Business Modeling for Independently Published Authors
From the moment you plan to publish your book, you are starting a business. What is your business model? What role will your book play in that model? How do you plan to create, deliver, and capture value from what you are bringing to market? How do you quantify what determines success? How do you gauge progress? During this session, you will be taught how to pinpoint answers to these questions so that you can create a solid business model for your book and publish with a purpose.
Jared Kuritz is a managing partner of STRATEGIES, a firm that focuses on literary development, business modeling, marketing, and public relations for traditional and small press authors of all genres. Jared is also the director of the La Jolla Writers Conference — dedicated to teaching writers about the art, craft, and business of writing.
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Robin Cutler, the brains and brawn behind independent publishing and distributing powerhouse IngramSpark, gave an enlightening presentation this past weekend. From explaining how Ingram was able to merge their traditional publishing distribution with the ever expanding worlds of independent publishing and print on demand titles, to best practices with ISBNs & distributing through multiple retailers, Robin showed up to share her knowledge and experience with PWSD members, and we are all grateful!
Best of all, she was kind enough to make sure that no one would miss out on what she was able to share the members in attendance. If you weren’t able to attend, or just can’t quite remember what that last slide said, have no fear! Robin sent over her presentation slides, and you can download them right here, right now. Just click here: The Business of Independent Publishing: IngramSpark 101.
Make sure you check out the calendar for our upcoming events (Can you say Publicity with Marika Flatt?!), and sign up for the PWSD Newsletter so you’re always in the loop!
PWSD Welcomes Thom Kephart to San Diego
We had a full-house for a wonderful presentation from Thom Kephart of Create Space who presented to Publishers and Writer’s of San Diego this January, 2014. For those who were not able to attend, download Thom’s slides and watch the video (compliments of Chad Thompson Photography and Monkey C Media).
Publishers and Writers of San Diego (PWSD): a professional association of the publishing community in San Diego, educating business-minded self-publishers and authors.
Publishers and Writers of San Diego has been serving as a forum for education, networking, and motivation since 1994. Originally founded as The San Diego Publishers Alliance, the group is comprised of members from all areas of publishing and writing — authors, self-publishers, independent publishers, editors, book packagers, designers, consultants, promotional professionals, students, and more.