How to get a $50K publishing deal for $5000

How to get a $50K publishing deal for $5000

This week I’ve been revising some old posts, and generally feeling down about everything. Most of the time, I’m just complaining about expensive publishing solutions and urging authors to take matters into their old hands. But then a potential client told me he was in talks with a (vanity) publisher and wanted to get my The 3...

$35K in 7 months self-publishing on Kindle

$35K in 7 months self-publishing on Kindle

“Can you really make a living as a writer?” Last year I decided to put my PhD in Literature to good use and write some novels; specifically, I wanted to see whether I could actually make a living as a writer. The short answer is YES. I made about 35K in six months publishing fiction The 3 secrets to book marketing, and a haunted...

29 new ways to sell more books RIGHT NOW

29 new ways to sell more books RIGHT NOW

Recently I wrote about how most authors will never make any money. I was surprised by the comments, which I expected to be more negative. It seemed to comfort people to learn that they weren’t failing at being an author – they were doing as well as 99.9% of other self-publishing authors, because almost everyone fails. But...

134 publishing questions answered (the ULTIMATE resource guide on how to self-publish and market a bestselling book)

134 publishing questions answered (the ULTIMATE resource guide on how to self-publish and market a bestselling book)

If you’re interested in publishing or self-publishing a book, you’ve probably got a lot of questions. There are so many tools, resources and services offering tips and information. How does it all work? How do you put a book together, get it out into the world, and get people to buy it? You might have The 3 secrets to book marketing, and a...