Learn about my writing, thoughts on writing, and how you can show the world your words. Understated humor is featured in the mystery series -- Jolie Gentil (at the Jersey shore), River's Edge (along the Des Moines River in Iowa), Family History Mysteries (in Western Maryland mountains) and Logland (small-town Illinois). Live life with friends - even if some of them can be a pain now and then. The name Irish Roots Author reflects my heritage, as expressed in my family history books.
find many authors don’t put on their business cap until they have something to
sell. There is nothing ‘wrong’ with that perspective, in fact it’s what I did.
if you do want to start or change careers, you’ll consider such things as who
you are writing to, how many books you’ll need to sell at which price to make a
certain amount of money, and how to manage the businesses processes.
Maybe you’ll do your own taxes and file a Schedule C. Or should you
set up an LLC – limited liability corporation? Don’t ask me, ask your accountant.
You need an accountant? Possibly.
be clear, I do not advocate that we right-brain creative types stop writing and
do a lot of left-brain work to establish a business. That can come later, for
most of us.
that book first.
The Business of Being a Writer, Jane Friedman
Possibly the best overview of what you need to know after you write your book. You get an excellent work at the publishing world, too. Kindle and paperback.
A Long-Term View of the
Indie Author Business with Liliana Hart
42 minutes, but a good
example of building to success in the real world.Hart (who has sold more
than 3 million books) also compares Amazon and ibooks – not saying one is better,
but discussing differences. Apple has 7 billion devices out there. I learned a
lot watching this, especially about the Apple market for audiobooks.
The podcast interview is
conducted by author/publisher Joanna Penn.