Often, in fact, the books actually fuel and develop the blog, too.
I'd released two novels, and I was working from home as a researcher. People won't buy it if it looks 'too self-published'. In the end, Melanie decided she was willing to take a cut in her income so that she could write whenever she felt like it. That said, she feels it's important to treat writing like a job. I could afford to support myself if it was just me, but it does help to have someone encouraging me. Kids aren't always very conducive to productivity! Since you're doing a lot of things yourself as a self-publisher, it's good to keep an eye on the ways the kind of books you're writing are being sold.
I sometimes find myself reading reviews of my own work. Then I think, ' Hilary Mantel wouldn't do this. She's far too busy being awesome. That works too! You have to ignore them.
Using Kindle to sell books
For a start, the advice you'll get about tax returns and freelancing will be invaluable. Self-publishing with a good network is like using a village to raise a child. You need your network for when you need help. It was all sorted out in the end, but being able to talk about it with a community of similarly-affected people was hugely reassuring.
I know a lot of published writers who are leaving their agents to join in with the self-publishing thing.
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This just isn't true, so feel the fear and do it anyway! All rights reserved. Back to the top Contact us. Creative Choices Careers Advice Industry insights. Melanie Clegg has published several novels using Kindle. A while later, she set up Madame Guillotine.
Going freelance as a novelist "I went freelance after about a year of solid blogging. Pay attention to the publishing trends going on around you "I recently changed the covers for my books again — I do this pretty regularly.
Ask yourself what your heroes would do "I think it's really good to have a writing hero who you can look up to. The internet is loaded with them. Now read through it really carefully. Who stands to benefit the most from this contract, regardless of how your book sells? I looked into lots of them. And neither do they have a contract for you to sign. But I know that out beyond those walls are predators who will try to benefit from my hard work. And from your hard work. I considered several online self-publishers. Read their contracts.
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