Career Planning in the Digital Age for Authors

Writing the book is the smallest part of a successful writing career. Writers have to plan their careers just like any other professional if they want to succeed, but with all the non-writing activity that we now have to take on as part of our “Author Platform”, it’s a wonder any of us have time to write a book at all. We can’t do it all – so we have to make informed business decisions about what we are going to do and when.

I regularly talk to my fellow authors about planning a writing career within the demands of the new digital publishing world. and why it is critical that authors focus on personal goals and realities as part of their career planning now more than ever.  I’ve given this presentation many times, most recently a the When Words Collide Conference in August 2015.

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