Just starting out (again) in this whole writing thing, it occurs to me to wonder if it’s still possible, in these days of Amazon.com, free copies, and internet theft, is it still possible to make a living as a writer if you’re not one of the NNYT best sellers.
I have more than a passing interest in this, as I would love to see my writing career take off to the point that it became a decent source of income for me.
But I worry about the fact that the market has become so diluted on the one hand, with thousands upon thousands of authors and little publishers, and so monopolized on the distribution end with Amazon controlling so much of the market.
So what has your experience been? Are you able to write full time and make a living off of it? If not, do you think you will be able to in the future?
If not, why?