Can You Make A Living As An Author?

4 Publishing Experts Weigh In


It has only been a little over a year since ChatGPT rampaged into our modern lives. Yet already certain companies are claiming that they can write an entire book for you in a matter of days – harnessing generative AI, of course. Please note: The books won’t contain one bit of original content or any actual stories and wisdom from your life.

But still, it begs the question: Is there a role for authors in today’s world? Is the dream of earning a living by putting words on a page (or on a screen or in people’s ears) even attainable? Four publishing and media experts weigh in: Mark Gottlieb, literary agent with Trident Media Group; Megan Williams, founder and CEO of TSPA; Ashley Bernardi, founder and CEO of Nardi Media; and Karla Blocka, founder and CEO of Fiction Profits Academy. Read on to discover Blocka’s top five tips for how to succeed as an author.

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