Thought I would mention this here because it is a fantastic book. Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s THE FREELANCER’S SURVIVAL GUIDE is now a book available for sale. A big book, weighing in at 580 pages of information on every aspect of being a freelancer in most any area of business.
This is put together from all of Kris’s Freelancer’s Survival Guide chapters she wrote on her web site every week for some time (just short of two years, or something like that. A long time).
Her goal was to help those who were laid off from their job maybe start their own business. It turned out to be a book I wish we had way back when we started, because much of the things we learned the hard way and Kris managed to explain a lot of the lessons from those adventures in the book. Fair warning, I am mentioned a great deal in this book because I am her husband and we were both freelancing for the twenty-five years we have been together. We have more hard knocks than I care to think about, and if reading this book can save you a few it will be worth it.
She’s going to leave the chapters up for free on her site for anyone to read at any time. But if you want the book as something to hold or download or give as a present to someone who is just starting a business, it has become available now both electronically and in a large trade paper edition.
So here is how you find it:
—Chapter-by-chapter edition free to read on www.kristinekathrynrusch.com. Just click on the tab to read the book as Kris wrote it with all the comments. You can’t download it, so be prepared to read it on your computer.
—Electronic Book Edition for $9.99 on Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, Smashwords.com. It will be available on Kobo, Sony, and other sites over the next month but on Smashwords you can get it to most devices.
—Trade Paperback Edition (580 pages) for $24.99. Available at Amazon.com. It will be available on other bookstore sites and for bookstores to order after the first of the year, but if you want it before Christmas go to Amazon.com.
Worth the time and energy to read, folks, if you have any thoughts of going into business for yourself. And if you want to be a writer, this book will jump you ahead in learning the business. I can’t recommend it more.