The Rational Writer: Nuts and Bolts

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The first step-by-step guide to project management for writers.


The Rational Writer: Nuts and Bolts is equally suited to independent authors who self-publish their own books and traditional authors with publishing contracts from large or small presses. USA Today bestselling author and attorney Mindy Klasky shares more than 20 years of publishing experience to help writers spend more time writing books and less time managing business details.  


This nuts and bolts guide includes links to actual spreadsheets and legal forms, available for download and personalization.  Topics include:


• Strategic Planning for Success:  Defining a mission statement, setting precise goals, developing concrete strategies, and implementing specific actions to build your career.

• Time Management for Success:  Quantifying time allocation, identifying challenges to time management, and creating a tactical plan to meet all deadlines for print and ebook publication.

• Tracking Data for Success:  Identifying metadata for successful promotion of books and tracking those metadata across multiple books, series, and genres.

• Quantifying Career Success:  Monitoring freelance income, recording business deductions, and tracking books sold.

• Specialized Issues in Successful Publishing:  Executing rapid-release publishing for a series and creating and marketing multi-author boxed sets. 


It’s your writing career.  Make the most of it!


The Rational Writer Series includes:
The Rational Writer: Nuts and BoltsThe Rational Writer: A to Z


If you're looking for a reference manual for anyone interested in self-publishing or traditional publishing (including self-published writers, traditionally published writers, and hybrid writers), with a focus on project management, strategic plans, tactical plans, time management, metadata, rapid release of new series, box sets, boxed sets, bundles, collections, spreadsheets, legal advice, accounting guidelines, and tax advice, this is the book for you!


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About the author

USA Today bestselling author Mindy Klasky learned to read when her parents shoved a book in her hands and told her she could travel anywhere through stories. As a writer, Mindy has traveled through various genres, including light paranormal, hot contemporary romance, and traditional fantasy. In her spare time, Mindy knits, quilts, and tries to tame her to-be-read shelf.

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Book View Cafe
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Published on
Jun 4, 2015
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Pages
65
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ISBN
9781611385212
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Project Management
Reference / Handbooks & Manuals
Reference / Writing Skills
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This content is DRM free.
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As a finance professional, I recognize the need to participate in economic and business affairs in undertakings and play a role in employment. This as such is crucial to the finance professional as input toward the economy. And so, I am participating as an accounting officer at a service sector organization, in which I am in charge of administering its finance function. I recognize that in business and financial management, it is essential to understand the economic systems that businesses operate. So as such, the production of this title, Business Guide and Employment Role, can serve as an aid manual for the professional business and financial manager to learn some tips in smooth facilitation for the purpose of participating in business for economic activity and playing a role in employment. Business Guide and Employment Role can help to understand some impact and can influence key economic behaviors and parameters for managing the affairs of a business entity. Also, various types of engagement in business are detailed to help make the choices in the correct type of business to be committed. In addition, some areas essential for the business and finance manager are noted, which is knowing the importance in following some key accounting measures for the proper management of the business and finance function, as well as other key areas to note in managing the affairs of an entity. Furthermore, the significance to play a role in employment is pointed at. The business and finance manager is thus encouraged to recognize the merits of playing a role in employment and management affairs in an organization. This guide is essential for the entrepreneur/proprietor, the investor in business enterprise, the individual businessmen, and the business and finance professional for them to learn some merits to do business and to play a role in employment.
There is no value at all in the bank-book which we so carefully cherish. There is no value at all in those deeds and mortgages upon which we depend so completely. The value rests first, in the integrity of the lawyers, clerks and stenographers who draw up the papers; secondly, in the integrity of the officers who sign the documents; thirdly, in the integrity of the courts and judges which would enable us to enforce our claims; and finally, in the integrity of the community which would determine whether or not the orders of the court will be executed. -from "Honesty or Steel Doors?" It was first published in 1920, but its message continues to resonate strongly today: the American ideals of thrift, imagination, honesty, vision, and "the gospel of service" have gotten lost in the counting of lucre. Roger W. Babson, a master statistician and one of the early must-reads of business self-help literature, here explores how religious faith can serve as the basis for reintegrating the values of industriousness, cooperation, and other genuinely human resources into the commercial arena. Far from a sermon, this fascinating book highlights how alike today's business world is to that of the early 20th century... and how we can improve that arena to the benefit of all. OF INTEREST TO: readers of business philosophy, students of self-help movements, historians of American Christianity ALSO AVAILABLE FROM COSIMO CLASSICS: Babson's Business Fundamentals: How to Become a Successful Business Man American entrepreneur, statistician, and author ROGER WARD BABSON (1875-1967) founded Massachusetts' Babson College, in 1919, and the state's Gravity Research Foundation in 1948. A prolific writer who explored awide variety of topics; his books include, The Future of the Churches, Religion and Business, and Gravity: Our Enemy No. 1.
A survey of modern publishing from A to Z, with exclusive career planning prompts.


