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Feedback wanted on my new blog, Passive Income Author

Posted: December 11th, 2011, 5:59 am
by Skellie
Hey guys - I have recently started Passive Income Author, a blog covering the business side of being a self-published author. I'm hoping to get some feedback on which topics need more coverage in the community, and what you think of my articles so far.

I've written: I'm also trying to organize a guest-post on David Gaughran's blog - will add a link here if I get the privilege to contribute :)

Thanks everyone!

Skellie

Re: Feedback wanted on my new blog, Passive Income Author

Posted: December 11th, 2011, 11:15 am
by Ryan
Some great stuff there Skellie. Been wanting to set up a newsletter so I'll check out your suggestions.

Re: Feedback wanted on my new blog, Passive Income Author

Posted: December 12th, 2011, 6:08 am
by Skellie
Hey Ryan, thanks so much for taking the time to read, it's really encouraging. I'll be writing a more in-depth post on email newsletters soon, so I'll link to it here in case it's useful for you and others.

I'm reading John Locke's self publishing book and he puts a huge emphasis on his 'Guaranteed Buyers' email list, which is a really interesting concept. He believed that he had gathered 1,000 people on the list who would buy anything he released. Not a bad place to be at all! :).

Re: Feedback wanted on my new blog, Passive Income Author

Posted: December 12th, 2011, 5:11 pm
by Mira
Really interesting stuff here, Skellie - and very timely. I bet alot of folks who are looking to self-publish for an income would find a site like yours really valuable!

Re: Feedback wanted on my new blog, Passive Income Author

Posted: December 14th, 2011, 7:03 am
by Skellie
Thanks for the kind words Mira! It always saddens me when people want to write full-time but can't do so because their books don't pay the bills. If my advice can help someone take the leap and make a living from writing, then all the work is worth it.

I've just added a new post on something I feel strongly about: The Importance of Having Your Work Torn Apart By Strangers

Re: Feedback wanted on my new blog, Passive Income Author

Posted: January 13th, 2012, 10:54 pm
by Rachel Ventura
Skellie, do you think the articles on your site would apply to traditional publishing too?