On episode 122 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with Michael Anderle, who set out to make $50,000 per year by writing 20 books, and ended up doing a lot better than that.
We talked about:
- why he considers himself a “publisher” more than a “writer”;
- his original goal, to make $50,000 a year by writing 20 books;
- how he wound up making $50,000 PER MONTH instead;
- how he uses Google Docs to crowd-source his editing;
- what % of his revenue comes from Kindle Unlimited and what % comes from sales;
- the worst mudslinging he got hit with after his initial success.
About Our Guest:
Michael Anderle (ok, weird talking about myself in the 3rd person) (1967-Hopefully a long time from NOW) was born in Houston, Tx. A very curious child, he got into trouble – a lot. What to do with an inquisitive mind when he was grounded? Read!
Ok, done with all of that 3rd person stuff.
In the first 20 years, I mostly read Science Fiction and Fantasy. In the last 10 years I have enjoyed Urban Fantasy and Military Fiction. With this background, I’ve been blessed with creating The Kurtherian Gambit series, a well-selling, and fan loved, collection of stories.
The fans have propelled these stories beyond my wildest imagination and they should get all of the credit for sharing with friends, family and occasionally the random person on the street. They are fantastic!