Author, Creator, and Consultant Matthew Wayne Selznick

Transparency and Income Reports

On this page, you’ll find a gross income report of earnings from my creative endeavors. Any money I make from sources other than my freelance creative services work will be considered. That includes royalties from my books and music, donations, patronage, subscriptions and advertising income from my email litzine Thing and my serial fiction project Hazy Days and Cloudy Nights, course income, and affiliate income from products and services I use in my creative endeavors.

Why Do I Do This Income Report?

  1. I believe creators and consumers are peers and partners. If only through commerce (and ideally in many other ways as well), we form a community and have a relationship with one another. Communities, and relationships, are made stronger by honesty and openness.
  2. I’ve put my faith in the generosity of my patrons. They deserve to know how it’s going!
  3. Sharing my income keeps me motivated to continue to create, to market, and to hustle.
  4. I’ve issued a transparency challenge to independent authors and other creators. I’ve gotta walk the walk!


Total for 2017: $462.78

January, 2017


February, 2017


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June, 2017


Previous Years

Total gross income for 2016: $$1,368.41

Total gross income for 2015: $1,507.63

Total gross income for 2014: $2,592.55

Your Patronage Makes A Big Difference In My Creative Life

I share this monthly income report of my creative earnings so you can see, to the penny, what I make from my books, my music, and related sources. Through this transparency, I hope it’s clear how important it is that I have engaged, supportive patrons and consumers of my creative endeavors.

So: if you like what I do, please…

  • Recommend my works to your friends.
  • When I tell you I’ve made something new, please buy it. It’s that simple!
  • Make sure you and your friends are part of the mailing list community so you know when I make new things
  • If you have the means and inclination, pledge your monthly support as a patron for as little as $1.00 per month

The more I earn from my creative endeavors, the more time I can dedicate to my creative endeavors. Every dollar I earn from my creative endeavors buys me time to spend making more fiction, non-fiction, blog posts, courses, and more. The more time I have to make stuff, the faster I’ll have new content to help you and for you to enjoy!

Thank you.