Self-Publishing Consultant

Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Franchises Available? No
Online Operation? Yes

THE BRIEF

Do you have insight into the booming world of self-publishing? Here is your opportunity to help people fulfill their dreams of becoming authors by starting a self-publishing consulting business. Share your knowledge about both print and electronic formats for nonfiction and fiction books, journals, and short stories. Self-publishing consultants help clients with proofreading, editing, printing, marketing, and distributing their projects. Potential clients are not limited to people who want to write the Great American Novel. Many professionals use non-fiction books as a way to educate and inspire others. You might work with personal trainers who want to write books to use as training aids, entrepreneurs who want to share what they've learned working on startups, activists (political or environmental) who hope to raise awareness about a cause, and corporations who are eager to share the history of their business and employees. Another budding market: People who want to pen books about their family histories or life experiences to give to friends and family members as gifts. Advertise your services in online writing portals and magazines, join writing associations and groups to network for business, and build alliances with copywriters, book printers, editors, and illustrators to capitalize on word-of-mouth referrals.

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The Market

Would-be novelists, people who host training seminars, corporations, and individuals who want to chronicle events in their lives.

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