Resources and tips for the self-published author.
by Maureen Crisp • July 16, 2018
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Every author’s dream is to be able to live off of their writing. But is this possible?
And was it ever possible? With all these surveys of author income, how accurate are they really? It asks the famous question: can authors really make money strictly off of their writing?
Show Me The Money
Pic: Flickr Creative Commons- tax credits
Jane Friedman took a look at the Guardian Article on Author income last week and has written a thoughtful response to it. Are Author Income Surveys Misleading? This is a comprehensive look at data and reports… Have authors ever earned enough to live on from their books in the past…?
David Gaughran has written a great article on granular targeting of advertising for authors. He pulls out some of the gems from his recent book Strangers to Superfans. If you are trying to make sense of your ideal reader… it is a must read.
Are you responsible for your own decisions? If you write a book everybody loves, can you say I write a damn fine story? Kris Rusch has a great post on why writers find it so hard to own up that they made great decisions…
Elizabeth Spann Craig has a great article on how to use Goodreads giveaway’s and widgets effectively on your website. Goodreads have recently changed their Giveaway rules and now it costs… but it can still be effective.
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About Maureen Crisp
Maureen Crisp has been writing her weekly publishing roundups for over seven years. She is a traditionally published children's author as well as indie-published. She lives in New Zealand and is heading the team organising the 4th National Conference of Children's Writers and Illustrators. She is currently trying her hand at writing a children’s book series if she can drag herself away from forever tweaking her Mars novel or obsessing over space.