Publishing: Making a living writing, promotion, and self-publishing

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Having discussed at length the process of traditional publishing, we now move on to how you can make a good living with your writing. As I mentioned before, it’s very rare to be a huge success publishing. For every Harry Potter, there are hundreds of thousands of other titles which make little to no money. The truth is, only 5% of American writers make their living exclusively from their writing. The writing life might sound very romantic, but in reality (as most of you may well already know), it’s mostly a lot of hard work. Today, we will, most of all, address money. How to manage it, how to maintain a sustainable…

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