Most of Those Medium Writers Who Claim to Have Made Thousands Writing Books Are Lying

Anyone can say they’re making big bucks, but that doesn’t mean they are.

Rose Bak
5 min readJan 18, 2022
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I see a lot of articles on Medium with titles like this:

“How I Made Ten Thousand Dollars Publishing Journals on KDP.”

“I Turned My Medium Posts into a Book and Was Shocked at How Quickly I Made Money!”

I myself am an author who sells books online, mostly fiction, so these articles tend to catch my attention, especially since the Medium algorithm seems determined to show me the same damn articles over and over again.

As an author, I’m always trying to get new ideas and learn more about how to grow my publishing income. Every time I read one of these “I cracked the self-publishing code” articles, I feel like a sucker for wasting my time. Why?

Because about 99.9% of the time, I realize that the article is complete bullshit.

Sorry, but it’s true. The vast majority of these writers are NOT making any money, they’re just hoping to make money off of pretending to be an expert.

Last week I read an article where the person allegedly making money was using a program called CreateSpace to publish books on Amazon…



Rose Bak

Rose Bak is a freelance non-fiction writer as well as the author of more than 50 books. Find Rose's books at .