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How To Make a Living with Your Writing Ebook

How To Make a Living with Your Writing Ebook

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Do you want to make a living with your writing?

Do you want to turn your words into multiple streams of income? 

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I’m Joanna Penn and I left my corporate job a decade ago to become a full-time author entrepreneur. In this updated Third Edition, I’ll explain how I make a living with my writing and share tips from other writers on how you can do it too with practical, actionable advice that you can implement for yourself.

If you love to create and you’re ready to learn fresh skills in a fast-changing environment, this book will give you lots of ideas on how to make money with your words. 

Each chapter provides ideas you can use to research each opportunity in more detail and questions to guide your thought process. Sometimes it’s just about knowing what’s out there in order to find what’s right for you.

The book includes: 

  • Introduction 
  • First principles 

Part 1: How to Make Money with Books

  • 1.1 Your publishing options and how the industry has changed
  • 1.2 Your book is a valuable intellectual property asset
  • 1.3 Traditional publishing
  • 1.4 Self-publishing or becoming an indie author
  • 1.5 Write more books
  • 1.6 Write books that people want to buy
  • 1.7 Publish in multiple formats
  • 1.8 Publish globally
  • 1.9 Sell direct to your audience
  • 1.10 Market your books

Part 2: How to Make Money with your Writing in Other Ways

  • 2.1 Your author ecosystem
  • 2.2 Affiliate income
  • 2.3 Crowdfunding, patronage and subscription
  • 2.4 Professional speaking, teaching, performing, and live events
  • 2.5 Online courses, webinars, events, and membership sites
  • 2.6 Advertising and sponsorship
  • 2.7 Physical products and merchandise
  • 2.8 Freelance writing and ghostwriting
  • 2.9 Consulting or coaching
  • 2.10 Author services
  • 2.11 Other ways to make money with your writing

The transition to making a living with your writing

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Ronel Janse van Vuuren
An empowering book for authors

,This book covers how to use your writing in various ways to make a living from it. Step-by-step Joanna takes you through what it means to be published, how your rights (ebook, print, audio,etc.) work and how you can exploit them, how to make an income from older books and how to do some of the publishing stuff yourself.

She even mentions great products you can use that she uses herself – and I’m definitely going to follow her advice! It just makes sense: she already made the mistakes and learned from them.

I liked the parts where I actually have to think about my own motivations for doing things – I bought the workbook one (the only one I could get from my local online store) and I’m really happy I did. There’s so much to think about, decide and then turn into actions.

“Stop waiting for permission. You don’t need it. Stop waiting to be chosen. Choose yourself.” These are powerful words. Writing your book, querying agents, waiting to be accepted, getting rejected (sometimes just because they already signed something similar a week earlier) – those are things that eat away at your confidence as a writer. Going Indie, choosing yourself, is empowering.

I highly recommend this book to all authors who want to make a living with their writing.