The Game Designing Life
Matthew Sprange, one of the founders of Mongoose Publishing, just released I Am Mongoose, and So Can You!, a new book aimed at showing you how you can make a living in the tabletop gaming industry. I’ve only read through the free sample up at DriveThruRPG.com, but it seems like solid, sensible stuff. The PDF’s a bit pricey at $29.95 for 37 pages, but it could easily save a reader several times that much, plus even more grief.
In any case, if you’re serious about trying your hand at working on games for a living, it might be worth checking out.