Grow Your Nonfiction Author Business in December

Sue CanfieldEvery December I take time off client work to spend time on my own business—creating new goals for the upcoming year and developing ways to grow the business.

This month’s tip to grow your author business:

Set goals to develop your revenue streams for next year. Check out this article on revenue streams for authors.

What goals have you set for next year?

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Review After Your Interview

After your interview is a good time to do a review.

  • How did you do?
  • Where could you have improved?
  • Did you miss an opportunity? Why?
  • How can you avoid missing it in the next interview?

If you get a written transcript or audio recording of the interview, review it and ask a friend to review it. Take notes regarding what you did well, and where you’d like to improve. Review those notes before your next interview.

Remember that if you do this interview more than once, you may get a bit tired of your own voice. However, it’s all new to your audience. Be sure you sound engaged each time you do an interview.

The Series

January: Interview Tips for Nonfiction Authors
February: Are You Prepared for Your Interview?
March: What is Your Interview Message?
April: Practice Your Interview
May: Your Interview Environment
Your Interview Voice
July: Dos and Don’ts in an Interview
August: Best Practices When You Are Interviewed
September: Handling Negative Comments in an Interview
October: Wrapping Up Your Interview
November: Review After Your Interview
December: Enjoy Your Interview

Grow Your Nonfiction Author Business in November

Set a goal to do three things every day this month to grow your author business. I’ve posted a blog each month this year with ideas to do this. (Links below.)

  1. Review the posts
  2. Write a list of things you can do
  3. Pick three each day to implement

What three things are you going to do today to grow your author business?

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Wrapping Up Your Interview

?At the end of your interview, there are a couple final questions you’ll often be asked:

Grow Your Nonfiction Author Business in October

social media iconsWhat will you do this month to grow your author business?

Here’s an idea: Create some tweets and social media posts, including creating some visuals, and schedule them to publish this month.

Not sure what to create for visuals? Have a look at some examples we’ve done for clients.

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