Friday, August 24, 2012


For nearly two decades I wrote nearly every day, but I didn't make one dime. Self-publishing has changed all that. Come join me on WG2E today where we're talking about money!

"The very best thing I ever did was realizing that my books are a PRODUCT and I am BUSINESS WOMAN. Last December I made a twenty-three page business plan. I realized that I could actually make real money selling my books. I came up with an amount of money I wanted to make each month ($6000) and how many books I had to sell to make that happen. Instead of just putting out books whenever I got them done, I planned release dates. I have my editors booked through the end of 2012. I have firm, hard dates that I hand my manuscripts over. I work very, very hard. I have high expectations for myself and my work output. My business comes before a lot of things in my life, but I've never been happier."
--Denise Grover Swank, bestselling author of The Chosen series.


Geraldine said...

What an inspiring and informative post! How I'd love to be making that much money every month but I know things are already transitioning in that regard.

Thanks for sharing this Theresa.

Happy Weekend, G

Geraldine said...

PS: I'm having a very productive week working on my novel. Thanks again for all the helpful information here at your blog and for being such an inspiration. You rock Theresa!

Happy Labour Day Weekend, G

Theresa Ragan said...

Hi Geraldine and THANKS!!! And good job on having a productive week. That's awesome!

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