How to Publish a Book: Your Book’s Business Plan

Your Vision, Your Goals, and Your Action Plan for Successful Authorship

  • What are you passionate about?
  • What is your vision for yourself and your book?
  • What are your values? (List at least three.)
  • What is your definition of success?
  • What are your goals? (List at least three and make them SMART goals—specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-bound.)
  • What topics do you want to write about?
  • What genres do you want to write in?
  • Do you think you can create books ideas that help you express your passion, purpose and values and help you achieve your goals and manifest your vision? Why or why not?
  • Are you willing to change to help yourself succeed?
  • What stops you from becoming an author?
  • How could you overcome your perceived obstacles to success?

This partial lecture comes from a WDU Online Workshop. Learn more here. Your Book’s Business Plan: How to Craft a Bestselling Book.

How to Publish a Book: Your Book’s Business Plan

Suggested reading:
•    Author Attitude: The Essential Characteristic Necessary for Publishing Success (page 5-23 in The Author Training Manual).

•    Step #1: Develop an “Author Attitude” and Plan Your Success (page 24-39 in The Author Training Manual).

Additional exercises:

  • Complete 3-5 additional exercises found on pages 207-212 of The Author Training Manual.

Learn more about the online workshop. Your Book’s Business Plan: How to Craft a Bestselling Book.

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