I completed the writing assessment – asking a number of questions before focusing on the writing. The the hardest I think next step is developing the budget for all aspects of the series.
The last few days, outside of working my real job, I’ve been looking at the costs associated with self publishing. I found a good article that talked about the many resources out there to help with self publishing. Nothing yet on actual costs of getting the services.
So for editing, the internet says general costs are $1260 fo copyediting or $5600.
Next step is to get costs for 5 book covers. The artist did indicate he would like to do the typesetting for the books. This might possibly mean a discount.
Once I have developed a budget for editing, art, uploading to distribution services, then focus on marketing.
I don’t want to do what I did when I published my first book, spend money without a plan. When you are doing your first book, the focus is about getting that first book out. In this effort a lot is spent without a plan. Mistakes become costly.
This time around I have developed a plan. This journey will be different and the results, the Franchise will be different. I will finish it.
Next question to answer –
- What type of cover would you like for this manuscript?
Lorenz Traveling Diaries Franchise Long Term Plan
Launch date of franchise
January 5, 2020
To make this work total focus on the franchise
Is this a series?
How many books in the series?
Present Stories – 5
Past leading up to present – ?
Franchise story types
Type of Publishing for franchise
self – publish
Decide on publishing service
Decide on Distribution
No budget developed yet
Editing- re edit first 2 in the series
Art – Look at covers for first 2
New cover for 3-5
New cover for comic
type of comic
TBD – stage one – type of videos
Social media marketing
Franchise material – bookmarks
Story cards(business cards)
Begin writing plan for franchise
Write the journal every other day
Build the budget
Look at average costs for all marketing services
Look at average costs associated with publishing
Build the time management plan
How much time do I have to devote to the franchise each day
After completion of each action item, evaluate it’s efficiency and effectiveness
The relaunching journey
I recently spoke with the artist who did the art work for the “Lorenz Traveling Diaries” franchise. He suggested to revive this franchise idea. I thought why, recognizing the how difficult the publishing landscape is today. It is so competitive.
I decided to listen to his suggestion. In evaluating whether to do this again, I decided ask myself the same questions and create a plan I have suggested to many upcoming aspiring writers.
First question was “when would I want to launch this book?” First I had to ask myself, did I want to republish the first 2 books? I decided I would. So that meant re-editing. So the first step was to develop a plan. Part of that plan would have to be focusing totally on this franchise.
No other writing would be considered. And my music would take a backseat.
The next blog will step by step looking and developing my plan.
Those interested follow along with the journal of my relaunch. Maybe for those authors who are looking at publishing this might be of assistance. Knowing all I know about publishing journalling will help me make sure hopefully this relaunch is a success.
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