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Authors are small business owners too. Did you ever look at it that way? Your book is your product. I know you didn't write a book thinking about selling it. I know the story swirled in your brain until you just had to write it down. But because you had a message or a desire to touch people's hearts, you shared it with the public. At the moment the book is published--indie or traditional--it becomes not just a heart work, but also hard work. You need to set aside the creative area of your personality in exchange for the practical reality of being a business owner. Your responsibilities include editor, publisher (indie), marketer, speaker, and book keeper.
I never realized there were so many "jobs" associated with being a published author until my first novella, Sunshine Boulevard, was published. The good news is there are many resources to help you learn about running this small business- books and online websites, writing groups, and authors who are willing to share their experiences.
I hosted a blog featuring romance and mystery authors who shared their tips on writing, marketing, and publishing. Not only was it a wonderful opportunity to meet authors, but also a chance for writers to gain valuable information from the experienced authors. Here are some of the resources they use in their writing business. Check them out for your writing business.
Joel Friedlander, The Book Designer http://www.thebookdesigner.com/
Joe Konrath http://jakonrath.blogspot.com/
L. Diane Wolf http://www.circleoffriendsbooks.blogspot.com
Karen Cioffi, Writing and Marketing http://www.karencioffiwritingandmarketing.com/
Training Authors http://www.trainingauthors.com/
Build a Business with Your Book http://buildabusinesswithyourbook.com/
Author Marketing Club http://authormarketingclub.com/members/resources/
Book Marketing Tools http://bookmarketingtools.com/
Joan Stewart, The Publicity Hound https://publicityhound.com/
Insecure Writers Support Group-http://www.alexjcavanaugh.com/p/the-insecure-writers-support-group.html
Writers Chatroom http://www.writerschatroom.com/
|Romance and Mystery Authors on Writing|
Available at Amazon--99 cents
C. Hope Clark
Heather Fraser Brainerd
What are your favorite online resources on writing? Do you look at your writing as a business?
Please leave a comment below. Thank you.
|Romance Readers Want to Know|
Thursdays on the J.Q. Rose blog
March 31--Author Diane Wickles rounds out our March guest authors. Bring your questions about her writing process. Looking forward to a great discussion next week.
Look who's coming in April!
You're invited to fire up those questions for the following authors: