Where's the Money?

Rated 4.77/5 based on 14 reviews
Do you need a traditional publisher to make money writing fiction? No. But you do need a game plan. In this ebook, I share some tips that have worked well for an introvert like me who hates going out there and talking about my books. My hope is that this ebook can help other authors out.

This was last edited on March 7, 2011.
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About Ruth Ann Nordin

I'm a stay-at-home mom of four school-aged boys and the proud wife of a veteran of the US Air Force. I live in Montana where I am fortunate to spend my days creating new worlds with characters I fall in love with. I've written fifty romances and have plans to write many more in the years to come.

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Review by: Mike White on April 27, 2016 :
It's always a good idea to get business advice from someone who has actually succeeded in the business in question, rather than someone who simply has an academic interest in it. That's what people will find here, and it shows.
(review of free book)

Review by: Mike Ward on Feb. 27, 2016 :
This is a great book with some really good ideas. I have been self publishing ebooks since February 2012 and there are things in this book that I've never heard of such as Shutter Stock and Dreamtime. It is obvious that the author has incredible determination and staying power. Thank you so much Ruth for the help you give to other authors.
(review of free book)

Review by: Caron Rider on Feb. 26, 2016 :
Great tips. I too am an introvert and there is plenty of good info here to get one moving.
(review of free book)

Review by: Andrew Bushard on May 31, 2015 :
The author doesn't break new ground, but her views are very well thought out. Furthermore, she cites her experience which establishes her credibility.
(review of free book)

Review by: Emily Sherwood on July 05, 2012 : (no rating)
Thank you for writing such a valuable book! This book was MUCH more pratical and easier to understand than the other books out there on this subject. It had useful, easy-to-follow tips that I have already begun using to promote my new book.
(review of free book)

Review by: Romana Van Lissum on March 23, 2012 :
Thank you Ruth Ann for a very thorough and informative book! I printed off a copy for myself and it is sitting on my desk with some of the information highlighted, so I can refer back to it when needed.
I also want to thank you for giving us a peek into your sales since you started this journey. It gives us fellow authors some hope that this will happen for us too!
(review of free book)

Review by: M.T. Dismuke on Dec. 15, 2011 :
Good sound advice for beginner marketing. If you don't have a plan, the advice here will get you started.
(review of free book)

Review by: Conrad Lovelle on Oct. 22, 2011 :
Wow, an article about ebooking that actually delivers what it says/implies in the title. Very refreshing! I am so numbed-out by blogs claiming this topic yet are effectively void of substance. This ebook made me feel all happy inside again because it makes it all feel so possible. I DL'ed the pdf so I can use it to retrace Ruth Ann Nordin's footsteps and learn. I'm so impressed I might find myself reading a Romance Novel before I know it (wink).

It's that good, thank you.
(review of free book)

Review by: Christina Li on May 10, 2011 :
This book was full of great ideas that really work. The ideas are simple and even fun! I especially appreciated the fact that it works for introverts and those very new to publishing!
(review of free book)

Review by: Ernest Winchester on April 14, 2011 :
I just did a quick read of ‘WTM’ and wanted to post an equally quick review. There is a lot of information that I know nothing about, so I’ll need another read (maybe several) to get the real meat. I signed on to Face Book some months ago and still can’t understand how to use its basic operations, let alone all the special ones listed in this article. I signed on to it at my publisher’s recommendation, but my book (erotic e-book) isn’t due out until August so I hope to garner some understanding before then. I have several free stories on Smashwords that seem to be well received—well sometimes—and have enjoyed the reviews posted there. I do however; refuse to call something as short as four or five thousand words a book as Smashwords does. But to each his/her own.
(review of free book)

Review by: Elaine Shuel on April 14, 2011 :
Great book and one I am very grateful that Ruth Ann Nordin wrote. I credit her for the thousands of dollars I've earned since following her advice. Her book educated me on other avenues to earn money from my writing that I was unaware of. I am very appreciative of her sharing her vast knowledge with the rest of us. This is a must read for all authors. Thank you, Ruth. I wish you continued and well-earned success with all your endeavors.
(review of free book)

Review by: K.R. Smith on April 03, 2011 :
I thought this was extremely informative, with nice, personal touches in thoughtful remarks by the author; such as, 'patience'! I'm following this advice, as well as shared this book on Facebook as well as emailed to other aspiring self-publishees. Thanks Ruth Ann for sharing your experience with honesty and hope.
(review of free book)

Review by: Shaina Richmond on March 15, 2011 :
I'm very grateful to Ruth Ann Nordin for this book. Marketing is by far the most overwhelming part of self-publishing, if you're trying to make a living. She confirmed for me what I already thought I knew, and also helped set me on a clear path to focus on channels I hadn't really thought about. I've already seen a difference and I just bought the book last week.

This book is definitely worth the money. She simply tells her story of what worked for her and what she wishes she had done sooner. The helpfulness of the book makes me overlook the few little grammatical errors. :)

Thank you, Ruth Ann Nordin! I wish you continued, and even greater, success.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Francis W. Porretto on Oct. 20, 2010 :
There are many excellent ideas in Mrs. Nordin’s little guide, including quite a few I hadn’t thought of, and probably would have rejected without serious consideration if I had. If you’re looking for revenue, this short book will serve as an excellent “script” toward that end.

So why did I give “Where’s The Money?” only four stars (I hear you ask)? Well...uh...you see...ah...er...um...Mrs. Nordin violated one of her own rules: to polish the content to as bright a shine as possible. It’s just not terribly well written, and there are a number of flagrant grammatical errors in it. Mrs. Nordin: Please, PLEASE go back through this valuable little tome and whip it into shape! If you’ll do that, I’ll alter this review in your favor.
(review of free book)

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