This is the second book I am reviewing from Joanna Penn on my journey to explore authorpreneurship. You can read the first one here. This book subtitled, ‘Turn your words into multiple streams of income’ is about learning how to make money with books and other forms of writing. This is not a large book, it has approximately 118 pages but it does have a lot of good content which will give you more insight into the world of earning money as a self-published writer.
The book is divided into two main parts. Following is a list of topics (or chapters) in each part of the book.
PART 1 – HOW TO MAKE MONEY WITH BOOKS
Your publishing options and how the industry has changed
Your book is a valuable intellectual property asset
Self-publishing or becoming an indie author
Write more books
Write books that people want to buy
Publish in multiple formats
Sell direct to your audience
Market your books
PART 2 – HOW TO MAKE MONEY WITH YOUR WRITING IN OTHER WAYS
Your author ecosystem
Crowdfunding, patronage and subscription
Professional speaking, teaching, performing and live events
Online courses, webinars, events and membership sites
Advertising and sponsorship
Physical products amd merchandise
Freelance writing and ghostwriting
Consulting and coaching
Other ways to make money with your writing
Here are my own personal insights from the book. As someone who also wants to self-publish ebooks, these are some of the insights that I found really useful. Continue reading →
My current focus is on authorpreneurship and to learn about the subject I have started the review the books of Joanna Penn, a successful authorpreneur. In my last post I reviewed her book titled, Successful Self Publishing: How To Self-Publish and Market Your Book. You can read the review I wrote here.
And here are three more personal lessons I got from Joanna’s book.
If you are looking to self-publish your own book or become an authorprenuer then Successful Self-Publishing subtitled, How To Self-Publish and Market Your Book, will give you a broad overview about how to go about doing that and a good start. Joanna Penn, the author has written a number of other books which go into some of the topics discussed in this book in more depth but here she presents a great starting point and insights into what you will need to do to self-publish your own book.
The book is split into two parts. Part 1 titled – How to self-publish, discusses how to self publish a book while part 2 titled – How to market a book, is about marketing your self-published book. This is not a large book, it’s just over 100 pages, so you can go through it in less than Han 3 hours.
This book by Laura Winter subtitled, For the authorpreneur who wants to publish their book without breaking the bank, is definitely a book you need to read if you are interested in self-publishing. At just over 50 pages you can read it in a single sitting but don’t let the compact size of the book fool you. If you want to build a self-publishing side hustle, then this book is a good place to start. You can’t go wrong. Laura the author has written the book from a place of personal experience, after all in one year she’s been able to self publish 8 books.