If you are reading this, then there is an excellent chance that you adore books. In fact, you may have a burning passion for including this love of the written word in your career. The good news is that there are plenty of career options for those that love to write and read. Just read on to find out what they are.
Perhaps the most obvious of all careers for book lovers is that of the novel author. An option that allows you to follow in the footsteps of your heroes and heroines and create a work that others can immerse themselves in and enjoy.
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In fact, becoming a published author is a lot different from how it used to be. The reason for this being the advent of the ebook and self-publication. A situation that allows authors to get their work out there without having to find representation from a publisher, something that is notoriously difficult.
Of course, the benefit of this is that you can get your work in front of people much more easily. Something that will then allow you to build up a following and a readership base. This can then be used as evidence that your books are popular and will sell. Thus allowing you to charge more, or move from being included in general subscription services of being featured as an independent author.
Another career option for book lovers is to try their hand at ghostwriting. This being a role that is very similar to novel writing in many ways. However, the main idea is that you write a book for someone else, and then their name goes on the cover and credits.
Ghostwriting is a skill that is very much in demand for celebrities writing their autobiographies and memoirs right now. It’s even popular with online entrepreneurs that want to create downloadable ebooks for their readership, but do not have any experience in writing.
Of course, you won’t get the credit in the same way that traditional authors do. However, it can still be a fascinating and creative literature-based job, and the pay can be pretty darn good as well.
If books and writing are your thing, then blogging could be another career possibility to consider. In fact, you can combine your love of writing and your love of books together by creating a book review blog as we have.
Of course, writing is only one side of things, and you will also need to know how to make money blogging if you are to make it into a serious career. Luckily, there are plenty of strategies you can use to make sure that your blog if effectively monetized. Such as SEO, getting sponsorship from specific companies, and even taking on paid content.
One thing that you will need to be good at if you choose to blog as a career is staying on top of the latest trends in your field. In fact, knowing what trends your audience is most interested in currently will be essential to you staying relevant. Something that can help you to maximize the monetization of your blog.
Talking of paid content of you don’t fancy being a fully-fledged blogger, then why not choose a content writing career instead? Then you will get to read, research, and write about all sorts of interesting topics and issues.
You will need to be pretty flexible in your writing style and quick on the draw as well. In fact, any content writer price 4000-5000 words a day, every day for all sorts of clients!
One of the best things about content writing for a living is that you will have the choice to work with a company or go it alone as a freelancer. In fact, you will find that many people in this industry choose the latter. Something which provides them with the freedom to work from home or remotely, while giving them additional liberty to pick and choose more of the subjects they write about.
As a content writer you’d typically be writing blogs, web pages, and articles on behalf of companies. When you’re writing for a company, it’s important to use the correct tone of voice and style, to provide their brand with consistency. Most companies will give you templates for blog posts, or style guidelines. These tools will help you achieve the correct writing style.
If you love books, but writing isn’t your strong suit, then perhaps a career reselling books could be the right choice? In fact, there is a vast range of options to consider here from selling second-hand books on platforms such as eBay or Amazon, to tracking down rare and precious works for private investors.
Of course, your business skills will need to be as sharp as your reading ones to succeed here. With many people relying on relatively small margins and high volume sales to ensure their books selling business is as profitable as possible.
English literature teacher
What better way to honor your love of reading and books than to inspire that love in the next generation? Of course, I’m talking about becoming an English teacher. A role that will allow you to take whole classes of students on an in-depth study of particular famous works.
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Literature is not the only thing that you will need to be good at to be a success in this career, though. You will also need to be able to handle behavior management and assessment as well. In fact, becoming a teacher is such a challenging role that you will need a college degree and a teaching certificate before you can begin.
Imagine getting to read all day and get paid for it! Well, that is precisely what editors do. There are so many jobs involving writing around these days that editors are often in high demand too. Of course, your job won’t just be about reading the manuscript that comes to you, but editing them for grammatical and language errors as well.
In fact, as an editor, you need to have a keen eye for mistakes that others wouldn’t spot. While editors working in a specific industry such as non-fiction writing will also need an eye for how the texts flows. Oh, and some knowledge of the more technical issues discussed within the prose they are reading can be pretty handy too. If you plan on making a career of being a specialist editor.
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