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

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].

Other Books

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.


Note to Self

This book is about offloading emotional baggage—something that’s especially important when we realize that we don’t just pack for one; we pack for seven. Each of the seven selves—self-preservation, self-gratification, self-definition, self-acceptance, self-expression, self-reflection, and self-knowledge—has characteristics, wellness types, and shadows. Each plays a vital role in harmony, overall health, and well-being.

Chock full of real-life emotional examples, as well as “keys” at the end of each chapter offering actionable tips, techniques, and exercises designed to help you unlock baggage, examine it, and offload it permanently, Note to Self will help you discover a lighter, joy-filled you!

The One Thing

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.


Stray Ally

He rescued a dog in the wilderness. In the end, the dog will rescue him in ways he never expected. 


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.

– Amazon Review of REdemption: A Samuel Elijah Johnson Story

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