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Wed June 27, 2012
Become Chattanooga's Own JK Rowling?

Quit Your Day Job (Maybe) And Finally Write That Novel

The e-book revolution means anyone can publish a novel at no cost and market it to Kindle, Nook and iPad owners.  But what are the odds of a self-published story becoming a bestseller?

Some Internet marketing gurus claim anyone can write e-books and earn a full-time income selling their stories to the millions of people who own smartphones and e-reader devices.  In this segment, WUTC's Michael Edward Miller and Mary Helen Miller examine such claims.

We find out how much money a self-published author can expect to spend preparing his or her manuscript for e-publication, and what he or she can do to reach a wide audience.

Guests on the segment include Melinda Evaul, a Chattanooga author who has achieved success with her first novel; Marie Force, a Rhode Island romance author; and Mark Coker, the CEO and founder of Smashwords.