It’s every writer’s worst nightmare. You pour out your blood, sweat and tears into your new book, only to find out that another author has published the same book as yours. It happened to these authors and here’s what they had to say.
There are websites that make writers money and there are those that bleed money. And even if all you have is a static blog “that I’ve been meaning to update”, that blog is still a missed opportunity in terms of the revenue it could be generating for you. Here’s how to fix this.
I call myself an audiobook narrator. Although I’d listened to audiobooks for 20 years every night before going to sleep, I never actually thought that I could be one of the people doing it. To me, that was like just impossible.
I was a broke-ass temp who woke up at 4am to write for two hours, before getting ready to work by bus (because I couldn’t afford the train fare). I would get home about 7pm, eat, and then, do some more writing until 10/11pm, before collapsing into bed to sleep, only to do the same thing all over again the next day.
Readers don’t like being cheated. They paid money for a good read. If they wanted a sermon, they would have gone to church.