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Geting Paid for your Writing

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Article blog.datascienceheroes...

How to self-publish a book: A handy list of resources - Data Science Heroes Blog (2018)


A list of useful resources aimed to self-publish a book on Amazon using Bookdown. From using an editor, to proofreading, ISBN, cost, earnings and more!

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Article theatlantic.com

Writing in Someone Else’s World | The Atlantic - The Atlantic


The Surprising Way I Became a First-Time Author. I stumbled on a high-pay, low-prestige way to enter the publishing world—and overcame my reservations to make the most of the o...

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Article theparisreview.org

Mark Twain’s Get-Rich-Quick Schemes - The Paris Review (2017)


Writing books was just a means to an end: Twain’s goal was to make money and then make even more money.

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Article medium.com/@rothgar

The Economics of Writing a Technical Book - Medium (2018)


by Justin Garrison: "I am not an expert. I have co-authored a single book in 2017 called Cloud Native Infrastructure for O’Reilly Media. Many people have asked me what it was l...

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Is This the End of the TV Writers’ Room as We Know It? | Vanity Fair - HWD


For a young writer looking to break into showbiz, a new trend in TV production—so-called “mini-rooms”—offers a leg up; for many others, it suggests the craft is becoming another...

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Article theatlantic.com

How my first novel became a movie | The Atlantic - The Atlantic


How My Novel 'Carrie Pilby' Became a Netflix Movie. It took 14 years of false starts, navigating Hollywood, and a modest payout for my book Carrie Pilby to be adapted into a Ne...

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Article theringer.com

Caption Goals: How Instagram Spawned a Cottage Industry Around Words - The Ringer - The Ringer (2018)


As the quest for likes and followers on IG has intensified, so too has the demand for funnier, punnier captions, creating a crowded new market selling cleverness

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Article indiehackers.com

IndieHackers - Pure React is a book I wrote to teach React to beginners


One of the big barriers to learning React is the overwhelming amount of stuff that tends to be taught at the same time, so my approach was to strip it down to its bare essentia...

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Article medium.com/@kentbeck_7670

Writing a Book – Kent Beck – Medium - Medium (2019)


It’s been 11 years since I’ve written a book. I got tired of all the entitlement — “You should give me your book for free waaaaah…” What incentive do I have to do that? I’m comi...

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Article news.ycombinator.com

HN discussion - Writing a software book and making over $100k | Hacker News


If you're going to try to do this, the key idea is to build an audience e.g. an email list. You need to budget 50% of your time to writing the book and 50% of your time to blogg...

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Article scotthyoung.com

If you want to be an author, don’t start writing (and other strangely useful career advice) - Scott H Young (2015)


How can you get a deep understanding and expertise in your career? Learn what not to do when focussing on a new career goal. "...wanting to become a published author for inst...

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