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Business For Authors. How To Be An Author Entrepreneur (Books for Writers Book 5) by [Joanna Penn]

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"Ready to become CEO of your own Global Media Empire? Then Business for Authors is for you, featuring clear and concise steps to managing your writing career." New York Times and USA Today bestselling author CJ Lyons "I wish I had been given this book when I first graduated from my MFA program, back when the accounting of writing was even more of a mystery to me. With warmth and intelligence, Penn demystifies so much about what it takes to be a writer for life. This is a book that will remain on my bookshelf for the years to come." Elizabeth Hyde Stevens, Author of Make Art Make Money: Lessons from Jim Henson on Fueling Your Creative Career and Lecturer at Boston University and Harvard University Extension School "The best book I know of for authors who are serious about making their writing into more than a hobby. Joanna Penn writes in an engaging, personal style to lead you through the often-confusing world of publishing for profit, sharing her own hard-won lessons. A boon to self-publishers everywhere." Joel Friedlander, "BUSINESS FOR AUTHORS ought to be required reading if you're a beginning writer who wants to make money in publishing. You can learn it all the hard way, like I did, but that usually takes years and it usually means that you'll make a LOT of mistakes along the way. Or you can read through Joanna Penn's awesome little guidebook in just a few hours and save yourself a huge amount of time, energy, and money." Randy Ingermanson, author of "Writing Fiction for Dummies" "This book demonstrates why Joanna Penn has become a favorite role model for professional author-publishers, those indie-minded writers who want to turn their passion into their job. In it Penn offers the step-by-step process she has followed to success and covers every aspect of earning a good living from writing. Not a word is wasted and not a lesson offered that hasn't been forged in the hotbed of her own experience. A must-have book for every indie author." Orna Ross, Bestselling author and founder of the Alliance of Independent Authors "Business for Authors has now become my business bible. Packed with advice, experience and knowledge, it opened my mind to so much more that I could be doing." Mel Sherratt, Crime writer and Amazon UK #1 Bestseller. "With Business for Authors, I felt like I stepped inside the brain of an entrepreneur. I love how Joanna explored the topic from so many angles, and then provided real-life context of how she worked through each opportunity/challenge." Dan Blank, "There's no doubt about it, to be successful as an author today you must think like an entrepreneur. But maybe you need some advice and guidance on exactly how to do that? Good news! Joanna Penn's latest book Business for Authors will walk you through everything you need to know for success. It's a comprehensive step-by-step guide for authors, written by someone who walks the walk as a best-selling author and entrepreneur." Jim F. Kukral, Author Marketing Club --This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Joanna Penn is an author, international speaker and entrepreneur. Writing as J.F.Penn, she is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling thriller author. Joanna was voted one of the Guardian UK Top 100 creative professionals in 2013. Connect @thecreativepenn --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00MQTR9HA
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ September 24, 2014
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1311 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 336 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 238 ratings

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Joanna Penn is a bestselling author, international speaker and award-winning entrepreneur based in Bath, England.

Her site, helps authors with creativity, writing, publishing, book marketing and creative entrepreneurship. It has been voted one of the top 100 sites for authors by Writers Digest. Joanna has a popular podcast, The Creative Penn, and a YouTube Channel.

You can get a free Author 2.0 Blueprint ebook and video series at

You can also connect with Joanna on Twitter @thecreativepenn

and on

Joanna is a travel junkie, weaving her adventures into her Award-nominated, bestselling thrillers as J.F.Penn and podcasting at

She's a cat person and enjoys a nice G&T.

Joanna has a Masters in Theology from the University of Oxford, Mansfield College, and a post-graduate diploma in Psychology from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She spent 13 years in the corporate world before breaking out to become a full-time author-entrepreneur in 2011.

Her bestselling self-help books for writers and authors include:

Successful Self-Publishing: How to self-publish an ebook and print book

How to Market a Book

How to Make a Living with your Writing - listed as one of INC magazine top business books 2015

The Successful Author Mindset: A Handbook for Surviving the Writer's Journey

Audio for Authors: Audiobooks, Podcasting and Voice Technologies

Productivity for Authors

Business for Authors: How to be an Author Entrepreneur

Public Speaking for Authors, Creatives and Other Introverts

Co-writing a Book: Collaboration and Co-Creation for Writers - co-written with J. Thorn

The Healthy Writer: Reduce your Pain, Improve your Health, and Build a Writing Career for the Long-term - co-written with Dr Euan Lawson

Career Change: Stop Hating your Job, Discover what you Really Want to Do with your Life, and Start Doing It!

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