I Published a Book 5 Years Ago and I'm Still Getting Paid. Here's How to Take Your Book From an Idea to a Source of Passive Income. Jeff Rose lays out his personal learning curve with the book publishing world.

By Jeff Rose

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How does writing a book translate to real profits? The answer, according to Entrepreneur Network partner Jeff Rose, is taking the initial chance and treating your book like a product. However, taking your book idea and getting paid for it is not a simple task. Rose offers some tips to navigate the art of pitching your book idea to publishers, as well as personal stories about navigating the semantics of receiving royalities.

Rose, who wrote the 2013 book Soldier of Finance, talks about the long journey to get his work published. He lays out how he got his shot from a niche publisher in New York, who saw clout and potential in his concept, along with his blog and social channels. Moreover, as Rose eventually found out after the publication of his book, Soldier of Finance was equal parts a source of passive income and a secondary business card.

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Jeff Rose

Certified Financial Planner, Author and Blogger

Jeff Rose is an entrepreneur disguised as a certified financial planner, author and blogger.  He's best know for his blog GoodFinancialCents.com and book, Soldier of Finance: Take Charge of Your Money and Invest in Your Future.  He's also the editor of LifeInsurancebyJeff.com. He escaped a path of financial destruction from dropping out of college with over $20,000 of credit card debt to become a self-made millionaire. His mission is help future generations achieve financial freedom by developing strong money habits and unleashing their entrepreneurial spirit.   

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