I’m a book junkie. I admit it: I’m drawn to buy books of all types, shapes, and sizes, and have my excuses lined up for why I should buy each one.
I should buy…
- …books at conferences, because I’m supporting the speakers, and because I can get signed copies.
- …books for ongoing research, because the library makes me return them too quickly.
- …books that are written beautifully, because I will return to them again and again.
- …books that aren’t written beautifully but are nonetheless successful, because I will analyze what makes them work.
- …zombie books, because I need to follow the latest trends in literature.
- …new releases, because I need to keep abreast of current publications–and those are hard to check out of the library.
- …nonfiction picture books, because I write nonfiction and need to study other authors’ techniques.
- …bestsellers, because I need to figure out what makes them work.
- …writing books, because they help me grow as a writer.
- …self-help books, because they help me grow as a person.
- …marketing books, because I should be doing more marketing.
- …books on crochet, because they have the best crochet patterns and inspiration.
- …other nonfiction books, because I’m interested in the topics and might write about them someday.
The arrival of the Kindle and Amazon’s "Click-to-Buy" program has been a problem for my bank account.
But the other day, I read something very, very interesting and extraordinarily tempting to a book junkie such as myself: Can you make money blogging without selling your soul?