Author Business Plan

If you’d prefer to skip the spreadsheets in favour of a more “writer-friendly” planning process – because deep down you know you could use a bit more direction to move your writing career to the next level – you’re in luck! I’ve designed this business plan framework with the creative entrepreneur in mind.

An author business plan: what it is and why you need one

It’s time to overcome your resistance to the idea that, as an author, your job is no longer just to write (if it ever was). If you want to turn your passion for writing into a business, you’ll need to have a solid and strategic plan in place.

And a business plan is simply a guide to what you hope to accomplish, how you plan to meet those objectives, and your financial projections based on these efforts. It’s a field guide to your writing business – that you navigate with your readers in mind.


An Essential Guide to Business Planning

Your Author Business Plan: A Framework for the Creative Entrepreneur

An author business plan will help you to clarify and articulate a clear vision for your writing career, which will help guide your business actions and decisions, and make it easier to share your strategies, priorities, and specific action points with others (including agents, assistants, collaborators or even your spouse).

Recognize and filter out the distractions, so you can concentrate only on those activities that will help you grow. Grab this free downloadable workbook that you can complete at your own pace.


A Free Workshop to Guide You Through the Process

Your Author Business Plan: A Framework for the Creative Entrepreneur [WORKSHOP]

One of the most important (and often ignored) steps to effective goal setting and increased productivity, is to write your goals down and review them daily. This can be a game changer.

By dedicating the time to write your business plan – and review it frequently – you can change the trajectory of your writing career. So if you’re looking for a more in-depth tutorial on how to get this done, then this is the workshop for you. It includes a 27-minute training video, guide, and author business plan Trello board.


A Business Planner Designed for Authors

Believe, Plan, Act: A Platform + Productivity Planner for Writers

If you’re struggling to build your platform AND still find time to write (without pulling your hair out), I want to introduce you to my secret weapon: Believe, Plan, Act: A Platform + Productivity Planner for Writers.

It’s everything you need to discover, plan and execute your writing and business goals – so you can finally remove the word “aspiring” from all your profiles. This complete author business workbook + planning system is designed to specifically address the needs of writers working to build their platforms and author businesses – everything from tracking daily word counts and book sales, to strategic marketing, launch planning, and developing your author brand.

It’s a complete productivity + planning system for your author business.

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