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The general consensus is that authors don't make much money.

But in 2012, a young designer found a better way.

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The general consensus is that authors don't make much money:

"My novel, “Broken Piano for President,” shot to the top of the best-seller lists. This is what it’s like, financially, to have the indie book publicity story of the year and be near the top of the bestseller list. Drum roll. $12,000." — Patrick Wensick

But in 2012, a young designer named Nathan Barry figured out a better way. He realized that by teaching people something valuable, and self-publishing himself, he could earn more as an author. (You can listen to Part 1 and Part 2 of the 2013 interview here)

"Quantity produces quality. If you only write a few things, you’re doomed." — Ray Bradbury

This week on the show we'll be exploring the world of writing and self-publishing.

(You can see the book I'm working on here)

Sarah's rules about living a creative life:

  1. It's always worth pursuing the things you love.
  2. Sometimes you're going to have to get creative about how the money works

T-shirt update

  • 30 shirts sold far
  • I make $1 per shirt currently. ;)
  • 57% ordered a Men's medium
  • 29% ordered a Men's large
  • 7% ordered a Men's XL
  • 7% ordered a Men's XXL
  • 14% ordered a Women's shirt
  • There were only 2 shipping problems

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For digital makers who want to earn a living from the things they create. Indie software developers, designers, writers, entrepreneurs, artists, and other creatives!