The average book today sells only about 250 copies per year and 3,000 in its lifetime. Novelists can expect to sell between 2,000 and 10,000 copies--if they are "average." Improve your odds of becoming a successful novelist by producing a business plan for your book before you write a word. As you do, you develop an Author Attitude, craft a marketable book idea, and evaluate both your idea and yourself through an acquisitions editor’s lens.
Learn how to determine if your book is not only a great creative idea but also marketable product—a viable business venture. Go through the Author Training Process, the foundation for creating books that sell—to publishers and to readers! This nine-step evaluation tool helps you determine if your book is ready to go to market—to be shopped to agents, publishers or readers—and if you are ready to become an author.