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    1. Teams 101 Teams 101 The Best Way to Scale Your Author Business Episode 69 of the Self-Publishing Self-Publishing Questions Questions Podcast

    2. Question: Question: “Since you are publishing so many books, you must have someone on staff that helps with the editing stuff, right? Do you have someone on your actual team, or do you just outsource outsource the work?” editing and

    3. TAKEAWAYS Key Most authorpreneurs don't have staff members. You're more likely to hire people on a project-by-project basis.

    4. TAKEAWAYS Key Team Behind an Author Business: - Editors - Cover designer - Virtual assistant - Post-production team - Foreign translations team

    5. TAKEAWAYS Key Editors are your most important hire. (Leigh & Matt)

    6. TAKEAWAYS Key Editors take your content, do deep- level corrections, and send the corrections back to you.

    7. TAKEAWAYS Key It's important to have two editors if you want to catch any mistakes you might make.

    8. TAKEAWAYS Key Expect to pay anywhere from $0.006 per word to $0.02 per word for good editors.

    9. TAKEAWAYS Key Cover designers are just as important as editors. (Kyle)

    10. TAKEAWAYS Key People do judge books by their covers. You need something attractive that makes people want to buy your products.

    11. TAKEAWAYS Key Expect to pay anywhere from $100 to $200 for a good cover designer.

    12. TAKEAWAYS Key A virtual assistant can help free up your time. (Glori)

    13. TAKEAWAYS Key A Virtual Assistant can... - Research material for books - Create show notes for each published book - Generate daily sales reports - Create images for blog posts & Facebook advertisements - Create SlideShare presentations

    14. TAKEAWAYS Key You can pay anywhere from $600 to $1,000 per month to get a good virtual assistant who works full-time.

    15. TAKEAWAYS Key A post-production team is also very valuable. (Archangel Ink)

    16. TAKEAWAYS Key They put together audiobooks and format print books and ebooks. They might even do a final proofread of your books.

    17. TAKEAWAYS Key Expect to pay between $600 and $1,200 per project to do these things.

    18. TAKEAWAYS Key To get your books into foreign markets, You need a foreign translations team. - Angelica (Portuguese translation) - Candida (Portuguese editing) - Paul (German translation)

    19. TAKEAWAYS Key Start with one or two languages and learn everything you need to do to succeed in foreign markets.

    20. Biggest Takeaway: Biggest Takeaway: You always want to think about ways to expand on what you are already doing.

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