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SPQ 069: Teams 101 – The Best Way to Scale Your Author Business

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SPQ 069: Teams 101 – The Best Way to Scale Your Author Business

  1. Teams 101Teams 101 The Best Way to Scale Your Author Business Episode 69 of the Self-PublishingSelf-Publishing QuestionsQuestions Podcast
  2. Question:Question: “Since you are publishing so many books, you must have someone on staff that helps with the editingediting and stuff, right? Do you have someone on your actual team, or do you just outsourceoutsource the work?”
  3. Most authorpreneurs don't have staff members. You're more likely to hire people on a project-by-project basis. TAKEAW AYS K ey
  4. Team Behind an Author Business: - Editors - Cover designer - Virtual assistant - Post-production team - Foreign translations team TAKEAW AYS K ey
  5. Editors are your most important hire. (Leigh & Matt) TAKEAW AYS K ey
  6. Editors take your content, do deep- level corrections, and send the corrections back to you. TAKEAW AYS K ey
  7. It's important to have two editors if you want to catch any mistakes you might make. TAKEAW AYS K ey
  8. Expect to pay anywhere from $0.006 per word to $0.02 per word for good editors. TAKEAW AYS K ey
  9. Cover designers are just as important as editors. (Kyle) TAKEAW AYS K ey
  10. People do judge books by their covers. You need something attractive that makes people want to buy your products. TAKEAW AYS K ey
  11. Expect to pay anywhere from $100 to $200 for a good cover designer. TAKEAW AYS K ey
  12. A virtual assistant can help free up your time. (Glori) TAKEAW AYS K ey
  13. A Virtual Assistant can... - Research material for books - Create show notes for each published book - Generate daily sales reports - Create images for blog posts & Facebook advertisements - Create SlideShare presentations TAKEAW AYS K ey
  14. You can pay anywhere from $600 to $1,000 per month to get a good virtual assistant who works full-time. TAKEAW AYS K ey
  15. A post-production team is also very valuable. (Archangel Ink) TAKEAW AYS K ey
  16. They put together audiobooks and format print books and ebooks. They might even do a final proofread of your books. TAKEAW AYS K ey
  17. Expect to pay between $600 and $1,200 per project to do these things. TAKEAW AYS K ey
  18. To get your books into foreign markets, You need a foreign translations team. - Angelica (Portuguese translation) - Candida (Portuguese editing) - Paul (German translation) TAKEAW AYS K ey
  19. Start with one or two languages and learn everything you need to do to succeed in foreign markets. TAKEAW AYS K ey
  20. BiggestBiggest Takeaway:Takeaway: You always want to think about ways to expand on what you are already doing.
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