What Do You Want to Know?

So, after the affirmative response here and elsewhere, I began working on a marketing book for authors.  I have spent weeks writing and planning and writing some more.  I know what I have to say and what help I can be to my fellow writers.

Before I get too caught up in my own plans, however, I want to take this opportunity to ask you what you want most out of a book that is designed to teach you to use marketing to create your own version of writing success.

So, what do you want to know?

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About Stephanie Allen Crist

Stephanie created and produces ComeSootheYourAchingSoul.com in answer to a call from God to use her experiences and gifts to help others. Stephanie is also the author of www.StephanieAllenCrist.com and two books that can be found on that site. Stephanie strives to share her love, faith, and talents in an inclusive manner to help others who know spiritual pain and who know the bitter taste of the dregs of despair.
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12 Responses to What Do You Want to Know?

  1. acflory says:

    lol – everything of course. 😉

  2. Chapter 1: Writing Is Business
    Supports the claim; hobby vs. business, profit, marketplace, economics; defines marketing (extensively); assets, strategy, platform, the big picture; paradigm shift, business ethics, entrepreneurship, diversification; your goals, plan, implementation, not quick or easy (overview).
    Chapter 2: The Writing Life
    About planning, day jobs, and choosing the writing life you want.
    Chapter 3: Building Your Writing Dream
    You as a writer–genres, length, audiences; platform you have; platform you need; platform you want; building what you have into what you need, and want.
    Chapter 4: Filling Your Toolbox
    Awesome Assets, Platform Pylons, Strategic Structure, Tactical Tools, and a sample campaign.
    Chapter 5: The Marketing Plan
    Self analysis; market research; drafting your plan; refining your plan; a sample plan.
    Chapter 6: What You Do With It
    presenting your plan (publishers or funders); implementing your plan; analyzing your progress; revising your plan; achieving your goal; what you do afterwards.

    Estimating between 70 K and 100 K words–I know that’s a big gap.

  3. Basically, I want to provide readers with everything they need to know to go from “a book and a dream” to a writing career, which does mean multiple books…but also requires more than that.

  4. acflory says:

    I like how your plan is both linear in a step-by-step fashion, but also structured so different readers with different needs can go to exactly the info they need. I understand now why you call this the career path. When can I buy it? lol

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