Fellow Michiganders Are Publishing E-Books and Making Bank
Ever heard of Amanda M. Lee or Boyd Craven III?
Yes? No? Maybe?
I'm sure it would be better for them if you had heard of them - but the important thing is, they're both too busy writing e-books and making money to worry about it.
According to the Detroit Free Press, Amanda lives in Macomb Township, where she was a newspaper reporter for 15 years. She writes about romance and mysteries - and, from what I can tell, a lot of her stories are about witches. Last year she pulled in about a million dollars
Boyd Craven is from Grand Blanc. Boyd WAS a farmer who once flunked high school English at Linden High School. Now he makes about $20,000 a month writing stories about "preppers" who survive all sorts of apocalyptic events.
They are both e-book authors. They're making great money off their books and MOST people have no idea who they are. They don't have contracts with any big New York based publishers - yet. Their books CAN be bought and downloaded on Amazon and read on your Kindle.
(Here's a helpful tutorial article about how to self-publish from e-book author Tim Ferris)
Pretty slick - you write the story on Microsoft Word and then (for a minimal cost) Amazon has a program that will automatically format and upload your story for Kindle. BTW, here's some e-book trivia: the book that was adapted into the hit movie "The Martian", started out as a self-published Kindle e-book, costing 99 cents.
So, you know all those times you whispered to yourself, "screw this job, I know I can write"? Umm, there's no more excuses. Get to it.
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