The Rational Writer: A to Z is equally suited to up-and-coming independent authors who self-publish their own books and traditional authors with hopes of landing a publishing contract with a large or small press. USA Today bestselling author and attorney Mindy Klasky shares more than 20 years of publishing experience to help writers plan their careers.


This A to Z guide includes discussions of basic topics, encouraging authors to explore their own thoughts about what they write and how they want to be published.


Topics include:


• Critique groups

• Editing

• Health

• Networking and Social Media

• Query letters

• Synopses

• And much, much more


It’s your writing career.  Make the most of it!


The Rational Writer Series includes:
The Rational Writer: Nuts and BoltsThe Rational Writer: A to Z

If you're looking for a reference manual for anyone interested in self-publishing or traditional publishing (including self-published writers, traditionally published writers, and hybrid writers) with a focus on beginning authors, career planning for writers, critiques, determination, edits, editors, editing, fan fiction, fanfic, genre writing, physical health, mental health, giving up the day job, money, networking, organization, book piracy, book pirates, query letters, research, synopsis (synopses), workspace, ergomomics, exposure, social media, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and wings of change, this is the book for you!


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Strong women meet cocky baseball players in three sexy stand-alone baseball romances!


Perfect Pitch: Love is forbidden as beauty queen Samantha Winger prepares to launch a pageant-sponsored music program for kids. Samantha is willing to follow the rules until left-handed pitcher DJ Thomas throws her a wild pitch—a very public kiss neither of them can forget.


Catching Hell: Team owner Anna Benson is a willing “May” to catcher Zach Ormond very sexy “December.” Anna’s had a crush on Zach since she was a girl. That makes it all the more difficult when she must trade him for the good of the Rockets, just when she’d rather keep him forever—on her team and in her bed.


Reaching First: Hotheaded Tyler Brock is assigned community service after a bar fight, working for uptight Emily Holt. Emily is ready to shed her secret, unwanted virginity, and the couple hits it off, in more ways than one. But when illiterate Tyler shirks his book-bound community service, Emily must hold him accountable.


These spicy stand-alone HEAs with no cliffhangers are the first three books in USA Today bestselling author Mindy Klasky's Diamond Brides baseball series.


The Diamond Brides Baseball Series:


Each volume can be read on its own, and the series can be read in any order.


Perfect Pitch (DJ Thomas and Samantha Winger)

Catching Hell (Zach Ormond and Anna Benson)

Reaching First (Tyler Brock and Emily Holt)

Second Thoughts (Nick Durban and Jamie Martin)

Third Degree (Josh Cantor and Ashley Harris)

Stopping Short (Drew Marshall and Jessica Barnes)

From Left Field (Adam Sartain and Haley Thurman)

Center Stage (Ryan Green and Lindsey Ormond)

Always Right (Kyle Norton and Amanda Carter)


If you like passionate stories that include forbidden love, a relationship between a single parent (single dad or single father) and a beauty queen from a beauty pageant like Miss America, an instant family, a school music program, unrequited love, a May December romance (between a cradle robber and his boss), a no-trade clause contract dispute, love that sparks amid medical crises in a hospital, an opposites attract relationship between a disabled hero who has dyslexia and a criminal past and an innocent, naïve, virgin heroine who happens to be a vegetarian, major league baseball, athletes, sports, alpha males, a bad boy hero, a strong female lead, and a sexy, spicy, hot contemporary romance beach read, this is the book for you!


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