Self-Publishing- Making Money Off Your Books by mandilynnwrites | Oct 16, 2015 | Self-Publishing | 1 comment The following charts are taken from sales and profit collected from the first year Essence was released. 1 Comment Kristen Steele on November 30, 2015 at 4:04 pm First of all, if you’re a first-time author and you think that writing a book is a get rich quick scheme, you are sadly mistaken. It often takes many attempts at publishing a book before you can even turn a profit. But don’t let that discourage you from publishing your work! Reply Submit a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.