By Troy Lambert
Writing as a Business
Production, Distribution, and Marketing
Does this sound like Business 101? That’s because it is. Writers often get so caught up in the craft of writing that they fail to understand the business side of writing, which includes production (the writing process), distribution (making your book available to readers everywhere), and marketing (making your work discoverable).
This book explores the basics of those three things from start to finish.
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Prolific, Best Selling Author
Troy Lambert is not only an author, but he is a freelance writer and editor who lives, works, and plays in the Boise, Idaho area. Author of 12 published novels and several novellas and short stories, he knows what it is like to write for a living.
A specialist in business, SEO, and technology for both writers and small business, his online publication, Unbound Northwest takes a look at those things and more.
Have questions? Contact him at [email protected].
The Business of Being
The rich ganache filling that flows through the center of this book is the story of La Mandarine Bleue, a delicious depiction of how nine individuals used twelve steps of a business plan to find their vocation and undergo a transformation (with some French recipes thrown in for good measure).
From a business plan and metrics to mission and goals with everything between—investors, clients and customers, marketing strategies, and goodwill development—this book clearly maps how to create personal transformation at the intersection of business and spirituality. Merging the language of business and self-help, The Business of Being will teach you how to enhance “profitability”—body, mind, and spirit.
An essential volume for generations of writers young and old, Bird by Bird is a modern classic. This twenty-fifth anniversary edition will continue to spark creative minds for years to come.
Max Boucher, a former Seattle detective turned P.I. has just been handed a puzzling case. Dozens of dogs are disappearing all over the city, and no one knows why. The stretched Seattle police department can't dedicate the resources needed, and Max may be the pet owner's only hope. For the missing dogs, time is running out.
But Max is dealing with his own demons. Three years ago, his wife disappeared and his daughter was murdered. The police presume she is dead, but Max knows better. He's still paying for the house they lived in together, terrified that he will sell the one place that holds the clues he needs to find his wife.
Will Max be able to find the dogs in time? Does this case hold an unknown clue to his wife's disappearance? Once you start reading, you won't be able to stop until the very end.
A Story Must be Told
In the number one Wall Street Journal bestseller, Gary Keller has identified that behind every successful person is their ONE Thing. No matter how success is measured, personal or professional, only the ability to dismiss distractions and concentrate on your ONE Thing stands between you and your goals. The ONE Thing is about getting extraordinary results in every situation.
A strange accident on the freeway, accusations of murder, and an encounter in the Idaho wilderness all propel Todd Clarke, not exactly one of the good guys, into a new friendship with a dog named Sparky in this canine military thriller. But Sparky is no ordinary dog, and there is more going on than Clarke could have imagined.
A military commander he investigated for Aryan activity and links to domestic terrorism is after him, and he’s not sure why until another chance encounter provides the answer.
With Sparky and the help of his canine friends, will he be able to figure out the Colonel’s plan and stop him in time? All Clarke knows for sure is none of it would be possible without the help of his Stray Ally.
Once again Troy Lambert nails it with Harvested. Lambert writes with the authority of a pro. Sharp, nail-biting prose that will keep you savoring each and every page.”
–Vincent Zandri, New York Times Thriller
Award winning author of The Embalmer, The Remains, and The Caretaker’s Wife.
Weaving a suspenseful tail (that’s right, a tail) of treachery and conspiracy, author Troy Lambert will have you turning page after page, unable to put this book down until its final, dramatic showdown…
– Allan Leverone, Bestselling author of the Trace Tanner Series, REview of Stray Ally
WOW. This book is POWERFUL. It should come with a fuse attached because this is going to blow your mind! A harrowing read which I couldn’t put down.