today!

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