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Self-Publishing a Book in an Obscure Niche: Is It Worth It, or a Complete Waste of Time?

If you’re a regular reader, you know that I have several streams of income. One of the main ones is self-publishing. The others are online teaching (developing/selling ecourses); writing for clients; and affiliate marketing in case you’re wondering….

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Create an Online Course: How to Brainstorm, Develop & Successfully Launch Your First One

I once read that information was the best-selling product ever — online or off. I don’t know if that’s true, but I do know this, “how to” articles, books, video courses, etc., continue to dominate search engine results. And, that’s because information drives decision-making. …

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How I Earned $1,100 in 36 Hours: Why Knowing How to Write SEO Content Pays

If you’ve hung around this site for a while, you know that I relaunched it in November with a new mission, which is to help freelance writers make money writing … whether it’s for themselves (eg, self-publishing their own line of ebooks), or for others (eg, freelance clients)….

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2 Things Every New Self-Publisher Should Do When They First Start Out

The answer to the title of this post can be found in the ‘Conclusion‘ section of this post. Before you scan down to that part though, let’s start from the beginning.

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Self-Publishing / Ebook Writing Tournament – An Easy, FREE Way to FINALLY Get Your Book Done!

Six years ago this month, I spearheaded an ebook writing tournament here on Inkwell Editorial. When I looked it up, I couldn’t believe that it was this month all those years ago – total coincidence, or maybe not. The universe does have strange ways of speaking. Anyhoo, as I explained in the link just above …

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Self-Publishing: Why You Don’t Want Your Book to Become a Best-Seller … At Least Not Right Away

I’ve been doing a lot of guest blogging to promote The Ultimate Freelancer’s Guidebook, my book that was published by Adams Media on the 2nd of this month. Last Monday, a guest post I did for Build Your Brand Academy, a blog that teaches authors how to do their own publicity, entitled “Authors: How to Effectively Brand Yourself With Content Marketing, was published.

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Book Marketing: What Traditional Publishers Expect from Authors Beyond Writing the Book

Getting a book contract is exciting beyond belief. I finally got a hard copy of the book. I said to my sister  one morning as I stuffed a copy into envelopes to mail off to those who contributed:

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Self-Publishing Insight: Which Earns You More – Fiction or Non-Fiction?

Bestselling Fiction Pays Better than Bestselling Non-Fiction

J.K. Rowling was the first billionaire author, not Tina Fey, and James Patterson sells more copies of his books than Tim Ferriss does (about 200 times more). In the end, top tier fiction authors make more than top tier non-fiction authors. (Not that it’s likely I’ll experience this first hand. You might though!)

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How to Land a Traditional Publishing Contract as a Freelance Writer: 5 Keys

If you’re a regular InkwellEditorial.com reader, you know that I landed a contract to write a book for a trade publisher this past December. Since I announced it, I’ve had emails from several freelancers asking me how I did it.

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Writing a Book: 11 Lessons I Learned as a Self-Published Author Writing for a Traditional Trade Publisher

Yesterday, I completed the book I was contracted to write by a trade publisher back in December. It turned out to be almost 70,000 words in about five weeks. I still have some work to do, eg, working with the development editor (yeah, another editor) to get the manuscript to where they want it to be, but the brain dump of writing has been done – almost two and a half weeks early.

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How to Make Money Writing Romance: Earn Up to $2,000 Per Month (Or More!) Self-Publishing Short Romance Novels

Author Note

A lot has changed in self-publishing since this book was written in 2014. There’s still good money to be made — especially in writing romance, because it’s the most popular genre of all time. But, how to go about it has changed.

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