That’s the basis of Kris Rusch’s piece Rethinking the Writing Business: Part 1 over at Kris Writes. We authors are looking at ourselves as publishers, or working with publishers and trying to match their take.
Nope. Wrong. Too limited.
We create stories. Content. Like other entertainers do. And that’s how we need to be approaching things like licensing (what inspired her post), rights, and other income-generating activities.
There’s a lot more to unpack in Kris’s post. It’s going to be one for the Mad Genii to chew on and think hard about, because it is rather different from how most of us think about our businesses.
We create content. How do we market and license that content?
For more discussion: https://www.thepassivevoice.com/rethinking-the-writing-business/