Writer To Entrepreneur: Top 11 Steps To Success…

You can make anything by writing.”
–C.S. Lewis

Developing your writing craft is not easy. As authors we stick to it because it’s our passion. The zeal with which we are connected is likened to a web but one in which we wish not to escape.

Many are the traditional thinking that authors hardly make money, let alone survive while working on their craft. But what do you say to the likes of Stephen King, Poet Maya Angelou, Harry Potter’s J.K. Rowling and countless others. You may say that they are successful because they are well known. Banish that thought and delve into the story of Stephen King who was rejected so many times that he actually threw in the trash his best selling novel. Were it not for his wife, the world would not have enjoyed this story’s amazing work.

So here I share excerpts of my presentation on the topic of “From Books to Bucks”, held at the South Florida’s Writers Book Festival.

Books 2 Bucks

  1. Write Quality Work
  2. Books can have babies. Think of workbooks, series, and so much more
  3. Convert your book to Audio
  4. Create an audience through tapping into Podcast listener-ship
  5. Translate your Book into a different language. Oh the new audience it brings
  6. Convert your book to film, movie, documentary
  7. Written non-fiction? Immense business opportunities exists. Think of workshops, Spoken-Word, how-to events and more
  8. In the arts? Use your book as the stepping stone to fashion and design
  9. Want to develop and grow your passion? Stick with the right people
  10. Become a Conference Speaker. Share your expertise
  11. Don’t sit on it, enter your book for an Award

Want to go from Books to Bucks, Select from the list, focus your craft on the point(s) you believe you will get best win, then promote, promote, promote. Marketing your work is the key to success and it does not have to cost you a ton. Use social media wisely. It can help you grow into something you never thought you could be.

I end with encouraging you to Be Serious about your craft. SHOW UP and promote, promote, promote.

Cheers!

5 Comments on “Writer To Entrepreneur: Top 11 Steps To Success…

  1. Hi Dr Shelly
    Thanks for this post. I am inspired by something you said. I have my male and female marriage booklets and I would love to do a seminar with my husband and make it interactive and record it on a CD.
    If you know any Pastor that would let me in for a session with couples. My husband and I would be delighted to do it.
    I am not making money on my books. I feel stuck. I need a mentor to guide me.
    Keep me in your prayers and feel free to advise me.
    Rose
    email me back
    ocole8760@aol.com

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  2. Dr. Cameron, very interesting article with valid suggestions. I am not making money on my literary works, and so I love the suggestions that you made. It depicts, other areas we can adapt, and gain some monetary incentives. But what about disabled authors? Who are unable to function in those capacity. Maybe your next article can address this issue.

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    • Thanks for stopping by.
      Great suggestion. Most of the points listed would work for disabled authors as well. Depending on the type of disability, such authors can partner with trusted allies. Thanks again for stopping by

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