Publishing/Writing: Insights, News, Intrigue

01/11/2011

More Becoming Authors to Supplement Incomes in Recession


Many folks are trying their hands at writing in hopes of generating additional income (some do-most don’t)…AND, if they do complete a manuscript, the really hard part begins with getting the damn thing published traditionally; which is the only way most know about when starting out.

Aspiring authors today are thrown into reality fast when they try to publish and have been quickly learning about the publishing upheavel brought on by all the giant-killing, field-leveling, new technology that has exploded the self-publishing industry and knighted it with respectability. Further, the new publishing tech has made self-publishing the intelligent, cool thing to do.

But, mister “make-a-lot-of-money” in this new self-publishing world has not made his debut yet…at least not that I’ve noticed. Will the money improve? I definitely think so…the possibilities with the rapidly increasing readership and reading gadgets is simply mind-boggling!

Here is a PRWeb press release, through the San Francisco Chronicle’s SFGate, giving some insightful publishing guidance from 3L Publishing Co. which just released Vanity Circus: A Smart Girl’s Guide to Avoid Publishing Crap:

More Individuals Pursue Becoming Authors to Supplement Income in this Economy 

Business owners and individuals who have lost their jobs or seek new ways to supplement their income are turning to book publishing as a way to make money. More than ever, the economy has forced some people to figure out creative ways to make money or reinvent their careers – and many of these people have decided to write a book; however, when it comes time to consider publishing that book, these people face many unknowns and have unanswered questions. To provide information about a complex and changing industry, 3L Publishing released Vanity Circus: A Smart Girl’s Guide to Avoid Publishing Crap.

“We know that title makes people laugh,” said Michelle Gamble-Risley, co-author and president of 3L Publishing. “Yet the truth is in the subtitle – there is a lot of crap out there, and many authors get stuck in bad situations with traditional or self-publishing models where they can’t make money. It’s not easy to be an author no matter how you look at it – and we want writers or would-be authors to know exactly what are their options.”

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3 Comments »

  1. Thanks for this post. I for certain agree with what you are saying. I have been talking about this subject a lot lately with my father so most probably this will get him to see my point of view. Fingers crossed!

    Comment by Lonnie Gustis — 01/20/2011 @ 9:49 am | Reply

  2. Good luck to you, Lonnie!…It’s nice to have your father’s approval…but, remember, whether he agrees or not with your dreams…you must pursue them at some point in time to complete your own destiny.

    Comment by gator1965 — 01/22/2011 @ 7:38 am | Reply

  3. Undoubtedly, one of the best article l have come across on this precious topic. I quite agree with your conclusions and will eagerly look forward to your coming updates.

    Comment by ip camera — 01/23/2011 @ 10:40 am | Reply


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