Glad to be here! I love helping people make money with their words, and I've made a business philosophy out of the mantra: "The words 'starving' and 'writer' are NOT joined at the hip." I'm a resource for both aspiring freelancers and self-publishers who actually want to make a GOOD full-time living in either.
I've had decent success with my self-publishing efforts (50,000 copies of the two books in print, and a full-time living for five-plus years), all the how-to details of which are chronicled in my 2007 release, "The Well-Fed Self-Publisher: How to Turn One Book into a Full-Time Living" and the pretty killer self-publisher's marketing toolkit, "The Biz-in-a-Box" (www.wellfedsp.com).
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I've been a commercial freelancer since 1994 (a lesser-known field of freelance writing, working with businesses, large and small, and for hourly rates of $50-125+). Less than 4 months after launching my business, I was paying all my bills. In 2000, I wrote and self-published the award-winning Book-of-the-Month Club title, "The Well-Fed Writer," about the lucrative commercial writing field, and in 2005, its companion volume, "TWFW: Back For Seconds", (www.wellfedwriter.com for more, and to sign up for my free monthly ezine).
I offer one-on-one coaching for both commercial writing biz start-up/reinvigoration and self-publishing (including specialties in title/subtitle consult, and back cover copywriting ("Mentoring" link at either of the two sites above).
I wish all of you the best of success with your books!
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Thanks so much for the great comment (sorry for the delay in replying - just got back from a week away - and out of email touch). Delighted you found the book so useful, and yes, I think you'll really enjoy the Biz-in-a-Box. Most people who get it write me and something to the effect that, "You are SO undercharging for this...").
BTW - if you're so inclined to run on over to Amazon and write a review, I'd be most grateful... Thanks much! Here's the link: