The Seven Step Guide to Authorpreneurship by Rochelle Carter

An award winning and bestselling guide for authors! You've written a book, now what? These 7 Steps are the guide to approaching your writing career like a business.

The seven step guide to authorpreneurship

Whether you are writing fiction or non-fiction, multi-published or aspiring to publication, independently published or contracted with a publishing house, you need The 7-Step Guide to Authorpreneurship. This how-to handbook will guide you through each phase of your writing career to create a business that generates regular income while allowing you to do what you love. Loaded with well-organized information, plus practical tips and strategies, this guide will become a trusted resource you consult again and again as your build your career.

In a market flooded with advice for writers, there are very few books merging the concept of being an author and an entrepreneur. This guide is the first to truly take authors from concept to execution. The end result is a blending of the entrepreneurial spirit with writing talent to create a successful business achieving the personal and professional goals writers aim for.

Genre: EDUCATION / General

Secondary Genre: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General

Language: English


Word Count: 36,390

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So, you’re writing or have written a book that you think everyone should know about. You’ve gone through the steps and tried to find an agent or publisher who will fund your dream and spread your message to the world. But now—whether you’ve just been rejected for the hundredth time, or whether you’ve finally gotten your manuscript published but are quickly becoming disillusioned with the whole process and are suffering from a nonexistent support system—you are wallowing in business lingo, financial pressures, and lack of success.

We’ve done all we can, your publisher says. Money is tight. You’re good, but we just don’t have the time or money to get the results you’re asking for. Or you look at your sales of your first eBook…and it’s still the same single digit number as last month.

This is not how you imagined your writing career would turn out.

I’m going to share a little secret with you, no charge: The only way to get your book noticed the way you want it to be is to invest in yourself.

The secret is that by investing in yourself as an entire person, you’re going to be investing in your book as well. You can’t just sell an idea or a book to a publisher or audience—you have to sell yourself as well.

You become what is termed an “authorpreneur”: an author who is not just a creative but also a businessperson who works for themself. 

“Authorpreneur” speaks to the state of mind that you need to have before, during, and even after you have a book released. It doesn’t matter if you decide to publish independently (go “indie”) or traditionally, or if you want to handle marketing for the book on your own or hire a publicist instead. The mindset is still the same: you're handling your writing career—your way.

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