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How one lawyer was named ‘Thought Leader of the Year’

Meet Clarissa. The divorce lawyer who was featured on national TV and named ‘Thought Leader of the Year’.  ‘I’d set a New Year’s resolution at least twice to write a book.’ Clarissa Rayward is the Happy Family Lawyer and the Director of Brisbane Family Law Centre, a multi-disciplinary legal practice where her team of lawyers works alongside […]

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Cost of self-publishing a book

The cost of self-publishing a book. It costs HOW MUCH?!

I was at a publishing workshop for entrepreneurs. The guru stood on stage in front of a slide with a picture of an ambulance on display. He was preparing us for the cost of self-publishing a book through his company.“My prices are high. They are so high that you’re not going to believe it. We […]

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The year in books – 2018 at Grammar Factory

Every year the Grammar Factory team is 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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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 with you. This means […]

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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 energy […]

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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 Author’s Guild citing in its 2018 Author Income Survey a median income of $6,080, down 42% from 8 years earlier.To put that in perspective, the median household income in the US at the same point in time was USD $61,372 […]

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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. Ultimately, […]

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