Business Management for Author-Publisher

As an independent published author, you are now operating as a business. This course will assist in understanding the workings of a business, different business structures, understanding sales tax and the workings of finance, marketing and dispatch along with strategic planning and product analysis to enhance your own business as an author and publisher.

Certification: Diploma Certificate

Entry Requirements:

The candidate is an independent published author.

Learning Units:

  1. Overview of a Business

  2. Role of Finance

  3. Marketing Concepts

  4. Inventory and Dispatch

  5. Revenue and Strategy

  6. Author Success Stories


For diplomas, there is a 60% pass mark required in order to receive your certificate. Assessment is as follows:

  • 30% relates to the 6 exercises following the completion of each unit

  • 70% relates to post unit learning and consists of a 2,000 to 2,500 word assignment*

*The assignment is completed outside of contact teaching hours and consists of a 2,000 - 2,500 word project.

Learning Hours: 24

Certification: Starlight Writing Academy

Course Creation: January 2017Course Updated: July 2020

Study Options

Online Study

This study option allows you to study at your own pace. Submit work exercises and assignments for grading and chat with your teacher through the online classroom.

Duration: Open

Price: 140 Reduced €80

To access the online classroom, a google account is required.