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Writing, Self-Publishing, and Making Money

I don’t really like to write too much about self-publishing and the business side of things on my website for a couple of reasons. The first would be I haven’t arrived yet so I can’t be giving out to much advice on the matter. As a matter of fact, I’m restarting everything. However, I have learned much and sometimes when I see something that I know that I know and it can help out someone, I’ll give out my little two bits.

Contrary to what some people say, wanted to make money as a writer is not a sin. It’s not an obligation either. Being self-published, you have to work hard at it. Real hard. There’s nothing wrong with hard work. However, that should be coupled with working smart. That’s what this post is about. There is more than one way to make money as a writer and one of those ways has nothing to do with selling books. It’s has more to do with working smart.

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Print Still Strong In A Digital Age

The advent of e-readers has been a blessing from the Almighty God for independent author. All those ideas in our head now won’t have to go through the slush pile and we won’t have to wait a month for a rejection letter. We can publish as soon as we’re finished writing our opus. This has motivated some indie authors to chuck print media altogether. However, that may not be the best idea right now or in the near future.

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Indie vs. Legacy Publishing: Running the Numbers

Never was there a time in publishing history where independent publishing was such a viable business model for authors. We now have the power to take total control of our work, from the writing to the editing to the cover design to the marketing. It’s all right at our fingertips. But how is that translating in terms of cash? Moola? Lettuce? Scrilla? Greenbacks? Is anyone out there making any money? What are the numbers saying?