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  • write to my grandmother every six weeks or so
  • call my moms every month or so
  • cook/eat better
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  • publish six books by September 2017
  • reach 120 to 125 pounds
  • walk the dog three times a week


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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

And yet more research...

I've done yet more reading on how to write a business plan. The different kinds, what the different sections are, what should be included, how to write them. Mini- or micro-plans, internal plans, presentational plans...

The key is determining the sections that are going to be most helpful to me going forward. And what sections I don't need or, honestly, have no desire to figure out how to accomplish. :)

But I'm gathering the information section by section so that at some point I can compile it all into a single complete document.

I also researched front matter--you know all that info in the first several pages of a book? So I looked at books from seven different publishers. Several big dogs--Harlequin, Montlake, Carina Press. A couple of respected/reputable mid-sized epublishers. And one small epub.

I want my imprint to look as professional as possible, so I'll compare the lists and create a checklist of my own. Then I'll go grab the standard verbiage for things like copyright notices, trademark acknowledgements, the "this is a work of fiction" disclaimer, etc.

This is turning into a much more involved endeavor than I imagined, but it's nothing too complicated or overwhelming to tackle. At least not yet...

The production and distributions aspects are yet to be experienced...


Lara Lacombe said...

Wow, Jen--that's awesome! Have you figured out a name for your publishing company yet?

Jen FitzGerald said...

I sure have Lara.

I'll share it in a few weeks once I get my assumed name taken care of.

Thanks for asking. Hope you're well and that you come see us this year.

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