RE: Self publishing [online]

Subject: RE: Self publishing [online]
From: "Johan Hiemstra" <webmaster -at- techexams -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 8 Dec 2004 23:03:29 +0100

>>I'm interested in your experience with self-publishing. Do you make
>>any money at it? Trafford seems short on details of distribution and
>>sales. Their main interest seems to be in publishing your work, not
>>selling it.


I'm not sure if I confused you or you confused me with your two-part
answer. With "I've been self-publishing my stuff for several years,
online however." I meant literally publishing online, in an electronic
format (HTML/PDF). But to answer your question regardless: yes, I do
make money at it, a living actually. Not as much as I would like but
that's really only to blame on my laziness, not on the market. Those
scams about working from home and making thousands of dollars are based
on a few true examples like me. It's not as easy as they make it sound,
but it's definitely doable, especially for a tech writer. I've been
doing it for 4 years now.

Before I spill out my experience(s), please let me know if you are
interested in my experience with online self-publishing or using online
companies for self-publishing.




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