What is a Career Author (August 2020)?

What does it mean to be a career author? This is not an easy question to answer and one that involves a deeper discussion on how we define this elusive creature. 

Every writer with aspirations of making money from their words has a different definition of success. For some, it’s all about the “x-figure author,” but for others lifestyle matters more than revenue. Also, is financial gain the only way to define a career author? The guys answer with a resounding “no” while exploring alternative ways of measuring your own success in the publishing industry.

The Career Author Podcast is a podcast where co-authors J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon share their struggles and successes as full-time authors, advice for improving your writing craft, and honest discussions of what it takes to build a successful career as an author.

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • The ways authors measure financial success
  • Why independence is hard to quantify but might ultimately be more important than revenue
  • How some authors define success by their level of skill, experience, or status
  • Why it’s difficult to arrive at a consensus on what makes a “career author” or “indie writer.”

Also, J. recommends a new podcast about technology and culture.

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