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Who Said You Can't Make A Profitable Living Selling Your Short Stories?
by Georgina Stath   

Last edited: Sunday, October 06, 2002
Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2002

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You can make a living from writing short stories. I have done it. Others have done it. You can do it too.

The truth is, selling your short stories to publishers is not the way to make
a comfortable living from something you enjoy doing. The reason isn't
hard to understand. Publishers pay a once-off payment for your stories, if
they are accepted. And that once-off payment, in most cases, isn't anything
to get excited about.

But most writers settle for this because they tell themselves, well, at least
my story is published.


You can have your cake and eat it too. You can become published and you
can make a comfortable income too.

Other writers have done it. I have done it. And you can do it too.

What has brought this change of events? You might have guessed the
Internet. The Web far surpasses all those other options open to us.
With the Internet...

* It's in your capacity to start your own business, it doesn't matter
what your circumstance are.

* You can keep building on that business to increase your income

* You can run your business on autopilot. Have you heard the
stories where Internet business owners make money while they
sleep? They aren't kidding.

* You can keep generating sales from your short stories. Don't
only sell them once to a publisher. Keep selling the same stories
over and over again.

Becoming frustrated with submitting to publishers I thought I'd try to sell
my stories myself and 'see what happens.' I saw what happened alright.
I saw I'd been wasting my time all those years settling for less. I'm thankful
to that writer who opened my eyes to the power of the internet.

I've made more from this book of short stories than I sell at than I've seen all those years waiting
for publishers to sell my stories.

I've learnt something from this experiment.

If you want things to happen - you have to make them happen.

The transition between unpublished and published lies in your attitude.

Do you want to keep submitting to publishers to see what happens?


Do you want to sell your stories yourself and see what happens?

I've created a book which I'm offering for free to those that want to
make that transition. Along with the book I'm offering ongoing support
through articles you will receive once every two weeks. These articles
concentrate on short story writing, selling your stories and keeping
you encouraged.

It's even open to those that still prefer to stick with publishers. There are no
strings attached. Read it, see what you think. If you still prefer to publish
your stories through publishers, disregard it.

It's your choice.

Georgina Stath is the author of 'Publish Your Stories Yourself And
Keep All The Profits.'

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