You've written a book, now what?
These 7 Steps are the guide to approaching your writing career like a business.
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.
Rochelle Carter is the Publisher at Ellechor Media LLC, an award-winning publishing company with three imprints and an online bookstore. She is the bestselling and award-winning author of The 7-Step Guide To Authorpreneurship and the international bestseller Write Success: Inspirational Quotes For The Authorpreneur.
Carter has received national recognition for her leadership and professional achievements in publishing, including the 2014 Stiletto Woman in Business Award (SWIBA) for Entrepreneur of the Year, as a finalist in the Business on the Rise category of the 2014 SWIBA competition, and again as a Woman of Outstanding Leadership by The International Women's Leadership Association.
Many authors wonder what the secret ingredients to success as an author is. No matter what your definition of success may be, it always boils down to one key ingredient: YOU.
The Seven Step Guide to Authorpreneurship
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.
Sounds odd, perhaps. Invest in myself, not in my book?
Well, 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.
How do you do that, you ask?
You become what is termed an “authorpreneur”: an author who is not just a creative but also a businessperson who works for him- or herself.