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Tools and Books that Help You Help Yourself

Do you want to learn to do all this yourself? On a budget? Then you need the e-book and/or the template packages below. Designed to help the non-accountant make a profit from publishing, they feature simple, clear directions, extensive examples and illustrations. The e-book expands the instruction and examples included with the template packages, deepening your understanding of when and how to apply these tools.

Improve your ability to project the results you'll get before you commit to a course of action. Improve your company's performance and reduce the time and effort you spend at the same time.

 

The Profitable Publisher #1: Making the Right Decisions (only$4.99)

Do you wonder if you could make more money by dropping the price of your book and increasing the volume? Or by raising it and making more per copy?

If you are selling a thousand copies as a premium, do you know if you'll make more money as a licensing deal or by selling the copies?

This ebook shows you how to answer those questions and many others, using a small number of quick, easy analytical techniques. The book is short and includes more than a dozen illustrations and examples.

Available in pdf format here, or in epub (for Sony, Adobe, iPad, Stanza readers among others) at Smashwords, and in Kindle (or mobi) format through Amazon.

To buy the pdf now, via download, you may use a credit card in our secure check out (click here to do so), or if you prefer to be invoiced, email us with your address and which package you want.

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The Profit Analysis Package, version 2.0 ($30)

  • Helps you easily estimate what any change will do to your profit.
  • Gives a clear result, comparing 3 situations side by side.
  • Helps pin-point both problems you can avoid ahead of time and opportunities you might otherwise have missed.
  • You get a 6 page Excel template, and an essay explaining and illustrating the uses to which it can be put. The pages are:
    • A checklist where you enter information about your situation
    • Plant expenses by type
    • Marketing expenses by type
    • A title profit and loss statement
    • Breakeven computations
    • A "normalized" profit and loss statement. This is a specialized tool allowing you to compare very different types of projects on an even footing.
  • Use it in setting prices, deciding marketing strategies, picking distributors, and other critical situations.

Click here for comments from our clients and industry experts.

For more information, email us. Or download the script and handouts for a lecture Marion gave using parts of this tool in her examples.

Or, simplest of all, try the package, and if you don't like it for any reason, we'll cheerfully refund your money in full.

To buy it now, via download, you may use a credit card in our secure check out (click here to do so), or if you prefer to be invoiced, email us with your address and which package you want.

More details: Computer Requirements, Cautions, and Rights Restrictions The two files to download total 165 kb.

 

The Pricing Package, version 2.0 ($25)

Ever wondered if you have the right price? If dropping the price a little will increase your sales enough to pay for itself? This package will help you understand the relationship between price and sales in your market segment. It:

  • Estimates the change in sales likely from a change in price
  • Uses real-world data from Amazon and trade publications such as Publishers' Weekly
  • Can be used together with the Profit Analysis Package to maximize your profit on every title.

 

Click here for comments from our clients and industry experts.

Want more information? Email your question. Or, try the package, and if you don't like it for any reason, we'll cheerfully refund your money in full.

To buy it and download now, you may use a credit card in our secure check out (click here to do so), or if you prefer to be invoiced, email us with your address and request.

The details: Computer Requirements, Cautions, and Rights Restrictions The two files in the download total 80 kb.

 

The E-Book AND Both Packages Together: only $50 (a 20% discount!)

To buy the pdf format of the ebook and both packages now, you may use a credit card in our secure check out (click here to do so), or if you prefer to be invoiced, email us with your address and request.

 

 

System Requirements to Use These Spreadsheets

To use either package, you will need recent versions of Microsoft Excel and Adobe's Acrobat Reader, or the equivalent. Works on either Mac or Windows machines.

 

A Word of Caution

There is always a temptation to view the numbers on your screen as "the answer." Remember, your predictions will be only as accurate as the estimates and information you start with.

Any time you base a prediction upon estimates, you should do it many times, with many possible sets of estimates, in order to understand the likely range of outcomes.

 

Last, But Not Least, The Rights Notice

Please note that all rights to the templates, design, and ideas embodied in these templates are protected by copyright and remain with Gropen Associates. Unless you've made special arrangements with us, you are purchasing a single-user license. You may not sell or give them to anyone else.

 
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