Category: Production and Marketing

Make a Living as a Self Published Author

10 Steps to Making a Living as a Self-Published Author

I never imagined myself as a fiction author. In fact, I never imagined myself as a writer at all. The world’s Stephen Kings are few and far between, and even a high school dropout knows that most writers are starving artists. I didn’t consider myself an artist, nor was I willing to starve. And I’m…

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You Have the Time if You Make the Time

You have as much time as you make for the things that are important to you. Everyone has the same 24 hours to work with, so make them count!

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Why Are Your Books Worth Reading?

If you know what makes your books different, you can understand why someone might want to read them. So what’s special about your books?

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What is the Best Genre to Write In

Genre choice isn’t as simple as picking from the top sellers, especially if you just aren’t interested in it. Who wants a life of boredom?

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You Need a Creative Author Calendar

Set goals, keep on track, move things around with ease; do you have a creative author calendar? Here’s why you should make one!

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Rules Versus Guidelines in Self Publishing

If you want to have a writing career, there are some genre rules you need to follow. But if you don’t care, go ahead and put your foot on the cover.

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How to Balance Drafts and New Book Preproduction

If you’re steaming ahead to write several books in a row, you may need to balance preproduction with writing your drafts all at the same time. Sort of.

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What if I Don’t Have an Audience?

How do you grow an audience for your work? You start with one fan, and you keep them happy. It doesn’t happen overnight that you go from 0-1,000.

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Write What You Want to Read

Write what you want to read; you can’t fake it for the money. Readers know. And you won’t be enjoying your work if you write something you’re not into.