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Free Work vs. Paid Work

PencilsToday’s topic is for our authors out there.

There are so many places to submit your work these days, from traditional publishers to journals (like the MCB Quarterly) to niche presses. Some pay very well. Some pay a little. And some pay nothing at all.

And with sites like Amazon, Smashwords, etc, you can also give your work away yourself for free (forever, or for a period of time).

But at some point, you gotta make some money to pay for your crack… I mean, writing addiction.

So where do you come down on free work vs. paid work? Have you released your work one way or the other? Did a free release help boost your sales or popularity? Or do you only write for pay?


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