To Become a Writer, Be a Promoter First

SpeakingOfWealth.comWhile the following should have no bearing on whether or not you choose to become a writer, it should open your eyes to the fact that the publishing world is undergoing considerable upheaval. In a nutshell, here’s what’s happening. For the past few decades, middle and large-sized publishing companies have been consolidating and/or going out of business. As it stands, there are six mega-publishing houses left in New York City. Those six are desperately trying to figure out how to make money in the face of the Kindle/Self Publishing/Ebook revolution. So far, they’re not doing to well.

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4 Critical Elements to Selling on Kindle

SpeakingOfWealth.comSo you’ve decided to thumb your nose at the gatekeepers to the traditional publishing and publish your hot new title as a downloadable Kindle ebook. In case you weren’t aware, the portable Kindle ebook reader is the only the most massively popular bit of technology in the known universe right now, having sold approximately 17 kajillion units (according to Amazon bigwig Jeff Bezos) over the holidays last year. It comes down to this. Independent authors are making big bucks with nothing more than a digital version of their book uploaded to the Amazon Kindle store.

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