Self-published authors are “self-employed” professionals. Your place of business is your keyboard, and the products you manufacture are books. In order for your business to succeed, you must sell books, preferably thousands of them. Read this article for some usable tips to overcome sales phobia.
Just as authors can find value in adding public speaking to their tool box, public speakers often have great material for writing a book. Speaker and author Francis Cholle, winner of the USA Book News award for “Best Books 2011″ in the Business Motivational category, discusses the business proposition of turning speeches and speaking topics into books.
Author and freelance writer, Aline Newman, talks about making a successful career in writing children’s stories. Not all publications can weather tough times, but there is a vast market and children eager to jump into publications tailored just to them.