Did you know that being an author, especially an indie author, has many similarities to running a small business?
Our main industry is writing and publishing. For most of us, the second thing would be speaking and running workshops. We love nothing more than dreaming up new stories and creating books that children can read.
Whether you are self published or traditionally published, there are still some business activities that everyone needs to do. These are the boring but important tasks that will help us know how much money we are making, how to get paid from our workshops, how to provide information to the tax man at tax time, and similar questions.
The third Wednesday of every month, I’ll be bringing you some of these boring but important topics that kidlit authors need to know about. These will have an Australian flavour, but some of the things can apply to authors all around the World.
As a bit of background, I ran my own small business for nine and a half years. In my day job, I’m a bookkeeper and business manager for a small business. At night and on weekends, I get to do the fun stuff of writing my own books for kids.
If you have any questions about these boring but important topics, please add comments and I’ll do my best to answer them in upcoming blog posts.