About the Book
Writing a Business Plan for Writers by Tiffany Shand
When you wrote your first book you thought you’d sit back, watch the royalties roll in and start working on your next book, right? Being an author today is so much more than just writing. Writing is a business and has to be treated like one. In this short ebook I’ll take your through the reasons why you need a business plan, how to write one and the different elements that make up one to help you become a successful author.
Author Bio: Tiffany Shand was born in Essex, UK and started writing short stories when she was a child. She has always done writing in one form or another and started writing novels in her early teens. Tiffany loves to read books and discovered her love for fantasy and paranormal romance during this time. She writes both non-fiction and fiction, and love helping writers to build their author platforms. After doing a creative writing course in her early 20s, she is now a freelance writer and professional editor. Tiffany lives in Essex with her two spoiled cats and one very nutty hamster.
Writers who make a living from their writing are entrepreneurs in their own way, and the one thing they all have in common is that they have direction and know what they’re doing. One of the best ways of doing that is by having a business plan and treating the job of being an author as an actual business. A lot of authors would love to make a living from their writing, but many view writing as an art form rather than an actual business. Many authors struggle and fail to make very much money from their books. This isn’t because they’re bad writers, either they don’t know how to make the money or they don’t have the direction to make a business out of it. Writers who work for a living are freelancers, teachers or online entrepreneurs who don’t just publish and market books. They treat the entire process as a business and re-purpose the content of their books into multiple different formats such as paperbacks, e-books, audiobooks and courses. This book is for both writers who would like to make a living from their work and for entrepreneurial writers who plan their businesses around their books. Any entrepreneur has a plan and direction for their business and will see writing as a business. Whether you dream of six-figure advances, or write because you simply must write, you may not think of writing as a business but just something you love doing. What is a business plan? A business plan is an outline of your goals or a statement of the things you want and how you will to get them. It includes an assessment of the goals and how you’ll obtain them. A good business plan should outline how you plan to learn about the publishing process and how you plan to build up your audience of readers and work with others in the writing community. The plan I talk about in this book may look very different than one used by a start-up company as it is specifically written for writers and creative entrepreneurs.