Everything you need to know about making money from your writing and becoming a freelance writer: from initial idea to making the transition, and the business tools you need to help you get there.
Like it or not, successful authors are brands. Look at the big names who are franchising out their name in collaboration with other writers; look at how publishers want to work with celebrities who have written (or ‘written’) novels. A brand is not a substitute for talent (or it shouldn’t be) but it certainly helps…
What’s the difference between a trademark and copyright? Can I really trademark my author name? How can I protect my artistic creations, so that no one else but I can profit from my work? Dale Campbell, trademark and design attorney answers these questions and more in this interview.
The message is loud and clear: if you want to earn a decent living as an author, other than from the sale of your books, you have to explore other sources of income. Thankfully, you don’t have to look further than your author brand. Get some practical ideas, here.
There’s no doubt about the power of images to transform a blog or social media update. However, sourcing those images can be a legal minefield. How do you know which ones are copyrighted? Answers to this question and more, in this post.