Note from Jane: Today’s guest post is from Joanna Penn (@thecreativepenn), and is based on her new book, Business for Authors: How to Be an Author Entrepreneur, out now in ebook, print and audio. During the last five years, I have seen a major shift in the publishing arena because of emergent technology and a changing [...]
From a recent op-ed at the New York Times: Writers may always have worried about money, but now seems a particularly fertile time for writing about it. … This spate of talk about writing and money has opened up broader conversations about who can afford to enter the profession today, and who gets shut out. My magazine [...]
Note from Jane: Today’s guest post is by attorney Helen Sedwick (@helensedwick), an attorney licensed to practice in California only. She just released the Self-Publisher’s Legal Handbook, now available in ebook and paperback formats. This information is general in nature and should not be used as a substitute for the advice of an attorney authorized to [...]
Do you make a portion of your income through freelance writing? Then I’d like you to take this survey. Background My Scratch co-founder runs a blog called Who Pays Writers? that encourages transparency about pay rates in the media and publishing industries. In the past week, there’s been a lot of chatter about salary inequity in [...]
Is there a difference between being an author versus running a business as an author? In this interview with Joanna Penn, we discuss some of the important shifts that happen when you begin treating your writing (and/or your art) also as your business. We also cover: The trade-offs that can make full-time writing possible The business [...]
Your productivity and growth are a direct result of forming a business plan (and sticking to it); here are 7 steps—plus a template—for creating your own.
Best Business Advice for Writers is a monthly link round-up where I share the best online articles focused on the business of writing and publishing.