Freelance Writing and Kindle
If you are looking for other ways to earn money with your freelance writing then you might want to consider using some of your expertise to write and publish a book on Kindle. Most freelance writers try to ensure that they have several streams of income. You could, for example, write and publish a book on freelance writing. Some people have repurposed material from their blog, it’s not to hard to reword posts you have already written. One you have amassed enough material and added a good introduction and table of contents you are ready to start.
Get a Kindle Publishing Guide
There are some really good guides on getting your book ready for kindle. Amazon’s own guide is okay but I used an eBook called Create a Book on Kindle. The book went into all the details needed to format a word document for Kindle and some good suggestions on designing your own cover. Freelance writers are used to turning out a large number of words in a short space of time so you could probably do all this in a day or two.
The great thing about Kindle is that once your book is up there, it will start making money for you. If you really want to sell the book then you will need to promote it on your blog and on social media. There are ways of making your Kindle book more visible just look at the Kindle boards or take a look around the blogosphere. I have two books up on Kindle and if you want to know more about my foray into this take a look here. Have you tried Kindle publishing yet?Google+
Which Writing Hat Are You Wearing?
Writers are called, and call themselves by many names – aside from the rude ones. Writers engage in different types of writing, whether they primarily write books, or they write copy and articles for particular companies, In reality whatever you have written, you have authored, yes, even the writing that does not have your name on it.
The fact is that most of us have different writing roles. Many freelance writers, myself included, also write fiction and poetry. Some people prefer to write just for themselves and their friends and followers and may keep a journal, write daily pages, and write their own blog – they just tend not to write for money.
Why Do Writers Write?
Writers write, in most cases, for an audience, but they also write for themselves, and some writers get paid for their writing. The writers that I know will write whether they are getting paid or not, that’s not to say they don’t appreciate some return on their efforts – but by and large writers write for the love of writing.
Playing with words, writing good copy or informative articles, and pleasing readers with their prose and poetry,. Most writers would write even if nobody read what they wrote because the urge to write comes from deep inside of them.
Writers Are Readers First
Writers read before they begin to write because a love of writing usually springs from a love of reading. Many people read, but writers aspire to do it themselves, to weave stories like t their favourite authors, to write poems like their favourite poets,, journalists, or copywriters.
Many writers keep notebooks or writing journals alongside their everyday diary or planner. Some people never get past this personal writing, and may not want to, but many writers want more, they want to be read, just as they read the work of others.
What Writing Roles Do You Have?
I suppose my point here is that most writers produce a wide variety of prose (and poetry) and each requires a slightly different turn of phrase and attitude. How effective and believable are our public writing roles? I’m not sure, some writers may have their answer, I’m not sure that I have, what about you?
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