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Useful Worksheets and Data Trackers
The following resources are documents I've created for use in my own indie author business, and which I'm sharing with you in the hope you find some of them useful, too. I've tried to keep them simple, as befits my simple mind, but you may prefer them a little more complex. Feel free to adapt them according to your own preferences and author business model.
An Excel document to keep track of amendments made to book files (such as when adding new titles), and confirmation of their upload to each required platform.
An Excel document, allowing you to keep track of booked promotions and the all-important results.
An Excel document that allows you to keep track at a glance of which books you have promoted when, to help you choose which ones to promote next.
A Word document listing the essential tasks required before, during and after a book is published. This one is unique to my own author business, so feel free to tweak and adapt it to better serve your own. This is my must-have list; otherwise I'd be a gibbering wreck hiding under my desk and nothing would ever get published.
A useful one-sheet character profiling checklist, covering all the main points for developing well-rounded, believable characters.
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