The aim of an author-entrepreneur is to balance craft with commerce, making a living while creatively fulfilled. In today's show, I discuss how creators can earn a living with Nathan Barry, who moved from non-fiction author to software developer, focusing on email marketing for online entrepreneurs – people like you and me!
In the introduction, I talk about my personal creative challenges right now as I head towards 10 years as an author-entrepreneur. Plus, I'm working on How to Write Non-Fiction, a book and course that a lot of you have asked for.
I'll also be doing a free webinar with Isa Adney, one of the ConvertKit team, on How Email Marketing can Grow Your Readership and Help You Sell More Books. Tues 20 Feb at 2pm US Eastern/7pm UK, or register for the replay. Click here to get your free place.
This podcast is sponsored by Kobo Writing Life, which helps authors self-publish and reach readers in global markets through the Kobo eco-system. You can also subscribe to the Kobo Writing Life podcast for interviews with successful indie authors.
Nathan Barry is the author of three books, a software designer, and the founder and CEO of ConvertKit, which helps creators earn a living through email marketing.
- How writing his first books inspired Nathan to create ConvertKit
- Managing the balance between craft and commerce
- Committing to an idea for the long-term despite short-term financial squeezes
- Balancing the positive and negative sides of ambition
- How ConvertKit solves problems for authors
- The creativity inherent in communicating with our readers
- Beginner tips for starting with ConvertKit, whether you have a list already, or are starting from scratch
You can find Nathan Barry at ConvertKit.com and on Twitter @nathanbarry