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How a Single Father & Self-Published Author Went from Poverty Level to Earning $18,000 in a Quarter

Self-published fantasy novelist Brian S. Pratt earned more than $18,000 in a single quarter while selling 17 eBooks on Smashwords. According to Smashwords founder Mark Coker, Pratt is on track to earn $25,000 during this quarter.

Meet the author in this interview with Coker at Smashwords. Before publishing his novels (they average around 150,000-words apiece) Pratt confessed, “I was a single dad living with three kids and boy, was I poor (under the poverty level).”  His earnings are projected in the chart embedded above; click to enlarge.

Here’s more from the interview: “He’s on track to earn over $100,000 in 2011 at Smashwords, and up to $200,000 total when he includes his projected Amazon sales. Not one to count his eggs before they’re hatched, though, he’s fast at work on a next series … Pratt started writing because the series authors he enjoyed reading weren’t completing their series fast enough.” (Via Publishers Lunch)

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