How do you calculate the ROI of your self-published book?

After last week’s post on how long it will take for your book to deliver a profit, I started thinking. How do you actually calculate your book’s ROI? The short answer? It’s complicated. I’ve written before about the Zero Moment of Truth and how most people don’t buy from you the first time they interact […]

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Book to profit: How long does it really take?

Working with a lot of entrepreneurial authors, one of the most common questions I get from aspiring authors is, ‘How long will it take for me to make a profit from my book?’ I get it. As an entrepreneur or small business owner, there are countless places where you could be investing your time and […]

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5 ways to leverage your book for your business

The past few years have held a lot of doom and gloom for aspiring authors, with The Guardian citing a survey that revealed 50% of authors in the UK make less than GBP10,500 a year from their writing, and 17% of authors don’t make anything from their writing. To put that in perspective, that’s less […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Funding Your Book with Partnerships

​You’ve almost finished your draft and you start shopping around for publishing quotes. One editor quotes $1,200 and another quotes $5,000. One designer will charge $500, while another charges $2,000. And then you approach an end-to-end publishing company who will charge $12,000 for the lot – editing, design, eBook, printing and distribution. Regardless of where your suppliers […]

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When an Amazon bestseller campaign goes wrong

When you’re running an Amazon bestseller campaign (or any bestseller campaign, for that matter), timing is everything. So what happens when things don’t go to plan? Advertising dollars are wasted, marketing activity gets put on hold, and if you’ve been building up anticipation in advance, you can lose a lot of the buzz you generated. […]

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Should you hire a ghost writer to write your book?

You want to write a book. In fact, you’ve been wanting to write a book for years now, but you just haven’t been able to make it happen. Business has been crazy, the family keeps growing and changing and every time you think you might be able to put some time aside, something comes up. […]

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The year in books – 2017 at Grammar Factory

Every year my team and I are lucky enough to work with incredible entrepreneurs and business people – people who have a tonne of knowledge to share, and an audience they want to help, and just need a hand transforming that knowledge into a book. So I’m excited to share the publishing projects we’ve worked on […]

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Which type of editing do I need?

If you’ve been researching editing and editors, you’ll know by now that there’s a wide range of services on offer. So how do you know what you’re going to get, and whether that’s going to be your money’s worth? Read on for the different types of editing, and which one you need. Disclaimer: Before we […]

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