We’ve released our new fiction plotting guide, Hot Plots. So freelance writers have been asking about indie publishing and money — can you really make a living as a self-published author?
The short answer is: yes, you can. The only proviso is that you write stuff that people want to read. 😉 We’ve been talking about writing commercial fiction this week, to help you to write fiction which sells.
Apropos of which, Author Earnings reports that 69% of the 50,000 top-selling ebooks on Amazon are genre fiction. So if you want to make money, that’s what you’ll write.
You don’t need to take it on faith that writers are making money spinning stories out of their imagination.
Indie authors quitting their day jobs
The Passive Voice blog’s been asking authors to share their “I quit my day job” stories in a series of posts. All those posts received massive comments, so you can see that yes, indeed, people are making a good living writing fiction and self-publishing it.
Mike Shreeve shared his story too, and tells you:
“What it takes to go from $9061.59/month in royalties to just over $60,000/month is royalties in just 2 short months…”
Can YOU write fiction?
When writers ask me “can you really make money writing fiction?”, they’re asking me whether it’s possible for them.
I ask these writers what they read. If they read fiction, and enjoy it, and have a favorite genre that they read for pleasure, I ask them whether they can see themselves writing these kinds of books?
If you can see yourself doing it, you can.
Beyond that, it’s impossible to give you any guarantees. That applies to all forms of writing. If you want to make a go of any form of writing — and you know that you won’t give up, no matter what — of course you can make a living at it.
You need to keep reading, and keep writing. And keep publishing, of course.
Hot Plots: Craft Hot-Selling Fiction in 5 Minutes (or less)
The big secret of making money from your fiction is writing a lot. And publishing strategically and consistently. Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited program ensures that authors can make money from short stories, and all kinds of fiction. Moreover, whatever you’re publishing, you have a global audience.
You’re about to discover the easiest, fastest, and most fun plotting method ever. You can use it for all your fiction, whether you’re writing short stories, novellas or novels. Take control of your fiction now, and publish more, more easily. Discover Hot Plots.
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