Business of Writing


  • Writes the novel
  • Writes a query letter
  • Writes a synopsis
  • Finds a market
  • Employs an agent


  • Checks contract (so does legal firms)
  • Locates future markets for future novels (doing that yourself)
  • Paid Hourly as any other employee or percentage of sale of book?


  • Edits story? Yes/No?
  • Organises Cover including picture
  • Writes Blurb for back cover
  • Organises ISBN?
  • Controls Print Run
  • Controls Price
  • Controls Storage and returns
  • Advertises new releases
  • Pays royalties to author or agent?
  • Also sells via internet as e-book


  • First hurdle is writing the book that reaches a standard ready for publishing
  • Second hurdle is writing a query letter and synopsis to gain attention
  • Third hurdle is locating a Publisher
  • Fourth hurdle is locating an Agent (or legal firm willing to check contract)

Parts of Fiction

Self Publishing

Self Publishing Steps for Indie Authors

Business Structure

Marketing Plan

Software to Produce eBooks & pBooks

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