You can make a living with your writing if you change your mindset and educate yourself around the business as well as the craft of being a writer. In today's show, I discuss multiple streams of income with Jane Friedman.
In the intro, I get excited about How to Write Non-Fiction, as I have just finished the first draft. Always a satisfying moment! I'll have it up for pre-order soon.
I also mention Great on Kindle, the new non-fiction invite-only program that provides 50% royalty and allows for higher priced books and no delivery charge; Google's new text-to-speech AI, which is indistinguishable from humans [BoingBoing], and Seth's Godin's Akimbo podcast on quality and wabi-sabi: the acceptance of imperfection and transience. Plus, early bird pricing on the BookBaby Indie Author conference in Philadelphia in Nov 2018 where I'll be speaking.
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Jane Friedman has 20 years of experience in the publishing industry and is a professor at the University of Virginia. She's the Co-founder and Editor of The Hot Sheet, the essential publishing industry newsletters for authors. The former publisher of Writer's Digest and she maintains an award-winning fantastic blog for writers at janefriedman.com. Her latest book is The Business of Being a Writer.
- Jane's tweet that Joanna refers to can be found here
- Being strategic about where authors want their money to come from
- On the backlash from authors re: thinking about business
- On multiple streams of income for authors
- The part that blogging plays in Jane's business
- Thoughts on Facebook, big data, and changes at Twitter
You can find Jane Friedman at JaneFriedman.com and on Twitter @janefriedman