Sunday, February 9, 2014

Author Incomes - Aspiring vs. Self-Published vs. Traditionally Published vs. Hybrid

Here's an interesting survey by Digital Book World on the Annual Writing Income by Author Type:
from the People Who Write Blog

I find this interesting not because it shows how most authors don't make even a thousand bucks a year (that's not really a surprise), but because it suggests that going for a hybrid of self-publishing and traditional publishing seems to be the most lucrative approach to writing. I thought traditional publishing was still the best bet in regard to the amount of money earned. But it seems mixing it up literally pays off. 

Just some food for thought.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

On Persistence, the Importance of

This guest post over on Terrible Minds moved me to tears. It describes award-winning author Kameron Hurley's journey to becoming a published author, and is one of the most personal accounts on the topic I've ever read. I dare you to read it and not be affected!

Read it. Now! 


I have nothing to add except this: Kudos, Kameron Hurley!
Kudos. You give persistence a whole new meaning.